The growing sense of unease, distress, and exhaustion that many experience is a symptom of a political and social disease.
The problems of design and bias within scientific studies are only amplified by the way news outlets choose to frame findings.
For many, the pandemic is only further tarnishing science's name. But we need to raise the bar for what does (and does not) constitute research.
Empathy may not be the only obstacle standing in the way of depoliticizing mask use.
Our basic equality needs to be respected in processes that determine who gets what.
On what basis should we decide where our limited medical resources go? What is just? What is fair? Is any decision unobjectionable?
With no evidence of effectiveness and some troubling threads in its doctrines, AA has a powerful reputation it hasn't earned.
The retraction of three papers on treating COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine reflect a crisis in the scientific community: how to handle data from private companies. What reforms are necessary to avoid such data-based scandals in the future?
Those in rural areas face a significantly higher risk of death from common causes than their urban counterparts. Is telemedicine the solution to this disparity?
Romoser's claims concerning the existence of life on Mars raise questions about the requirements for having justified beliefs.