Is It a Bird? Is It an eVTOL?

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Years ago, while on a climbing course, I heard about a beginner who froze halfway up a rock face and refused to move. Fighting a rising sense of panic, he took out a comb and started to pull it through his hair. Kind suggestions from the instructors had no discernible effect. The climber remained stuck […]

Misogyny under the Microscope

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

‘Ben Barres gave a great seminar today,’ one gossipy neurobiologist was overheard remarking to another, ‘but then his work is much better than his sister’s.’ Such a casual aside might perhaps be dismissed with a shrug, but this was no ordinary put-down: Barres had recently changed gender, and, unknown to the gossip, his supposed sister, […]

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