Antibiotics are currently the best countermeasure to a variety of infections, but its downsides are legion.
Archive for December, 2012
A new survey of the peer-reviewed literature reveals that just 0.17% of papers since 1991 rejected global warming. Regardless of how entrenched one’s views are within the denialist ecosystem, reality can only be eschewed for so long.
What do Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama and Francisco Pizarro have in common? In Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond seeks to answer why history unfolded so differently among the various continents.