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Theoretical physicist (and TED Fellow) Shohini Ghose shares 5 facts about female physicists.

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Does money make you mean? Does lack of money make you sick? Epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson and social psychologist Paul Piff discuss the human effects of economic and social inequality.

Community responses to an introversion poll inspired by Susan Cain, a comment on Nikolai Begg’s description of a tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery, and a giddy post about a mid-career sabbatical motivated by Stefan Sagmeister’s talk.

How a letter written in 1855 gave Kyra Gaunt a whole new perspective on slavery.

This week’s digital mailbag includes thoughts on the late Rita Pierson’s call to educational arms and a very personal response to Stella Young’s argument that just because she’s in a wheelchair, we really shouldn’t see her as being an inspiration.

Words change meaning all the time — and over time. Language historian Anne Curzan takes a closer look at this phenomenon, and shares some words that used to mean something totally different.

Pakistan-based community member and software engineer¬†Shahzad Afzal had a complicated response to Ziauddin Yousafzai’s TED Talk, My daughter, Malala.