Health and Science
Health and Science
Medical Examiner
Aug. 5 2016 2:09 PMGet Thee to a HospitalDon’t worry: Medical error is not actually the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 5 2016 9:00 AMThe Perseid Meteor Shower May Have a Strong Outburst of Shooting Stars This Year. Here’s How to Watch.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 4 2016 2:59 PMString of LiesOur confusion over dental floss is the result of years of biased research, thanks to the war between floss and mouthwash.
Science
Aug. 4 2016 8:00 AMCan Young Blood Make You Live Longer?The science doesn’t need fact-checking as much as the ethics do.
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 3 2016 9:00 AMSpaceX Test Fires a Second-Hand Booster That Returned to Earth.
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 2 2016 9:00 AMBlue Origin Reports the Parachute Failure Test Was a Success
Medical Examiner
Aug. 1 2016 8:02 AMStop Measuring Pregnancy in Months!One doctor’s plea against this inaccurate—and misleading—way of talking about human gestation.
Bad Astronomy
July 30 2016 9:15 AMTake a Wine-Drinking Science Vacation
Science
July 29 2016 10:04 AMThe Bees Are All RightAfter years of uncertainty, honeybees appear poised to recover from collapse.
Science
July 28 2016 2:06 PMKen Ham Is Luring Public Schools to His Creationist MuseumHe’s lowered the price to his life-size Noah’s Ark replica to just $1 per student.
Bad Astronomy
July 28 2016 9:00 AMThe Corpse of a Dead Star Zaps Its Companion With a Death Ray
Medical Examiner
July 27 2016 9:15 AMHave Humans Finally Reached Peak Height?People living in developed countries seem to be about as tall as they’re going to get.
Science
July 26 2016 9:15 AMWhy Would a Pirate Ship Want Insurance?The bizarre case of the self-sunk illegal Thunder and recent research show that insurers still cover illegal fishers, to the illegal fishers’ benefit.
Science
July 25 2016 8:03 PMThe Climate Change ElectionHillary needs to realize—soon—that her chances of becoming president hinge on climate voters.
Bad Astronomy
July 25 2016 9:00 AMMore Evidence That Dinosaurs Suffered a One-Two Extinction Punch
Science
Aug. 5 2016 1:08 PMFake Fish Habitat, Brought to You by BP Relief MoneyBP money is supposed to restore the gulf, but environmentally questionable artificial reefs may not be helping.
Science
Aug. 4 2016 3:02 PMWhen Humans Play GodBiocontrol seems to be the height of human narcissism. It also works.
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 4 2016 9:00 AMSenior House Republican Says Earth Is Cooling. Seriously. She Keeps Saying It, Too.
Science
Aug. 3 2016 9:30 AMCould Labels Indicate That GMOs Are a Good Thing?Soylent’s public embrace of GMOs offers a possible way forward.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 2 2016 4:53 PMFlorida’s Zika Outbreak Was ExpectedAnd it is being quickly contained. This isn’t the case in Puerto Rico—why?
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 1 2016 9:00 AMX Marks the Spot of a Giant Peanut in the Center of Our Galaxy. Yes, Seriously.
Bad Astronomy
July 31 2016 9:15 AMHelp Make Women NASA Lego Minifigs a Reality
Science
July 29 2016 4:49 PM“I Believe in Science” Should Not Be a ShowstopperThe reaction to Hillary’s great line shows us just how terrifying this election is.
Bad Astronomy
July 29 2016 9:00 AMSpectacular Videos of a Re-Entering Chinese Rocket Booster Lighting Up U.S. Skies
Medical Examiner
July 28 2016 9:30 AMFewer Than 100 Zika Cases Will Come From the Rio OlympicsIn fact, it could be as few as six.
Medical Examiner
July 27 2016 12:40 PMBeing Transgender Is Not a Mental DisorderThe World Health Organization might finally update its outdated and absurd categorization. It’s about time.
Bad Astronomy
July 27 2016 9:00 AMWhy Doesn’t Ceres Have Any Really Big Craters?
Bad Astronomy
July 26 2016 9:00 AMAsteroid Collisions Create a Forbidden Crystal
Science
July 25 2016 9:39 AMWas This Study Even Peer-Reviewed?How journalists should write about unpublished scientific research.
Medical Examiner
July 25 2016 7:16 AMThe Vaccination Double StandardDespite years of research, there’s no good way to convince anti-vaxxers of the truth. It’s time to make vaccination mandatory for all kids.

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