Archive for December, 2012

Antibiotics Kill the Good Along with the Bad

Antibiotics Kill the Good Along with the Bad

Antibiotics are currently the best countermeasure to a variety of infections, but its downsides are legion.

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The Achilles Heel of Climate Denialism

The Achilles Heel of Climate Denialism

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.

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REVIEW: Guns, Germs, and Steel

REVIEW: Guns, Germs, and Steel

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.

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