Skepchick Quickies 12.13
- Higgs boson ‘may have been glimpsed’ – “Prof Stefan Soldner-Rembold, from the University of Manchester, called the quality of the LHC’s results “exceptional”, adding: “Within one year we will probably know whether the Higgs particle exists, but it is likely not going to be a Christmas present.””
- Led by the child who simply knew – The story of Jonas and Nicole, two identical twins, one boy and one trans girl.
- Study debunks myths about gender and math performance – “”We tested some recently proposed hypotheses that try to explain a supposed gender gap in math performance and found they were not supported by the data,” says Janet Mertz, senior author of the study…Instead, the Wisconsin researchers linked differences in math performance to social and cultural factors. From Blakut.
- The scent of a man? It could be an STD – Or it could be terrible science reporting. From Michael, who is also skeptical of this report.