Playing outside is one of the safest group activities kids can do, yet Gavin Newsom and other pols are extending the pandemic misery indefinitely.
In The End of Gender, Debra Soh stands up for impartial research—and for LGBTQ rights.
In new studies, many people "reported that morally good beliefs require less evidence to be justified, and that, in some circumstances, a morally good belief can be justified even in the absence of sufficient evidence."
Plus: Netflix out-trademarks the U.S. government, contraception shortages, and more...
The infection fatality rate probably varies from one place to another.
Stanford researcher Tina White and the new nonprofit Covid Watch are committed to protecting both individual rights and public health.
A Formerly Secret Memo Explains the DEA's Long Delay in Approving New Producers of Marijuana for Research
The Justice Department concluded in 2018 that an anti-drug treaty requires stricter controls than the DEA originally planned.
Plus: abortion bans defeated again, Peter Thiel company gets contact tracing contract, and more...
The combination of limited evidence and conflicting priorities has resulted in whipsawing messages from experts.
My 2015 post on this subject includes points relevant to our current situation.
American Heart Association Journal Finally Retracts Study Implying That E-Cigarettes Cause Heart Attacks Before People Use Them
The journal's editors recognized the problem before publication, but the authors failed to address it.
The global total fertility rate fell by more than half, from 5 births per woman in 1960 to 2.4 today. But don't panic!
8 Months Later, This Journal Still Hasn't Corrected Its Study Implying That E-Cigarettes Magically Cause Heart Attacks Before People Use Them
The Journal of the American Heart Association has responded to critics with nothing but boilerplate promises of scientific integrity.
"There's no question public health would benefit dramatically if everybody switched completely to e-cigarettes."
Study Finds Almost 40 Percent of People in Eight European Nations Would Like to Live "in a World Where Chemical Substances Don't Exist"
Such scientific ignorance is common in th US as well, and can have a harmful influence on government policy.
If Biden Won't Support Legalization Until We Know Whether Marijuana Is a 'Gateway Drug,' He Will Never Support Legalization
The correlation between cannabis consumption and use of other drugs is clear, but its meaning remains controversial and probably always will.
Researchers from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution say that sunlight can break down polystyrene within a few decades.
Don't let the lack of consensus on nutrition keep you from striving for a better way to eat.
Her future—and that of the planet—hasn't been "stolen" and the best way forward is through serious policy discussion, not histrionics.
Are Hookahs More Dangerous Than Cigarettes, or Does Misleading University Publicity Generate Inaccurate Reporting?
The sexiest discoveries are often the ones not found in the actual study.
People are happier, healthier, and wealthier because freer markets have opened the floodgates of innovation, research, and development.
This will fail and more pressing problems will be neglected
“Neither de facto [GMO] bans nor mandatory labeling can be justified.”
In Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, Nicholas Christakis says natural selection "prewires" us for peaceful co-existence.
States Sue Over School Lunch Changes, Say They're Not Scientific Like the Obama Rules Based on Retracted Nutrition Studies
Plus: Pete Buttigieg says no to "free college," and the problems with Elizabeth Warren's plan to jail business execs
When quality of life improved, doctors discovered a new affliction.
Is this just another example of epidemiologists torturing the data until they confess to a spurious but headline-grabbing statistical significance?
Places that score high for gender equality also show more sex differences on personality tests.
Rand Paul betrays his civil libertarian principles when he calls for using junk science to ferret out disloyalty.
Michael Shermer on Why Even Scientists, Transhumanists, and Atheists Want To Believe in Heaven: Podcast
One of the world's top skeptics of religion casts a cold eye on secular attempts to create utopia and immortality.
Deb Mashek explains why intellectual diversity can't be optional if we're serious about higher education.