During his nine-month fellowship, Masood intends to track down every living Harvard and MIT scientist persecuted under McCarthyism; many have never publicly told their stories.
While doctors often prescribe opioids for chronic pain, there is a lack of information about how — or even whether — a patient should use them. “We have a big problem in public education in this country,” Carr says.
What makes a great science story? Jane Qiu’s award-winning saga of Tibetan livestock herders gets a thorough annotation in The Open Notebook. And Rowan Jacobsen talks about a crop that “smells like a sea breeze skipping over the shore.”
“‘What if we build a website that just makes FOIA as it should be? Then we’ll take care of all the messy back-end stuff and manage that process for people.”