Sarah Downes

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Here's What Will Happen 10,000 Years From Now, According to Science

We come from the far future.<p>Imagining the future of humanity, our planet, and everything we hold dear in our corner of the cold dark Universe is …

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a feminist parable for everyone – including me | Anthony Head

Twenty years after we started, I see that our series gave flesh (and horns) to the demons we all face in life: teenage Buffy’s storylines transcended age or gender<p>Related: 'She saved me from depression': readers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer<p>I’m lucky enough to have been attached to a few iconic shows …

This Man's Sexism Experiment With a Female Co-Worker Is Going Viral

A man's Twitter thread about an email experiment is going viral for revealing sexism women often face in the workplace.<p>So here's a little story of …

Brie Larson on Not Clapping For Casey Affleck at the Oscars: "It Spoke For Itself"

When Oscars presenter Brie Larson opened the envelope for best actor and revealed that controversial nominee Casey Affleck had won for his work in <b>Manchester by the Sea</b>, she didn't look pleased. Serious allegations of sexual harassment made against the 41-year-old actor by two women in 2010 came …

The Trappist-1 system sounds wonderful, but would humans survive the interstellar journey? - IBTimes India

So does NASA's discovery mean that we'll be off to our new home sometime soon? Hardly, in fact humans might never set foot in the Trappist-1 system; …

Emma Watson wants boys to start accepting women heroes in movies, and her logic is flawless

As if we needed anymore proof that she was the voice of reason, Emma Watson’s argument as to why boys should accept female heroes in movies goes and …

Feminism

Time Travel: A History by James Gleick review – from mechanical to mental

This roving study of our enduring fascination with time travel covers well trodden ground but finds the concept constantly evolving<p>Are we trapped in the present, free to move in space yet unable to travel in the fourth dimension? Or is there a chance, a glimmer of a possibility, that the past and …

Ask Ethan: How Can I Travel Through Space Without Getting Into Trouble?

Whether it was NASA, <i>Star Trek</i> or Einstein that first inspired you, space travel offers some incredible possibilities for us all. The idea of rocketing or beaming into space and traveling interplanetary or interstellar distances is a dream many of us have considered, but we still have the laws of …

Indie Film Marketing: How to Design a Website for your Film

<b>WordPress, Beaver Builder & BlueHost, the Great Equalizers.</b><p>Below is my secret sauce on how I build <b>ALL of my websites</b>. Quick, cheap and well designed …

Independent Film

Researchers have found 10 faint galaxies that kick-started the whole universe! - IBTimes India

This technique will help the researchers in better understanding of the cosmic history a billion years post Big Bang.<p>A new technology has been …

Visions of the road to Mars

A fleet of spacecraft in orbit above the planet Mars as envisioned by James Vaughan. Image Credit: James Vaughan / SpaceFlight Insider<p>No planet is …

20-cent, whirligig-inspired Paperfuge could help diagnose diseases

<b>(CNN) —</b> With inspiration from an ancient toy, researchers believe that the simple spinning mechanics of a whirligig could help in the diagnosis of malaria, HIV and other diseases around the world, according to a new study.<p>Whirligigs, buzzers and other spinning toys that date to 3300 B.C. consisted …

Kitchens

A Star May Soon Explode, And We'll All Get To Watch

“It will be a very dramatic change in the sky."<p>It could be one of the biggest astronomical events in years ― a star explosion so intense it could literally change the night sky.<p>Astronomers are predicting that binary star system KIC 9832227, located in the Cygnus constellation, will merge and …

The real story behind the drunk women headlines

New Year’s Eve, 2009. It’s 11pm and I’m walking down Newcastle’s busy Newgate Street. It’s snowing. A photographer (my lovely colleague) and I are …

Dainese Revolutionizes Astronaut Safety

Following the September 2015 IRISS Mission during which Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen first tested SkinSuit, Dainese is returning to space …

European Space Agency

Carrie Fisher's brutally honest take on being an older actress in Hollywood

Carrie Fisher will be immortalised and beloved for Princess Leia, that's without a doubt.<p>Yet, there will be many who will also choose to remember her …

Star Wars

Ariana Grande Describes Feeling ‘Sick and Objectified’ After Encounter With Male Fan

Enough is enough! <b>Ariana Grande</b> is taking a stand against female objectification, and has written a post slamming a fan who made “sick” sexual …

Pour hash browns into a slow cooker for a filling 3-step meal great for any time of day

In a large mixing bowl, combine potatoes, cheese, sour cream, bacon, mushroom soup, green onions, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Katherine Heigl, Hollywood's double standards and "difficult" women

Today’s Telegraph features a piece about how 2017 might be the comeback year for one of “Hollywood’s Most Hated” celebrities. Who do you think they …

We Need To Stop Devaluing Femininity

<b>The message that we consistently send out is that in order to achieve any kind of significant career goals, girls need to adopt traits that are</b> …

Björk attacks media sexism in open letter

It comes after the artist played two DJ sets at Houston's Day For Night Festival last weekend<p>Björk has written a powerful open letter attacking …

Why Isn’t Casey Affleck Being Asked About Sexual Harassment Accusations?

The Golden Globe nominations were announced yesterday and just as expected, Casey Affleck scored a nod for his role in “Manchester by the Sea.” …

Sexual Harassment

Felicity Jones was paid a 7-figure sum for Rogue One - and there's a big surprise in her contract

Traditionally, when stories about Hollywood pay gaps hit the headlines, it's the women who get stuck with the raw end of the deal. But it looks as if things might be slowly changing: Jennifer Lawrence, who famously penned an open letter about the problem in 2015, was paid more than her co-star …

A bunch of white dudes got together to talk about diversity in animation. It did not go well.

Animation is a notoriously male-dominated field. That’s not an opinion—it’s a fact. In the early days of Disney, women were outright barred from what …

Golden Globes-Nominated 'Divines' Director Talks Trump, Controversial Cannes Speech

Houda Benyamina, speaking at the Les Arcs Film Festival’s women in filmmaking conference, addressed the "clit" that caught Cannes by surprise.<p>French …

Feminist Camille Paglia hits back at Madonna

December 13, 2016 News<p>Madonna made waves at the Billboard Women in Music event with her powerful speech about sexism, ageism, and misogyny, but …

Madonna Delivers Brutal Truth During Billboard Honor

UPDATED WITH FULL VIDEO:<p>I've previously spoken out about this, but need to say more.<p>Madonna was honored by Billboard as Woman of the Year at last …