Author: Mariah Loeber

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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ICYMI: NASA Ends GRACE Mission, Your iPhone’s Calculator Might Be Buggy, and the US is Selling to Oil Companies

After 15 Years, NASA Says ‘Goodbye’ to GRACE     Satellite GRACE’s (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) 15-year-run has come to an end.  As reported by NASA themselves on October 27th, 2017, the U.S. and German collaboration ended its science operations.  GRACE was really two satellites that ‘provided unprecedented insights into […]

Science Communication: Consider the Source
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Science Communication: Consider the Source

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION — We’ve all seen health products, mental health products, or other services claim that what they’re doing is backed by real science.  Whether they’re making wild claims about how much weight you’re going to lose, or saying how much better they’re going to make your life in general, […]

What the EPA Has Done Since Scott Pruitt was Appointed Head
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What the EPA Has Done Since Scott Pruitt was Appointed Head

FemSTEM has no political affiliation*.   On a controversial means, back in December of 2016, President Donald Trump had nominated Scott Pruitt to be the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.  Scott Pruitt, if you are unfamiliar, was an Oklahoma State senator, and later the attorney general for the state. […]

An Overlook at How Bad the 2017 Hurricane Season Has Been
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An Overlook at How Bad the 2017 Hurricane Season Has Been

INTERNATIONAL — The natural disasters that have plagued the Earth so far have been somewhat perplexing to scientists.  As of September 19th of this year, there had been 13 named storms, and 9 of them had developed into hurricanes.  Now, on October 18th, there’s been 16 named storms in the Atlantic alone, […]

Women use Birth Control for More than Just Controlling Birth
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Women use Birth Control for More than Just Controlling Birth

Contrary to popular belief, Birth Control is used for more than just keeping yourself from getting pregnant.  Many women who are not sexually active may take the contraceptive pills, or use an IUD, or some other form of birth control for reasons that have nothing to do with keeping themselves […]

Hurricane Maria put Education at Risk
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Hurricane Maria put Education at Risk

PUERTO RICO –  This island of 347,000 students could be without steady education for months because of the devastating effects that Hurricane Maria gave the island.   This US territory has been under trauma since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, whilst it was still recovering from Hurricane Irma just two […]