Why parents and Michigan Radio say Malcolm Gladwell used their interviews out of context.
Bethany Brookshire"Those who are upset with Gladwell are mad because they claim he used the quotes out of context to paint a picture that the parents enabled Nassar's sexual assault by staying silent."
A recent study suggests that after prominent scientists die, their fields see an influx of work from lesser-known researchers.
Bethany BrookshireAcademics may have heard that science progresses one death at a time (usually the death of an old famous white guy).
...but has anyone actually done that math? YES! I love that someone went there. At @undarkmag
Just because rich white dudes in Silicon Valley do it doesn't mean it's smart.
Or makes sense at all.
"Dopamine fasting" is 1) illogical 2) massively neuroscientifically ill-informed 3) Not worth media coverage, let alone the NYT.
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.'”
Gun violence research is stifled by funding shortfalls and limitations on data access.
Bethany Brookshire“People think that in order to fix gun violence, we need to fix the mental health care system,” Swanson says. That’s wrong, he argues. “It’s a diversion from talking about guns.”
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."