1. storm sexism

    Female-Named Hurricanes Are Deadlier

    Talk about a femme fatale. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that hurricanes with female names are historically more deadly because people don't take them as seriously. “[Our] model suggests that changing a severe hurricane’s name from Charley … to Eloise … could nearly triple its death toll,” researchers from the University of Illinois and Arizona State University write in their report. Of the 47 most-damaging hurricanes between 1950 and 2012, storms with male names produced an average of 23 deaths, while those with feminine names killed 45 people on average.

    Read it at The Washington Post