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From Ada to Brill: Why have we always dissed women in tech? – CNET


This story is part of Solving for XX, a CNET special report exploring what people and companies are doing to make the tech industry more diverse, more equitable and more welcoming to women.

Yvonne Brill was a rocket scientist. Literally. In the 1970s, she invented a propulsion system that kept satellites from wandering out of orbit. Today’s satellites still rely on the technology. Her work was so important, President Barack Obama awarded her the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2011, the highest honor the United States can give a citizen for contributing to technological progress.

But when The New York Times wrote Brill’s obituary in March 2013 — an honor reserved only for the most influential newsmakers — the first mention was of her “mean beef stroganoff,” followed by a comment about her following her husband from job to job and taking off eight years from work to spend time with her family. A list of Brill’s professional accolades didn’t come until later.

CNET

Readers recoiled, taking to Twitter, Facebook and emails to accuse the newspaper of gender bias. The New York Times’ public editor, Margaret Sullivan, who comments on the paper’s approach to writing stories, said the piece “had the effect of undervaluing” Brill’s work. The Web version of the story was changed.

via From Ada to Brill: Why have we always dissed women in tech? – CNET.

NPR: Parralels: Interview: Nazila Fathi, Author Of ‘The Lonely War’ : Parallels : NPR



Nazila Fathi reported from her native Iran for The New York Times. Fearing arrest, she fled in 2009 with her family and now lives in suburban Washington, D.C. Her new book, The Lonely War, describes the challenges of reporting from the country.
Hassan Sarbakhshian

Nazila Fathi covered turbulent events in her native Iran for years as The New York Times correspondent. She learned to navigate the complicated system that tolerates reporting on many topics but can also toss reporters in jail if they step across a line never explicitly defined by the country’s Islamic authorities.

Fathi recalls one editor telling her what journalists could do in Iran: “We have the freedom to say whatever we want to say, but we don’t know what happens afterwards.”

Five years ago, Fathi was covering the aftermath of Iran’s hotly contested 2009 presidential election, when demonstrators flooded the streets to protest a vote they said was rigged in favor of the incumbent, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The government warned journalists to stop covering the street demonstrations, which often turned violent, but Fathi continued to file stories for the Times.

via Interview: Nazila Fathi, Author Of ‘The Lonely War’ : Parallels : NPR.

From LIFE: The greatest unsolved Mysteries of all time: How, When and Where Did Ambrose Bierce Die-Story and photo


from LIFE: The greatest unsolved Misteries of all time:  How, When and Where Did Ambrose Bierce Die-Story and photo

From LIFE: The greatest unsolved Mysteries of all time: How, When and Where Did Ambrose Bierce Die-Story and photo

 

 

Outbrain recommends, but who’s listening? euzicasa does!


Outbrain recommend- but who's listening? euzicasa does! Check this and many other unique videos at the BBC

Outbrain recommends but who’s listening? euzicasa does! Check this and many other unique videos at the BBC This one too should open in a new window!

 

Inside secret vault holding long-lost art treasures

26 March 2014 Last updated at 20:32 GMT

Cornelius Gurlitt is a reclusive man, but he was recently found to be holding one of the world’s biggest private art collections – close to 1,500 pieces that he had stored at his homes in Munich and Salzburg.

It is though much of it came from his father, a dealer licensed by the Nazis to buy and sell art, and may have been stolen from Jewish families.

The works, by artist such as Picasso, Renoir, Monet, are now being held in secure warehouses and vaults by restorers and experts trying to trace their history.

The BBC’s Stephen Evans was granted exclusive access to look at some of the long-lost masterpieces which had been kept hidden for decades.

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I’m watching the latest FRANCE 24 weather forecast
http://f24.my/app

Want to know why? Well, because like BBC, they are not so concerned with me  subscribing to their news agency, as they are to providing the news for my knowledge! unlike the LA times, the New York Times, the NBC, ABC, etc, which have taken over the public airwaves and deny access t the news, unless one subscribes (or they allow 5-10 stories /month!) I got an app, weather and newsstand from Google: the shame of any app: it takes for ever to download, but only because of being bloated with commercials, cookies etc.! Same stories, can be accessed and shared directly and very fast, from their news app!

this pressed: The Wall Street Takeover of Charity – ProPublica


The Wall Street Takeover of Charity

by Jesse Eisinger

ProPublica, Dec. 10, 2014, 12:23 p.m.

Donor-advised funds run by huge money management firms are exploding.

via The Wall Street Takeover of Charity – ProPublica.

this pressed: 10 Most Amazing Mushrooms (cool mushrooms) – ODDEE


10 most amazsing mushrooms

The Brain mushroom (Gyromitra esculenta)

The Brain mushroom (Gyromitra esculenta)

 

1. The Brain mushroom (Gyromitra esculenta)

The Brain mushroom (Gyromitra esculenta)

via 10 Most Amazing Mushrooms (cool mushrooms) – ODDEE.

this pressed: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stepping down, Fox News confirms | Fox News


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Published November 24, 2014

FoxNews.com

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will officially resign amid growing pressure from the Obama administration over his handling of several international crises, Fox News has confirmed.

Hagel, 68, is expected to meet with President Obama at the White House at 11 a.m.
Hagel, a Republican, is the first member of Obama’s team to step down following the midterm elections.

He took office Feb.27, 2013.

via Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stepping down, Fox News confirms | Fox News.

this pressed for your right to know: House Republicans sue Obama administration over health care law— The Truth 24 US (@TheTruth24US) November 21, 2014


this pressed…guess why: Make art your own home. Amazing piece.— Daniel Gennaoui


“Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart. – Anne Frank 12 June 1929 early March 1945 — Historical Pics