It’s not the first time masculine ideology has driven resistance to a public health initiative
Bethany Brookshire"These characters, you see, despite the copious body armor and weaponry they tote around in their films, would never, ever don simple barrier protection devices because viruses can sense fear." @ejwillingham is so good.
What’s different, in this moment, is that the editors of our country’s most esteemed outlets no longer hold a monopoly on publishing power.
Bethany BrookshireEvery. Word. Of. This. "the failure of the mainstream press to accurately cover black communities is intrinsically linked with its failure to employ, retain and listen to black people."
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers were searching for potential human pathogens in wild animals. They’ve found thousands
Bethany Brookshire“At the time it was disputed whether emerging infectious diseases really were one of the world’s biggest problems. Now everyone knows that.” Really great piece on outbreak prediction science by @marynmck
Black scientists are showcasing Black achievement — with birds
Bethany BrookshireLove this article on #BlackBirdersWeek cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/…
"The biggest thing that we want people to see is that nature is for everyone, outdoor spaces are for everyone. Nature is for everyone,"
My gateway bird was the red-winged blackbird.
Led by medieval texts, scientists hunted down a plant and used its fruit to make a blue watercolor with mysterious origins.
Bethany BrookshireI love this. Historians and chemists traced a blue color from ancient manuscripts to the berries of a tiny local weed! They harvested it and figured out how to make the color again.
Design expert Sara Little Turnbull was consulting for 3M in 1958 when she was tasked with creating a better bra cup. Eventually, her design would inspire the N95 mask.
Bethany BrookshireThe N95 was (A) designed by a woman who (B) worked for 3M in a time when women did not do that and who (C) was originally assigned to work on a bra cup.
The material she was interested in was called "Shapeen" and I really hope it's pronounced "Shay-PEEN"
There’s a video out there that claims to show a scientist being silenced by the government. I keep seeing people share it while saying things like “What do you think of this?” or “I don’t know if this is right, but it’s worth listening to.” If you...
What does it mean to be worth something? Or worth enough? Or worthless? What does it mean to earn a living?
Bethany BrookshireBeautiful and so true about academia. "I’ve wanted a job like this for so long, I barely even know why I want it anymore. I look at my hands. I can’t tell if they’re mine."
Also I'd take the heck out of that fairy tales class.
One day a highly contagious and lethal strain of influenza will sweep across all humanity, claiming millions of lives. It may arrive in months or not for years--but the next pandemic is inevitable. Are we ready?
August 14, 2015 - A rat's ribs are hinged at the spine, enabling it to easily squeeze through the tightest spaces—like the pipes draining your toilet. And rats are great swimmers too; they can hold their breath for up to three minutes. See how...
Bethany BrookshireSomeone literally put a rat through it's toiletry paces for this video. Also I know someone in it (not the rat I don't know the rat personally).
Rats are so genius you guys. Can wiggle through a space the size of a nickel.
An aquarium owner noticed his sea urchins covering themselves with rocks and other objects, so he started 3D printing goofy hats. But a marine biologist confirms that sea urchins are making more than fashion statements.
Bethany BrookshireSea urchins.
Tiny little cowboy hats and viking hats.
They put on their own hats.
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