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Boys Wear Skirts To School In France To Fight Sexism

"Lift the skirt" day was a pro-equality demonstration in Nantes, France, during which students of all genders were encouraged to wear skirts to school.

Pamela Anderson Shatters the ‘Good’ Rape Myth

The actress is going public with the shocking sex abuse she suffered as a girl—and bucking society’s expectations of what a ‘good’ (nothing less than …

15 Things Not to Say to a Feminist

The wage gap IS real, 'Lean In' does matter, and no, the feminist movement is not over.<p><b>1. "Lean In is annoying."</b> The book and Lean In movement, launched by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, <i>have</i> gotten a lot of media attention, yes. But a lot of women asked for a raise after reading <i>Lean In</i>. In an age …

Study: Women Slut-Shame Each Other On Twitter as Much as Men Do

In the 2004 film <i>Mean Girls</i>, Tina Fey’s character, a high school math teacher, addresses a gymnasium full of clashing teenage girls about what she …

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San Antonio Spurs Big 3 Ties Record for Most Playoff Wins by Any Trio

Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker win. More specifically, they win playoff games.<p>It's all they know how to do.<p>Against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals Monday night, the San Antonio Spurs' Big Three won again. This time, though, their lone victory put them …

Tim Duncan Poised to Expose Soft Oklahoma City Thunder Defense

Someone ought to tell Tim Duncan that 38-year-old big men shouldn't be torching opposing defenses the way he can.<p>It won't do anything, of course. The San Antonio Spurs star is too freaking consistent and dominant. But it should be pointed out, just so he and everyone else know how ridiculous it …

Thunder-Spurs Game 2: Spurs Big 3 goes down in history

Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker have won the most playoff games of any trio in NBA history.<p><b>More postseason coverage: Playoff schedule,</b> …

NBA Western Conference Finals: The Spurs’ Precision-Tuned Dominance

After his San Antonio Spurs mangled the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first game of the Western Conference Finals 122-105, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich …

How to beat Spurs? Be like them

SAN ANTONIO -- Kendrick Perkins started smiling before the question was completed. He knew where it was headed, and it's a place where he has spent …

Artist Reimagines Disney Princesses as Different Ethnicities

Have you ever wondered what your favorite Disney princess would like like if she was another race or ethnicity? 23-year-old artist TT of the Tumblr blog Let There Be Doodles answers that question with the incredible series <i>Racebent Disney</i>. Using a combination of illustration and photo manipulation, …

Water Life Drinkable Book

Each year 3.4 million people die from diseases by contaminated water. With this initiative “Water is Life – The Drinkable Book“, each printed book …

Magnificent 19th-Century Library Shelves 350,000 Books

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Portugus de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, …

The artist who brought her uncle back to life as a woman

When Sara Davidmann's Uncle Ken died, an envelope marked 'Ken. To be destroyed' was found among his belongings. Inside were images of his secret transgender life. The artist explains how she has reworked vintage 1950s family photos to include Ken's trans persona, and let Ken finally be remembered …

Want To Be More Creative? Sleep Like The Ancients Did

Artificial Light, like the light from the screen you are looking at right now, is like a drug that we’re all addicted to. And this addiction has taken its toll on modern society in the form of unnatural sleep patterns.<p>Computers, phones, light bulbs…they all attack our eyes with artificial light, …

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Why Silicon Valley wants to hack the food industry

We stood in an airy San Francisco warehouse, staring at two plastic cups of gleaming mayonnaise. A golden retriever snored lightly in a patch of sunlight on the floor as Josh Tetrick, the 33-year-old founder of Hampton Creek Foods, waited for me to scoop up the fluffy, effulgent goop with a chunk …

What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

Why You Love Cute Things

Cuteness is a powerful commodity. Here’s why you cannot resist the squee.<p>It’s safe to say that most of the cutest things ever to happen have involved babies, or animals, or preferably baby animals. Tiny living beings, in other words. Or sometimes the tiny hats and knit sweaters and friggin adorable …

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Bitchslap: A Column About Women and Fighting

Last month my son was assigned to build a catapult for his high school physics class, a task he explained to me between gusty sighs while searching …

How to Get a Perfect Beach Body

<i>Listen up, girls! It’s almost summertime, which means there are only a couple months left to get your perfect beach body! Don’t panic! Here’s a</i> …

Watch two neutron stars rip each other apart to form a black hole

This supercomputer simulation from NASA shows one of the most violent events in the universe: Two neutron stars ripping each other apart to form …

iPhone case makes Star Trek's tricorder a reality

An iPhone case which monitors your blood pressure, heart rate and lung function - just by holding your phone with both hands for a few seconds - will go on sale in the UK this summer<p>An iPhone case designed to help you keep track of your health by monitoring blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen …

World's Smallest 3D-Printing Pen Lets You Doodle in the Air

The wonderful world of 3D printing just got a whole lot more accessible and portable with the development of the LIX 3D Pen. Touted as the world's smallest 3d-printing pen, the LIX lets you doodle in the air without any paper. After plugging it into a USB port and turning it on, the pen takes less …

Things You Cannot Unsee (and What They Say About Your Brain)

We're going to rewire your brain. Are you ready?<p>I want to show you something simple your mind can do, which illustrates a fascinating emerging theory about how the brain works. First, look at this logo of the World Cup this year.<p>The idea of the emblem is obvious: This is an illustration of a trophy …

Someone's Come Up With an Ashtray That Rewards Smokers for Not Littering

MIT iPhone App Makes You Intimate With A Stranger

Over 20 days, MIT’s new app gives you a peek into someone’s life. Caveat: You never speak.<p>20 Day Stranger, an iPhone app by MIT Media Lab’s Playful Systems group, wants to burst the sociographic bubble of our “friend” network.<p>Our social media world, after all, is highly curated–it’s filled with …

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For the First Time, We Have a Detailed Model of the Universe

And its rendering stretches almost all the way back to the Big Bang.<p>It is, if you except the powers of human memory, the closest thing we have to a time machine.<p>Scientists have created the first realistic model of the universe, capable of recreating 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. The …