Alison George

New Scientist
Aug. 10 2014 8:19 AMWhat’s the Worst Place to Be When the Power Goes Out?The South Pole. In winter.
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April 7 2013 8:30 AMThe Paleo Diet Is a Paleo FantasyTrue, we haven’t evolved for modern life. But that doesn’t mean you should eat or exercise old-school.
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Aug. 5 2012 8:07 AMChivalry at Sea?In a shipwreck, it’s every man for himself.
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March 11 2012 6:15 AMIs the Tea Party Fair-Minded?Psychologist Jonathan Haidt on morality and politics.
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Sept. 8 2013 9:30 AMI Could Have Sworn …An interview with false-memory expert Elizabeth Loftus.
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Nov. 4 2012 8:49 AMGetting a Global Second OpinionA digital artist with a brain tumor posts his medical records online.
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May 22 2012 2:51 PMWhat Gamblers and Weather Forecasters Can Teach Us About RiskAn interview with the creator of the “risk quotient” intelligence scale.
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Dec. 25 2011 8:00 AMTime for a ChangeThe world’s “time director” explains why we need to adjust our clocks permanently.


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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