Health and Science
Health and Science
Medical Examiner
Aug. 11 2017 5:54 AMSearching for My Summer Sole MateI love sandals, but they make my feet ache. So I went shoe shopping with a podiatrist and learned some things about commitment.
Science
Aug. 8 2017 3:35 PMHow My Costa Rican Neighbors Jolted Me Out of Climate Activist ApathyThey have a front-row seat to the havoc climate change is already causing. No wonder they’re moved to action.
Climate Desk
Aug. 8 2017 10:57 AMEmails Show USDA Staffers Discouraged From Using the Term Climate ChangeThe changes were announced soon after Trump’s inauguration.
Science
Aug. 7 2017 1:00 PMRising Seas Are Flooding Bangladeshi Farms With Salt WaterThe slow but ongoing process is disrupting the local economy.
Science
Aug. 4 2017 1:48 PMSalk Institute Defends Itself Against Sexism by Invoking a Sexist MetricScientific journals are not bastions of meritocracy and shouldn’t be treated as such.
Science
Aug. 3 2017 1:03 PMAnti-Vaxxers Are Apparently Refusing to Vaccinate Their DogsYes, it’s as bad as you think.
Science
Aug. 2 2017 4:44 PMWill Lowering P-Value Thresholds Help Fix Science?P-values are already all over the map, and they’re also not exactly the problem.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 1 2017 10:19 AMThe FDA Is Scrapping the Obama-Era Approach to E-Cig Regulation. Good.It’s unclear what a reduced-nicotine cigarette will be, but vaping is the future, and the plan is good for vaping.
Medical Examiner
July 31 2017 12:17 PMWhat My Uncle, a Fighter Pilot, Might Have Thought of McCain’s “No” Moment“The show” is a perverted way to describe an effort that could condemn millions to suffer and die.
Medical Examiner
July 26 2017 5:01 PMTransgender Service Members’ Medical Costs Are Not a “Burden”They’re valid, and they’d be cheaper than what the military currently pays for Viagra.
Medical Examiner
July 25 2017 7:15 AMAmerica Should Adapt New Zealand’s Method of Handling Medical Malpractice CasesIf you ask doctors about the barriers to providing affordable care, they’ll inevitably bring up medical malpractice suits. We can fix that—other countries have.
Medical Examiner
July 21 2017 5:56 PMA Tennessee Jail Is Offering Vasectomies for Reduced Prison TimeThat’s wildly unethical.
Science
July 20 2017 2:05 PMWhat Good Is Fear?As we face down the existential threat of climate change, it’s worth considering how fear of nuclear war has spurred humanity into action.
Science
July 20 2017 12:44 PMMisguided Attempt to Free Thousands of Minks Goes Horribly WrongInstead of running free, most of the minks have died. 
Science
July 19 2017 4:49 PMTwo of This Summer’s Tropical Storms Will Be Named Don and HilaryThe extremely apt names are the result of chance—not a misguided attempt at humor.
Science
Aug. 9 2017 3:51 PMStop Equating “Science” With TruthEvolutionary psychology is just the most obvious example of science’s flaws.
Science
Aug. 8 2017 11:14 AMClimate Change’s Heat Waves Will Particularly Threaten Minorities and the PoorA majority of city dwellers saw the temperature increase twice as much as the rest of the world.
Science
Aug. 7 2017 5:40 PMPrepare to Be AwedSolar eclipses having been teaching scientists new things about the universe for millennia. This one could help us unlock some major mysteries.
Science
Aug. 7 2017 1:00 PMThe Only Place in the World Where Sea Level Is Falling, Not RisingIn Sweden and Finland, it’s the land that’s technically rising faster than the sea.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 3 2017 3:24 PMAre We Experimenting on Our Children With Soy Formula?More and more parents are embracing soy-based formula, but we don’t have good data on how it might be affecting our children’s hormones.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 2 2017 6:35 PMBig Money’s Sway Over DoctorsEven well-meaning physicians often make medical decisions based on financial factors. There’s a better way.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 2 2017 10:35 AMThe Common Wisdom on Antibiotics Is WrongTaking your full course of antibiotics isn’t helping prevent the spread of resistance; it’s fueling it.
Science
July 31 2017 5:27 PMPruitt’s Deregulation Spree Has Cut CornersHe may be one of the most effective Cabinet members right now, but that may change when his legal shortcuts are litigated.
Medical Examiner
July 27 2017 12:25 PMThe Goldwater Rule Is IrrelevantTrump’s mental health is not what makes him unfit for the job, and saying it is does nothing but perpetuate stigma.
Medical Examiner
July 25 2017 4:48 PMOur Unfounded Medical OptimismCharlie Gard’s saga exposed a flaw in our perception of medicine: We are too quick to think new treatments will work.
Medical Examiner
July 24 2017 9:30 AMLessons on Flatulence From a Fart ArtistJoseph Pujol was once the highest-paid performer at the Moulin Rouge. His talent was … unusual.
Science
July 21 2017 9:03 AMDe Blasio Wants to Dramatically Reduce NYC’s Rat Population. Don’t Hold Your Breath.Like many of the mayor’s other reported successes, the big wins indicate statistical sleight of hand.
Science
July 20 2017 1:20 PMHere’s How We Made Our Study ReproducibleThe reproducibility crisis has forced scientists to make necessary changes—here’s what we’re doing.
Science
July 19 2017 5:01 PMWhat to Do if Your Bedroom Is Invaded by Tens of Thousands of BeesThis keeps happening.
Medical Examiner
July 14 2017 6:52 PMPlease Don’t Panic Over the Chemicals in Your Mac and CheeseA recent New York Times story raised concerns but missed some key facts.

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