Reading Time: 3 minutes The potential self-dealing by doctors who overprescribe medical tests is staggering.
Reading Time: 3 minutes British aging researcher David Gems says the aging process can be hugely mitigated. He also recognizes that there are ethical dilemmas in further extending life.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A new study suggests that the Born Again experience may correlate with brain problems—and with memory loss.
Reading Time: 2 minutes With its nuclear disaster, Japan learned a hard lesson about finding less risky, more creative energy solutions. But this overpopulated island nation was already exploring some bold new directions. Like the most advanced eco-town in the world.
Reading Time: 13 minutes When the promising young American artist Stanley Glickman reluctantly accepted a drink from some pushy Americans who chatted him up in a café in Paris, he had no idea his beverage would send him into permanent Alice in Wonderland. A little-known story about MKULTRA, US government LSD experiments on American citizens, and one such citizen.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Today, the corporate media cautiously informs the public of some cell phone health risks. But if you were reading here, you knew about these risks long ago. And you knew the health consequences were potentially far greater and broader.
Reading Time: 5 minutes We know, we know. All we do is nag, nag, nag. Negative reports, unsettling notions, terrifying discoveries. Well, here’s some good news. But don’t expect it every day.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Watch out Taliban, here comes Sesame Street. A tough mushroom makes a tougher bumper. And welcome a microscopic friend.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A recent column from Nicholas Kristof illustrates, almost inadvertently, why the rise of new, less cautious media organizations (like-well, whowhatwhy.org) is so crucial. Headlined “New Alarm Bells About Chemicals and Cancer,” the essay describes a new report on cancer from a presidential board …warning that our lackadaisical approach to regulation may have far-reaching consequences for Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes My experience is that the biggest potential stories are simply too big for the major organs of daily journalism. That’s the lesson I learned writing my book, Family of Secrets. That’s also why I started www.whowhatwhy.org. Where we do find the really explosive material, it often pops up in the seemingly least-likely places. So it Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute Covering the increasingly urgent matter of food supply safety, the New York Times’s Michael Moss delivers a classic of investigative reporting in his examination of manufacturer instructions relating to frozen entrees. The thrust of the article is that, as food manufacturers look to cut costs and increase imports of ingredients, more and more pathogens are Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Anyone who owns a Smartphone might wonder just who is being outsmarted. As the New York Times notes: The millions of people who use their cellphones daily to play games, download applications and browse the Web may not realize that they have an unseen companion: advertisers that can track their interests, their habits and even Read More