Health and Science
Health and Science
Science
Dec. 30 2016 7:26 AMIn Defense of Canada’s New—and Mediocre—National BirdThe gray jay is a subtle and delightful choice.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 28 2016 11:05 AMIs a Heart Attack Cardiac Arrest?Heart attack, cardiac arrest, and heart failure are often used interchangeably, but they’re distinct entities.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 27 2016 7:30 PMAdvocacy From the EdgeCarrie Fisher spent decades advocating for mental health treatment and against stigma. Here’s how we should honor her.
Climate Desk
Dec. 27 2016 9:33 AMClimate Science Deserves a Nobel Prize, TooIt may not have the wow factor of other sciences, but the goals are equally noble.
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 26 2016 12:00 PMVideo Preview of Cassini’s Saturn Endgame
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 25 2016 8:45 AMThe Photons Came Down the Chimney With Care
Medical Examiner
Dec. 23 2016 11:11 AMYou Don’t Need to Actively Avoid BPAWe’re exposed to very little BPA. Besides, botulism is worse.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 22 2016 4:05 PMLife Expectancy Is, Overall, IncreasingRecent research found a slight downtick in life expectancy. That’s nothing to worry about.
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 22 2016 8:45 AMLook But DON’T Touch: How Scientists Are Learning About Antimatter
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 21 2016 11:55 AMWhat Happens When the Camera Faces the Other Way During a SpaceX Landing?
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 20 2016 8:45 AMTrump Pick for OMB Chief Questions the Need for Government-Funded Scientific Research
Science
Dec. 19 2016 10:46 AMThe Conjunction Fallacy Explains Why People Believe Fake NewsThis fallacy warns that stories with more facts sound more believable, even though they’re actually less probable.
Science
Dec. 16 2016 7:22 PMI Am Glad the Harlem Deer Is DeadAnd you should be, too.
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 16 2016 8:45 AMTrump Adviser Compares Global Warming to Flat Earth
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 15 2016 8:45 AMA Trio of Human Space Stories
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 29 2016 8:45 AMIs It Possible to Make a Cloak of Invisibilty? This Illusion Might Convince You.
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 28 2016 9:00 AMBathe in Moonlight With These Ridiculously High-Res Images of Our Nearest Cosmic Neighbor
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 27 2016 12:46 PMA Fog Dome Rises in the Night
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 27 2016 8:45 AMVera Rubin, Discoverer of Dark Matter, Has Died
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 26 2016 8:45 AMA Very Rare Sight: A Lunar Fogbow
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 24 2016 8:45 AMVenus Commands the Sky Over Frozen Waves
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 23 2016 8:45 AMThe Expanse Expanded
Science
Dec. 22 2016 1:27 PMIs Anyone Actually a Scientist?Forget the terrible “I’m not a scientist” schtick. Trump’s comments on climate change suggest no one is a scientist.
Science
Dec. 21 2016 12:17 PMThe Irony EffectHow the scientist who founded the science of mistakes ended up mistaken.
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 21 2016 8:45 AMHappy December Solstice! Watch the Sun Never Set Over Antarctica.
Science
Dec. 20 2016 5:55 AMPornHubbyA new twist in the debate over pornography’s role in romantic relationships.
Bad Astronomy
Dec. 19 2016 8:45 AMWhere is the Water on the Protoplanet Ceres? Everywhere.
Science
Dec. 16 2016 9:22 AMWant to Save Money on Car Insurance? Buy a Mountain Lion.Reintroducing mountain lions to the East Coast would actually create enormous savings for auto insurance companies. They should fund the reintroduction efforts.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 16 2016 7:14 AMIs the Opioid Crisis Partly to Blame for President Trump?There’s a correlation between those affected and support for Trump. But the causation is still unclear.
Science
Dec. 14 2016 7:05 PMTillerson Says One Thing With His Mouth and Another With His MoneyThe Exxon CEO’s actions suggest he knows climate change denialism is good for business.

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