How One Giraffe Became More. Specifically, Four.Actually, what we thought of as a “giraffe” is four different species. How did scientists miss this?
Testing TraditionsThe World Health Organization has failed to apply scientific rigor to traditional medicines. That’s bad for everyone.
Zika Originated in Africa. Why Are We So Sure It’s Harmless There?Once again, the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Workplace Wellness Programs Are a ShamThey’re a waste of time and money, they don’t improve health outcomes, and they’re a front for shifting costs onto employees.
How I Learned to Love LiverDoes understanding what an organ does in the body make it taste better? For this medical student, it did.
MSNBC Should Not Replay Live Footage Each 9/11It may be good for ratings, but for those who were there—and even for many who weren’t—it can be traumatizing.
Climate Change Makes Flooding Like Louisiana’s More LikelyFloods that used to happen only every 50 years are now likely to happen every 30 years.
Friends Don’t Let Friends … Hold Onto Guns?Most gun deaths are suicides. A new program aimed at removing guns from at-risk people could help reduce this.
Food Stamp Users Should Be Able to Shop OnlineBut they shouldn’t feel pressure to spend their money on organic and gluten-free products that aren’t backed by science.
South Carolina’s Zika Prevention Backfires, Kills 2.5 Million BeesThis was definitely a mistake. But it is not a crisis.
Genetically Modified Bugs Are Great, but GMO Food Still Scares Us. Here’s Why.It’s all about risk assessment.
About That Mass Incident of Reindeer Death …Lightning strikes are not that unusual a cause of animal death. Unfortunately, climate change will make it worse.
Should Antarctica Play Host to Artists?At first, sending a commune of artists to the ice sounds insane. But it might not be such a bad idea.
Let It Burn?Our new policy to let forest fires burn is inspired by nature. Unfortunately, nature doesn’t always behave as we’d like.
Sad FaceAnother classic finding in psychology—that you can smile your way to happiness—just blew up. Is it time to panic yet?