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She Ran From the Cut, and Helped Thousands of Other Girls Escape, Too

Finally, after nearly four years of dialogue, the elders in her village changed hundreds of years of culture and abandoned cutting. She had persuaded the men, and with them the village, that everyone would be healthier and wealthier if girls stayed in school, married later and gave birth without the complications cutting can create.

She and the elders planned a different kind of ceremony to celebrate girls, and the next year, the number of girls in school soared.

The Martians claim Canada (Margaret Atwood), perfektné

a ešte od Margaret Atwood: rozlúčka s Ursulou K Le Guin (Left hand of darkness), ktorá nedávno zomrela  

In all her work, Le Guin was always asking the same urgent question: what sort of world do you want to live in? Her own choice would have been gender equal, racially equal, economically fair and self-governing, but that was not on offer. It would also have contained mutually enjoyable sex and good food: there was a better chance of that.

Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names?

Hey Cortana. Hey Siri. Hey girl.

Everyone Should Have a House Meal

It is a meal that one automatically falls back on whenever there is no other plan. This sounds immeasurably broad, but there are a number of prerequisites that narrow the field somewhat: The first is that it be intrinsically easy to trim and change into various meals whose roots in common stock are impossible to discern by anyone but the cook. Second, a house meal should be made of common ingredients, so that you are likely to have them. Third, it must be fast to make. Fourth, it can’t demand too much skill, in case some part needs to get handed off.

nové najväčšie prvočíslo – ešte v septembri som na prednáške spomínala to predchádzajúce, ktoré vtedy kraľovalo už rok

Pracovala som v pôrodnici. Už nechcem mlčať o tom, čo som videla 

Monday morning observation

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

Elena Ferrante (My brilliant friend) začala písať pravidelný stĺpček do novín

What scientists want? respektíve, čo niektorí chceli pred 300 rokmi

The Prolongation of Life
The Recovery of Youth
The Art of Flying

Everything I did wrong as a professor (h/t Ondrovi za linku)

21st Century Landscapes

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neznášam, keď mi hovoria, že som dobrý otec

With no context — and no real basis for interpretation — the act of labeling someone a “good dad” suggests that most dads are, by our very nature as fathers, somehow less than “good.” That we don’t care. That we’re mostly cruel. What’s more, the phrase evinces a heinous double standard: It’s not like strangers compliment women as being “good moms” for doting, loving and doing normal mom stuff.

friends you can count on – populárna matematika na dnešný deň

For any network where some people have more friends than others, it’s a theorem that the average number of friends of friends is always greater than the average number of friends of individuals. This phenomenon has been called the friendship paradox.

veda pre dievčatá

Celkom slušný brainwashing na 45 sekúnd trvajúci klip. Ale aby som zasa len nekritizovala, snaha je to záslužná a činnosť osožná- teda dúfajme, že kampaň sa na ďalších úrovniach podobným zhovadilostiam vyhne a bude reprezentovať prírodné vedy, technické odbory a matematiku ako to, čím naozaj sú: fascinujúce, nekonečne zaujímavé a hlavne žiadané. Potenciál tu vidím veľký, keďže majú na svojej strane mnoho žien, ktoré sa reálne venujú spomínaným odborom a nech už povedia dievčatám čokoľvek, bude to pravdepodobne prvý krát v živote, keď mladý mozog pri slove geológ, mikrobiológ, astrofyzik, fyzik, informatik, vedec atď. bude spracovávať obraz mladej ženy a asi prvý krát to nebude Marie Curie Sklodowska.

fotky ľadovcov

ladovec

výborná animácia rozkladu na prvočísla

sloboda v škole (trochu súvisí: na vysokej škole som stratil 4 roky života)

Edita Angyalová: S partnerkou sa snažíme byť dobrými rodičmi

Podporili by ste teda možnosť adopcií pre homosexuálne páry?
„Nech sa s tým spoločnosť vyrovná spôsobom a v rozsahu, na aký je pripravená. No zvážte, čo všetko sme my riešili, kým sme dieťa mali. Myslíte, že priemerný pár takto zodpovedne zvažuje každý detail, čo spraví, keď na svet prinesie dieťa? Toľko vecí sme sa snažili usporiadať správne a urobiť ich dobre. Myslím si, že žijeme najlepšie, ako sa dá, robíme všetko preto, aby bol šťastný, plnohodnotný občan, plnohodnotný človek.“

hobití domček z balónov

čo potrebujú malé deti

An Oregon State study reported on 430 children who were followed from preschool until age 25. The study, published online earlier this month in Early Childhood Research Quarterly, looked at several factors, including early reading and math skills, along with other cognitive skills, to see which were ultimately most influential in college success. It turns out that a child’s ability at age 4 to pay attention and complete a task, the very skills learned in game play, were the greatest predictors of whether he or she finished college by age 25.

Terry Pratchett to leave Discworld in his daughter’s hands

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