Science & Society

YES, US & Russia Suspended INF Treaty- NOT Imminent Nuclear War

This is another of my articles to help people who get terrified by news stories, which often get exaggerated titles even by responsible journalists. In this case many are scared that withdrawal from the INF is going to lead to a nuclear war. So, yes, it&# ...

Article - Robert Walker - Feb 3 2019 - 9:50am

Vegetarians Are Even More Okay With Eating Insects Than Omnivores Are

For the last 20 years, insects have been touted as the next big thing in food, because they have a lot of protein and would be reasonable to produce at scale. And people who don't understand agriculture think land only suitable for animal husbandry co ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 4 2019 - 12:37am

HPV Vaccine Did Not Lead To Promiscuity In Teenage Girls- Instead, Sexual Activity Declined

When the HPV vaccine was first introduced, there were a number of reasons people listed for being critical. Some were just corporate cynicism- a company that just lost $5 billion in a Vioxx settlement was working its way under the same vaccine halo as poli ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 4 2019 - 5:00pm

"She Is Batshit Crazy"- What Bruce Blumberg And Other Anti-Science Activists Say About Zen Honeycutt

Two weeks ago, CNN shocked some in the science community by having Vani Hari, who styles herself as "The Food Babe"(1), tell us that the bacterial problem on romaine lettuce was caused by modern medicine.   It was no great surprise to most of us, ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 8 2019 - 4:47pm

Have You Appeared In A Racist Photo Or Harassed Women? Here's How To Say 'I'm Sorry'

“I’m sorry.” These two words may seem simple, but the ability to express them when you’re in the wrong is anything but – particularly for those in the public eye. ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 9 2019 - 10:00am

FDA Asks Public To Pressure Facebook And Twitter To Stop Selling Illegal Opioid Ads

The Justice Department has said that ending the flow of illegal opioids in the U.S. is a top law-enforcement priority but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn't want to wait years for courts to help, they are directly calling on the public to p ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 11 2019 - 7:06pm

Egg Labels Are Scrambled Logic

A new survey shows egg carton labels are confusing organic consumers. They don't really know the difference between "pasture-raised" eggs and the “free-range” and “cage-free” kind but a pasture-raised company is banking on the fact that if p ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 13 2019 - 12:33pm

"Ultra-Processed" Food Is Not Killing People In France- Too Many Calories Are

A recent paper in JAMA Internal Medicine had all of the ingredients mainstream media love in food stories; a cosmic sounding number of participants (44,551), which sounds like it adds statistical power, and a provocative conclusion about the perils of the ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 13 2019 - 3:12pm

There's Finally A Name For Studies Done In Feces And It's...

In vitro, in utero, these are science terms that have become commonly known. In vitro means studies in cells, like using test tubes, or a test for a fetus in the womb in the case of in utero. Studies done in feces- yes, excrement- haven't really had ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2019 - 2:40pm

Basic Income: How's It Working In Finland?

The preliminary findings from Finland’s basic income experiment are out and they show mixed results. Both advocates and critics of the idea of a universal basic income will find cause for consternation and celebration. Though widely anticipated by basic i ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 21 2019 - 2:40pm