Author Archives: Cristine Russell

Jaws: Classic Film, Crummy Science

Forty-five years after the movie made everyone afraid to wade into the ocean, it’s not too late to remind viewers of the truth about sharks

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The Film Radioactive Shows How Marie Curie Was a “Woman of the Future”

A world-famous scientist is depicted with a nuance befitting both her achievements and her struggles

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Living with Fire in Northern California

A wave of conflagrations has altered both the land and human psyches 

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Nature’s Response to the Catastrophic California Wildfires

Damage from the Tubbs fire in October now presents a rare opportunity to learn about the behavior of wildfire, its ecological aftermath and how we live with fire

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Confronting Sexual Harassment in Science

It’s not just movie moguls and politicians; the problem is rampant in STEM fields as well. But recent moves by major organizations could mark a sea change in addressing this entrenched,…

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