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Adwoa Aboah narrates new film about nipple censorship

Why does the internet refuse to acknowledge female nipples? That’s a question <i>Nowness</i> is asking with the release of short film <i>Nipples,</i> directed by Matt Lambert and powerfully narrated by Adwoa Aboah, the latest in the video platform’s <i>Define Beauty</i> series.<p>A three-minute ode to the nipple, the film is …

Adwoa Aboah

I didn't understand how widespread rape was. Then the penny dropped

I’m a lefty academic versed in feminist theory. Still, I rebelled against the idea that rich and powerful men regularly rape or attempt to rape women<p>This is a very difficult column for me to write because it’s about my mother.<p>A week or two after the then IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was …

Harvey Weinstein

Algorithm Devised for Reprogramming One Type of Cell into Any Other

Scientists in the U.S. have developed an algorithm that can predict the optimum method for transforming any cell type directly into any other …

Cell Biology

Military Women, Too, Should Serve Unmolested

It was 2004 and I had been in the Army for only three months when I first began to suspect something was wrong. I was walking by our drill sergeant’s desk, where he sat, leaning back in his chair. On the floor in front of him was a newly arrived female soldier. She was on her back, dressed in …

The lie that poverty is a moral failing was buried a century ago. Now it’s back

George Bernard Shaw knew that the rich are no better than the poor. But though the argument seemed settled then, it now rages more fiercely than ever<p>If you know Alfred Doolittle only from Stanley Holloway’s infinitely lovable portrayal of him in My Fair Lady, you might not realise that he’s a bit …

Behavioral economics has a plan to fight poverty—and it’s all about redesigning the “cockpit”

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe was just trying to keep up. The ER at the small rural hospital was always packed and the top brass had urged him to move patients through more quickly, so when a woman in her sixties came in complaining of head and neck pain, he briskly examined her, hustled her off for an x-ray, …

Richard Thaler

Meet the woman who takes selfies with street harassers

Being harassed on the street is an all too frequent occurrence for most women.<p>And often when it happens, it’s hard to know how best to react. Should …

Saudi Arabia to allow women to obtain driving licences

King Salman ordered the reform in a royal decree delivered on Tuesday night, requesting that drivers’ licences be issued to women who wanted them<p>Women in Saudi Arabia: what do you think of the driving ban being lifted?<p>Women in Saudi Arabia have been granted the right to drive, overturning a …

Brazil

25 Hilarious Quotes About Parenting From Louis C.K.

The comedian has made a name for himself with his parenting-themed humor.<p>Louis C.K. has made a name for himself with his parenting-themed humor.<p>The comedian rose to international fame with his stand-up comedy specials, which often feature material about being a dad to two daughters.<p>In honor of his …

Collection of letters by codebreaker Alan Turing found in filing cabinet

The correspondence, dating from 1949 to 1954, was found by an academic in a storeroom at the University of Manchester<p>A lost collection of nearly 150 letters from the codebreaker Alan Turing has been uncovered in an old filing cabinet at the University of Manchester.<p>The correspondence, which has not …

Brain disease found in 110 of 111 deceased NFL players - Futurity

"The data suggest that there is very likely a relationship between exposure to football and risk of developing" chronic traumatic encephalopathy …

The Brain

Parents Talk With Children About Dealing With Racism in America in This Powerful Ad

There are a series of “talks” that mothers will have with their children at different points throughout their life. There may be conversations …

Scientific Discoveries

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Says His New Video May Contain His "Most Important Words" Yet

If you haven't already, please take 4 minutes out of your day to watch this.<p>Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has released a video urging Americans …

With 'Fake News,' Trump Moves From Alternative Facts To Alternative Language

Friday night, President Trump took to Twitter to deliver one of his favorite insults to journalists: "The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!" he wrote.<p>It's a phrase President Trump has now tweeted 15 times this …

Journalism

John Oliver On Facts, Donald Trump And The Supreme Court For Dogs

When last spotted in his indigenous habitat, John Oliver was sharing his perception of 2016 and what was to come: a dystopian hellscape.<p>All for laughs. Or largely for laughs, anyway.<p>The 39-year-old British comedian is host of HBO's award-winning <i>Last Week Tonight,</i> and he embarks on a new season on …

Comedy
Clean Technology

Regression

Comics

How a viral protest photo gave this rabbi a chance to spread a message of hope

Jordan Bendat-Appell brought his son to a refugee protest and bonded with a Muslim family fighting for the same cause.<p>Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell and his 9-year-old son Adin joined thousands of protesters at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Monday night to voice their disagreement with …

Facts are the reason science is losing during the current war on reason

You’d think scientists could answer simple questions like ‘when did the dinosaurs live?’. But the truth about science is bad news for those seeking certainty<p>With controversy about science communication, facts and alternative facts hitting the headlines recently, I’ve been having a number of …

Women scientists: “We’re not backing down, and we’re not going away”

It started as a group text message among four friends from graduate school about new kids, puppies, and jobs. You know, the successes and struggles …

Feminism

Crowd controversy: The making of an Inauguration Day photo | The Wider Image | Reuters

Story<p>Because the elevator is under renovation, photographer Lucas Jackson had to climb 897 steps to reach the 500-foot (152-meter) elevation, carrying a backpack and shoulder bag full of photo gear, plus a step ladder.<p>"It was definitely a strenuous climb," Jackson said.<p>A CBS News camera operator …

Life, but not as we know it: Scientists engineer first semisynthetic organism with three-base-pair DNA

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) claim to have created the first stable semisynthetic organism with extra bases added to its …