Understanding science

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

Challenges of meditation & understanding ‘sub-minds’

This audio clip is from episode #37 with Zubin Damania, M.D., originally released on January 21, 2019.

#197 – The science of obesity & how to improve nutritional epidemiology | David Allison, Ph.D.

How much does obesity kill you because it stigmatizes you and it creates some stress?”  —David Allison

Nutritional epidemiology: abolition vs defending the status quo

A recent review argues for reform in the field of nutritional epidemiology — and recommends ways to improve it

Is lab-grown meat the ‘meat of the future’?

Lab-grown meat faces scrutiny

What a dead salmon can teach us about how we use machines

With new tools come new dangers for misuse and misinterpretation of results. As technology opens new doors, we must constantly evaluate its limitations, even as we look to expand its applications.

#188 – AMA #30: How to Read and Understand Scientific Studies

In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter and Bob dive deep into all things related to studying studies to…

Does skipping breakfast increase the risk of an early death? Part II

What the literature says about skipping breakfast and its potential impact on health

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

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