Why Racism Is Terrible for Everyone’s Health

Racism has shaped our health care policy since our very first forays into creating a social safety net. After the widely circulated footage of primarily white police officers injuring and...
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Genetic Manipulation: The Next Big Thing

In science, the “big papers” (those that announce a major discovery or significant breakthrough) are usually found in the “big journals”: Cell, Nature, or Science. These publications are so high...

Seals 1, Scientists 0

A long-term study to track the movements of commercially valuable fish species might have been a waste of time, thanks to crafty seals. Several years ago, fisheries scientists attached acoustic...

“Stupidity Virus?” Not Quite

The last few days have brought reports of scientists finding a virus that may affect cognitive function in those infected by it. While you can’t begrudge publications their attempts to...
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Walking Dead: The Science Behind the Zombies

When “The Walking Dead” returned with its fifth season premiere on October 12th, one of the plots already in motion concerned getting Dr. Eugene Porter to Washington D.C.. Porter has...

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