After hearing horror stories from colleagues who’d experienced sexual harassment out in the field, anthropologist Kate Clancy decided to investigate the extent of the problem. With two other researchers, she surveyed 142 men and 516 women, mostly from anthropology and archaeology. She found that 71 percent of the women and 41 percent of the men had experienced sexual harassment during field studies.
26 percent of women and 6 percent of men reported inappropriate touching or other forms of
On Monday, I raised questions about when it's appropriate to give voice to climate and vaccine denialists. I hung the discussion on two stories: A profile of climate-denier John Christy in The New York Times, which I thought was inappropriate; and a profile of vaccine-denier Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in The Washington Post, which I thought was appropriate.
I was shocked, shocked! to discover that not everyone agreed.
The author of the Kennedy piece, Keith Kloor, acknowledged some of the responses
Emily Hughes brings us tales of adventure and discovery from the Australian Outback as she and her mother search for unbelievably ancient fossils. Pteridiniums are ancient organisms full of mystery—and those found in the Outback are much older than anyone previously thought.
I am visiting the Iberian Peninsula this week en route to the 14th Rodens et Spatium conference in Portugal. Today in Valencia I am looking out over the Western Mediterranean basin. This area is steeped in human history, including upon its hundreds of islands. Romans colonised these parts over 2,000 years ago, and like everywhere…