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Co-Authored Biomedical Papers List Men as First Authors More Frequently Than Women

Even papers that indicated authors had “contributed equally,” male-female listing was statistically more frequent than female-male listing.
Rebecca Flowers
1.4.18
Important Questions
Important Questions

Why Doesn’t This Magic: The Gathering Snake Have Boobs?

This could be a sign of a more progressive direction for the 24-year-old card game.
Kip Shanks
11.27.17
DRONES
DRONES

Female Racers Are Angry the Drone Racing League Is Hosting Its Championship in Saudi Arabia

“DRL is holding their contest in one of the most dangerous countries for women.”
Louise Matsakis
11.9.17
bad algorithms
bad algorithms

Silicon Valley Is Inserting Its Biases Into Nearly Every Technology We Use

A new book argues that algorithmic bias is a result of the insular, mostly white tech industry.
Stephanie Russell-Kraft
10.10.17
Impulse Controls
Impulse Controls

Can You Get Addicted to Trolling?

It’s becoming increasingly evident that, for some people, trolling isn’t just playing an asshole on the internet.
Virginia Pelley
9.6.17
online toxicity
online toxicity

Google's Anti-Bullying AI Mistakes Civility for Decency

The culture of online civility is harming us all.
Jillian York
8.18.17
Starmus 2017
Starmus 2017

Sexist Comments Spark Outrage at Major Astronomy Festival

A panelist at Starmus said he trusts Siri with a "male" voice.
Kate Lunau
6.21.17
sexism in science
sexism in science

Machine Learning Reveals Systematic Sexism in Astronomy

Male astronomers are cited 10 percent more frequently than female astronomers in leading journals.
Becky Ferreira
5.26.17
Beyond Stereotypes
Beyond Stereotypes

How 'Injustice 2' Advances the Visual Design of Its Female Characters

Are we scratching our way out of the uncanny valley?
Kevin Wong
5.21.17
urban planning
urban planning

Sexism and the City

Most cities were designed around men and their work. It's time for that to change.
Ankita Rao
5.15.17
Interview
Interview

The ‘Hidden Figures’ of NASA’s Early Years and the Woman Who Told Their Story

Motherboard talks to author Margot Lee Shetterly about the legacy of pioneering black women mathematicians who helped NASA win the Space Race.
Becky Ferreira
1.16.17
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News

Twitch Commenters Talk About Games on Men’s Streams, 'Boobs' on Women’s

A new study quantifies Twitch's sexism problem.
Jordan Pearson
11.23.16