October 21, 2013 Do we need to diversify perceptions of science? Or should we "coolify" stereotypes of geeky scientists? Can we do both? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers what contemporary psychology can tell us about the implications of each approach.
October 9, 2013 Science and the people who practice it are both an everyday fact and a mystery for most of us. So, how can science attract talent and continue to thrive if it remains an enigma? Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says that, first, it must reach out to the public and set them straight: scientists are regular people, too.
July 19, 2013 Also: Martin Amis talks about the "burden" of his famous surname; a new study says children's books reinforce gender stereotypes.
July 8, 2011 When Parkinson's disease affects patients' expressions, it can be hard for doctors to assess them. Cultural and and gender stereotypes can further complicate the judgment.