Quickies: Sighs, more scientist sexual misconduct, and space tourism
- A sigh’s not just a sigh – “Californian scientists have identified the source of the sigh. It is not just a response to sadness, depression or despair: it is, also, they report, a life-sustaining reflex that helps preserve lung function.”
- Iranian newscaster for state TV flees country after disclosing years of sexual harassment at work – “Two of Sheena Shirani’s supervisors have been suspended after she shared an audio recording and dozens of messages on Facebook from one of them demanding sex from her.” From Mary.
- Another famous scientist investigated for sexual misconduct – “Brian Richmond, a paleoanthropologist at the American Museum of Natural History, has been repeatedly investigated for sexual misconduct, according to an article in the journal Science.” From Courtney.
- NASA’s space tourism posters – So pretty!