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Understanding science

Learn more about how to improve your understanding of science, including interpreting research, and the science (and pseudoscience) behind it.

Understanding science

The importance of red teams

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.” —Richard Feynman

Understanding science

Multiple problems with a study linking proximity to major roads to dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and MS

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” —Wayne Gretzky

Understanding science

Qualy #109 – How does one select the right physician as a patient?

Today’s episode of The Qualys is from podcast #04 – AMA #1: alcohol, best lab tests, wearables, finding the right doc, racing, and more.

Understanding science

Nobel retractions

On January 2nd, Arnold made headlines after announcing she and her co-authors retracted a paper that was published in the prestigious journal Science in May of 2019, 7 months after winning the Nobel Prize.

Understanding science

Qualy #65 – The three laws of medicine — Law #1: A strong intuition is much more powerful than a weak test

Today’s episode of The Qualys is from podcast #32 – Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.: new frontiers in cancer therapy, medicine, and the writing process. 

Understanding science

Is ditching meat a “game-changer” for your health?

A new documentary makes the case it is.

Understanding science

Am I fooling myself?

This story serves to remind me that we are not wired to think scientifically. Full stop. It is the quintessential human flaw. But scientific thinking is a skill to be practiced and improved upon.

Understanding science

Qualy #26 – What is Peter looking to achieve and monitor with his blood glucose monitor?

Today’s episode of The Qualys is from podcast #26 – AMA #3: supplements, women’s health, patient care, and more.

Understanding science

#68 – Marty Makary, M.D.: The US healthcare system—why it’s broken, steps to fix it, and how to protect yourself

“We’re trying to empower people in the United States to say we need a competent and fair pricing system.” — Marty Makary

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