Viewpoint: Does mounting evidence for vaccine “durability” suggest we delay boosters for all until we learn more?

Viewpoint: Does mounting evidence for vaccine “durability” suggest we delay boosters for all until we learn more?

Ricki Lewis | 
When President Biden announced that beginning the week of September 20, “anyone vaccinated on or before January 20 will be ...
Viewpoint: Did men evolve to be better athletes than women? Here’s a rethink

Viewpoint: Did men evolve to be better athletes than women? Here’s a rethink

Cara Ocobock | 
As the Summer Olympics gear up to kick off in Tokyo, Japan, on July 23—delayed a year thanks to the ...
GLP Podcast: Climate change enhances farming? Lawyers target paraquat; NYT vs anti-GMO groups

GLP Podcast: Climate change enhances farming? Lawyers target paraquat; NYT vs anti-GMO groups

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Climate change could boost crop yields in the coming decades, but pests enabled by the warmer temperatures may offset whatever ...
Viewpoint: Can parents select for healthier children? A new tool for predicting polygenic traits kicks off a fierce debate

Viewpoint: Can parents select for healthier children? A new tool for predicting polygenic traits kicks off a fierce debate

Diana Fleischman, Jonathan Anomaly | 
Motherhood is rewarding, but pregnancy is risky. Pregnant women usually steer clear of environmental risks that can harm the child ...
GLP Podcast: Biotech's 'dark side'; Pro-science consumers spread 'misinformation'; Mandatory HPV shots?

GLP Podcast: Biotech’s ‘dark side’; Pro-science consumers spread ‘misinformation’; Mandatory HPV shots?

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
Biotechnology has launched a revolution in food and medicine, but it can also be badly misused by governments and individual ...
Crop Chemophobia II: When activist journalists twist science in support of ideology

Crop Chemophobia II: When activist journalists twist science in support of ideology

Cameron English | 
Attacking pesticides is sexy. Many activists, lawyers and journalists have made careers out of propagating a simple, compelling narrative about ...
Extreme heat and evolution: We adapted to handle a vast range of temperatures but current conditions are pushing limits

Extreme heat and evolution: We adapted to handle a vast range of temperatures but current conditions are pushing limits

William Calvin | 
Heat waves are the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States, not the more photogenic windstorms and floods. Hotter ...
How did Taiwan go from fortress impregnable to Asia’s COVID hotspot?

How did Taiwan go from fortress impregnable to Asia’s COVID hotspot?

Ben Weinstein | 
In September 2020, I arrived in Taiwan on a flight from New York. I had read much about the border ...
Pregnant women’s brains show troubling signs of stress – but feeling strong social support can break those patterns

Pregnant women’s brains show troubling signs of stress – but feeling strong social support can break those patterns

Rebecca Brooker, Tristin Nyman | 
Even before the pandemic, there was plenty for expectant mothers to worry about. Pregnant women must withstand a barrage of ...
Sperm injections (ICSI) are all the rage at IVF clinics. Should couples trying to conceive consider them?

Sperm injections (ICSI) are all the rage at IVF clinics. Should couples trying to conceive consider them?

Ben Mol, Robert Norman | 
An expensive IVF technique, routinely offered in fertility clinics around the world, offers no extra benefits to standard IVF in ...
Viewpoint: Dr. Joseph Mercola's war on mainstream medicine — 'His take on the pandemic is a lucrative conspiratorial dream'

Viewpoint: Dr. Joseph Mercola’s war on mainstream medicine — ‘His take on the pandemic is a lucrative conspiratorial dream’

Jonathan Jarry | 
Dr. Joe Mercola, an osteopathic physician who has made an impressive fortune selling supplements through his online store, has a ...
Viewpoint: Carbon negative farming? Cover crops, rotational grazing and no till agriculture could capture greenhouse gas emissions

Viewpoint: Carbon negative farming? Cover crops, rotational grazing and no till agriculture could capture greenhouse gas emissions

Lucy Stitzer | 
Farmland to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Everyone seems to agree this is a good idea. But how do we do ...
Podcast: EU food retailers don't want CRISPR crops; Glyphosate threatens insects? Gene editing may fight high cholesterol

Podcast: EU food retailers don’t want CRISPR crops; Glyphosate threatens insects? Gene editing may fight high cholesterol

Cameron English, Kevin Folta | 
European food retailers want food made from CRISPR-edited crops labeled "GMO," which could prevent EU farmers from utilizing gene editing ...
Podcast: Bad science in the headlines—Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat explains how to spot flawed research on Google News

Podcast: Bad science in the headlines—Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat explains how to spot flawed research on Google News

A just-published study found that consuming two or more sugar-sweetened beverages in a day is linked to a doubling of ...
COVID and immunity: How long will it last if you get a vaccine or were infected?

COVID and immunity: How long will it last if you get a vaccine or were infected?

Luke O’Neill | 
The COVID vaccines are working. Data from Israel and Scotland shows that they are protecting people and may also be decreasing ...
Ideological rigidity is hampering efforts to leverage the regenerative agriculture 'revolution'. Here are two paths forward

Ideological rigidity is hampering efforts to leverage the regenerative agriculture ‘revolution’. Here are two paths forward

Marc Brazeau | 
Does regenerative agriculture require a completely new economics of farming to achieve scale? Or should the focus be on the ...
Good and bad news: What we know about vaccines and containing COVID variants

Good and bad news: What we know about vaccines and containing COVID variants

Ricki Lewis | 
Glimmers of hope are beginning to shine through the gloom of the past year. That was evident in a recent ...
Viewpoint: Advocacy disguised as journalism? Meet Carey Gillam, the prolific purveyor of crop biotechnology and agri-chemical disinformation

Viewpoint: Advocacy disguised as journalism? Meet Carey Gillam, the prolific purveyor of crop biotechnology and agri-chemical disinformation

Geoffrey Kabat | 
When it comes to science, how much do media narratives influence public opinion and policy? The answer is, a lot ...
Organic farming has a sustainability problem — and now the EU is in a dilemma of their own making

Organic farming has a sustainability problem — and now the EU is in a dilemma of their own making

Steven Novella | 
European Union (EU) agricultural scientists are in a bit of a pickle. I’m not sure to what extent it is ...
Message to social media 'prophets of doom' Drs. Whistle Blower, Anti-Vaxx and Dangerfield: No, COVID vaccines aren't dangerous and are incredibly effective

Message to social media ‘prophets of doom’ Drs. Whistle Blower, Anti-Vaxx and Dangerfield: No, COVID vaccines aren’t dangerous and are incredibly effective

Marilyn Quigley | 
It’s hard to ignore the wave of anti-vaccine videos circulating on social media. Curiosity makes us click, and we watch ...
Should ‘race’ be abandoned as surrogate for population differences in medical research?

Should ‘race’ be abandoned as surrogate for population differences in medical research?

Clyde Yancy, John Ioannidis, Neil Powe | 
Race was originally introduced in US medical curricula in 1790 by Benjamin Rush, who asserted that blackness was a particular ...
Afraid of Environmental Working Group’s 'Dirty Dozen' list? Here’s 12 reasons you shouldn’t be

Afraid of Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list? Here’s 12 reasons you shouldn’t be

Hillary Kaufman | 
Many regular food shoppers anxiously await the results of the Environmental Working Group’s annual “Dirty Dozen” list. Even if you ...
Was the devout evangelical Christian who murdered 8 people in Atlanta suffering from 'sex addiction'?

Was the devout evangelical Christian who murdered 8 people in Atlanta suffering from ‘sex addiction’?

Joshua Grubbs | 
A 21-year-old white man is alleged to have entered three different spas in the greater Atlanta area on March 16 ...
Did you hear the story about the GMO that almost destroyed the world?

Did you hear the story about the GMO that almost destroyed the world?

Andrew Porterfield | 
An old myth has resurfaced that a GMO almost destroyed all life on Earth — but what's the real story? ...
Anxious about getting a COVID vaccine because you don't know what's in it? We know a lot more about it than the safety of hot dogs

Anxious about getting a COVID vaccine because you don’t know what’s in it? We know a lot more about it than the safety of hot dogs

Ricki Lewis | 
“So, you’ve been eatin’ hot dogs and chicken nuggets all your life and you don’t want the vaccine ‘cuz you ...
Coffee reduces risk of heart failure? What are we to make of a new study based on artificial intelligence (AI)

Coffee reduces risk of heart failure? What are we to make of a new study based on artificial intelligence (AI)

Geoffrey Kabat | 
When I was starting out in epidemiology in the early 1980’s I attended a lecture by Thomas Pearson, a cardiologist, ...
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