An Archive of Growth?

Month: October 2017

funny

Robo-Dick

There is a life-size android version of the SF writer Philip K. Dick, built in 2005 by David Hanson. It has been christened ‘Robo-Dick’.
consent

VAWA 2

Some studies show that up to 1 in 5 women reports being sexually abused before the age of 15. (Source: WHO)
science

Glaciers melting

In 1910 Glacier National Park was home to more an estimated 150 glaciers. That number has now shrunk to 25 as of December 2016. (Source: National Park Service)

If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee — that will do them in.

Bradley’s Bromide

 

feminism

That’ll learn ’em

The first American woman to go to medical school was admitted as a joke. When Elizabeth Blackwell applied to Geneva Medical School in 1847, the students thought it was a…