An investigation by Business Insider found that, "United had more pet deaths in 2016 than any other major US airline." Given United's recent public relations debacle, is this true, too? Technically yes, but statistically no. Becasue it's the statistics that matter, not the raw numbers.
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We're anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new rechargeable battery for portable electronic devices – one that doesn't blow up unexpectedly. But the Navy has beaten everyone to it. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory said it has produced a zinc-based battery that's a safer alternative to the common lithium-ion batteries that have proven to be unreliable, and can combust instantaneously.
Is there gender discrimination in payments made to physicians? Not by Medicare, Medicaid or insurance companies. So why does Doximity, a social network of physicians, say it exists? It all depends on what you're measuring.
Any effort to fight fake news is noble and should be applauded. But, if Mr. Wales believes his new venture will be the solution to fake news, it will fall short for at least four reasons.
Science advocates had been insisting that this weekend's marches were not anti-Republican. While the majority of people attending had an earnest interest in science, they were also duped into believing science was suddenly in peril. Here's a look at that, and some other events that concerned us.
If the "Sky's the Limit" for someone whose ambitions know no bounds, what's the limit for someone who lives above the sky? A curious soul might like to pose that existential question to Peggy Whitson, as her stay in space reaches record-breaking heights. Or, better yet, maybe President Trump will do it during his upcoming call with the trailblazing NASA astronaut. On Monday April 24, Whitson will log her 535th day in space, eclipsing the previous cumulative mark set by fellow U.S. astronaut Jeff Williams. To mark the occasion, Mr. Trump will personally congratulate Whitson by phone from the Oval Office.
It's very common for people who eat right, watch their weight and don't smoke to ignore a smart sleeping regimen. The proper amount of nightly sleep is essential to ward off illness and maintain overall good health. And sustained lack of sleep is linked to a myriad of significant health problems.
While reading science journalism, we must always remember we're viewing a secondary source. So when we say "You should read the plaque," that really means you should look at the primary source, otherwise known as the original report or study.
The Standard Homeopathic Co. issued a voluntary recall of its teething products, sold under the name Hyland, after the FDA repeatedly cited concerns over inconsistent – and excessive – levels of Belladonna, a toxic chemical.
If doctors are to return to their roots as health makers, then they need to take control of their schedules.
The official March for Science Twitter account recently criticized the Trump Administration for bombing ISIS, claiming that the gigantic bomb the U.S. dropped on the terrorists is an "example of how science is weaponized against marginalized people." After a justified mocking, delete went the tweet.
His message that some fruit will cure anxiety is nothing new for Dr. Oz. This medical hoodwinker has been this preaching this nonsense for years. A post from his website listed "7 Anxiety-Fighting Foods You Have to Try." It's just another dopey Dr. Oz oversimplification of a serious, complex issue.