The Importance of Science in a Post-Truth Era

Scientific American recently took a look at how some scientists are responding to the seemingly increasing anti-science outlook in the world: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/nobelists-students-and-journalists-grapple-with-the-antiscience-movement/. Two important points stood out to me. First,  that scientists need to do a better job of outreach to inform the public of the scientific process. Because science is Read more…

The Value a NBA Superstar Adds to a City

Credit to Donajello on Reddit for this post: https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/6olkrv/is_having_lebron_really_worth_the_trouble/.  A really interesting look at the value that having Lebron in Cleveland has added to the city and to the owner of the Cavs. The conclusion of the post is that Lebron has brought in more than $200,000,000 per year in value Read more…

Another Coffee Study

I’m a religious coffee drinker, so I am always on the lookout for new information that reinforces my belief that coffee is good for you. Here is a new study from Annals of Internal Medicine showing a statistically significant correlation between drinking coffee and  lower all-cause mortality: http://annals.org/aim/article/2643435/coffee-drinking-mortality-10-european-countries-multinational-cohort-study. The relationship did Read more…