Quickies: Science journalism, field work and periods, and more anti-trans bills
- How journalists can help hold scientists accountable – “As various commentators have observed, there’s probably no field of journalism that’s less skeptical, less critical, less given to investigative work, and less independent of its sources than science reporting. At even the most respected publications, science journalists tend to position themselves as translators, churning the technical language of scientific papers into summaries that are accessible to the public.” From Alex.
- Periods and fieldwork – “Field work can be the most exciting part of research science, but unfortunately there aren’t a lot of resources for adventurers when it comes to managing your period in oftentimes remote locations, which can lead to a lot of nervousness about your upcoming trip.”
- After North Carolina: 9 states have 14 anti-trans bills in the works – “Opening the floor for this kind of transphobic debate only preys on people’s ignorant fears and perpetuates the kind of untrue stereotypes that have led to a pandemic of violence against trans people, particularly black trans women.”
- The end of research in Wisconsin – “This past June, American academia went into an uproar over Gov. Scott Walker’s new budget in Wisconsin, which not only cut $250 million from higher education, but also severely weakened shared faculty governance and effectively destroyed professor tenure at state universities.”From Killyosaur.
- Cute Animal Friday! Easter came early for these animals at the Symbio Wildlife Park.