The 'dangerous' myth of the mad scientist: Expert warns common misconception about lone researchers can cause public to reject facts

Picture a scientist. Seriously, right now. 
I'm not going to discuss the nature of the person that you have in your mind (although I am going to guess: White? Male? Crazy hair? That's not surprising, but another topic entirely).
I'm more curious about what they are doing.
It's a relatively safe bet that the scientist in your head is sitting somewhere in front of some very intimidating looking equipment, researching as hard as they can. 
WHY THE 'LONE GENIUS'  SCIENTIST MYTH IS DANGEROUS  Many people imagine scientists as lone, white men possessing crazy hair. 
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21 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 47
Source: Daily Mail

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