This Week in Research | February 20–24, 2017
What’s cool this week in research, science, data, and culture
• The value of duck sex research versus a skeptical Congress | ArsTechnica
How research becomes distorted by politics. In this article, misunderstandings about why certain research is being conducted is used as fuel for “wasteful research spending.” (Relevant to lesson #4 and lesson #5 in The Citizen’s Guide to Research.)
A fascinating look into the “dark web,” being mapped by internet geographers. Tracing the happenings of secret cyberspace to the physical world is no easy task.
Science pioneer Mildred Dresselhaus died this week; read this article about her groundbreaking, fascinating career.
• A Growing Archive of Global Street Music | Atlas Obscura
A really cool archive project called the #StreetMusicMap, created by journalism fellow Daniel Bacchieri. Check out the article to find out how to watch or listen to street music from around the world.