Monthly Archives: June 2015

She Blinded Me with Social Science

Recently, British scientist Sir Tim Hunt made an announcement about the “trouble” with women in scientific professions: “You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them, they cry.” Because the year is 2015 and not 1965, most people were not happy with Hunt’s assessment. In true Internet form, female scientists […]

The Media on Science

A person’s response to science depends largely on the medium in which the science is communicated. Rarely does the public hear about the everyday events in a laboratory; breakthroughs or merely interesting results are translated many times before the public hears of them. The journey of a piece of data is like a game of Telephone: it starts in the […]