Bechdel test

Interesting way to evaluate gender bias in fiction:

The Bechdel test is used to identify gender bias in fiction. A work passes the test if it features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. Commentators have noted that a great proportion of contemporary works fail to pass this threshold of representing women.

via Bechdel test – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Raising of Chicago – Wikipedia

One of the most interesting Civil Engineering projects:

During the 1850s and 1860s engineers carried out a piecemeal raising of the level of central Chicago. Streets, sidewalks and buildings were either built up or else physically raised up on jacks.

Raising of Chicago – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Wikipedia France faces some tough issues

Not exactly the best way to be transparent:

Unhappy with the Foundation’s answer, the DCRI summoned a Wikipedia volunteer in their offices on April 4th. This volunteer, which was one of those having access to the tools that allow the deletion of pages, was forced to delete the article while in the DCRI offices, on the understanding that he would have been held in custody and prosecuted if he did not comply. Under pressure, he had no other choice than to delete the article, despite explaining to the DCRI this is not how Wikipedia works. He warned the other sysops that trying to undelete the article would engage their responsability before the law.

French homeland intelligence threatens a volunteer sysop to delete a Wikipedia Article