Causation vs Correlation

Journalists are constantly being reminded that “correlation doesn’t imply causation;” yet, conflating the two remains one of the most common errors in news reporting on scientific and health-related studies. In theory, these are easy to distinguish—an action or...

Can a Half-Cent Tax on Drink Save Lives?

A recent study appears to confirm a long-held conviction about alcohol abuse and driving while under the influence: If you increase the price of alcohol, you will end up saving lives. The twist to the latest peer-reviewed research, which appeared in the American...
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