Why women are dropping out of STEM career

Despite concerted efforts, there’s one major gender gap that stems from cultural expectations, researchers found. Since the early 2000s, awareness of gender imbalances coupled with corrective efforts have helped increase the number of women working in fields previously dominated by men, including law, business, and medicine. Yet despite initiatives to actively […]

Can humans have babies on Mars? This is why it may be harder than you think.

  Fast-forward to several decades or a half-century from now, and it’s not inconceivable that humans could be living on Mars—building habitats, trundling around in rovers, mining the subsurface for resources, and producing the first generation of bipedal Martians. Except, no one really knows if humans can successfully reproduce in space, […]