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I am a woman. Why am I always so cold?

10 Mar 2021

I am always cold. I’ve had this problem ever since I was a child, when I’d sneak into the living room in the winter and turn up the thermostat while my parents weren’t looking. When I still worked...

The iPhone 12, Pacemakers and Defibrillators

4 Mar 2021

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

The Right Chemistry: Leaded Coffee

4 Mar 2021

Video of Dr. Joe Schwarcz on the use of the term “leaded coffee Dr. Joe Schwarcz on the use of the term “leaded coffee".

A Tempest in the Butterdish

26 Feb 2021

My “bread and butter” is demystifying science. Often that takes me down a slippery slope, slaloming between gates of “ifs,” “buts” and “maybes,” never quite getting to that definitive finish line....

Two Masks are Better Than One

18 Feb 2021

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Call Me a Vaccine Pusher

10 Feb 2021

"Avoid!" One of the most common bits of advice heard these days. Avoid tap water. Avoid bottled water. Avoid butter. Avoid margarine. Avoid the sun. Avoid sweeteners. Avoid genetically modified...

Old Wives’ Tales And Truths

9 Feb 2021

This article was first published in The Skeptical Inquirer.

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