Don’t blame women for leaving engineering, blame bad attitudes

2019-02-18 16:39

There are reasons why feminists use the slogan “the personal is political,” especially when men make arguments using the age old idea that “biology is destiny”.

A personal journey sheds light on why there are so few black women in science

2019-02-12 16:45

Many black women scientists feel isolated or worry about being “perfect” to impress their peers.

Don't worry mom, the new ‘Spider-Man’ video game is literally fun and games, but it's also teaching players about quantum mechanics

2019-01-23 16:30

The new ‘Spider-Man’ video game isn’t just fun and games – it’s also... science?

Do you want to study arts and humanities but your family is against it? Read on

2018-08-15 10:58

Yes a career in arts and humanities is a viable option! If that's where your passion drives you, seriously consider it, despite pressure from your family.

Outcry after 'reckless' comments on women's place in engineering

2018-08-06 15:59

The Commission for Gender Equality wants to meet with the SA Institution of Civil Engineering after its CEO questioned SA investing in STEM careers for women, saying they are "predisposed" to caring and people oriented jobs.

Why maths (and social skills) matter

2018-02-06 10:51

Considering the threat of automation, is job security more guaranteed for those in scientific and technological jobs compared to those in fields that require more advanced interpersonal skills?


Love in the time of chemistry - can you fall in love at first scent or first swipe?

2019-02-14 11:38

It's Valentine's Day and we find out whether that love you're feeling is just a bunch of chemicals.

6 things to look out for when buying high-tech gifts for young children

2018-12-18 13:27

All tech toys are not made equal! Check out these expert guidelines on what to avoid when purchasing STEM toys for children aged 4 to 7.

These 5 things will boost your child's ability to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics

2018-08-14 09:19

Here's how can you teach your child good spatial reasoning skills that will help them grasp complicated concepts later in life.

Top spot for local scientist among world's best

2018-07-24 06:00

Shireen Mentor, a 29-year-old resident of Montevideo, near Manenberg, has been named one of the world’s top young scientists.

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