Thank you for being a subscriber - we couldn't do it without you! - Susan and Pascale

Find this information useful? YubaNet is powered by your subscription

$
$
$

Your contribution is appreciated.

Posted inLife

Books: Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men – a review

Male bias pervades all areas of modern life and puts women at a serious disadvantage. Shutterstock Karen Boyle, University of Strathclyde Feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez’s latest book is an essential if enraging read. It might seem ironic that the central figure in Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men is […]

Posted inLife

US counties with more civic engagement tend to have more women on local company boards of directors

Women still have a long way to go to reach parity in the boardroom. Wanlee Prachyapanaprai/iStock via Getty Images Siri Terjesen, Florida Atlantic University; Hanna Silvola, Hanken School of Economics, and Mansoor Afzali, Hanken School of Economics The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea U.S. counties where people […]

Posted inLife

Our meat obsession is destroying the planet – the solution is to change how we see animals

Catherine Duxbury, University of Essex and Colin Samson, University of Essex Globally, we eat around 318 million tonnes of meat every year. By 2050, that figure is projected to reach 517 million tonnes. This rising number reflects how farming animals like pigs, chickens and cows for consumption by humans has been largely normalised as essential […]

Posted inLife

Young people reconnecting to ancestral food systems

Mariah Gladstone’s childhood laid the perfect foundations for the work she does these days, breathing new life into Indigenous Peoples’ food traditions through her online cooking show Indigikitchen. With her approach to sustainable diets, making use of pulses and other ancestral foods, Mariah became a Champion for the World Food Forum, a youth-led initiative launched […]

Posted inLife

National Park Service announces entrance fee-free days for 2022

The National Park Service will have five entrance fee-free days in 2022. The free admission days are designed to encourage discovery and visitation of the country’s variety of national parks. With at least one in every state, national parks are accessible places to visit to refresh body, mind and spirit. The free entrance dates for 2022 are:  Monday, January 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  Saturday, April […]

Posted inLife

Government-Funded Study Shows Unprecedented Decline in Marijuana Use By Young People

Data released today from the University of Michigan’s annual Monitoring the Future survey shows an unprecedented year-over-year decline in young people’s use of marijuana and other controlled substances. Authors reported, “The percentage of students who reported using marijuana (in all forms, including smoking and vaping) within the past year decreased significantly for eighth, 10th, and […]

Posted inLife

What’s the difference between a PCR and antigen COVID-19 test? A molecular biologist explains

All COVID-19 tests start with a sample, but the scientific process goes very differently after that. Morsa Images/Digital Vision via Getty Images Nathaniel Hafer, UMass Chan Medical School At this point in the pandemic, you or someone you know has probably received at least one COVID-19 test. But do you know which kind of test […]

Posted inLife

Keep your Thanksgiving Full of Turkey and Free from Foodborne Illness

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2021 — Next week, Americans will enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends. While the COVID-19 pandemic is still top-of-mind, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds us all that it’s also important to keep family and friends safe from foodborne illness this Thanksgiving. “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times to remind […]

Posted inLife

Mercedes Lackey Named the 38th SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) is proud to announce that Mercedes Lackey has been named the 38th Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of science fiction and fantasy.  The SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award recognizes “lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy.” It is named after […]