Three Answers about Antibiotics

Q: Why does your prescriber say to take all of the antibiotics prescribed, even if you’re feeling better? A: The answer to this question is a lesson in the rules of natural selection. Imagine you have a petri dish of bacteria. Eww. You begin dosing the bacteria with an antibiotic once a day. After a …


Science Doesn’t Prove Anything

“Science proves it: Money really can buy happiness” – LA Times “Science Proves That With Practice, Your Brain Can Become Better At Tasting Wine” – Huffington Post “Science Proves You Can’t Hold Your Baby Too Much” – What’s wrong with these headlines? The phrase “science proves” is one of my biggest pet peeves. Writers love it because it’s dramatic and attention-catching, but it’s also incredibly misleading. This may come as a surprise, but science doesn’t prove anything. It never has. It never will.

Three Easy Steps to Read About Science Like a Pro

Doing science is hard, but for many, reading about science is harder. However, learning how to read and think critically about science is a valuable skill in today’s fast-growing world of information and innovation. Here are three easy steps you can take today to read science like a pro: