The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Ah, this is the best, it’s the best. It’s the deepest, the sweetest, it’s the saddest. What else can compare? Nuttin’, I’m tellin’ ya, nuttin’. No-one is ideal and perfect, here, not even the robot who was constructed to be that way. And that’s good, because beauty and love are incompatible with perfection.
If you don’t cry a little, you probably don’t have a soul. But your robot might.
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If you don’t already have Lego’s new “Women of NASA” play set, you’d better hustle. The toy became a massive seller in the 24 hours following its release on Nov. 1, briefly selling out on Amazon. Parents are falling over themselves, rightly so, to expose their girls—and boys—to inspiring role models in a field where…
via Advice from a real “Woman of NASA,” for kids who dream of working in science — Quartz
Women of NASA is SO AWESOME! I know what I want for Christmas!
“I took the NASA shirts from the “boys” section from where they were prominently displayed, and put them little kid eye level next to tank tops in the “girls” section 20 feet away. And shared a pic of my tiny-scale, subversive, nonviolent, direct action.”
via (Re)Merchandising NASA as a Feminist Act — Longreads
Pretty amazing. Science and maths are awesoooooooooooooooome! Little girls loving science and maths is awesooooooooooooomerrrrrr!
This sounds so awesome! It’s not often I wish I was a schoolkid again, but I’m so envious I’m Kermit!
Schools are invited to enter a new competition from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851: Catch the Robots Bug! It is a fun and simple competition to generate enthusiasm for robotics, engineering and STEM more widely. Aimed at upper primary and lower secondary schools, little or no equipment is required to enter, or […]
via Catch the robots bug | — Echo Chamber Uncut
Image – Matt Cooper, public domain.