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Why Apple's Health Tool For Women Is A Big Deal For Diversity In Tech

There were hints right away that yesterday’s WWDC keynote would be different. Tim Cook opened with an anecdote about an Apple-sponsored scholarship competition to engage students in technology careers, specifically mentioning that the winner was a 12-year-old girl from New York.


Here Are The Only Six Women Apple Has Ever Put On Stage

Diversity in tech is a widespread problem, and Apple is actually going to address it today. In an interview with Mashable, Tim Cook admitted that Apple needs more diversity — and hinted that today’s keynote at WWDC will feature at least one woman. Which would make this the seventh woman ever to be on the Apple stage.


Look At All These Tech Panels That Are Only Dudes

We know that Silicon Valley has a women problem, and it’s not just at Pied Piper. Even worse, perhaps, is what happens when these mostly-male tech companies are invited to talk about their success with other mostly-male tech companies at public events. It’s not at all unusual to see seven penises onstage without a vagina in sight.


Meanwhile In The Future: A World With Artificial Wombs

Well hello there, and welcome to our very first episode of a brand new podcast called Meanwhile in the Future! I’m Rose, and I’ll be your host for this set of forays into the future.


This Chameleon Is Actually An Amazing Bodypainting 

Yep. Believe it or not, this is not a stunning picture of a chameleon. It is the latest bodypaintng piece by the Italian artist Johannes Stötter. I had to wait until the end of the video to realise there were actually two women.


Awesome Montage Of Women Kicking Arse In Action Movies

Video: The film editing maestro Clara Darko stitched together this perfect montage of actresses in action movies kicking mother freaking arse. I love how each punch or kick or swing of the sword or crossbow shot or anything perfectly blends together from one movie to the next. More arse-kicking please!


Watch A Woman Show What 100 Years Of Beauty Looks Like In 1 Minute

Video: Different eras have different definitions of beauty. A look in the early 1900s can fall out of favour a few years down the road or maybe inspire a style decades later. Cut Video made this video that shows a model getting her and make up done to show what beautiful meant from 1910 to 2010.


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?