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25 September 2014

politics & health

In conservative media, Obamacare is a disaster. In the real world, it’s working.

16 June 2014

health & culture

Miles O’Brien on Life After Losing a Limb

8 April 2014


Spinal cord research offers unexpected hope to people with paralysis

24 February 2014

health & science

Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience

Look, if homeopathic remedies make you feel better, take them. If the Paleo diet helps you eat fewer TV dinners, that’s great—even if the Paleo diet is probably premised more on The Flintstones than it is on any actual evidence about human evolutionary history. If non-organic crumbs bother you, avoid them. And there’s much to praise in Whole Foods’ commitment to sustainability and healthful foods.

Still: a significant portion of what Whole Foods sells is based on simple pseudoscience. And sometimes that can spill over into outright anti-science (think What Doctors Don’t Tell You, or Whole Foods’ overblown GMO campaign, which could merit its own article). If scientific accuracy in the public sphere is your jam, is there really that much of a difference between Creation Museum founder Ken Ham, who seems to have made a career marketing pseudoscience about the origins of the world, and John Mackey, a founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, who seems to have made a career, in part, out of marketing pseudoscience about health?

5 September 2013

health & science

Down syndrome reversed in newborn mice with single injection

26 June 2013

food & health

What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

24 April 2013

culture & health

Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans?

25 June 2012

health & technology

LUMOback: The Smart Posture Sensor

22 February 2012

culture & health

The myth of the eight-hour sleep revelas some of the mounting evidence that humans used to sleep in two 4-hour chunks.

19 February 2012

food & health

Whole Health Source: By 2606, the US Diet will be 100 Percent Sugar

Wrap your brain around this: in 1822, we ate the amount of added sugar in one 12 ounce can of soda every five days, while today we eat that much sugar every seven hours.

20 January 2012

health & science

Disrupted body clock may prime you for schizophrenia

16 January 2012

health & india

Totally drug-resistant TB emerges in India

11 January 2012

life & health

How to nap

17 December 2011

design & health

MIT Suit Simulates What It’s Like To Be 70 Years Old

3 November 2011

sports & health

How Running Saved This Chef’s Life

18 October 2011

health & science

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Slashes Infection Risk By Half

17 October 2011

sports & health

100-year-old marathoner finishes race

3 October 2011

health & food

What damage does alcohol do to our bodies?

2 October 2011

gaming & health

Gamers Solve AIDS Puzzle

Whether it is a victory for crowd-sourcing, citizen scientists or gamers, it is a remarkable achievement.

Using a game called “Foldit,” which was released by the University of Washington, players have deciphered the crystal structure of a protein that causes Aids in rhesus monkeys. It had baffled scientists for 15 years, but took gamers 10 days to solve.

30 September 2011

science & health

This is awesome: 29 year old woman hears herself for the 1st time after receiving cochlear implant