Why Do I Picture Albert Einstein?

Close your eyes.  Picture a scientist. What does this scientist look like? Beginning in the late 1950s, the stereotypical image of a scientist was of great interest to many anthropologists, including Dr. Margaret Mead and Dr. Rhoda Métraux. They conducted a survey of over 35,000 high school students in the United States, probing what the students believed a scientist to be. The responses were overwhelmingly … Continue reading Why Do I Picture Albert Einstein?

Saving Our Mothers: Enhancing Pregnancy Survival in the 21st Century

by Caitlin Nichols Worldwide, approximately 289,000 women die every year due to pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications, with 99% of these deaths occurring in developing nations. What can be done to address this pressing world health issue? Thankfully, many maternal deaths are preventable through accurate information and proper medical care, and organizations such as the World Bank are working to increase access to these vital resources. … Continue reading Saving Our Mothers: Enhancing Pregnancy Survival in the 21st Century