Bookmarks (91)

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    Book Review: The Stuff We’re Made Of

    Dan Levitt’s “What’s Gotten Into You” is a lively, deeply researched history of of how our...

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    People With Disabilities Deserve Better Health Care. We All Do.

    Patients who need special accommodations struggle to find doctors that can adequately care for them. As...

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    For a Host of Vital Lab Tests, No FDA Oversight Exists

    Laboratory-developed tests, which include diagnostic tests for everything from Lyme disease to autism, have long been...

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    After Decades of Drilling, Should Alaska Pay Climate Refugees?

    As climate change continues to destroy the habitability of coastal communities, the question of who should...

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    For Children With Fetal Alcohol Exposure, A Gap in Support

    While research-based dietary and behavioral interventions for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder have been available since the...

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    Book Review: Behind Wall Street's Huge Gamble on Cancer Drugs

    “For Blood and Money” is Nathan Vardi’s thriller-like account of how private investors fueled the race...

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    Why Are We So Afraid of Nuclear Power?

    Nuclear power has always been overshadowed by rhetoric: overpromising techno-utopians on one hand, and fearmongering doomsayers...

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    Criminologists, Looking to Biology for Insight, Stir a Racist Past

    After a decades-long effort to bring biology back to the study of crime, the field of...

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    Severe Nausea During Pregnancy Often Goes Untreated

    The nausea that comes with morning sickness is common in the first trimester of pregnancy, but...

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    Wanted (by Scientists): Dead Birds and Bats, Felled by Renewables

    Biologists are creating a nationwide repository of winged creatures killed at wind and solar facilities. The...

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    Book Review: Of Squirrels and Deer and Other Beasts of Burden

    In “Pests,” science journalist Bethany Brookshire explores our complex relationships with the creatures that invade and...

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    Google Search Has Nothing to Fear From ChatGPT

    Some tech industry insiders have speculated that ChatGPT-style bots might revolutionize, or even replace, traditional internet...

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    Good Blood, Bad Policy: The Red Cross and Jim Crow

    The Red Cross’s 1940s policy of racially segregating blood propped up notions of racial difference and...

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    Decades of Road Salting Is Polluting the Mississippi River

    Across the U.S., freshwater sources are being polluted by dramatic increases in salt concentration. In colder...

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    Dirty Waterways May Alter Fish Behavior

    Experiments show that some pollutants appear to hinder how fish socialize, while others appear to make...

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    Book Review: Tracing the Relational Roots of Happiness

    What are the keys to wellbeing? Robert Waldinger and Marc Schulz, the authors of ‘‘The Good...

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    The Lead Industry’s Continuing Influence and Its Consequences

    Mirroring the tobacco industry’s tactics, the lead industry has raised doubt on scientific studies showing the...

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    Tracing the Flow of Forever Chemicals Into Waterways and Wildlife

    Just as toxicological research pushes thresholds for safe exposure close to zero, the ubiquity of PFASs...

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    In Some Textbooks, Climate Change Content Is Few and Far Between

    A recent study found that most college biology textbooks published in the 2010s contained less content...

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    In Kenya, an Epidemic of Children Hospitalized for Starvation

    A hospital in Kakuma, Kenya, the site of one of the largest refugee camps in the...

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    Talking Truth and Fiction With ChatGPT

    It’s clear that ChatGPT isn’t yet built for accuracy. Indeed, it makes things up when it...

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    Interview: Matthew Cobb on the Ethics of Genetic Engineering

    In the book “As Gods,” biologist and historian Matthew Cobb explores the “dream and the nightmare”...

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    In Bioethics, the Public Deserves More Than a Seat at the Table

    As science advances at an exponential rate, we’re faced with countless bioethical decisions that may change...

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    In a Famed Kenyan Game Park, the Animals Are Giving Up

    Near the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro lies Amboseli National Park, famous for its abundance of wildlife...

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    The Steep Cost of Bio-Based Plastics

    Bio-plastics, made from crops like corn, are hyped as a way to reduce the use of...

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    For Some Survivors, Polio Casts a Long Shadow

    Patients with post-polio syndrome may struggle for years to find an explanation for their symptoms, only...

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    Book Excerpt: The Unknown Risks of Microplastics in Indoor Air

    A growing body of research has found consistently high tallies of microplastic fibers swirling in the...

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    Doctors Seek to Bar Corporate Control of Health Practices

    A group of emergency physicians and consumer advocates in multiple states are pushing for stiffer enforcement...

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    Race and the American Museum of Natural History

    In New York’s acclaimed facility, the Hall of African Mammals is across the corridor from the...

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    Patients Admitted for Treatment Charged With Crimes Instead

    An investigation found that at least 40 felony charges have been filed against 29 patients since...

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    Earth’s Orbit Is About to Get More Crowded

    The military is preparing to launch a fleet of small, interconnected satellites to collect and transmit...

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    Book Review: Starry-Eyed Dreams of a Lunar Homecoming

    Both aspirational and grounded in hard science, “Back to the Moon” is astrophysicist Joseph Silk’s impassioned...

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    Why Climate Science Shouldn’t Forget to Factor in Brain Health

    Scientists agree that climate change will compromise almost every aspect of global health. Why then isn’t...

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    Experts Debate the Risks of Made-to-Order DNA

    The U.S. imposes few security regulations on synthetic DNA providers. It’s perfectly legal to make a...

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    For Those With Sickle Cell Disease, Inequities in Fertility Care

    Sickle cell disease, a disorder that causes blood cells to become misshapen, can lead to strokes,...

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    In the Horn of Africa, a Climate-Fueled Food Catastrophe Looms

    In the Horn of Africa, nearly 26 million people are facing extreme hunger due to climate...

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    The Philanthropic Wellspring of Modern Race Science

    Wickliffe Draper invested his inheritance to defend what he saw as one of the most important...

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    Race Is a Biological Fiction, and a Powerful Reality

    By now, the science is clear: there’s no biological basis for race. But race as a...

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    A Crude Tool: Race and Breast Cancer Research

    Researchers and clinicians still rely on race as a vague stand-in for intertwined strands of social...

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    Q&A: Jonathan Kahn on New Frontiers in Racial Profiling

    First used in Europe in the Netherlands in 1999 to determine the biogeographic ancestry of a...

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    Can Standardized Testing Escape Its Racist Past?

    Critics say standardized tests cannot escape their roots in eugenics and segregation. Supporters argue it’s not...

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    The Complicated Quest to Decipher Human Difference

    The socially constructed racial categories we’ve inherited are only crude and highly imperfect maps of biological...

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    Confronting the Ghosts of Science Past

    Conversations about famed scientists who held troubling views on race often devolve into acrimonious circuses of...

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    Long Division: The Persistence of Race Science

    Enlightenment-era thinkers endorsed crude notions of racial categorization, giving them the sheen of scientific authority. Although...

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    Field at a Crossroads: Genetics and Racial Mythmaking

    Many geneticists are currently weighing the societal risks of their work and confronting an unsettling possibility:...

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    Book Review: Exploring the Ocean to Find Queer Survival and Joy

    In the linked essays in “How Far the Light Reaches,” science writer Sabrina Imbler investigates the...

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    What the World Can Learn from Brazil’s Shifting Stance on Science

    When I visited the country as a Ph.D. student years ago, I was struck by the...

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    An Autopsy After Stillbirth Can Provide Crucial Answers

    After a stillbirth, some doctors do not offer patients postmortem exams, and some patients decide against...

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    In the West, Will Pink Snow Make Droughts Worse?

    This summer, researchers from around the country crisscrossed the mountains of Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, Utah, and...

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    With Stool Testing, Fewer Americans May Delay Colon Screening

    Although colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death for both men and women...