This scientist busts myths about how humans burn calories—and why | Science

A version of this story appeared in Science, Vol 375, Issue 6582. On a warm Wednesday morning in October, Herman Pontzer puts on a wrinkled lab coat, adjusts his mask, and heads into his lab at Duke University, hoping to stress out a student. An undergraduate named Christina is resting on a lab table with … Read more

What myths of warrior women tell us about identity and gender politics

From Amazon warriors to pugilistic matriarchs, stories of female fighters abound. Where do they come from and what can they tell us about gender equality, past, present and future, asks Laura Spinney Humans | Columnist 9 February 2022 By Laura Spinney Adam Eastland Art + Architecture/Alamy Source: THERE can be few myths as ingrained … Read more

‘Don’t Look Up’ Illustrates 5 Myths that Fuel Rejection of Science

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Every disaster movie seems to open with a scientist being ignored. “Don’t Look Up” is no exception—in fact, people ignoring or flat out denying scientific evidence is the point. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers who make a literally … Read more