The pursuit of money from wealthy donors distorts the research process—and yields flashy projects that don’t help and don’t work.
Bethany BrookshireHow do we stop sugar-daddy science? The only long-term solution is to bring back federal funding so researchers can stop relying on donations from the beneficiaries of widening inequality.
I spend 15 times more than my husband when it comes to personal grooming. But finance experts don’t often talk about the professional cost of opting out.
Bethany Brookshire“The whole ‘Don’t wear makeup if you want to save money’ is not an option for a lot of people. It’s also demeaning. It pits this sort of ‘I’m the smart cool girl who doesn’t wear makeup’ to ‘Well, you’re the brainwashed girl who does wear makeup.'”
Cutting down trees at the current rate could lead to runaway deforestation, environmentalists say. But President Bolsonaro is sticking to his promise to curb enforcement.
Bethany Brookshire"Brazil’s part of the Amazon has lost more than 1,330 square miles of forest cover since Mr. Bolsonaro took office in January, a 39 percent increase over the same period last year."
Nearly a year after flames consumed Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, researchers are struggling to revive their work and resume their lives.
Bethany BrookshireBrazil's National Museum burned a year ago. Scientists are still sifting through the wreckage to find things that made it through. This piece is full of lovely and heartbreaking moments.
“The more I age, the more I advance. The more I advance, the more I realize how living my life in the constraints of other’s opinions or wants or d...
Bethany Brookshire"Women tend to be over-mentored and under-sponsored. Sponsorship is when someone offers you opportunities that directly affect your promotion in your career. It’s unique because it actually results in you leveling up."
Rejecting notions about how they should present themselves as female athletes, the women are turning to colorful hair and bold lips to showcase their style and enhance performance.
Bethany BrookshireThese are the best female soccer players in the world. They wear what they want. Some people object. Because no matter what choice a woman makes, it's the wrong one.
I love their confidence. And I wish I could wear a platinum/pink pixie cut.
Neck strain and bone spurs are certainly possible from poor posture, but some experts doubt that cellphones are the only culprit.
Bethany BrookshireNo you are probably not growing horns from looking at your phone yeesh honestly people.
Also, writers! READ SCIENTIFIC PAPERS WITH SKEPTICISM PLEASE.
And I mean if you're GOING to grow horns at least grow them somewhere where they look cool.
Mauricio Urbina was trying to save the planet on the day he realized he was simultaneously destroying it. A biologist who studies the bodies of fish and other s…
Bethany BrookshireScience wastes a LOT of power and produces a lot of plastic. "tackling that full scale, for real-real? Well, it becomes a mess, because the environmental damage we don’t like is deeply embedded in our lifestyles. " By @maggiekb1
In neurobiological studies, male lab animals tend to outnumber females, which are considered too hormonal. Scientists say it’s time for that myth to go.
Bethany BrookshireScientists have worried for years that female animals are just too hormonal to study. So males outnumber females by 5.5 to 1.
Guess what? Males are hormonal too. So lets' study female animals already.