After the revelations of sexual misconduct allegations involving film producer Harvey Weinstein, the widespread #MeToo sexual abuse awareness movement has brought to light many more allegations of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. When […]
Month: January 2018
Q+A: How Do Flu Shots Work? And Why Do They Fail?
Entire classes of students calling out sick. Young, healthy adults dying. Hospitals overwhelmed with too many patients and not enough IV bags. Illness is plaguing thousands of Americans during what officials say is the worst […]
Undressing this Year’s Olympic High Fashion
The 2018 Winter Olympic Games will begin in less than 10 days and its athletes aren’t the only ones vying for the best scores. Ralph Lauren partnered with the United States Olympic Committee to become […]
Media Watch: Academy Scientist Explains Fish Urban Legends on Netflix
In a new Netflix series, an Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University ichthyologist upacks the stories of several fish that have transcended from the water to our mythos. Mark Sabaj, PhD, interim curator of […]
Q&A: 50 Years After the First Heart Transplant, What’s Changed?
This month marks 50 years since surgeons at Stanford University placed the heart of a 43-year-old man in a 54-year-old patient — the first adult heart transplant performed in the United States. That surgery followed […]
4 Ways Climate Change Can Affect the Brain
The typical images that “climate change” conjures include disappearing coastlines and melting polar ice. But what about animals’ brains — including our own? Can they be affected by the changing climate? Sean O’Donnell, PhD, professor […]
Media Watch: Spotify’s $1.6 Billion Metadata Problem
Music-streaming giant Spotify is being sued for $1.6 billion for failing to properly obtain licensing for more than 10,000 songs. While the suit could be a speedbump in the company’s path to going public, it […]
Quick Take: Drinking ‘raw water’ is more risk than reward
People following the new trend of drinking untreated, unfiltered water — as a healthier alternative to the tap — could actually be exposing themselves to a number of contaminants. A recent New York Times story […]