A tacky pathetic ‘queer’ startup backed by wealthy Trump supporter, queer love in YA, Lena Waithe, Dolly Parton, the Dollar General, black woman and maternal death, Men Are Trash, and so much more!
Climate change poses an unprecedented threat. But individuals and groups have been doing work to respond. Here’s a guide to helpful practices, attitudes and communities.
Is climate change freaking you out? There’s a way to experience this anxiety as motivation for to collective response. But first we have to face it.
The latest travel ban, legally selling weed while black, Puerto Rico’s agriculture, Lena Waithe, drunk Diana Barry, redefining butch-femme relationships, hiking while black and queer, and so much more!
Game of Thrones returns on Sunday, and from the looks of things, it’s going to be a delightful time for us all.
Making wine in space, modern medicine doesn’t take women seriously, a solar eclipse is coming up soon and so many more links!
Where to look for a “glory” and other small joys.
The Trump administration’s battle against environmental regulations and denial of climate change are terrifying, but the US isn’t the only nation that needs to do better by the planet, and fast. A scientist tells us what needs to be done, and where we can start.
On Earth Day, we marched for Science. We marched for space exploration and cures for disease, for electricity and for the planet, and for everything that science has a hand in which is, well, everything.
President Trump doesn’t set the budget; Congress does. And all 435 seats in the House and 34 out of 100 seats in the Senate will be up for midterm elections next year.
New evidence that the famous “two maidens” of Pompeii may have been male — but does that actually mean, as some have suggested, that they were a gay couple?
There is something about someone sitting across from you in dead silence without giving you the encouragement of a “right” or “mm-hmm” that makes people’s brain scramble for more words, and just like in the essay portion of a test, the more you talk the more apparent it becomes that you have no idea what you’re even saying.
“Yes, that’s right. This is literally the farthest place away from Earth that we know of. Pack your bags.”
This ’80s-style STEM PSA reminds us the patriarchy’s been lying to us and fueling our self-doubt our whole lives and sometimes we need to smash that shit with a hammer.
Did you know that the pioneer of graphic adventure games was a woman?
The danger of talking about science as a series of value-neutral truths is that it obscures the human decision making that took place at every stage along the way, as institutions were built up. It implies that the biases held by those decision makers are shared by everyone, and are therefore insignificant.
Let’s contemplate gender diversity in Star Trek together. Also: have you considered running for political office?
We will take down white supremacy like sulphuric acid on toilet paper.
If we allow gun violence to continue blighting communities of color, we have failed. But if we enact gun control measures that aid the police state in criminalizing Black and brown bodies, we have also failed.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren is one of the most exquisite pieces of science writing I’ve ever read. As a researcher and professor of geobiology for the past 20 years, Jahren has earned accolades for her work. Here, she shares her passion.