Category Archives: Informative

Gender Identity in Youth: A (Scathing) Rebuttal

There has been an astounding amount of attention on social media (and I cringe as I accept this platform as a medium for discourse) about an article regarding gender identity in childhood and adolescence posted by the evangelical right wing physician’s group the ‘American College of Pediatricians’ (http://www.acpeds.org/the-college-s…) Their message is dangerously and deliberately misinformed,… Read More »

‘It’s food for thought – or rather mind wine’

“ A slight twist of lime rhyme be chasing down your primetime It’s food for thought or rather mind wine” Nas’  It Was Written  dropped in 1996. It was the follow-up album to his seminal and foundational (in the annals of hip-hop) album, Illmatic. Critical reception at the time of release was lukewarm; it was a stylistic… Read More »

The great melanoma debate

In classic yuppity form, a pretty entertaining and insightful back and forth was had between hewlfaz and eeo361. The topic of discussion was sunlight exposure and melanoma risk, prompted by the article linked below, which suggests that ‘scientists have it wrong’ regarding the connection between the two. ‘Scientists Blow the Lid on Cancer and Sunscreen… Read More »

Pygmachophobia…kind of

Have you ever been asked what your biggest fear is? Spiders, snakes, heights, crowds, dogs, thunder, lightning, needles, social situations, flying, and germs are likely among the most common answers to this inquiry.  My biggest fear has always been the same but it is only in the last few years that I could put my… Read More »

Frankenfoods: Reviving An Undergrad Essay on Biotech

This is revival of an essay written for an Ethics of Science and Technology class taken in undergrad, as an extension to some of the commentary on a previous post. Sure, in re-reading the essay it has all the symptoms of an overly verbose undergraduate trying to make a point. But amid the overly florid diction… Read More »

Sleeping with children

This is a candid discussion regarding a recent review of co-sleeping and infants: “Why babies should never sleep alone: A review of the co-sleeping controversy in relation to SIDS, bedsharing and breast feeding” This isn’t the usual hard-nose scientific discourse we have been prone to engage in haha, but a very interesting debate nonetheless, and… Read More »