Scientific certainty survival kit: How to push back against skeptics who exploit uncertainty for political gain
When reading critiques that inflate the uncertainty of science, ask these 7 questions.
A boy in Germany seems to be the first person to be cured of a rare and painful skin condition commonly called "butterfly disease."
Stem cell-derived chondrocytes could be the key to regenerating damaged cartilage.
Treatments for depression have significantly improved since the 1980s. So why isn't the rate of depression decreasing?
Hope springs eternal.
Done properly, peer review requires that journals fulfill their role as knowledge custodians, rather than being mere knowledge distributors.
We don't know with 100% certainty where SARS-CoV-2 first came from or how it first infected humans. But not all options are equally likely.
A small, Seattle-based study will look to see if the psychedelic can alleviate the pandemic’s mental health impact.
Americans have a lower life expectancy than people in other rich countries despite paying much more for healthcare. We explore the number of factors which might explain this difference.
Experiencing too much pleasure and not enough pain may yield counterintuitive consequences.
There is no rule that will force Omicron or another COVID variant to become less deadly over time, but there is reason for hope.
The results of a recent study suggest that some clinicians might be failing to explore other causes when treating gender dysphoria.
The early colonists thought they were being pulled by God into a void left by plague.
The two-year pilot program will be a test of harm reduction strategies.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
The mad dog’s bite caused a hideous metamorphosis, which transformed its human victim into a nefarious monster.
The credibility problem facing the biomedical and public health establishment is, at least in part, a product of its own making.
Elevated blood pressure, even within the normal range, is associated with accelerated brain aging.
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The secret to alleviating chronic back pain may be to treat psychological issues like anxiety and repressed emotions.
Smallpox, Ebola, HIV, influenza, the plague, malaria, and a whole host of terrible bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites were cooked up by Mother Nature, all on her own. Apparently, Mother Nature hasn't banned gain-of-function research.
Smallpox was nothing new in 1721.