Thurst, the first dating app for queer people of all genders, has launched in beta!


First, thank you all for your support, love, messages in solidarity, and for sharing Thurst with your friends and communities! 

A year ago, we asked for your help in making this app possible, from donations to emails providing encouragement and love, Thurst wouldn’t exist without all of us. 

Thurst has launched in beta on Google play and we’re excited to get folks on board! I have a lot of improvements and adjustments to make but it’s exciting to finally see this manifest. 

Thurst was the 2nd most popular dating app on Google play days after we launched - thank you! Thurst is only available in the US, Canada, and Mexico but I’d like to make it available on iOS and worldwide soon! 

As Thurst continues to grow, I will need your support and feedback! Please like Thurst on Facebook and follow Thurst on Twitter for the lastest updates!

One of the physicists behind the Higgs boson has made an algorithm to replace the pill

One of the physicists behind the Higgs boson has made an algorithm to replace the pill:




One of the physicists who helped find the Higgs boson, Elina Berglund, has spent the past three years working on something completely different - a fertility app that tells women when they’re fertile or not.

It’s not the first fertility app out there, but Berglund’s app works so well that it’s been shown to help women avoid pregnancy with 99.5 percent reliability - an efficacy that puts it right up there with the pill and condoms.

Best of all, the app doesn’t have any side effects, and just requires women to input their temperature daily to map their fertility throughout the month.

Back in 2012, Berglund was working at CERN on the Large Hadron Collider experiment to find the famous Higgs boson. But after the discovery of the particle, she felt it was time to work on something completely different.

“I wanted to give my body a break from the pill,” she told Daniela Walker from Wired, “but I couldn’t find any good forms of natural birth control, so I wrote an algorithm for myself.”

The resulting app is called Natural Cycles, and so far, it’s had pretty promising results.

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Omg as a girl who can’t use hormonal birth control. This is amazing

#women in stem

Listen: Hacker Anthropologist Biella Coleman on the free software movement and big business


Gabriella Coleman, the anthropologist whose first book, Coding Freedom, explained hacking culture better than any book before or since; and whose second book, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy, told the inside story of Anonymous with technical and social brilliance, appeared on the Theory of Everything podcast (MP3) to discuss the ways that free software hackers and the more business-friendly open source world have fought, reconciled and fought again.

As with all of Coleman’s expositions, this interview gets to the human, ethical core of the technical discussion, fusing the technological and the anthropological in a way that makes it clear that they should never really be discussed separately from one another.