Tag Archives: Science

Students eat junk. Can science help?

For 10 weeks, five days a week, four hours a day, three years ago, Matheus Mistura, a decorated grad student with a glittering academic career, stood next to a hot table in a cramped cafeteria peeping at students’ plates. On cold days and on hot, on rainy days and clear days and days when he’d… Read More »

The dubious science behind Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s $5K anti-radiation ‘tinfoil tent’

Jack Dorsey — Twitter CEO and aficionado of dubious “wellness” trends — has revealed he likes to sit in a US$ 5,499 tent in his garage. The “Faraday sauna” is made of steel-infused “grounding fabric” designed to block electromagnetic fields (EMF). Dorsey claimed on a recent podcast that his regular 30-minute retreats into the sauna… Read More »

A global database of women scientists is diversifying the face of science

Underrepresentation of women scientists in the public sphere perpetuates the stereotype of the white male scientist and fails both to reflect the true diversity of people practicing science today and to encourage more diversity. In a new article publishing April 23 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, Dr. Elizabeth McCullagh and colleagues from the grassroots… Read More »