equality

sexual harassment

Sexual Harassment Is Driving Women Out of STEM and Slowing Down Scientific Advancement

"The consequence of this is a significant and costly loss of talent in science, engineering, and medicine," a 285-page landmark study finds.
Deidre Olsen
6.14.18
Moveable

Ride-Hailing Is Deepening Social and Economic Inequity in the US

It’s making public transit worse.
Tracey Lindeman
2.10.18
the next 150 years

Indigenous Peoples Will Shape a More Just and Sustainable Future for Canada

After 150 years of colonization, Canada is at a crossroads.
Julian Brave NoiseCat
6.27.17
humans of the year

Ellen Stofan Left NASA But She’s Still Trying to Push Humanity Forward

NASA's former chief scientist says when it comes to getting more women in science and tech, the progress is "too slow, I won’t lie to you."
Samantha Cole
4.9.17
equality

Wikimedia Is Moving Toward Using Gender-Neutral Pronouns

"This is worth a little 'discomfort' in order to feel more welcoming for women, trans and genderqueer future contributors."
Samantha Cole
4.5.17
Features

Why Oakland Police Turned Down Predictive Policing

Predictive policing is becoming popular for American police departments, but some have rejected the tech over concerns about bias.
Emily Thomas
12.28.16
Design Bias

The Inherent Bias of Facial Recognition

The fact that algorithms can contain latent biases is becoming clearer and clearer. And some people saw this coming.
Rose Eveleth
3.21.16
Culture

The Problem With Netflix’s 'Unlimited' Parental Leave

It's certainly generous, but it's by no means a magic bullet for gender equality.
Victoria Turk
8.7.15
earth

​Even the Pope Hates the Suburbs

In his forthcoming teaching document, the Pope will call out the "social anonymity" of the 'burbs.
Brian Merchant
6.16.15
politics

How Science Fiction Should Shape Finance, According to a Nobel-Winning Economist

An interview with Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in microfinance.
Felipe Maia
5.15.15
Work

Happy Basic Income Day

The subreddit that’s trying to turn May 1st into Basic Income Day. Maybe they should try r/FreeMoneyforEveryone.
Brian Merchant
4.30.15
politics

Silicon Valley's Attack on Anti-Gay Laws Is a Watershed Moment for Tech Activism

Indiana’s new “religious freedom” law has ignited a national firestorm of protest—and the tech industry is leading the fight.
Sam Gustin
3.31.15