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May 1, 2017

     So you’ve heard about that 130,000-year-old Mastodon butchery site in San Diego?

     The one that has clear evidence of an unknown hominid in the New World 100,000 years earlier than even the earliest estimates of occupation?

     And how the si...

May 11, 2015

 

One of the articles we didn’t get around to covering this week is about a lab in Massachusetts that will pay people to donate their poop. Fecal samples are the main source of needed probiotic gut bacteria and by amassing a large quantity of different types of this bac...

May 4, 2015

 

I always love it when someone attributes some bit of knowledge to ‘science’ in general. You’ll see it all of the time in articles that start with sentences like “Science tells us…” or “As we know from science…” as if Science was a really smart guy they know.

Even when...

April 26, 2015

 

On more than one occasion I have heard people scoff under their breath at the idea of calling a Ph. D a doctor. A Ph. D friend of mine who is a leading researcher of infectious diseases recently recounted a dinner conversation in which he was confronted with a refrain...

April 20, 2015

Tara Hills was a Canadian anti-vaxxer mom whose seven children all contracted whooping cough. And most people who have heard about her have probably completely missed the point of her story.

This story of a non-vaccinating parent publically changing their tune when th...

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