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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.

Ten errors in randomized experiments

A recent review discusses errors in the implementation, analysis, and reporting of randomization within obesity and nutrition research

Rapamycin risks?

The importance of good science and good interpretation

MDMA for PTSD?

MDMA-assisted therapy gets one step closer to its projected 2023 FDA approval

Psilocybin for depression?

The psychedelic drug goes head-to-head with Lexapro in a recent trial

How teeth sense cold; the efficacy of digital advertising

A few things worth checking out: 05-16-2021

#159 – Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.: Evolution of the anti-vaccine movement, the causes of autism, and COVID-19 vaccine state of affairs

“What started out as an anti-vaccine movement is now a movement against any kind of public health intervention and demonizing scientists and basically calling us the boogeyman.”  —Peter Hotez

What gives Rice Krispies their pop and my related experiment

Explaining the Snap! Crackle! Pop! to my sons

#158 – Brian Deer: A tale of scientific fraud—exposing Andrew Wakefield and the origin of the belief that vaccines cause autism

In science, courage isn’t about proving yourself right, it’s in your efforts to prove yourself wrong. . .to try and refute your own hypothesis.” —Brian Deer

#143 – John Ioannidis, M.D., D.Sc.: Why most biomedical research is flawed, and how to improve it

“We need to defend our method. We need to defend our principles. We need to defend the honesty of science in trying to communicate it rather than building exaggerated promises or narratives that are not realistic.” —John Ioannidis

Teaching science through the lens of discovery

Like anyone with children right now, the end of this past school year went from in-person schooling to remote learning…

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