Are We Headed for Another Ice Age?
A huge crack threatens to leave a chunk of ice the size of Delaware floating off from Antarctica. It’s a fascinating development. But it’s not necessarily a “climate change” phenomenon.
Is Stephen Hawking Full of Sh*t?
Stephen Hawking may know more about cosmology, general relativity, and quantum gravity than anyone on Earth — but his reductionist theory on obesity is full of potholes.
Fatal Disasters: Hacking the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things makes everything vulnerable to cyber attacks. It’s just a matter of time before hacked webcams become hacked hospitals. And that’s when the body count begins.
The FDA: Useful Tool or Brainless Tyrant?
The 21st Century Cures Act includes funding for many meritorious public health initiatives. It’s also a gigantic boondoggle for Big Pharma. And it eases evidentiary standards for the FDA’s drug and device approval process in the interest of innovation and competition.
Are We Too Stupid for True Freedom?
It’s easy to dismiss celebrities and politicians as having hidden agendas. On the other hand, scientists that uncover cold, hard facts, deserve our respect for their endeavors. But respect is not worship.