Risotto moves gracefully with the seasons. Nothing says spring like a risotto made with fava beans, tiny green peas and herbs, perhaps with a handful of asparagus tips for good measure. Summer risotto? Ripe tomatoes, zucchini and…
Ada Lovelace (via IBNLive)
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an opportunity to celebrate pioneering women in science, technology, engineering, and math. Who is Ada Lovelace, you ask? Well, just the person who wrote the first computer program, way back in the 1800s, before many women even had the right to vote. The awful thing is — not much progress has been made since then in supporting women in STEM fields.
That’s why Ada Lovelace day exists. Say the founders of the holiday:
It’s difficult to name the women excelling in STEM because they are all but invisible…Despite evidence that girls do well in such subjects at school, few go on to study them at university and even fewer then get jobs in these fields.
But female STEM superstars do exist. To celebrate them, two female scientists, Maia Weinstock and Anne Fausto-Sterling, are organizing a Wikipedia edit-a-thon today to help correct the imbalance between the number of male scientists and number of female scientists covered on Wikipedia. Join in if you have time!
And, of course, we have a few of our own superstars to celebrate today. Below, 7 talks from women who are expanding our scientific horizons:
When Larissa Oliveira arrived in Peru to study a new species of fur seal, she discovered that it was already threatened by the loss of its primary food source due to overfishing and the effects of climate change. She shares her story of taking action to convince governments and communities that the the little-known anchovita fish — and the creatures who depend on it — are worth saving. (Spanish, with English subtitles).
Flowers are astoundingly manipulative, and need to be if they are to defend themselves against predators, find food and reproduce. Heather Whitney sheds light on the invisible tactics flowers use to exploit their pollinators.
Doogie Horner, author of 100 Ghosts, a collection of reimaginings of the classic white-sheet ghost, drew some pitchmen from beyond the grave for Co.Create. If you haven’t decided on a Halloween costume yet, maybe you’ll be inspired. Check them out.
When you have backpacks like these to use for school, it doesn’t seem too bad going back after summer vacation. Discover your own stylish backpack on Wantering.com.
My family went to London and Paris last week. One of the highlights was a self-guided tour through the Catacombs of Paris.
We arrived at the entrance to the Catacombs 40 minutes before the doors opened at 10 AM, but we still had …
One of the highlights of our Europe trip earlier this year.
For the first time, IKEA now allows you to virtually place furniture in your home via the company’s mobile app. The augmented reality feature doesn’t work on every item, but for those that have the function enabled, a quick tap on the screen will send that KLAPPSTA armchair into your living room.
MIXED MEDIA ON FLOATING ALUMINUM PANEL LOCATION: THE CYNTHIA CORBETT GALLERY
Korean brand RE;CODE offers a new take on sustainability by reusing car seat materials as a replacement for sporty meshes at the JFW-IFF trade show in Tokyo.
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