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Health scares sow confusion

I’ll refrain from saying there’s an epidemic of health scares, because overuse of the word “epidemic” is a common scare tactic. But let’s just...

Workplace wellness programs benefit the healthy most

A number of studies have pointed to the potential benefits of workplace wellness programs – from increased gym use to decreased health care spending....

Why we’re so unprepared for flu

It’s surprising how easy it is to brush off dire existential threats. We remain, for example, unprepared for the next pandemic flu, though experts...

Go ahead, order that cheesesteak

In the latest science shocker, researchers discovered that a number of people around the world are eating foods such as cheese, butter and full-fat...

Why some scientists won’t march for science

When scientists disagree on something, as they do on the wisdom of the planned “March for Science,” they tend to disagree in an instructive...

How science ruined tomatoes (and how it can fix them)

Some things really were better in the good old days. It’s not just nostalgia but scientific fact, for example, that tomatoes used to taste...

Can you spot fake news? Don’t be so sure

One of the enduring mysteries of the fake-news epidemic is why it’s happening now, when it’s easier than ever for readers to fact-check stories...

For monkeys and humans alike, social status alters the body

Researchers are building a case that being stuck at the bottom of the social pecking order can be hazardous to your health. While popular...

Why go back to Jupiter? For the surprises

Why go back to Jupiter? NASA has already sent enough spacecraft to know that there's nobody up there, and that it's all bad real...
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