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.
Could a Breathable Mattress Help Your Baby Avoid SIDS?The mattress companies certainly want you to think so, but they’re relying on fear, not science.
Searching for a Straight Shot to a Zika VaccineThe fastest way to get a vaccine is by injecting volunteers to better learn how the disease works.
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?
We’ve Heated Up the Planet. Can We Cool It Back Down?Strangely enough, massive volcanoes might be part of the answer.