Dr. Julie Klinger is featured on Sinica podcast about rare earths

This week on Sinica, Kaiser chatted with Dr. Julie Klinger.

Have a listen as Dr. Klinger talks about “rare earths — a family of 17 elements that are essential to the function of modern industry and are indispensable in everyday technology. Julie debunks many of the myths surrounding China and rare earths, and lays out her ideas about why, despite the relative ubiquity of mineable rare earth deposits, China has dominated production of these vitally important minerals for decades. ”

Link to podcast here.

Structural racism in the U.S. is killing the black body

Simone Landrum getting a prenatal massage. Credit LaToya Ruby Frazier for The New York Times

Maternal mortality rates among Black women are extraordinarily high in the U.S. Additionally, according to the March of Dimes, Black women experience premature births at a rate that is 49% higher than any other group.

Read this stunning piece from Linda Villarosa featured in the New York Times Magazine (April 11, 2018).