Science

The Chewing Sound and the Fury
What if small, everyday noises ruined your life?
July 18, 2013

What if small, everyday noises ruined your life?

The New Puritans
When did liberals become so uptight?
July 15, 2013

When I read last month that voters in Portland, Oregon, had defeated a bill that would have fluoridated their drinking water, I was reminded of my first experience with an anti-fluoridation wacko.

Does a Popular Form of In Vitro Fertilization Cause Autism?
July 04, 2013

There’s been a lot of chatter these past few weeks about an Atlantic article by Jean Twenge called “How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?” In it she debunks some of the research underlying the claim that women’s fertility declines steeply after 35.

The Volume-Driven Life
Imagine how much happier you’d be if you could just adjust the sound
July 04, 2013

Imagine how much happier you’d be if you could just adjust the sound.

Jesus and Moses Went on Cleanses
That doesn't mean you should
June 21, 2013

Scientifically sound resolution: Avoid this idiotic modern craze

Explaining the Global Warming Hiatus
Grappling with climate-change nuance in a toxic political environment
June 18, 2013

Its a climate-change mystery: As global warming has plateaued, scientists are more certain than ever about the long term trend. But where did the heat go?

Did Ritalin Make Kids in Quebec Dumber?
June 14, 2013

ADHD meds like Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, and Vyvanse have been called "smart pills" for their ability to bestow superhuman powers of concentration. In the U.S.

The Supreme Court Reveals its Ignorance of Genetics
June 13, 2013

The Supreme Court decided today that human gene sequences cannot be patented, invalidating some of Myriad Genetics's patent claims on the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2.

The Lethality of Loneliness
We now know how it can ravage our body and brain
May 13, 2013

For the first time in history, we understand how isolation can ravage the body and brain. Now, what should we do about it?

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