Nasa astronaut Christina Hammock Koch, one of two women  due to take part in a historic spacewalk, which had to be cancelled because of a   lack of available spacesuits to fit them.  Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

Two Nasa astronauts were on the verge of making history recently by becoming “the first women to walk in space unaccompanied by men”. It turns out tha(...)

Margaret Thatcher, ice cream pioneer: the new face on the £50 note?

Margaret Thatcher is set to appear on the British £50 note. There are upsides. The hammering fingers behind those bitter, Twitter accounts that use “B(...)

Millicent Fawcett speaking at the Suffragette Pilgrimage in Hyde Park, London. Photograph: PA Wire

A statue of 19th century British feminist leader Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in London’s Parliament Square on Tuesday, the first monument honourin(...)

Caroline Criado-Perez speaks at an event in London.

Imagine that your company’s data, the research on which it builds its products and services, was a matter of life or death. In some cases, it might be(...)

Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg drew scorn for wearing “This is what a feminist looks like” T-shirts

They say that the devil’s greatest trick is convincing the world he didn’t exist. But I know of one better: the trick played by the patriarchy, which(...)

While the bot was intended to mimic the interactions of millennials, it seemed that Microsoft’s team had failed to foresee one thing: some people can be awful

On the face of it, it must have seemed like a great idea in Microsoft’s labs: build an artificial intelligence (AI) bot and let it learn from the publ(...)

Flour power: Taoiseach Enda Kenny with presenter Alan Hughes and baker Catherine Leyden on TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’. Photgraph: Brian McEvoy
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Image of the week: Breakfast with Enda It was off to Ballymount this week for Enda Kenny, who dropped into TV3’s Ireland AM for the first time (...)

 Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, has taken personal responsibility for the social media website’s problems in dealing with abuse reported by users. Photograph: Getty

Twitter’s chief executive has taken personal responsibility for the social media website’s problems in dealing with abuse reported by users. The ackno(...)

British Labour MP Stella Creasy. Peter Nunn, from Emersons Green, Bristol, has been jailed for 18 weeks at City of London Magistrates’ Court for bombarding her with abusive messages after she backed a campaign to put Jane Austen on the £10 note. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/PA Wire

The Labour MP for London’s Walthamstow spoke of how she feared for her safety as a Twitter troll was jailed for 18 weeks for bombarding her with abusi(...)

‘Every time we talk to teenage girls they say they don’t want to get involved in feminism because it’s too scary’: Vagenda’s Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett. Photograph: Alfie Hope

In the past three years, largely due to the internet and social media, feminism has had a shot in the arm. Journalist Caitlin Moran gave us How to Be (...)

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