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 4:21pm 2/03/14 4:21pm

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 the… » 12/17/13 10:33pm 12/17/13 10:33pm

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 themselves… » 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

Women Are Happier in Relationships When Their Partner Knows They're…

Sometimes, science doesn't provide radical new findings, it just confirms what we've all suspected for generations. Take, for instance, a recent study that shows women are happier in relationships when men know they're miserable. Men on the other hand, they're just happy when their partner is happy. » 3/06/12 9:37am 3/06/12 9:37am