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It’s been a few months since my last linkfest, so it seems like high time for a fresh collection. The transition to a new continent and  new career has taken up a lot of my time and energy over the last few months, and unfortunately that’s meant I’ve given Inspiring Science less attention than I’d like to. Hopefully I’ll settle into a new rhythm soon and start posting more frequently again. In the meantime you can also find my writing at Accumulating Glitches or my Beacon project if you’re hankering for more.  As always, feel free to add more links in the comments!

Science and society
Sex, sexism, and gender
  • The cost of speaking out about harassment is something most men will probably never have to think about, but something of which we should all be aware.
  • Do you know who Bayard Rustin was? You should, but unfortunately his sexuality overshadowed his legacy.
  • Female journalists have to face kinds of intimidation that would never be directed at their male peers.
  • If you wonder why people make such a fuss about the use of ‘he’ as a generic pronoun, check out Douglas Hofstadter’s satirical commentary on the purity of language.
Visual art
  • Can you do two different things with your hands at the same time? Have a go at this addictive video game my brother wrote.
  • A fun, quick trick to entertain kids (and adults, actually): draw your hand in 3D.
  • What’s the connection between the phrases “be the difference” and “we’re conquering cancer”? The answer will surprise you.
  • The Names They Gave Me — On names and identity.

That’s all for now!