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2022- A year when law and public health got really tangled. We had the Supreme Court deal with abortion, gun control, and mandatory vaccination. Internationally, euthanasia laws burgeoned.  Some states enacted laws to protect the rights of children born by fraudulent misuse of IVF, and courts addressed the question of proving causation in toxic tort cases.
Ghosts of Science - love science, not the scientist? Twitter as Townsquare – a broken metaphor? Twins – Identical or Similar? Sesame and penicillin
It is that time of the year, between Christmas and New Year's, when journalists’ thoughts, including ourselves, turn to vacation. As a result, there are any number of listicles touting the top 10, hundred, or five. We are not immune. Here are our most-read articles this year.
I read scientific articles for a living. They are frequently needlessly complex and have a stilted style about them. Evidently, communication through the written word is not part of scientists’ training. It should be.
As a relative newbie to the world of science writing to the public, I want to thank ACSH for letting me write about my favorite subject – science and health. Two articles from the last year have special meaning to me.
This has been a particularly notable year for me. I had a near-death experience and learned the joys of those who spend more time at doctors than they would like. I also had a chance to share some science and opinions with you, our readers. That makes me twice blessed.
Men will often be boys. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the design of public urinals, where through a moment of frivolity or inattention, the stream goes in a pathway resulting in splashes on the wall and clothing. Physicists attempt to help.
Peer review is a failure Methane rising The Trolley Problem has multicultural answers Heating with Nukes
Ho, Ho, Ho, etc., etc., etc. Kris Kringle, here, reporting on the State of SCE (Santa Claus Enterprises), including its subsidiaries, KKW (Kris Kringle’s Workshop), the Rudolf’s Bar and Gym Group, and Super Stocking Stuffers, sold exclusively on-circle to our subscribers. 
Discrimination in the workplace is terrible. Some forms involving gender, or race, are more readily identified than others. This preprint, under peer review, suggests that attractiveness can be discriminative too. Ugly need not apply.
Amazon decides to provide healthcare Scientific uncertainty The cultural impact of the Crock Pot Being our healthcare brother’s keeper
About a decade ago, many tears were shed over J&J’s baby shampoo, not by the babies, but by consumer groups trumpeting the latest chemophobia – formaldehyde, a known “human carcinogen.”