Day: June 28, 2019

Your Secret War

Think of a dozen researcher thought leaders — researchers who are changing public conversations through their ideas, arguments and solutions. Write their names down. How many are female? How many are minority? Why are those numbers so low? Now try to name a dozen female and minority researcher thought leaders, and ask your colleagues to do the same.…

More Skull Horns in Our Future

The political commentator Alexander Cockburn used to say: Newspaper corrections exist to make you believe everything else in the paper is true.

That’s the way I feel about the skull horn study and the science-media-industrial promotion complex today.

ICYMI: a 2018 study in Scientific Reports that found frequent instances of growth of a bone spur at the back of people’s heads across all demographic groups suddenly got global attention last week through these BBC and Washington Post reports.…