Science: Girls v. Boys

For years… researchers have been searching for ways to explain why there are so many more men than women in the top ranks of science.

Now comes an intriguing clue, in the form of a test given in 65 developed countries by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It finds that among a representative sample of 15-year-olds around the world, girls generally outperform boys in science — but not in the United States.

Fantastic graphical presentation of the data. The worst part, though, is that not only does the U.S. have a large gender disparity in science—it has the third largest.

Spend some time poking around with this chart; I found it fascinating.