Cat DiStasio

writer // mama // kitchen wizard // adventurer

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Cat DiStasio



Female scientists spark #GirlsWithToys campaign to highlight STEM careers & combat gender stereotypes

You don’t mess with women in science. Someday, people will learn that. In an interview with NPR that took place earlier this month, Caltech astronomer Shrinivas Kulkarni made a casual comment that scientists are “boys with toys,” and that notion has gotten the attention of many women working in fields of science and engineering. Within just a few days, the hashtag #GirlsWithToys was trending on Twitter, featuring female scientists, engineers, astronomers, and the like showing off the “toys” they use to perform amazing feats of science.
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Bill Nye launches crowdfunding campaign to back Carl Sagan's dream LightSail

You can become a backer of one of the coolest space programs in this universe. yep, The Science Guy—has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fuel The Planetary Society, which will help make Carl Sagan’s space dreams come true. We recently reported on the project to build Sagan’s solar-powered lightsail spaceship, and the launch of this crowdfunding effort means that average, ordinary science-loving citizens can contribute to the next great wave of space exploration.
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Did Uber flub its chance to expand self-driving ride-hailing service to San Francisco?

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Watch Elon Musk’s emotional rollercoaster during successful SpaceX Falcon 9 landing

A year ago, SpaceX successfully launched and landed its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time at Cape Canaveral, Florida, making history with the early proof of concept toward a world of reusable rockets. The event made headlines, and the company has been hard at work tweaking and improving its design and procedures ever since.
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Scientists observe light spectrum of antimatter for the first time ever

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Gov. Jerry Brown pledges California’s “own damn satellite” if Trump blocks climate research

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SpaceX retro travel posters make Mars look like the ultimate vacation destination

Elon Musk started SpaceX to get to Mars. Simple as that. That elusive red planet holds a lot of allure for the man who wants to help us all ditch the power grid. SpaceX, and certainly Musk himself, wants to get the public fired up about the possibility of humans on Mars, so they’ve created a series of travel posters, reminiscent of something peeled from the wall of a 1950s travel agency.
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Afghan brothers’ mine-hunting drone could eradicate all mines within 10 years

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Germany’s massive nuclear fusion reactor is actually working

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Cat DiStasio

Cat DiStasio is a freelance writer specializing in business, human resources, technology, and sustainability. Previous to her freelance career, Cat worked in human resources with a focus on recruiting. She holds a B.A. in Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies from the University of Washington. Cat believes wholeheartedly in the healing power of freshly baked bread.