The Best Young Math Problem Solver in the World Is a Girl

Remember how awesome it was that the top three finishers at the Google Science Fair were all girls? They got some well-deserved attention for that. Here’s a story that probably won’t get as much press, but it’s just as impressive considering how few women go into mathematics. At the 2011 International Mathematical Olympiad, 18-year-old Lisa [Read More…]

SSA 2011: Dave Silverman on a Fight Atheists Can Win

Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists (and recent subject of Jon Stewart‘s scorn) gave a talk at the Secular Student Alliance 2011 conference that earned him a standing ovation and got the audience energized about being activists. It’s about how our “movement” will ultimately succeed no matter the opposition and how it is vital that [Read More…]

Woman with a Mancard: My Night at Kirk Cameron’s Marriage-Strengthening Event

This is a guest post by Annie Thomas. Annie is a science teacher and writer from Gainesville, Florida. She attended this event at my request and donated the ticket reimbursement to Atheist Nexus. *** The Hare Krishnas on University Avenue chanted and drummed as I started my hour drive south. I drove past the Islamic [Read More…]

Seth MacFarlane Event… Re-Rescheduled!

In case you don’t remember the backstory, the Harvard Humanist Chaplaincy is giving their Humanist of the Year award to Family Guy and American Dad! creator Seth MacFarlane. The date for the event changed a couple different times (including once after tickets had already begun to sell) — which is frustrating and (perhaps) inevitable when [Read More…]

‘Mandated’ ‘Funding’ of ‘Abortion’ ‘Drugs’

In the midst of all the chaos in our government, Sam Shore pointed out some happy news last week regarding women’s health: On August 1, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted additional Guidelines for Women’s Preventive Services — including well-woman visits, support for breastfeeding equipment, contraception, and domestic violence screening — [Read More…]