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Cell Phones & Brain Cancer: An Announcement by the WHO

Cell Phones & Brain Cancer: An Announcement by the WHO

Today the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced that cell phone use may be carcinogenic to humans. After a week-long meeting in France, during which 31 scientists from 14 countries reviewed the available data, the group assigned radiofrequency EMF a “2B” classification. Prior to today’s announcement, the WHO&#... »

Cell Phones, Brain Tumors, and Cost/Benefit Analysis

Cell Phones, Brain Tumors, and Cost/Benefit Analysis

I’ve always been lazy about using my earpiece, but I decided to start using it regularly today. Even though there are no conclusive studies linking cell phone usage to brain tumors. Yet. »

Black Women are Objectively Less Attractive

Black Women are Objectively Less Attractive

Satoshi Kanazawa has once again used his magical powers of shitty interpretation to bastardize an otherwise decent study, and while he’s at it, the good name of science. He’s the author of such gems as “Why Liberals are More Intelligent than Conservatives” and even a book about “Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters“.***  With every blog post, he takes the already sketch... »

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Westboro Baptist Church

Remember that church that staged anti-gay protests at military funerals? The supreme court ruled in favor of their right to protest this morning, 8-1. So, yay for free speech? Or boo for free speech in poor taste? »

Never Let Me Go

Potential spoiler alert: If you don’t want to know the premise of the film, or my interpretation of the characters’ psychology, don’t read on… Never Let Me Go, based on a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, is a science fiction film about children that are bred for the sole purpose of organ donation. The children attend what appears to be a boarding school called Hailsham, where they... »

Have we Lost That Lovin’ Feeling?

Shootings: at schools, political rallies, aerobics classes. Terrorism: on planes, in subway stations, in the mail. Loneliness: everywhere. Bullying: kids committing suicide over exchanges on Facebook, or having their sex lives broadcast over You Tube. Have we just stopped caring about other people, or is there another explanation? In August 2010, a study from the University of Michigan summarized ... »

Rationality Goes out the Window When it Comes to Food

Some topics are challenging to approach from a rational perspective. Especially experiential topics: food, love, and music, for example. Although rationality has a place in all three, only a vulcan would put the science before the sensual. Since the 1980s, dietary guidelines have shown that eating fruits, vegetables, & whole grains and avoiding refined sugars & saturated fats can help us s... »

Liberals Proven More Intelligent Than Conservatives…Or Not

Satoshi Kanazawa is an evolutionary psychologist that currently blogs for Psychology Today in an attempt to give us “a look at the hard truths about human nature”.  And one of his recent hard-hitting stories is “Why Liberals Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives”. Here’s a snapshot of his evidence: »

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