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Brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability

Brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability

In 1992, Teen Talk Barbie was released with the controversial voice fragment, “Math class is hard.” While the toy’s release met with public backlash, this underlying assumption persists, propagating the myth that women do not…

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Classes set by ability are hitting children’s self-confidence

Classes set by ability are hitting children’s self-confidence

The way many schools are setup, with classes grouping children based on their ability, is severely affecting pupil’s self-confidence. This is according to a new substantial study, by experts from the UCL Institute of Education,…

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Moves are afoot in Africa to keep more women in science careers

Moves are afoot in Africa to keep more women in science careers

Women scientists have a vital part to play in scientific leadership and in contributing to Africa’s development and transformation. But they remain substantially under-represented in higher education and in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This is because…

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Why don’t more women in science win Nobel prizes?

Why don’t more women in science win Nobel prizes?

The lack of women in Stem professions isn’t due to cognitive ability but, moreover, can be attributed to educational policy, cultural context, stereotypes and a lack of exposure to role models. All of the 2019 Nobel prizes in science were…

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How COVID-19 Provides Learning Opportunities for STEM Students

How COVID-19 Provides Learning Opportunities for STEM Students

It’s easy to see the coronavirus pandemic solely as a devastating event. There’s no denying the hardships caused, but silver linings exist, too. For example, STEM learning is now more diverse and full of real-world…

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Advantages of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Kids

Advantages of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Kids

Rightly known as the skill of the century, artificial intelligence empowers mankind to create intelligent machines and systems, which perform tasks that would normally require human intelligence. It has truly become a part of our…

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