The iconic American inventor is still a white male – and that's an obstacle to race and gender inclusion
The story of the invention in America typically features larger-than-life caricatures of white men like Thomas Edison while largely ignoring the contributions of women and people of color.
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~4 min
Those designing smart energy systems must take gender into account.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~8 min
Combating sexism and other forms of harassment in online videogames comes down to community standards.
Aug. 21, 2020 • ~9 min
Sexism pushed Rosalind Franklin toward the scientific sidelines during her short life, but her work still shines on her 100th birthday
Franklin was born a century ago, and her X-ray crystallography work crucially contributed to determining the structure of DNA.
July 20, 2020 • ~8 min
Nasa does not have enough right-sized spacesuits for a planned all-female spacewalk, so a man will step in.
March 28, 2019 • ~5 min
The world-famous lab cuts ties with a scientist who said women were less able at physics than men.
March 7, 2019 • ~5 min