The Lego company is reviewing a designer’s idea for a toy line showing women in positive roles. The proposed set would include 13 ideas for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
GoldieBlox, engineering toys for girls, will now be available at Toys ‘R Us!
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CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW THIS BASHES THE MONOCHROME GIRL TOYS AISLE WITHOUT BASHING FEMININITY AND HAS THE MOST EPIC SOUNDTRACK IN AN AD OF ALL TIME?
You go Girl!
Your intrepid Brookhaven bloggers found this killer photo in our archives marked, simply, “Man In Tube, Bare Chested Work.” A little digging turned up his name and some of his backstory. Everett Hafner was a nuclear physicist at the Lab between 1948 and 1952. He had quite an eclectic life: he spent a year teaching physics in India, founded Hampshire College in Amherst, published several joke books, earned his pilot’s license, and was a pioneering electronic musician who hosted a weekly NPR show on electronic music. In short, he was a very talented guy.
Here, we think he’s repairing a flange in a vacuum chamber of our first particle accelerator, the Cosmotron—check it out in the foreground of this other shot. Whatever he’s working on, he’s definitely working it.
And for the record, we no longer do shirtless physics here at the Lab. You know, because of safety, decorum, and all that.
Physics is hot.
Physics is hot.
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Goodall, Fossey & Galdikas: Great Minds
Today we know that humans and chimpanzees share 99% of their DNA and that we have a lot in common. Not just how we look, but how we behave, form groups, defend our turf, and love each other. People didn’t always see other primates this way, but in the 1960s and ’70s, some amazing intrepid women came along to turn primatology on its hairy head. Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas studied chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, respectively, and are the very definition of great minds of science. Their contributions to humanity’s knowledge about its closest living relatives is the subject of today’s SciShow: Great Minds.
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