Hunter Thompson: Rich Cohen’s Gonzo Nights recounts Thompson’s sad end, subsumed in the persona he created through drinking, drugs — and his words.

For Women in Sciences, Slow Progress in Academia:

Women applying for a postdoctoral fellowship had to be 2.5 times as productive to receive the same competence score as the average male applicant…. “I vastly underestimated the problem,” Professor Hochster said. “People tend to think that if there’s a problem, it’s with a few old-fashioned people with old-fashioned ideas. That’s not true. Everybody has unconscious gender bias. It shows up in every study.”

It’s not a question of whether there are differences between the genders — there certainly are — but whether there are differences in attitudes that work against the supposedly meritocratic system of doing science.