British Paper Says Women Just Can't Do Math

A new survey by a numeracy campaign about basic math skills in British adults has been released, and it reports that one in three women have trouble adding sums mentally, while only 18% of men do. The results of the poll help to underscore the obnoxiousness of the London newspaper the Daily Mail: while the BBC report… » 3/03/08 9:30am 3/03/08 9:30am

High School Girls Make History; Kick Ass In Science Competition

Even though the number of women completing doctorates in math and science is nowhere near 50% — and a new report says that the U.S. isn't even in the top 25 world rankings for science, math or reading — a passel of female high school students owned yesterday's math, science and technology Siemens Competition. For the… » 12/04/07 9:30am 12/04/07 9:30am

Do We Suck At Math Because Of Biology Or The Patriarchy?

Ever since ex-Harvard President Lawrence Summers said that women are not succeeding in math and science careers because of innate biological differences, there have been numerous articles written, some supporting Summers and some trashing him. Though no one has come to a definitive conclusion, everyone agrees that… » 11/29/07 3:00pm 11/29/07 3:00pm