twitter ee ddc

Does our perception of the world reflect reality? Solving the problem of consciousness

When I see red, it’s the most religious experience. Seeing red just results from photons of a certain frequency hitting ...
maxresdefault

Humans vs. apes: Women are the secret factor explaining how we evolved to populate the world

The populations of the great apes were once nearly equal. Now, one great ape species—Homo sapiens—outnumbers the rest by almost ...
imperi e d ae d

Video: Is there an upside to soaring COVID-19 cases?

Most countries and models that have attempted to control COVID-19 situation have had one ultimate goal; trying to bring the ...
img x

What’s a life worth in dollars and cents? Should that influence who gets treated for expensive disease treatments?

Austin was three years old and Max was a newborn when their mother, Jenn McNary, learned they had a rare ...
parkinson

Searching for Parkinson’s game changer: No cure in sight but stem cells, other advances hold promise

A flurry of recent advances offer the promise of new avenues for treating patients with Parkinson’s disease, one of our ...
domcircles e d ba fill x

5 factors explaining vast differences in how each of us responds to dangers posed by COVID-19

From mask wearing to physical distancing, individuals wield a lot of power in how the coronavirus outbreak plays out. Behavioral ...
image

Genetics and race: An awkward conversation during volatile times

Discussing inter-group divergence is largely taboo. So do we just ignore the deluge of data? ...
protest ap er hpmain x

The dangerous spread of coronavirus misinformation and magical thinking

Although credentialed scientists have been very clear that there is currently no cure for coronavirus, magical thinking of the pseudoscience ...
hl x trzd i tidmh eo ue cu

75 reasons why vaccines are needed and deniers are dangerous

If you are reading this, chances are that you repeated an anti-vaccine myth or said you weren't vaccinating your children, ...
genetic engineering could make a covid vaccine in months rather than years

Genetic engineering key to developing COVID-19 vaccine

Scientists throughout the world are engaged in a herculean effort to develop a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus that has ...
jt w n jpjqzjenkv ltjajy y

Video: Race protests did not lead to a surge in COVID-19 cases

Looking at raw data and simply saying that Coronavirus cases in the USA are “rising” just because the “number of ...
Maud Slye

Podcast: The dark connection between cancer research and the eugenics movement

Exploring how the stories of the 'cancer ladies' - Maud Slye and Pauline Gross - intersect with the eugenics movement ...
image

Eerily similar? Examining fates of the rich and poor during COVID-19 and 14th century Black Death pandemics

We're seeing this happen all over again with coronavirus ...
screenshot coronavirus q a traveling asthma dishes disinfectants and being contagious

27 truths and myths about COVID-19, from Christian healing to Bill Gates conspiracy theories

Due to popular demand (well, two polite requests, actually), I have decided to create a clean version of my post ...
defense

Fighting cancer by boosting the body’s immune system with genetically engineered bacteria

Our immune system can defeat cancer. Immune cells can directly attack cancer cells or produce proteins that don’t let tumors ...
fb john ioannides

Viewpoint: Stanford epidemiologist John Ioannidis’ COVID-19 controversy illustrates the politicization of science

The critical questions the Stanford professor is raising about Covid-19 have gotten lost amid partisan bickering ...
klasscnd jumbo

Lefty or righty? Is handedness genes or chance?

Many geniuses, from Einstein to Bill Gates were lefties. But left-handedness remains a rarity--only 1 in 10 of us are ...
merlin ef bf bb c f b dd f d b f a superjumbo

Video: How can we figure out the real fatality rate of COVID-19 and how lethal it is?

Dr. Wessam Atif breaks down what we do and don't know about the worldwide death rate, or case fatality rate, ...
z jlpuvw xhukxbgornafw

It started with rocks: How we developed belief, our ‘most creative and destructive’ ability

About 20 years ago, the residents of Padangtegal village in Bali, Indonesia, had a problem. The famous, monkey-filled forest surrounding ...
takahe maudid mk sbernert

How a rare bird and the coronavirus remind us that our safety depends on science—not wishful thinking

There are worse places to spend a COVID-19 lockdown than next to a sanctuary with one of the world’s rarest ...
untitled recovered

‘Valuable feedback’: Coronavirus conspiracy theories and rumors illustrate ‘legitimate anxieties’

The tactic of simply throwing facts at the misinformation problem can be ineffective, and even counterproductive ...
wallst com ws imageforentry mye

Viewpoint: Lawyers win and science loses in Johnson & Johnson decision to halt US baby powder sales

Scientists say that talcum baby powder doesn't cause cancer. Trial lawyers say it does. As usual, the lawyers win. Scientists, ...
Woman sitting in field

Podcast: Out standing in the field – the highs and lows of fieldwork

We talk to the researchers studying genetics and evolution in action, from chasing butterflies up mountains to artificially inseminating kakapos ...
brain

Seeking a big break: How ‘brain-on-a-chip’ devices are revolutionizing brain disorder research

How do we pick apart an organ as complex as the brain and gain a better understanding of what goes ...
chimera animal

‘Humanized mice’: Chimeras fuel quest to treat chronic diseases, cancer and even COVID-19

Some medical conditions can't be ethically investigated in humans, so researchers are finding interesting ways to grow people parts in ...
coronavirus covid dna

Using ‘genomic breadcrumbs’ to track the coronavirus—and predict how to cope with it

Rapid sequencing of viral genomes can help public health officials figure out the origins, spread and nature of quickly moving ...
virus vaccines superjumbo

Viewpoint: Believing that we’ll have a COVID-19 vaccine anytime soon is naive

The odds that we will have a safe, effective vaccine by January are vanishingly small ...
maxresdefault

Defying conventional wisdom: How did these Italian sisters live past 100?

Recently in my endless email about COVID-19 popped up a new paper analyzing the health of two Italian sisters who ...