No confirmation on if this is true or not, but worth a check. I definitely found some "wall posts" from 2008 and earlier that I am fairly certain I did NOT post publicly.
Maybe not the *absolute* best if you're into women, but it's pretty darn nifty.
This girl is insanely smart. She built an artificial brain to detect breast cancer with 99.1% accuracy and a minimally invasive procedure. The "brain" gets more accurate with the more tests it does, and can be adapted to diagnose other types of cancer and diseases.
Labels inside every box of morning-after pills...say they may work by blocking fertilized eggs from implanting in a woman’s uterus.... An examination by The New York Times has found that the federally approved labels...do not reflect what the science shows. Studies have not established that emergency contraceptive pills prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the womb, leading scientists say. Rather, the pills delay ovulation, the release of eggs from ovaries that occurs before eggs are fertilized, and some pills also thicken cervical mucus so sperm have trouble swimming.
There's a link in this link to the original blog post, and everything else is reddit-style comments. Which are good! I've read too many tech blog posts that have horribly sexist and misogynist comments, but this one magically attracted a great discussion complete with civil disagreements.
Sample from dickish post:
"If I call something “retarded” or “idiotic,” it should be obvious that it has nothing to do with people afflicted with Down’s syndrome. In my opinion, when people call it out, the correct response really should be lighten up."
Sample of decent comment:
"I disagree with almost everything in this article, although I think I see where he's coming from. Yes, for us guys in tech, it can sometimes seem a bit scary watching how much damage it can do when a company gets hammered for sexism on Twitter. I think a lot of us get a sort of fear of that happening to us, and can get a bit defensive when we're told that we've done or said something sexist, racist, or otherwise bigoted. And because we are generally blind to the ways our privilege assists us every day, we tend to feel as though we're the ones being attacked, completely missing the fact that sexism still hurts women and holds them back."
I'm going to assume that this story is true, because it would brighten my day. And it's a nice contrast to the Russian adopted boy who was sent back..
An interesting twist on the whole "whatever young women do is stupid and annoying" trope.
Talks about the tech gap between masculine and feminine spheres, particularly noticeable in Japan (apparently). I spent all of my commute home reading the comments, which are actually pretty good aside from the occasional mansplainer.
Susan G. Komen's controversial decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, which it has since reversed, has resulted in increased scrutiny of the charity. Its 2011 financial statement reports that 43% of donations were spent on education, 18% on fund-raising and administration, 15% on research awards and grants, 12% on screening, and 5% on treatment. "Education" encompasses a wide variety of activities. For example, one community grant was used to identify the seven best books on breast cancer and buy copies for local libraries. In general, education means getting out its awareness message, with an emphasis on screening mammography.
After all the fuss over SOPA/PIPA people have missed ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). An agreement that is being sneaked through in 38 countries and could lead to, among many things, to customers being disconnected for being suspected of "infringment" for sharing images.