Thursday, October 16, 2014

How the West Views Ebola   


Sophie Kleeman writing for Mic about her interview with Andrew Carrhilo, an illustrator and cartoonist from Lisbon, whose One Powerful Illustration Shows Exactly What’s Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola: “People in the African continent are more regarded … Continue reading →

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Scientific 7-Minute Workout   


Gretchen Reynolds, writing for The New York Times Magazine back in May 2013: Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research … Continue reading →

Friday, June 6, 2014

Quebec to adopt right-to-die legislation   


Rhéal Séguin, reporting in The Globe and Mail: In a historic vote in the National Assembly, Quebec has become the first province to legalize doctor-assisted death as part of comprehensive end-of-life legislation. Bill 52, An Act respecting end-of-life care, received … Continue reading →

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Penn and Teller on Vaccinations   


From way back in 2010: The clip is from a half-hour show debunking the anti-vaccine movement, which you can watch here.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

FDA Seeks to Ban Trans Fats   


Toni Clarke and Ros Krasny, reporting for Reuters: The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed banning artificial trans fats in processed food ranging from cookies to frozen pizza, citing the risk of heart disease. Partially hydrogenated oils, the primary … Continue reading →

Friday, August 30, 2013

Texas measles outbreak linked to church   


Liz Szabo, reporting for USA Today: The latest measles outbreak is in Texas, where the virus has sickened 25 people, most of whom are members or visitors of a church led by the daughter of televangelist Kenneth Copeland. Fifteen of … Continue reading →

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Single men swap bed sheets just 4 times a year   


CBC News: The average single man washes his sheets just four times per year, according to a survey by U.K. mattress company Ergoflex. The survey asked Britons about their bed sheet hygiene and found a few stomach-churning results. Among single … Continue reading →

Monday, August 26, 2013

How to be a good listener   


Laura McMullen, writing for US News: “Most people are very aware that other people don’t listen, but they’re not nearly as aware that they themselves don’t listen,” says Paul Donoghue, psychologist and co-author of “Are You Really Listening? Keys to … Continue reading →

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Impact of Vaccines in Canada   


Toronto Public Health shows the impact of vaccines in a simple to understand infographic. Short story: they work really well. (Via Popular Science)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

As Long As The Sun Shines   


James Estrin interviewing photographer Ian Willms for the New York Times’ Lens Blog, discussing Willms’ photo story on the effects of Alberta’s oil sands on indigenous communities: Q. What’s the effect on the people? A. It has brought more money … Continue reading →