Living with uncertainty: Understanding science as an ongoing method of inquiry rather than an affirmation of inalterable facts

Living with uncertainty: Understanding science as an ongoing method of inquiry rather than an affirmation of inalterable facts

Harriet Hall | 
Science can be very certain and precise. It tells us exactly when to expect the next total solar eclipse and ...
Viewpoint: Vaccines and autism — How Hollywood fame and fortune can lead to dangerous promotion of false cures, false causes and false hopes

Viewpoint: Vaccines and autism — How Hollywood fame and fortune can lead to dangerous promotion of false cures, false causes and false hopes

Stuart Vyse | 
Many of you will remember when, in 2007, actress and former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy published her book Louder Than ...
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Marijuana? Masturbation? Alcohol? What behaviors affect male fertility?

Ada McVean | 
[W]e can look at overall trends in the scientific literature and draw some conclusions about what facets of your life ...
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Don’t be a ‘covidiot’: Navigating the world of coronavirus misinformation and ignorance

Harriet Hall | 
A pandemic was declared. Italy is on lockdown, with more cases than China. Other countries are following suit. Governments everywhere ...
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‘Wholly unethical’: Gay conversion therapy does not work

Harriet Hall | 
The World Psychiatric Association has declared that conversion therapy is “wholly unethical.” Yet despite the legal bans, the retractions, the ...
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7 things we get wrong about heredity

Carl Zimmer | 
Many people have misconceptions about heredity—how we are connected to our ancestors and how our inheritance from them shapes us ...
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