Science & Society

Spike In Celebrity Suicides During COVID-19 May Bring Focus On Depression In Pregnant Women Too

There have been more celebrity suicides during the COVID-19 pandemic and while tragic, they may help to bring great awareness to the risks of depression and anxiety in other populations at all times. Such as pregnant and postpartum women. ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2020 - 1:14pm

Coronavirus Has Seen A Surge In Phone Scams: Here's How To Spot And Foil Them

Most of us have experienced unwanted calls at home. This is in spite of efforts by regulators, including the Information Commissioner’s Office and Ofcom, whose most recent report shows that around half of the UK population still receive nuisance calls. Ma ...

Article - The Conversation - Jun 25 2020 - 8:49am

Would More Women In Academic Medicine Leadership Roles Have Improved Coronavirus Response?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were shown to be a bureaucratic mess when the coronavirus pandemic hit- refusing to send coronavirus tests unless hospitals first proved proved patients had coronavirus, then sending faulty reagents ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 25 2020 - 12:04pm

Will The Media Retract Their 'Breathless' Warnings Of Insect Armageddon?

Are insects facing survival challenges? Of course, the evidence in support of reasonable concerns is overwhelming. The important questions are: how serious is the decline; is it accelerating; what are its causes; and how can we address them? Those are not ...

Article - Jon Entine - Jun 29 2020 - 10:05am

The Earth IS Round: Prove It To Yourself 

F lat earthers are a thing in 2020.  Here is a simple do at home proof it is round given a large enough area of apparently flat land. Take a tripod like one would use for a camera and mount a laser pointer on it.  Lasers have the feature of being very wel ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jul 1 2020 - 7:25pm

Sorry Science, By High School 4X As Many Women As Men Want To Enter Medical Fields Instead

There are more women getting degrees in the life science, social science, and pre-med fields, while more men graduate in engineering and physics. Some contend that is gender bias introduced at a young age, but since education is 70 percent women it is diff ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 2 2020 - 1:49pm

White Fragility: So Many Opinions From People Who Have Clearly Not Read The Book. More OPINION

W hite Fragility by Robin DiAngelo for quite a while.  While I have not read it I did watch a very long presentation by DiAngelo on the book which has to be the next best thing.  She is a brilliant presenter, and anyone be you Kyle Kulinski or Tucker Carl ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jul 8 2020 - 9:01pm

How Victorian Writers Navigated Censorship And Suppression Of Free Speech

In an open letter published in Harper’s Magazine, 152 writers, including JK Rowling and Margaret Atwood, claim that a climate of “censoriousness” is pervading liberal culture, the latest contribution to an ongoing debate about freedom of speech online. ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 10 2020 - 3:58pm

That Face Mask May Have Been Made With Slave Labor

From July 24, people in England will have to wear a face mask when inside shops, as well as on public transport. This brings England in line with many other countries that have similar rules already in place. ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 15 2020 - 10:08am

'It's Working' Can Be Destructive- 10 Ways To Get Good At Constructively Disagreeing

In many groups, everyone seems to agree more or less all the time. Meetings are dominated by a few individuals or even one while everyone else plays along- until you talk to people individually.   Why does such meeting inertia happen? For some, voicing dis ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 22 2020 - 10:05am