“I don’t make assumptions” about vaccines and people’s motives
They believe, as Jake does, that they don’t attack science, don’t attack people, and don’t make assumptions, even though in fact that’s all they do. That’s why I rarely try to change the minds of such people. It’s a fool’s errand. The odds of ...
Bees That Drink Sweat From People's Skin and Tears From People's Eyes
The researchers eventually captured 262 of these tear-drinking bees using their own eyes as bait. They hypothesize that the bees use human tears as a primarily as a protein source, though the salt may be part of the appeal too. Next time you’re wiping ...
The Pet Poisoner Next Door
“I want to know the best way to kill next door neighbors Â cat ... haunting me for months: why do so many people poison their neighbor’s pets? Why? Why? “They’re very unhappy people,” my husband replied when I first raised the issue at home.
Shopping is the Opiate of the Masses
Karl Marx famously wrote: Religion is the opium of the people. Much has been written about the meaning ... I say this not to accuse, but to observe. I do it too. Why do we buy things we don't need? Sometimes it is a symbolic first step in changing our ...
Why Does This Bun Taste Like Cardboard?
It showed how cardboard was first soaked to a pulp in a plastic basin of caustic soda -- a chemical base commonly used in manufacturing paper and soap -- then chopped into ... For example, why are the friends who gave me money all bosses of pharmaceutical ...