Category Archives: Art & Culture

The House Wren: The Unjustly Accused


Audubon — In the 1920s, ornithologist Althea Sherman was horrified to find House Wrens poking holes in the eggs of their neighbors. But is the bird a “demon,” as she claimed?

Honor Before Death? Not For Female Scientists

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Bitch — Marthe Gautier discovered the genetic cause of Down’s Syndrome. But a man took credit for her work and continues to today.

Is Drugstore Shampoo Really Inferior To The Pricey Stuff?


Refinery 29 — There are fewer differences between shampoos and conditioners than marketers would have you believe.

The Enchanting Sea Monsters on Medieval Maps – Smithsonian


  Smithsonian — Fictitious animals on 16th and early 17th century maps hint at how people’s perception of the ocean has changed over time

The Gorgeous Shapes of Sea Butterflies


Smithsonian — Cornelia Kavanagh’s sculptures magnify tiny sea butterflies—ocean acidification’s unlikely mascots—hundreds of times

Amazing Sea Butterflies Are the Ocean’s Canary in the Coal Mine


  Smithsonian — These delicate and stunning creatures are offering Smithsonian scientists a warning sign for the world’s waters turning more acidic

Graphic design in pharma ads traces the history of healthcare – Nature Medicine

Ad for Roche by Aldo Calabresi for Studio Boggeri, photo by Sergio Libis, 1959

Nature Medicine — Unrecognizable today, early drug ads were bold, colorful statements for the nascent field of graphic design.

Rick Perry isn’t the only one getting pharmaceutical donations


Nature Medicine — The pharmaceutical industry contributed more than $30 million to political causes during the 2010 election cycle alone.