By Iqra Naveed
It is an undeniable fact that science is intertwined with every domain of life on earth. Hence, it is imperative to effectively communicate science to the layman. As a result, science writers come into limelight for the purpose of educating their audience about science with utmost clarity. It is not easy to become a commendable science writer but provided the right direction and with a lot of practice, one can achieve it. So, Hamza and I had the honor to speak to Marcia Bartusiak who helped us gain some insights into her life as a science writer.
Defying Norms: Maryam Mirzakhani
By Iqra Naveed
The crown of success in the domain of scientific achievements has mostly been granted to men for a long time in the history. It is not because of the vague claims that men have more intellectual abilities than women but because women have been somehow hindered to achieve such deluxe milestones. The educational opportunities exposed to women have always been subdued and that is why there is a stereotypical threat that holds women back in science, markedly in math. All the previous 55 recipients of the Fields Medal have been men since its inception in 1936. But in 2014, Maryam Mirzakhani defied all such norms and won the renowned Fields Medal – an international prize that is awarded to mathematicians under age 40 for outstanding discoveries in mathematics.
The Unsung Mother of Double Helix
By Iqra Naveed and Muhammad Hamza Waseem
The annals of science bring home the undeniable fact that many scientists have been robbed of the recognition they deserved. The female scientists perhaps have suffered the most because of a male dominant academic culture. Few scientists have suffered more famously than Rosalind Franklin. Many people do not even know about her contribution to science. This is because most textbooks fail to mention her name when discussing the most important discovery of all time, the double helix structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) that holds the code of life, and hailing it as synonymous to the celebrated Watson and Crick.
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