These 17 Women Changed The Face Of Physics

From discovering pulsars to correcting the optics of the fuzzy Hubble Space Telescope, here are 17 stories of women who made undeniably vital contributions to astronomy and physics. » 3/08/15 9:00am 3/08/15 9:00am

Watch a woman show what 100 years of beauty looks like in 1 minute

Different eras have different definitions of beauty. A look in the early 1900s can fall out of favor a few years down the road or maybe inspire a style decades later. Cut Video made this video that shows a model getting her and make up done to show what beautiful meant from 1910 to 2010. » 12/02/14 8:54pm 12/02/14 8:54pm

The Internet's Best Responses to Computer Engineer Barbie

Yesterday, the internet got wind of one of the more recent installments in the Barbie literary canon, I Can Be a Computer Engineer. As it turns out, Barbie's idea of being a computer engineer consists mostly of freaking out and asking Steven and Brian to fix her bad dumb girl code. Fortunately, the awesome backlash … » 11/19/14 1:08pm 11/19/14 1:08pm

The fascinating differences between men and women astronauts in space

NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute have published a new research paper detailing how space flight affects "cardiovascular, immunological, sensorimotor, musculoskeletal, reproductive and behavioral implications" on men and women. Here are the highlights: » 11/17/14 7:14pm 11/17/14 7:14pm

Egg Freezing: How We Reschedule Nature With Liquid Nitrogen

Egg freezing has recently jumped from an expensive and rare medical procedure to a recognized backup plan for women pushing up against the biological cutoff for conception. But what exactly are you signing up for? » 10/31/14 1:00pm 10/31/14 1:00pm

The weirdest things women used as contraceptives throughout history

What does crocodile dung and weasel testicles and pig intestines and fizzy cola and moonshine mixed with ground beaver testicles have in common with each other? They were all used as contraceptives throughout history. Some were inserted into a woman's body, others were eaten and a few were just worn. » 10/03/14 11:38pm 10/03/14 11:38pm

How to Build a Breast Pump That Doesn't Suck

On Sunday afternoon 10 harried but happy teams of hackers shared their inventions in Shark Tank-style five-minute presentations. The goal? To reinvent a clunky necessity of modern parenting: the breast pump. » 9/23/14 3:30pm 9/23/14 3:30pm

Short film: The transformation and tribulations of a woman through life

This is great. Celia Bullwinkel made Sidewalk, an animation that shows a little girl become a woman while walking on the sidewalk and all that it entails. There's a perfect amount of awkwardness and embarrassment, annoyance at rude gawkers, and a whole lot of hard work. » 9/18/14 11:23pm 9/18/14 11:23pm

Nail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs Is a Damn Good Idea

A team of recent graduates from North Carolina State are developing a new kind of nail polish that changes color when it's exposed to date rape drugs. Just stirring a sketchy drink with a finger could let a woman know she's being targeted for assault. Although a little odd, it does sound like a pretty good idea. » 8/25/14 11:41am 8/25/14 11:41am

OnePlus to Women: Send Us Hot Selfies, We'll Let You Buy Our Phone

Tech companies have a pretty awful track record where talking to women is concerned. But after running damage control on horrible campaign after horrible campaign, you'd think they'd try to avoid making the same mistakes again. And you would be wrong. Enter OnePlus' new lovely-ladies-only invite giveaway. Because, as… » 8/12/14 3:43pm 8/12/14 3:43pm

Adult women react to seeing their own vagina for the first time

A video maker put an ad in Craigslist looking for women who had never seen their own vaginas—astoundingly people responded and agreed to be filmed as they examined themselves for the first time. » 5/30/14 9:44am 5/30/14 9:44am

Six Women Who Paved the Way for Female Engineers and Architects

The Brooklyn Bridge was an awesome feat of engineering that required not just scientific prowess, but political strength. For 14 years, the construction of the bridge was overseen and managed by a woman named Emily Warren Roebling, who took over the role as chief engineer after her husband fell ill. » 4/11/14 9:00am 4/11/14 9:00am

How a Man Who Wore a Fake Uterus Is Reinventing Sanitary Pads

This is story about a man who created—and wore—a fake, bleeding uterus made out of a bladder and goat's blood. This is also a story about an inventor breaking profound taboos to revolutionize the lives of women. Either way, how a school dropout in India came to invent a cheaper way to make sanitary pads is a tale at… » 3/04/14 7:20pm 3/04/14 7:20pm

When a Bar Full of Women Was a Nightmarish Dystopia

Harry Grant Dart had quite an eye for the future. The early 20th century illustrator imagined women driving flying machines, the airmail of the future dropping from the sky, and even a world of robot butlers long before the word robot had even been coined. But one of Dart's illustrations from 1908 was perhaps the most… » 2/03/14 2:45pm 2/03/14 2:45pm

The AIA Finally Gave A Medal To A Female Architect. She Died In 1957.

How is this possible? The American Institute of Architects, the largest and most influential architecture organization in the country, had never, ever awarded a Gold Medal—its highest honor, which it has been bestowing upon architects since 1907—to a woman. Until now. » 12/19/13 10:00am 12/19/13 10:00am

Beautiful woman in bikini turns into Santa Claus in reverse Photoshop

Well played. Ad agency Victors & Spoils poked fun of mass media's tendency to turn normal humans into plastic Barbie and Ken dolls through their abuse of Photoshop by, well, using Photoshop in reverse. That is, they took a viral photo of a girl in a bikini that had been heavily altered and added more alterations to… » 12/17/13 10:32pm 12/17/13 10:32pm

Women In India Use Smartphones To Map Perverts In Real Time

Let's be real here, most of the time smartphones get used for a lot of nothing. But in India women are using their smartphones to protect themselves by tracking local incidents of harassment and violence. » 3/03/13 4:15pm 3/03/13 4:15pm

Watch Men Cringe and Cry in Pain As They Go Through a Simulation of…

Women have the ultimate trump card when it comes to dealing with pain: they give birth. And since men have no idea what giving birth even feels like, we really don't know how painful it really is. Maybe it's all a big conspiracy (kidding!). Maybe it's not that bad (of course it is!). Well, two men attached… » 1/21/13 11:00pm 1/21/13 11:00pm

Amazon's Binder Pages Are Now Full of Funny Romney-Related Reviews

It had to happen: there are now whole Amazon binder pages full of humorous reviews ridiculing Mitt Romney and his "whole binders full of women" phrase, from yesterday's debate. Some of them are ok. Some are really funny. Check them at [Amazon] » 10/17/12 8:10pm 10/17/12 8:10pm

Ikea Photoshops Women Out of Saudi Arabia Catalog

Ikea prints 208 million catalogs in 43 countries every year. They are all the same, except in Saudi Arabia, where women have been Photoshopped out because their photos "show too much skin," according to the Islamic Kingdom's laws. And it's not the only thing that gets altered. » 10/01/12 12:01pm 10/01/12 12:01pm