Health and Science
Health and Science
Science
July 14 2017 6:41 PMMan Charged for Killing Eagle That Was Eating Too Many FishEagles may no longer be endangered, but they are certainly still protected.
Medical Examiner
July 14 2017 7:35 AMCould a Tuberculosis Outbreak Happen Here?We’re creating a series of conditions that make it more likely.
Medical Examiner
July 13 2017 5:50 AMAre Diets Just Placebos?The idea is at least worth considering—and it would explain a lot of strange things about how dieting works. 
Science
July 12 2017 12:51 PMYou Can Now Buy Chocolate Powder to SnortThis bizarre product was originally created for the Rolling Stones and is totally legal. Is it dangerous?
Science
July 10 2017 6:43 PMAlarmism Is the Argument We Need to Fight Climate ChangeNew York magazine’s global-warming horror story isn’t too scary. It’s not scary enough.
Medical Examiner
July 6 2017 11:01 AMDoctors and Nurses Need to Treat BCRA as a Medical EmergencyThis isn’t about politics, it’s about health.
Medical Examiner
July 5 2017 5:50 AMWe Need More Doctors With DisabilitiesOne-fifth of all Americans have a disability, but less than 1 percent of doctors do. That’s slowly starting to change—to the benefit of medicine and patients.
Science
July 3 2017 5:55 AMSpend Your Money on Whatever You WantYes, the common wisdom suggests that spending on experiences will make you happier, but new data serves as a reminder that these scientific theories might not be as strong as we think.
Science
June 30 2017 5:14 PMDo Neonics Hurt Bees? Researchers and the Media Say Yes. The Data Do Not. A new, landmark study provides plenty of useful information. If only we could interpret it accurately.
Science
June 28 2017 3:31 PMDonald Trump Wants “American Energy Dominance.” What Is That?Basically, a good buzzword for a totally unattainable goal.
Medical Examiner
June 27 2017 2:38 PMWhen Calling the Police Results in Harm, Not HelpCharleena Lyles’ death is a stunning reminder that calling the cops—even for someone who needs help—can be risky.
Science
June 23 2017 5:19 PMPruitt Is Paving the Way for an Industry-Led EPAHe’s not just trying to get them a voice. He’s trying to give them control.
Science
June 23 2017 11:11 AMFood Evolution Is Scientifically Accurate. Too Bad It Won’t Convince Anyone.  The new documentary misses that the debate over GMOs isn’t about facts. It’s about values.
Medical Examiner
June 21 2017 4:50 PMHow Hot Is Too Hot to Run Outside?With enough preparation and training, it’s possible to run long distances in the heat.
Science
June 20 2017 7:15 AMReminder: Poor People Don’t Eat More Fast FoodThe main thing that influences consumption isn’t income, it’s how many hours they work.
Science
July 14 2017 11:19 AMToo Hot to FlyPhoenix’s heat wave grounded planes and stranded customers. It’s about to become much more common.
Education
July 13 2017 12:02 PMWe Know Ways to Teach Kids With AutismMost schools just don’t use them.
Science
July 12 2017 6:33 PMA Delaware-Size Iceberg Broke Off Antarctica. Who’s to Blame?Climate change isn’t behind this one—and it won’t cause sea level rise, either.
Science
July 11 2017 5:55 AMThe Gruesome Truth About Lab-Grown MeatIt’s made by using fetal cow blood.
Medical Examiner
July 10 2017 5:55 AMCongress Has Forgotten America’s Biggest Health Care ProblemThe critical question is not who gets care and who doesn’t, but how it’s delivered.
Climate Desk
July 5 2017 9:00 AMClimate Change Will Also Exacerbate Wealth InequalityNew data make stunning predictions about how climate change will affect specific regions of the United States.
Science
July 3 2017 10:45 AMHow to Celebrate the Fourth of July While Minimizing Bird CarnageFireworks terrify birds. But if you must, public displays are a better option.
Medical Examiner
July 3 2017 5:15 AMRural Americans Already Have Poor Health Care. Trump’s Policies Will Hurt Further.His immigration ban and cuts to Medicaid will combine to exacerbate a physician shortage that threatens rural Americans’ health.
Medical Examiner
June 30 2017 7:23 AMMental Health Problems Don’t Disappear if You Don’t Have InsuranceMy work at a safety net hospital in Chicago has shown me the various paths patients with mental illness face. The path insurance can provide is both healthier and cheaper.
Medical Examiner
June 28 2017 9:00 AMThe Viral Story About the Cop Who Overdosed by Touching Fentanyl Is NonsenseThe terrifying tale has been reported as fact, but toxicologists doubt that it is medically possible.
Medical Examiner
June 26 2017 5:57 PMWant to Curb the Opioid Epidemic? Don’t Limit Access to Health Care.Offering affordable mental health care coverage is one of the best ways to prevent or address addiction. The Republicans’ ACA replacement takes that away.
Science
June 23 2017 12:54 PMGrizzly Bears Are Now the Victims of the Trump Administration’s Climate DenialismWe can’t trust this administration to make science-based decisions.
Medical Examiner
June 22 2017 5:35 PMArizona Already Tried What the GOP Wants to Do to Medicaid. It Was a Disaster.Several years ago, Arizona froze Medicaid enrollment, as AHCA now proposes. The results were disturbing.
Science
June 21 2017 3:26 PMMalicious Tree Planting Is a Slow, Expensive Way to Exact RevengeA viral Reddit story of a wronged arborist exacting revenge via redwood planting is a hoax—and it wouldn’t work anyway.
Science
June 19 2017 12:38 PMPolice Data Suggests Black and Hispanic Drivers Are Searched More Often Than WhitesWe filed public records requests to gain access to police records. We found evidence of racially biased policing.

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