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How the People of Pompeii Really Died - The Atlantic
The initial images reveal two major surprises.

For one thing, these ancient people had “perfect teeth,” according to Agenzia Giornalistica Italia, a discovery that scientists linked to a healthy diet and high levels of fluorine in the air and water near the volcano.

The scans also support a theory that many of those who were killed after the eruption died from head injuries—caused by falling rock or collapsing infrastructure—and not from suffocation.
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yesterday by cmananian
RT : The first time ever today I told my mother about my role . As we went through the section bit by b…
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yesterday by freethinker
Changing demographics of scientific careers: The rise of the temporary workforce | PNAS
Contemporary science has been characterized by an exponential growth in publications and a rise of team science. At the same time, there has been an increase in the number of awarded PhD degrees, which has not been accompanied by a similar expansion in the number of academic positions. In such a competitive environment, an important measure of academic success is the ability to maintain a long active career in science. In this paper, we study workforce trends in three scientific disciplines over half a century. We find dramatic shortening of careers of scientists across all three disciplines. The time over which half of the cohort has left the field has shortened from 35 y in the 1960s to only 5 y in the 2010s. In addition, we find a rapid rise (from 25 to 60% since the 1960s) of a group of scientists who spend their entire career only as supporting authors without having led a publication. Altogether, the fraction of entering researchers who achieve full careers has diminished, while the class of temporary scientists has escalated.
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yesterday by basemaly
Chemistry prof sues for $20m over alleged gender discrimination
Univ of Arizona professor Katrina Miranda has sued the university over allegations of grossly underpaying female faculty and giving them inferior lab spaces (etc.) (published Dec. 2018)
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