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Emmy Noether and the Myth of Genius

Thomas Lewton Lady Science
Ideas about what genius is have changed through history and can change again—but can they ever become ungendered?

The New U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Fails to Capture Many Deaths

Nina Martin ProPublica
Since 2007, the government had held off on releasing an official estimate of expectant and new mothers who died from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. It waited for the data to get better. But the new, long-anticipated number falls short.

What Do Swing Women Voters Want?

Karen Nussbaum The American Prospect
There’s an appetite for progressive policies — but it’s complicated out there, and we need to engage voters one-on-one. There is a narrow path to beating Trump in 2020, and it goes in part through these swing women voters.

Circus Science

Susan Salaz Lady Science
Physics is what powers the beautiful circus machine, even if the audience is completely oblivious.

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Women and the Cuban Insurrection

Jennifer Triplett H-LatAm (Humanities and Social Sciences Online)
This study "is a thoroughly engaging and much-needed contribution to a gendered understanding of the Cuban Revolution in particular and of armed conflict in general," says reviewer Triplett.
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