Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
Polluters have two ways of cleaning up their act. They can pollute less and diversify into renewables, or pretend they're not actually causing illness and deaths. Guess which they prefer.
An 80 year old method of sterilizing surfaces with radiation without harming humans or animals might be the key to controlling flu pandemics. But it using it could come with a catch...
Moral crusaders insist that porn is the mother of all modern social ills, but every scrap of data we have suggests they couldn't be more wrong.
Anti-vaxers are vehemently opposed to a bill that would require doctors to explain how vaccines work on the basis that it would require them to leave their echo chambers and might sway parents on the fence to vaccinate.
Soda taxes can curb consumption of sugary drinks, but their benefits are vastly oversold and the problems we're facing need a more holistic approach.
The city of San Francisco wants cell phone makers to display information showing that their phones are harmless in the most menacing and confusing way possible.
Despite the gloom and doom you see on the news, we're actually making huge strides in improving medicine and have a pretty good handle on what the media insists are crises.
How far should we go to help people who refuse to help themselves? Or worse yet, whose parents refuse treatment we know will keep them alive?
A pair of studies shows that not only does abstinence not work, it makes things a lot worse.