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Get To Know ‘Number Needed To Treat’

While reading over an analysis of decades-old studies of LSD as a treatment for alcoholism last week, I found that […]

F. Sherwood Rowland, Warned Of Aerosol’s Danger

The man who warned us that aerosol spray-cans could destroy the earth’s protective ozone layer has died. F. Sherwood Rowland, […]

Two Ways To Think About Nothing

I’m going to show you two kinds of nothing. The first is a small patch of space, way, way out […]

The Big Gulp: Dolphins Don’t Have Time To Savor Their Food

Anyone who’s visited an aquarium or watched “Flipper” reruns knows how happy those dolphins look when they score a nice […]

How A Sunflower Gene Crossed The Line From Weed To Crop

I’m rounding out The Salt’s impromptu Pest Resistance Week (which started with stories about weeds and corn rootworms) with a […]

Venus, Jupiter, Prepare For A Heavenly Date

If you’ve had your eye on the western sky after sundown for the last several nights, you’ve been witness to […]

Why Monsanto Thought Weeds Would Never Defeat Roundup

Since it seems to be Pest Resistance Week here at The Salt, with stories on weeds and insects, we might […]

Weekend Special: A Kiss Like No Other

What can I say? Except that it’s the weekend, there’s not a whole lot’s going on, I saw this, and […]

LSD Gets Another Look As Alcoholism Treatment

You might be tempted to chuckle about some Norwegian researchers peering back at experiments done during the ’60s and ’70s […]

FDA Scientists Feel A Little Better About Where They Work

Scientists who work for the Food and Drug Administration are feeling more optimistic about the future of their agency than […]

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