The universality of “Boys Will Be Boys”

We have a column called “Boys Will Be Boys — Research by and for adolescent males of all ages and sexes“, that runs in every issue of our magazine, the Annals of Improbable Research.

Occasionally, someone complains that the column appeals only to males, males who are especially juvenile. But our experience with readers says otherwise. There are lots and lots of people — yes, of all ages and sexes — who send us reams and reams of juicy material for that column.

With that fact in mind, we happily bring your attention to this video, in which Carmen Drahl and Lauren Wolf, two renowned Chemical & Engineering News editors, discuss an essay that Wolf wrote recently:

BONUS: Their colleague Jeff Huber briefly discusses the situation.