To the list of differences between men and women, we can add one more: the drug-dose gender gap. Doctors and researchers increasingly understand that there can be striking variations in the way men and women respond to drugs, many of which are tested almost exclusively on males.
The New York Times examines a troubling gender gap in medicine.
As the commercial landscape for books continues to shift, a prominent literary web site, The Millions, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by getting into the publishing game…C. Max Magee, the site’s founder and editor, said the next book published will be ‘a work of science journalism that investigates a mystery that for many years stumped NASA and physicists around the world.’
“Literary Web Site Enters the E-Books Fray,” says The New York Times.
The world that fiction comes from is fragile. It melts into insignificance against the universe of what is clear and visible and known. It persists because it is based on the power of cadence and rhythm in language and these are mysterious and hard to defeat and keep in their place. The difference between fact and fiction is like the difference between land and water.
What Is Real Is Imagined by Colm Tóibín for The New York Times
I am finally going to meet the birth mother, at her request, at a mall in Paramus, N.J.
This piece by Jennifer Gilmore will have you dusty-eyed.