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This woman discovered scintillating deep-space objects, and her male colleague got the Nobel Prize
Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s skills on the radio telescope were on point
The Matilda Effect
Dell Calls on Rivals to Help Clean Up The Ocean
The challenge may seem overwhelming: Roughly 8 million tons of plastic waste enters the oceans each year, and there will be more plastic…
Carol J. Clouse
Why Farmers Are Turning to AI to Boost Yields
Environmental author Wendell Berry might shudder at this comparison, but farmers are like data scientists. To make decisions, they ferret…
Mary Catherine O'Connor
What Comes After Silicon?
A guide to the future materials that will power our computers
The Struggle of Rare and Orphan Diseases
One out of every 10 Americans has a rare disease, but each disease affects fewer than one in 1,000 people. How can we find cures…
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How did menstruation become taboo?
A look at the historical roots and theories behind menstrual stigma
Restriction: Binding and Tucking
The breasts were the provocation. The undeniable appearance of two size Bs against my wiry frame made me appear downright voluptuous. I no…
Teaching EQ to AI
Navigating data, unconscious bias, and our own human feelings while developing emotion recognition technology
Where Is The Future?
Getting Ready for The End of The World
Where will you go and what (and who) will you take with you?
An open letter to the men who want to date me.
One files a lawsuit, as I understand it, when there is some chance of winning — or any other positive outcome. Former radio host David…
Becoming Stardust: The Future Cemetery
Imagine strolling through a cemetery at night, the wooded path softly illuminated by a canopy of glowing pods filled with human remains…
Oregonians and their Woods and Watching Them Burn
We revered these resources and now we’ve loved them to death
Hanna Brooks Olsen
The New York Times, the Internet, and the Death of ‘Opinion’
How bad-faith provocations are warping the factual record
Bigger, Longer, And Shockingly Feminist
The female gaze of ‘Magic Mike XXL’
One year ago, a second of tragedy revealed a lifetime of lessons.
Nuclear Bunker Sales Increase as Age of Anxiety Takes Hold in U.S.
The looming threat of war between the U.S. and North Korea is but one of many reasons why new underground shelters are being built.
Amber C. Snider
What Coffee, Alcohol and Jazz Can Teach You About Yourself
Why you come into liking certain things at different ages.
If you question something, people will question you
The most controversial decision of my life so far was attending philosophy classes
Sep 3, 2013
Home and Heart
The Gap Between YA Fiction and Real Life
Zach J. Payne
When The Racist Is Someone You Know and Love…
“Don’t worry, pretty lady. I’ll make sure to use a good, strong lock to keep the niggers out.”
How Hollywood Can Make Summer Blockbusters Great Again
According to one of the industry trades— the summer of 2017 — was the worst its been in a very long time. Dismal ticket sales — illustrated…
The Day You Convinced Me to Leave You
From the beach, I can hear the sound of seagulls crying. Or are they laughing? Every grain of sand underneath my body has its own answer…
“Awakening” — A Short Story
Blood. He could taste it, and for the first time in two years, the sweetness of it was absent. He spit it out, along with the bits of flesh…
We All Want Something Beautiful
Life, Death and Depression