Sean Collins

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Tech's Gender Gap Wasn't Always So Bad. Here's How It Got Worse

Robin Hauser Reynolds says her new film, a study of gender in Silicon Valley, was sparked by a call from her daughter.<p>This was about a year and a …

We're Last! Again! U.S. Health Care Ranks Poorly

The latest look at the U.S. health care system compared to other rich countries shows — yet again — that the United States comes in dead last.<p>Americans spend far more per person on medical care, yet are less healthy than people in 10 other countries. The system is less fair than systems in other …

Community Groups Were Duped Into Joining the Telecom Industry's Anti-Net-Neutrality Coalition

What do an environmental group in Ohio, a small military radio program, and a network of rural hospitals in Texas all have in common? They apparently got bamboozled into helping kill net neutrality.<p><i>Activists protest Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to gut net neutrality in Washington</i> …

I Helped Division I Athletes Cheat in College

For years, I willingly did the economics homework for a number of student athletes. To this day, I don't regret it. Helping them cheat doesn't seem any more unethical than forcing them to learn about how "great" capitalism is in the first place.<p><i>Illustration by Sofya Levina</i><p>People were outraged when …

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We Interviewed the Revolutionaries Pouring Concrete on London's 'Anti-Homeless' Spikes

LBR—the group the activists belong to—stands for “London Black Revolutionaries," or the Black Revs for short. LBR's direct action approach seems to have worked—Tesco has announced that they'll remove the spikes, claiming they were never meant to deter...<p><i>Photos by Tom Johnson</i><p>Yesterday, I wrote about …

Pope to Soccer Fans: 'Stop Being Racist'

His Holiness took the start of the World Cup to call for soccer fans around the world to reject the racism that has often defined the sport around the globe.<p><i>Photo via Flickr user Aleteia Image Department</i><p><i>Welcome to another edition of This Week in Racism. I’ll be ranking news stories on a scale of</i> …

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Here's How to Prevent Fake News from Spreading on Social Media

There's a lot of BS in our newsfeeds, but we can change that.<p><i>Proper attire is encouraged, but not required, when sharing content on the internet. Photo via Flickr user Phil Dokas</i><p>I’ve spent the better part of the past year attempting to debunk every viral hoax that comes down the pike and yelling at …

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