Miss us? Here’s an outtake to help you wait for the next episode

Hi folks! Miss hearing the sweet, dulcet tones of your favorite podcast hosts? Have no fear. We’ll be back next week with a brand new episode featuring Nicole Broekema, a real-life virus expert. She may or may not have told a herpes joke. (She definitely did.) #viralhumor In the meantime, make sure you’re all caught […]

Picture of the Day: The Beauty of Bacteria

Here’s a little Sunday post to liven up your morning. Biological physicist Eshel Ben-Jacob uses his petri-dish bacteria as the basis for some beautiful artwork. Leonardo da Vinci would be proud.

Can boys be surgeons, too?

My daughters were three and five-years-old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 at the age of the 32. For me, one of the scariest parts of my diagnosis with breast cancer was the challenge of keeping life as normal as possible for those little girls. How would I explain things so that […]

Episode 4: The (Medical) Giving Tree

Molly Lindquist

  Once there was a tree… and she loved a boy, very, very much — even more than she loved herself.” — Shel Silverstein Today’s podcast features Molly Lindquist, a mom, breast cancer survivor, and founder of Consano, a non-profit crowdfunding platform for medical research. Listen as she shares her inspiring story. Then go to https://www.consano.org/ and donate to a research […]

#IAmAScientistBecause: Sagan and the Pale Blue Dot

The hashtag #IAmAScientistBecause has been trending on Twitter today, and it’s making me reflect on why I became a scientist. (Well, engineer… but let’s gloss over that distinction.) Carl Sagan sums it up perfectly. If you’ve never read or heard Sagan on “The Pale Blue Dot,” check out the YouTube link, or read an excerpt below. […]

Picture of the Day: LA Photoshoot

Hi everyone! A few weeks ago Lindsay and I were in downtown LA for a photoshoot. Big thanks to friend, photographer, and mad genius Frank Martinez for capturing our inner Hollywood diva. Next Tuesday we’ll be back with a brand new podcast on medical kickstarters. In the meantime, here’s a little outtake to tide you over. Happy Tuesday. Keep […]

Episode 3: The (Data) Campaign Trail

It’s Tuesday, and we’re back with a brand new episode! Our guest is Kassia Devorsey, a data and analytics consultant. Kass has previously worked for the Democratic National Committee as well as President Obama’s re-election campaign. Listen to us chat about modeling, big data in politics, and scary MIT robots.  

Divine Secrets of the (Science) Sisterhood: Women STEM pioneers

Today’s Google Doodle honors Emmy Noether, a mathematician who made groundbreaking contributions to the fields of abstract algebra and theoretical physics.   Lindsay and I started this blog/podcast because we wanted to showcase the work of women in STEM (whatever fields that definition may or may not encompass). As we’re interviewing our wonderful and brilliant guests, […]

What does STEM really mean, anyway?

What does STEM really mean, anyway? Mumu and I keep trying to answer this question as we talk to more women and record more episodes. Directly translated, STEM is just an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, but it has so much weight in social conversations now and those four words leave out so […]

The Amazon Jungle: Drones and the FAA

Last summer Amazon made headlines with Prime Air, their prototype for a 30-minute delivery system using unmanned aerial vehicles. You can check out their concept video below. Just yesterday, the FAA granted Amazon an experimental airworthiness certificate to begin research and development of their delivery systems. So we’ll have drone delivery next week, right? Uhh … […]