When Human Height and Pigeon Mass Matter

The results of a new study about dominance in homing pigeon groups can be compared to the significance of differences in human height.

Why the Pandemic Might Be Worse for Women

Looking at women’s work as mothers and healthcare providers during pandemic lockdowns, we see that the burden reflects a gender divide.

Where Less Internet Access Creates a Bigger “Homework Gap”

Unequal internet access in the U.S. and beyond has created a remote learning “homework gap” that relates to geography and income.

What We Lose When Women Are Interrupted

The male justices on the Supreme Court have a history of interrupting women on the Court more frequently than they interrupt other men.

The Innovations That a Pandemic Inspires

During wartime, recessions, and now a pandemic, big and small firms have the incentive to create innovations that respond to the disaster.

Why Do the Rich Believe They Became Rich?

A recent study provides insight about income inequality by asking if we believe financial success comes from our own effort or the environment.

The Mystery of the Disappearing Female CEO

Confirming the gender gap at the top, the NY Times Glass Ceiling Index compares the number of Fortune 500 female CEOs and Fortune 500 male CEOs named John.

The Choice Fatigue That Exhausts Us

Making decision after decision everyday on what to wear, what to eat, what to read, and what to watch, we create more choice fatigue.

Why Prisoners Need Barista Skills

Echoing the rehabilitation emphasized by Norway’s prison system, barista skills are taught to some inmates at Rikers Island.

The Self-Promotion Gender Gap

Hoping to understand differences in the workplace, a recent study looked at whether women tend to engage in less self-promotion than men.