A blog about the new, the odd, and the wonderful, with posts each Wednesday by Josie Glausiusz, who has written about every topic known to science, from physics to furry animals, for magazines that include Nature, National Geographic, Discover, and Wired. She is the co-author of Buzz: The Intimate Bond Between Humans and Insects.
With a little money and basic care, more mothers and babies could survive.
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
But what’s the upside for the curmudgeon?
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
It’s still not cut and dried
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Photos have value beyond expressions of self-adoration
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 06, 2015
And thanks to everyone who helped along the way
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Life expectancy is still low for young African-American males
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Medical care lags for this part of America’s population
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Do not attempt this experiment at home
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Where children can be victims
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Not the metaphorical kind
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
THIS WEEK’S ARCHIVE PICK
by Anne P. Beatty
As L.A. teachers prepare to go on strike, we’re revisiting an essay by Anne P. Beatty about her time teaching high school in South Central Los Angeles, where her homeroom class often paused for a moment of silence to mourn students who had died in drive-by shootings. Her students knew that this was not the case in wealthier school districts. “They knew that somewhere there were schools with computers that worked, just as they knew that somewhere it was safe to walk through the streets at night,” Beatty writes. “They knew it wasn’t normal for 16-year-olds to die.” But what she found shocking, her students had to learn to endure. “Apathy was involved in giving in to the violence, and there was despair over the prospect of a better future.”