Glaring Flaws in Sugar Toxicity Study

Anew study has claimed that obese children could find rapid health improvement by small sugar reductions, without caloric restrictions. According to the lead author, Robert Lustig, the new study shows that sugar may not be harmful because of how it leads to weight...

Black Coffee is Not a Sign You Are a Sadist

Black coffee drinkers are more likely to be psychopaths and sadists, screamed a slew of recent headlines (see: Huffington Post and Quartz). And the content of some of these stories was equally hyperbolic: “Are you wondering whether to trust someone you recently met?...

The Dream of Precision Medicine; The Reality of Missing Data

To understand the revolution of precision medicine, think of a library not unlike the library of Alexandria in its scope. It would contain all the robust and relevant medical data in the known world—which in this case would comprise over a million Americans—and it...

Accidents Will Happen?

On October 3, 2015 the US bombed a hospital run by the NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), killing 22 and injuring dozens. This is an especially bad incident for the US, possibly constituting a war crime depending on the exact circumstances. From the beginning US...

Presidential Polling’s Margin for Error

Polls are finding Donald Trump ahead—way ahead—of other candidates running for the Republican nomination for presidency. Based on a recent Pew Research Center poll, CNN practically declared victory for him, noting he got 25 percent of the votes in the survey. The...
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