- Latte Nonsense: No, Your Genes Do Not Tell You How Much Coffee To Drink
When 23andMe was in its most ridiculous phase of existence, the co-founder was telling FDA to talk to the hand while she assumed campaign donations to members of Congress would exempt them from being told to stop lying about their tests allowing consumers ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 29 2021 - 1:40pm
- People Often Choose Partners Similar In Social Status- That May Also Be True For Schizophrenia
A new analysis finds that nearly 50 percent of people who have children with a partner who suffers from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder themselves meet the criteria for a mental disorder. ...
Article - News Staff - May 4 2021 - 1:09pm
- Did Science Just Create The Perfect Lullaby?
Getting kids to go to sleep has long been a challenge for some, and there are beliefs that it got more challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spotify got science and music together (the parts that aren't already together, music is applied math) to ...
Article - Hank Campbell - May 7 2021 - 11:15am
- Tickling Makes For Happy Rats
I remember in grade school, as the box of crayons expanded into the hundreds, a cool new color of pink was invented, called Tickle Me Pink – well, probably just the name was invented. Maybe Crayola had more insight into science than I thought. Wohr and ...
Blog Post - M G - May 18 2021 - 12:07am
- How To Put A Stop To Anti-Vaccine Conspiracy Theories
Do you think pharmaceutical companies are creating problems that don't exist in order to keep selling drugs to an increasingly over-medicated population? Do you think scientists are unethical if they work at a corporation like DuPont or in nuclear sc ...
Article - Hank Campbell - May 26 2021 - 4:15pm
- Positive Spiritual Beliefs May Improve Breast Cancer Survivor Health
It is no surprise that cancer survivors often express gratitude for being alive and mention God or a divine acknowledgement that had improved their health and well-being. Is there evidence spirituality helps? It may be that healthier levels of cortisol, a ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2021 - 2:35pm
- Women And Millennials More Likely To Believe A Cell Phone Can Cause Cancer
Are you worried about getting cancer from a light bulb? Probably not, but if someone conspiratorially intones that 5G wireless towers are emitting radiation and you are a woman or a milllennial, you are a lot more likely to worry than men or Generation Z t ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 2 2021 - 3:20pm
- People Who Who Say They Trust Science More Are Also More Likely To Promote False Science-y Sounding Claims
A short while ago a prominent physicist made the offhand claim that bees were dying because of a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids- seed treatments that protect plants from pests at their most vulnerable stage and result in far less chemical use th ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 26 2021 - 1:06pm
- If You Talk About 'Social Darwinism' A Lot You May Have Dysfunctional Psychological Characteristics
It's common when the subject of stupid behavior comes up, like belief in supplements or acupuncture over medicine, for someone to post a picture of Darwin or recommend them for a Darwin award. It's scientifically wrong- Aedes aegypti is an ecolog ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2021 - 10:23am
- Coulrophobia: Are Clowns Scary? Ha Ha Aaaargh
When Australian singer and TV personality Mark Holden appeared as a clown recently on Channel 7’s "Dancing with the Stars", his supposedly “bizarre” behavior sparked furious debate and complaints to the network, demonstrating the problematic natu ...
Article - The Conversation - Sep 22 2021 - 6:51pm