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Academia excludes sex workers. A new generation of sex work researchers is changing things

After years of 'harmful' academic research into the profession, a course correction.

On Nov 2, 2022 by Jake Hall

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No, ‘How to hit a woman so no one knows’ was not Googled 163 million times in 2020

'Still believe women.'

On Apr 30, 2021 by Jennifer Xia

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A secret group of scientists is working to end COVID-19

Billionaires are backing the group.

On Apr 28, 2020 by Nahila Bonfiglio

Americans Support Decriminalizing Sex Work

Support for decriminalizing sex work is at an all-time high

Online sex workers helped lead the change.

On Jan 30, 2020 by Ana Valens


Facebook is trying to fight deepfakes by making its own deepfakes

Facebook is offering $10 million in rewards to whoever can make a deepfake-detection system.

On Sep 5, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

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This battery-free phone could solve one of tech’s biggest frustrations

The prototype is the first battery-free phone to make a call.

On Jul 10, 2017 by Phillip Tracy

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Researchers have successfully implanted 3D-printed ovaries—in mice

The science could help women with reproductive issues.

On May 17, 2017 by Samantha Grasso

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These liquid batteries would be safer than lithium-ion—and last longer, too

This would have saved Samsung a lot of headaches.

On Feb 14, 2017 by Phillip Tracy

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This sweat-monitoring skin patch could replace blood tests

A wearable sweat-monitoring patch could be used to track various health and fitness metrics.

On Nov 28, 2016 by Christina Bonnington

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Study that links the pleasure of ‘likes’ to sex in teens has far deeper implications

Practice safe Instagramming, and always use a filter.

On Jun 16, 2016 by AJ Dellinger

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Superman is the best superhero, according to a 7-year-long study of superpowers

But hat tip to Black Bolt and his planetary annihilation powers.

On Jun 10, 2016 by Cynthia McKelvey

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Online voting is a cybersecurity nightmare

There's much more work to be done—and experts don't see a major breakthrough on the horizon.

On Jun 10, 2016 by Eric Geller

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Researchers just released private data on 70,000 OkCupid users without their permission

It's always a good idea to ask first.

On May 13, 2016 by AJ Dellinger

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This is what $1 million in meme research looks like

Money well spent.

On May 12, 2016 by Gabe Bergado

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Researchers struggle with the ethical dilemma of using hacked data

Is it wrong to use stolen information if it serves the public good?

On Apr 21, 2016 by Dell Cameron