April 2021

The “Deviant” African Genders That Colonialism Condemned

European travellers and anthropologists found that their gendered worldview didn’t easily map onto the societies they encountered.

#africa #gender #history

Designers gone wild: most bizarre functioning computers

#computers #design

Just How Many Surfaces Does Your Cat’s Butt Touch? A Sixth Grader’s Science Fair Project Has The Answer

#youth #animals #science

You don’t have a male or female brain – the more brains scientists study, the weaker the evidence for sex differences

#gender #science

The Ratings Game, Part 1: A Likely and an Unlikely Suspect

#games #law

The Return of the Automat

#food #tech #culture

Maslow Got It Wrong

Read: he deliberately misrepresented Native American teachings to make individualism seem like a good thing rather than the destructive force it is.

#society #science

Better air is the easiest way not to die

#environment #health