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Pirates Needed Science Too

On International Talk Like a Pirate Day, here's an eye-patch-witness account of how science helps in all peg-leg walks of life, even piracy

3 hours ago — Steve Mirsky

Keeping Dirt Out of Your Drugs

We take for granted the purity of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. But they are not always safe. What stands between us and impure medicines?

August 23, 2018 — Michael Eisenstein

Out with the Bad Science

NPR science journalist Richard Harris talks about his book, Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope and Wastes Billions.

August 2, 2018 — Steve Mirsky

Mouth Sets Healing Standard

Certain proteins that coordinate the healing response are present at higher levels in oral tissue—meaning wounds in the mouth fix faster. Christopher Intagliata reports.

July 29, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial