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You Should Have Your Head Examined!

30 Jun 2021

In the 18th century, Viennese physician Franz-Joseph Gall claimed that personality and intelligence were determined by the shape of the brain, which in turn was reflected by the shape of the skull....

The Anti-Vaccine Propaganda of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

16 Apr 2021

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., does not want you to think of him as an anti-vaxxer. I have yet to meet an anti-vaxxer—someone who spreads misinformation about all vaccines being harmful—who is comfortable...

Lise Meitner: A Noble Scientist

4 Mar 2021

Olivia Fraser Barsby is a biology and anthropology student at McGill University, specializing in conservation, ecology, evolution and behaviour. 

Mouthing the Words that Racism is Unacceptable is Not Enough

12 Jun 2020

One of the questions I often get asked is if I worry about running out of topics to write about. Nope. The fertile pastures of science are planted with such a wide array of seeds that the only...

Are You There, Race? It’s Me, DNA

9 Aug 2019

What would you say is Liam Neeson’s race?...

40 Years of Human Experimentation in America: The Tuskegee Study

25 Jan 2019

Starting in 1932, 600 African American men from Macon County, Alabama were enlisted to partake in a scientific experiment on syphilis. The “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male,”...

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