FULL SHOW: March 10, 2019

Mar 10, 2019

Neuroscientist BethAnn McLaughlin has been recognized for her work against sexual harassment in science, but may lose her research position at Vanderbilt University.
Credit Jon Tadiello, MIT Media Lab / https://goo.gl/ZQEsmd

"The take-home message for anyone watching this from afar is: 'Ooh, you take a lot of risk when you report in a sexual harassment investigation.'"  - Meredith Wadman

This week on Living Lab Radio:

  • In a tour of recent headlines, Anna Nagle of Nature explains how researchers have cleared two patients of HIV, given mice night-vision (without goggles), and gotten THC from yeast.
  • Reporter Meredith Wadman tells the cautionary tale of BethAnn McLaughlin, a neuroscientist and prominent #MeTooSTEM activist who may lose her research position at Vanderbilt University.
  • Geographer Doreen Boyd shares how satellites are revealing modern slavery, from brick-making to mining and fishing.
  • Leila Kinney of MIT's Center for Art, Science and Technology describes work at the intersection of art and artificial intelligence.