Science Archives

Michael Specter, a New Yorker science writer, has written a new book accusing Americans of being stupid about science. It’s not that I don’t agree with him. I just have one quibble. I have to caution: I haven’t actually read the book. But I have heard him on several radio shows promoting it. He is Read More

Is there something in your DNA that makes you black or desi or white or Xicana? Could a drug for hypertension work only for black people ? And why are  Jamaicans such good sprinters? The folks over at RadioLab try to sort through those questions, and what they end up with is pretty messy  (as Read More