Tegan and Sara’s keynote speech, a Desi feminist and DJ from Harvard samples some beats off my her phone, how augmented and virtual reality can be used in politics, how tech is helping the resistance and much more from Lesbians Who Tech!
So much good STEM news this week! Come and get your links.
“Anything brown and round is fair game,” says Patricelli, who says she’s even seen Greater Sage-Grouses try to mate with dried cow poop when nothing more promising was around. “The bar is pretty low for us in trying to fool the males.”
“We got asked if we were sisters-in-law. Like we had brothers or something –”
“Like, no, we’re married to each other.”
“They really couldn’t wrap their heads around us.”
Where do birds go during a hurricane, the physics of cozy sweaters, free posters of women mathematicians, and more!
The most resistance-related tech conference I could envision, honestly.
Did you know that you can avoid tangled headphones by winding the cord into figure eights? It’s true!
“Middle-earth’s got 99 problems, and mountains are basically 98 of them.”
On Sunday, Michael Phelps raced a great white shark. He lost.
To solve today’s environmental issues, we need new voices, preferably voices from different parts of the population than we’ve heard from in years past. Let’s hear from some queer women rocking environmental justice.
Making wine in space, modern medicine doesn’t take women seriously, a solar eclipse is coming up soon and so many more links!
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.
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?
Tiny clay succulents, actual living scientists, space craft grazing Jupiter’s rings, and more.
Let’s take a look together and see which parts of the film were fact, and which parts were beautiful, exquisite, powerful fiction.
Did you know that the word “scientist” was specifically coined to be gender neutral?
Read about the epidemiology and pathology of zombie infections and more.
Also: 3D printed clitoris models, algae fuel, and scholarship opportunities.
With the release of Ghostbusters, I feel like Hollywood is finally reaching the point of fluency when it comes to representations of women in STEM.