You Can Cure a Disease and Have Fun at the Same Time

Cooperative gaming is all the rage these days, and if you’ve been wondering what it means to play “cooperatively,”  Pandemic is a great introduction. The game takes 2-4 players around the world in order to fight the spread of four diseases (represented by plastic cubes): blue, black, yellow, and the pernicious RED! I don’t know… Read More

Now That’s How You Write Scientist Characters for Girls!: A Review of Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 premiered this weekend after months of build up and merchandising. I was excited about this film every since I saw the first previews for it, and I predict Baymax will soon be a household name on par with Groot. The film was enjoyable, if a bit slow in the beginning. The children… Read More

New Woman Lego Set: The Research Institute

  Most likely thanks to the courageous moxie* of one little girl, Lego released this brand new “Research Institute” set featuring three woman scientists studying chemistry, astronomy, and paleontology over the weekend. Selling for only $19.99 the set is already out of stock on the Lego website. Hmm… who would have thought little girls and their… Read More

Girl Scientist? Genderless Androids? I’m There.

Yesterday Amazon Prime premiered “Annedroids“, one of its new children’s shows, without much fanfare. I wouldn’t have known about it if not for the Mary Sue and I knew immediately this was something I had to watch. The first episode was 24 minutes long and, as with most children’s shows, you can usually predict what is… Read More

Miss Possible: Dolls To Inspire Girls To Be Awesome

Wow, I am so totally impressed with the two women that put together this campaign for Miss Possible Dolls featuring Marie Curie, Bessie Coleman, Ada Lovelace, and an unknown fourth doll whose identity will be voted on. Founder Supriya Hobbs, an engineering alumna from the University of Illinois, and co-founder Janna Eaves are looking for donations to fund… Read More