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Tech Writer Explains Fashion

Ladies, I would like to inform you of something: Fashion is trying to sell you a fantasy. I know, right? So surprise. Much awe. But don’t worry, Slate is here to explain it to you. Our esteemed Gentleman Tech Writer isn’t sure if you realized that a company primarily known …

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Hyperbolic Crochet

I never took any of the classes in the excellent fiber department at my art school. Maybe I thought it was too 2-dimensional or sedentary or too old fashioned. Visions of acres of granny yarn projects may have turned me off.  I bitterly regret it, because now I know that …

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Lavinia Waterhouse: Gold Rush Physician, Frontier Suffragette. (Women in Science 58).

Lavinia Waterhouse (1809-1890) lives at the intersection of a tangle of ideas that, to the 21st Century mind, have no business being together.  She was a physician practicing in the midst of California’s Gold Rush who was also a Spiritualist who was also a poet and artist who was also …

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Labor pains–Piper Harron’s mathematics thesis

I’ve recommended a lot of books to people over the years for their various merits. I’m recommending that everyone read Piper Harron’s PhD thesis for many of the same reasons. This piece is a primal scream of human struggle and is recognizable to anyone whose ambitions have ever been cut …

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The Women in Science Reading List: The Twenty Best (And Four Not Best) Books To Read and Own

When I first started collecting biographies of female scientists, I thought the genre, thanks to the historical and systemic neglect of the subject matter, would be fun to collect and relatively easy to complete.  Some Curie, some Meitner, a Franklin or two, and done.  Six years later, and my shelves …

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Scott Adams, Great Man or Greatest Man?

Some noble soul on the internet has paid everyone a service, taking the nuggets of immortal wisdom from the blog of celebrated cartoonist Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, and placing them in Adams’ own comics. You can read them here: http://mradilbert.tumblr.com/ As a man, I have to celebrate Scott Adams. Without …

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Engineering is Actually Girly

About a month ago I checked something off my bucket list, I gave a TEDx Talk.  Queue the montage of months of practicing and nervous breakdowns.  Why did I want to do this again? Because this is my story and it is important for the world to hear it.  Engineering …

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Mad Art Cast — Nude on the Roof (plus Norm Chan interview!)

This week the Mad Art Cast crew talk about what makes art … art. Is a nude woman on the roof art? Are people art? Let’s find out together! Also, A’s Dragon*Con interview with Norm Chan! SHOW NOTES: Poppy Jackson‘s art Neil Degrasse Tyson loves Isaac Newton Nadia Berenstein – …

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