Here are the best stories published on Pacific Standard this week:
- "How Journalists Can Help Hold Scientists Accountable," by Michael Schulson
Amid the so-called replication crisis, could better investigative reporting be the answer? Maybe it’s time for journalists and scientists to work more closely together.
- "What Motivates Extreme Self-Sacrifice?," by Harvey Whitehouse
New work in the field of anthropology says violent extremism isn't really motivated by religion—but by fusion with the group.
- "Learning to Talk With Noah," by Lyz Lenz
My brother has Down syndrome and happens to be non-verbal. I've spent 20 years learning new ways to listen.
- "Who Birthed the Anti-Trans Bathroom Panic?," by Melissa Gira Grant
Conservatives and religious groups are borrowing myths about transgender people from feminists.
- "The Coyote Whisperer" by Shelby Carpenter
As more and more coyotes move into San Francisco's urban core, one woman is bent on teaching the city how to peacefully co-exist with the animals.