The Persistent Myth of Persistence Hunting

Despite the idea’s foothold in popular culture, however, there is no hard evidence that ancient humans were persistence hunters, much less that persistence hunting shaped evolutionary traits. In fact, what evidence there is doesn’t support the notion that early humans acquired their meaty meals through feats of running endurance; it flatly contradicts it.

A Commitment to Gender Diversity in Peer Review

The Cell team recently took a look at our reviewer pool for the papers we were sending out for peer review. It was immediately obvious that our choices were skewed toward American, male reviewers…

Given Cell’s scope as a journal, we can and should do much better in getting the expertise and voice of female researchers.

Facing the Great Reckoning Head-On

dana boyd:

Last night, I was honored by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Alongside Oakland Privacy and William Gibson, I received a 2019 Barlow/Pioneer Award. I was asked to give a speech. As I reflected on what got me to this place, I realized I needed to reckon with how I have benefited from men whose actions have helped uphold a patriarchal system that has hurt so many people. I needed to face my past in order to find a way to create space to move forward.

Breakthrough Prize 2020

Winners Of The 2020 Breakthrough Prize In Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics And Mathematics Announced