Other Science News

A weekly look at what's also interesting, even though it didn't make it into Dispatch or onto our website.
A weekly look at what's interesting (to at least to one of us) that didn't make it into our Dispatch newsletter, or onto our website.
We must be doing something right. We have received so much media attention in the past several days, that it's hard to keep track. Here's where we've appeared.
What forces attracted us to dogs? What makes them cute and cuddly -- while their cousins, the wolves, are portrayed as villainous?
Summer is just about here. But we're not going on vacation. There's far too much junk science out there for us to take a break. Here's where we were cited in recent days.
The New York Times ran an Op-Ed about the wellness industry that asked, "Why are so many smart women falling for its harmful, pseudoscientific claims?" Gee, maybe it's because they also read about the benefits of witchcraft in the very same newspaper?
A few articles from the stack I've created. It's a way to gently open the firehose of information and articles that come across our desks each week.
“Would you like to come up and see my etchings?” may very well be the oldest of all bad pick-up lines. And believe it or not, Its origins can be traced back to the early use of hydrofluoric acid that was used to etch designs on glass.
Summer is upon us. While you're firing up your grills, rest assured that our staff will remain diligent, so that you don't need to worry about IARC telling you that a single hot dog will give you cancer. Here are the media hits we've had in recent days.
A lot of my time -- a lot more than writing on most days -- is spent reading. Here are a few articles I came across this week where the author said it all. So rather than providing a rewrite, here are the primary sources.
The Amazon tycoon has big plans for space. He envisions a future in which a "trillion" (yes, a trillion!) people live in giant, rotating spaceships like that one from the movie 'Passengers." There are some scientific problems with his argument. Let's take a look.
More and more frequently, prior scientific work is not "reproducible." But is it a crisis? And does reproducibility lead us to "truth"? A study of how science may find truth discovers that the diversity of scientific approaches may be crucial.