- "Girls’ comparative advantage in reading can largely explain the gender gap in math-related fields" by Breda and Napp (2019), PNAS. Very interesting paper that the difference in reading abilities between boys and girls in early age can explain the gender gap in math-career and intentions. I am not 100% sure what is policy implication given the complexity of the issue e.g. family planning, but authors argue "to better inform students regarding the returns to different fields of study, something that is likely to trigger large effects on educational choices". Indeed, informational treatment can improve job prospects in general population and Breda et al. (2018) show that in girls. However, do we improve them or bias?
- "A project-management tool from the tech industry could benefit your lab" by David Adam (2019), Nature. A friend of mine pointed out to me a "Scrum" as useful tool to for project management used in the industry. It is interesting to see that advocates of this approach in science.