Ada Lovelace, Women’s History, and the Challenge of Science While Parenting

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

The challenges that Ada Lovelace faced trying to raise children and be a scientist in the 19th century are disturbingly similar to the challenges faced by parents today, especially for women who tend to bare the greatest parenting burdens. Read more >

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How to Talk About Climate Change at Thanksgiving: Recipes for Good Conversations

, , former science communication officer

My mother’s family is politically diverse. And opinionated. As my grandmother tells it, the last time she and my grandfather voted for the same president was Eisenhower. Like a lot of families, our discussions around the holidays can veer into national issues and politics. Sometimes those discussions are enlightening, but they can also devolve into arguments. Read more >

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