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The new alchemy: turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists

Communications Community From the archives Gender gap Interview Profiles

By day, Emily Temple-Wood is a biology student. By night, she writes Wikipedia articles on women scientists—one for every harassing email she receives.

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Pick and choose and Pikachu: 20 years after Pokémon launched, its impact on Wikipedia remains

Communications From the archives Wikipedia

Years ago, the English Wikipedia was being overrun by a deluge of articles on Pokémon characters and creatures.

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Millions read Bowie biography following sudden death

Communications News on Wikipedia Wikipedia

On January 10, just two days after the release of his twenty-sixth studio album, enigmatic British artist David Bowie died following an eighteen-month battle with liver cancer. His death kicked off a string of deaths among aging male entertainers, including Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey, René Angélil, and Abe Vigoda—all but the last within six years of age from one another. All….

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Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge

Communications Endowment

This Friday marks the 15th anniversary of Wikipedia, the world’s free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. This week, we celebrate not just Wikipedia, but the birth of an idea: that anyone can contribute to the world’s knowledge. Globally, readers and editors are coming together to celebrate, with nearly 150 events across six continents. From editing marathons in Bangladesh….

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Wikipedia statistics show that 2015 was the year of the movie

Communications From the archives Wikipedia Year in Review

2015 was the year of the movie on Wikipedia, with eight film-related articles in the top 25—and one climbing all the way up to No. 3 in the last two months of the year.

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Top 20 most-edited pages on Wikipedia in 2015

Community From the archives Wikipedia Year in Review

Death, pop culture, current events ... and one person writing about the Juneau Icefield.

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See the 14 gorgeous winning photographs from Wiki Loves Monuments

Community From the archives Photo contests Wiki Loves Monuments Wikimedia Commons

Today, Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 revealed this year's winners, including Westerheversand Lighthouse, Sacra di San Michele, Hanover’s New Town Hall, and more.

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Engaging women to narrow the gender gap: Andrea Kleiman

Affiliates Communications Community From the archives Gender gap Profiles Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

Since 2011, Kleiman has contributed tens of thousands of edits and arranged workshops for women in Argentina and Uruguay.

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News on Wikipedia: Editors document Kansas City Royals’ World Series win

Communications From the archives News on Wikipedia Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

This week, the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets to claim their first World Series in thirty years—and Wikipedia's editors were quick to react to the news.

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The first smile and photobomb ever photographed

Communications Community From the archives Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia

Six months of work at the National Library of Wales is already showing great benefits.

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