Psychology & Psychiatry

New book considers the 'bullshit asymmetry principle'

The "bullshit asymmetry principle" tells us that it takes far more energy to disprove bullshit than it takes to generate bullshit. In a world full of misleading statistics, gaslighting politicians and press-release-driven ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Modeling coronavirus: 'Uncertainty is the only certainty'

A statistical model cited by the White House generated a slightly less grim figure Monday for a first wave of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.—a projection designed to help officials plan for the worst, ...

Neuroscience

Social isolation stresses rodents

The traditional method of housing mice and rats alone increases stress and worsens epilepsy, according to a new study published in eNeuro. The added stress could complicate results of pre-clinical drug trials.

Health

How renting could affect your health

Our homes play a number of vital roles in our lives. They are are where we rest, spend time with friends and family, and can be most ourselves. Given this central role it is not surprising that researchers have found a number ...

Medications

White House launches anti-opioid ad campaign aimed at youth

The White House launched a series of new advertisements Thursday aimed at warning young people about the dangers of opioids, taking another step in the effort to turn the tide against the deadly epidemic.

Health

Investing in warmer housing could save the NHS billions

British weather isn't much to write home about. The temperate maritime climate makes for summers which are relatively warm and winters which are relatively cold. But despite rarely experiencing extremely cold weather, the ...

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