Science & Society

Far More Taxpayer Funded Science Has Become Free To Read Thanks To Coronavirus- That May Be Here To Stay

Scientific publishing is not known for moving rapidly. In normal times, publishing new research can take months, if not years. Researchers prepare a first version of a paper on new findings and submit it to a journal, where it is often rejected, before be ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 28 2020 - 5:31am

Coronavirus Has Given Telemedicine New Life- But We Should Stop Penalizing Specialists Who Do It

In a COVID-19 world, you may not want to visit a doctor but that doesn't mean you have to avoid seeing one.  A new RAND evaluation recommends that clinics even hire a telemedicine coordinator to head their efforts and that they consider offering telem ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2020 - 12:39pm

Coronavirus Gives Us The Chance To Rethink Letting Kids Play Outside Unsupervised

Most adults will remember spending much of their childhood playing outdoors without much parental supervision. But fears for children’s safety plus the demands of modern life mean many parents don’t allow their children the same freedoms. ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 4 2020 - 4:03pm

Reflections On The Statement “The IAU Has A Clear Ideology About Inclusion That Has To Be Accepted By All Its Members"

POLITICIZATION OF SCIENCE. Reflections on the statement “The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has a clear ideology about Inclusion that has to be accepted by all its members” There are epochs in which science, academia and all intellectual activities ...

Article - Martín López Corr... - Aug 11 2020 - 7:02am

If We Want The Next Generation To Care About Nature Let Kids Enjoy It Unsupervised

Few care about nature as much as hunters, fishers, and other outdoor sporting enthusiasts. Yet, that is the opposite of the narrative created by more militant environmental groups, who promote the belief that land must be untouched by people and legally of ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 13 2020 - 8:40am

Academic Surgery Has Fewer Women, But They Get More NIH Grants

There are disparities in many fields of academia; physics has fewer women, for example, while psychology has fewer men. Some contend that is due to discomfort in not having equal representation. But fewer members of the same sex is assuaged if there is mor ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 25 2020 - 5:31am

Black Linguistic Justice And The Racism Of Lowered Expectations

S tandard English exist because not everyone in the world who uses English is a native speaker of English.  According to a group of English writing instructors it is racist to expect that in formal academic writing expecting standard English is racist.    ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Aug 25 2020 - 12:26pm

FDA Bureaucracy Was Unprepared For A COVID-19 Vaccine- Here Is How To Fix It

In late March of 2020, the Food and Drug Administration gave Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19. The drug is already used off-label for diseases like arthritis and given how it behaves with ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 1 2020 - 3:45pm

COVID-19: Did New York And California Achieve Herd Immunity?

Findings based on a SIR (Susceptible, Infectious or Recovered) Model of Infection Dynamics, commonly used to determine infection scenarios, including COVID-19, and presented at the Artificial Intelligence and the Coronavirus workshop at the International C ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 3 2020 - 5:25pm

COVID-19 Pandemic And Declines In Coffee Consumption Have Left Millions Struggling To Make A Living

The reopening of cafes has been one of the highlights of relaxed COVID-19 restrictions for many Australians. During lockdowns, long queues for takeaway coffee were testimony to caffeine’s relevance to our lives. ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 6 2020 - 6:49pm