Living Lab Radio: September 15, 2019

Sep 15, 2019

Nearly two years after actress Alyssa Milano's tweet, studies are showing the impacts of the #MeToo movement.
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"What we're seeing in terms of social movements is just that with Twitter, and the Internet, and social media we have so much more power to share information like this, and to really create change. To me, it really shows how important people's voices are, and the strength in numbers and the power in supporting women." - Stephanie Johnson

This week on Living Lab Radio:

  • Nature senior reporter Heidi Ledford explains the bubbles at the center of the Milky Way, researchers’ responses to a new EPA policy limiting animal research, and other science headlines.

  • Eric Kort of Univeristy of Michigan explains why a new estimate of methane leaks in the northeast is both bad and good news. We may be emitting twice as much as the government’s official inventories indicate, but fixing leaks is a win-win.

  • Stephanie Johnson, of University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business, says her work suggests the #MeToo movement prompted a dramatic decline in sexual harassment in the workplace. However, it came with a backlash - more reports of generally hostile behavior towards women at work.

  • Kerry Whitaker of Sea Education Association is taking a tallship full of undergraduates to the world’s newest island. It’s just five years old, and NASA’s Jim Garvin says it could help explain the deep geological history of Mars (spoiler alert: Mars had oceans).