Jan 05

Why we think the way we do about men, women and work

Should women work outside the home? Are they more competitive than men? Our attitudes toward these questions are invariably conditioned by social norms. That's why, argues Mukesh Eswaran, gender matters in economics. He's the author of the textbook of the…

Science Nov 03

If soil-dwelling fungi could dance, this is what they’d look like

In a scene from Uma Nagendra’s winning “Dance Your Ph.D.” performance, dancers in brown leotards slither on the floor, reaching for trapeze artists in green leggings dangling above them. The brown dancers are dangerous soil-dwelling fungi, trying to infect the…

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