Science & Society

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

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