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The Internet's Best Responses To Computer Engineer Barbie

Yesterday, the internet got wind of one of the more recent installments in the Barbie literary canon, I Can Be a Computer Engineer. As it turns out, Barbie’s idea of being a computer engineer consists mostly of freaking out and asking Steven and Brian to fix her bad dumb girl code. Fortunately, the awesome backlash has almost made all that head-smashing worth it. Almost.


The Fascinating Differences Between Men And Women Astronauts In Space

NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute have published a new research paper detailing how space flight affects “cardiovascular, immunological, sensorimotor, musculoskeletal, reproductive and behavioural implications” on men and women. Here are the highlights.


Egg Freezing: How We Reschedule Nature With Liquid Nitrogen

Egg freezing has recently jumped from an expensive and rare medical procedure to a recognised backup plan for women pushing up against the biological cutoff for conception. But what exactly are you signing up for?


How To Build A Breast Pump That Doesn't Suck

On Sunday afternoon 10 harried but happy teams of hackers shared their inventions in Shark Tank-style five-minute presentations. The goal? To reinvent a clunky necessity of modern parenting: the breast pump.


Short Film: The Transformation And Tribulations Of A Woman Through Life

Video: This is great. Celia Bullwinkel made Sidewalk, an animation that shows a little girl become a woman while walking on the sidewalk and all that it entails. There’s a perfect amount of awkwardness and embarrassment, annoyance at rude gawkers, and a whole lot of hard work.


OnePlus To Women: Send Us Hot Selfies, We'll Let You Buy Our Phone

Tech companies have a pretty awful track record where talking to women is concerned. But after running damage control on horrible campaign after horrible campaign, you’d think they’d try to avoid making the same mistakes again. And you would be wrong. Enter OnePlus’ new lovely-ladies-only invite giveaway. Because, as they say, “chivalry is not dead”.


Six Women Who Paved The Way For Female Engineers And Architects

The Brooklyn Bridge was an awesome feat of engineering that required not just scientific prowess but political strength. For 14 years, the construction of the bridge was overseen and managed by a woman named Emily Warren Roebling, who took over the role as chief engineer after her husband fell ill.


How A Man Who Wore A Fake Uterus Is Reinventing Sanitary Pads

This is story about a man who created — and wore– a fake, bleeding uterus made out of a bladder and goat’s blood. This is also a story about an inventor breaking profound taboos to revolutionise the lives of women. Either way, how a school dropout in India came to invent a cheaper way to make sanitary pads is a tale at once weird and inspiring, as chronicled in a recent BBC article.


When A Bar Full Of Women Was A Nightmarish Dystopia

Harry Grant Dart had quite an eye for the future. The early 20th century illustrator imagined women driving flying machines, the airmail of the future dropping from the sky, and even a world of robot butlers long before the word robot had even been coined. But one of Dart’s illustrations from 1908 was perhaps the most startling for people of his generation: a bar filled with nothing but women.


Beautiful Woman In Bikini Turns Into Santa Claus In Reverse Photoshop

Well played. Ad agency Victors & Spoils poked fun of mass media’s tendency to turn normal humans into plastic Barbie and Ken dolls through their abuse of Photoshop by, well, using Photoshop in reverse. That is, they took a viral photo of a girl in a bikini that had been heavily altered and added more alterations to the original alterations to transform the skinny Barbie into a fat Santa Claus. The power of Photoshop swings both ways.


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