Being a parent imposes restraints on soft as well as hard power. Continue reading
Nothing makes a parent smile like the sound of a child screaming… Continue reading
Generally, the people who are good at winning wars are not good at winning the peace. Continue reading
Simply professing a belief in equality doesn’t protect you from subliminal bias. Continue reading
One of the hardest things about parenting are the sick days. Continue reading
What do a group of male chauvinists do when they’re required to improve the gender ratio of their study section? TIR imagines the scene… Continue reading
The sordid revelations about Harvey Weinstein will come as little surprise to those in academia.
Moving is part of a modern scientific career. Nor is it uncommon to have a partner of a different nationality, to live and work abroad for years at a time, and to use a second language (often English) as a working language.
One of the best aspects of the scientific life is the opportunity it offers to see the world. Continue reading
The outcomes of the Brexit referendum in the UK and the presidential election in the USA have seen plenty of families being divided along political lines, but it’s worth remembering that science too can create schisms around the dinner table – and probably no topic is more divisive in this regard than evolution. Continue reading