Category Archives: Science

Wednesday Open Thread

Happy HUMP Day, Everyone! 22-Year-Old Ginai Seabron Surprised To Learn She’s The First Black Woman To Graduate From Virginia Tech’s Nanoscience Program  “Know that you aren’t the only one struggling. Keep pushing.” Ginai Seabron has made history as the first … Continue reading

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The ‘Human Computer’ Behind the Moon Landing Was a Black Woman

In an age of racism and sexism, Katherine Johnson broke both barriers at NASA. She calculated the trajectory of man’s first trip to the moon, and was such an accurate mathematician that John Glenn asked her to double-check NASA’s computers. … Continue reading

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President Obama Press Conference Before Leaving Paris

President Obama: “I think Mr. Putin understands that … with Afghanistan fresh in the memory, for him to simply get bogged down in an inconclusive and paralyzing civil conflict is not the outcome that he’s looking for.”

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Videos| Percy Julian, Acomplished Chemist & Forgotten Genius

Friday, April 11, 2014 Google Doodle featured a graphic of a man wearing a white jacket. So I was curious to know who this man is/was. Percy Julian-AKA Percy Lavon Julian Watch full PBS series FORGOTTEN GENIUS HERE. BIO Born: … Continue reading

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Videos | Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s COSMOS

Happy Days are HERE again, with SCIENCE! 3 Chics will be following the Cosmos series with  Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist.  Watch the first episode here.   and here. **The second episode of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” called “Some of the Things Molecules Do,” will air at … Continue reading

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Henrietta Lacks & The SCOTUS Ruling NO on Gene Patents

After hearing oral auguments April 15, this week, the Supreme Court of the USA turned in a unanimous decision against HUMAN gene patents. When the decision came before the court and after this week’s decision, 3 Chics thought about the Henrietta Lacks … Continue reading

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Video | First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers Commencement Address at MLK, JR. Academic Magnet High School

First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement address to graduates of Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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