Montreal Shouldn’t Ban Pit Bulls
The evidence for such laws is lacking, yet Canada is still trying to implement outrageous regulations against this breed.
Peer Review Is a Thankless TaskSo what motivates the scientists who do it the most? We asked them.
Can Masturbating College Freshmen Actually Clog a Shower Drain?Each September, a hoax mocking 18-year-olds’ excessive masturbation circulates on the internet. But what does the science say?
The Brilliant, Imprudent Dr. Bennet OmaluIt’s not surprising that the man who identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy suspects Hillary Clinton was poisoned.
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In a New Short Documentary, Netflix Takes on DeathThe result exposes the central tension in end-of-life care decisions.
How to Play Your Way to a Fun LifeJust don’t expect to enjoy everything all the time, says Ian Bogost in his new book, Play Anything.
Stop Asking the Candidates to Release Their Medical RecordsTwo of our best presidents were ill. Others died randomly of unpredictable infections. It’s time to move on.
Get Out of Jail Free?When two mentally ill inmates came into my care I realized they needed medical care, not jail. So I bounced them.
Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Has a Unique Reason for Shrugging Off Climate ChangeApparently, we shouldn’t bother worrying because someday the sun will encompass our whole planet.
DEA Blocks Research Into Promising Opioid AlternativesThe DEA’s draconian drug policies have already made medical marijuana research more difficult.
Let Industry Fund ScienceThe methods, not who did or paid for the research, should be enough to tell us whether we can trust the evidence.
The Truth and Flaws of the Five-Second RuleIt doesn’t matter how quickly you pick up your food—bacteria transfer starts immediately. But the real question is: What bacteria were on the floor?
Talk to the DogA recent study suggesting dogs understand language is overblown. I know, because I asked my dog about it.
Patient Trump in the Land of OzWe didn’t learn much about Trump’s health Thursday, but we learned plenty about what’s wrong with America’s medical system.