Articles covering scientific topics.

Petition To Overturn FDA’s Classification of ECigs as Tobacco

Sign it. Petition closes June 4, 2016

Read more about the issue here.  A new report released today from the Royal College of Physicians, Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction concludes that e-cigarettes are likely to be beneficial to UK public health. Smokers can therefore be reassured and encouraged to use them, and the public can be reassured that e-cigarettes are much safer than smoking.

My Results Using Turmeric / Curcumin

I’ve tried all sorts of supplements for all sorts of various reasons over the course of my life.  Out of all the supplements I’ve ever tried, I don’t think I’ve ever had one that actually made a radical difference in the way I feel. Until now. I have no agenda here.  I’m not getting paid…

Vegetarian Diet Raises Risk of Heart Disease And Cancer

The Daily Mail came out with a pretty outrageous headline today, claiming that a “vegetarian diet raises risk of heart disease and cancer.” So is this statement true? Not really. The headline is exceptionally misleading. It makes it sound like eating a vegetarian diet increases one’s absolute risk of cancer relative to eating a Standard American Diet (SAD),…

Unlimited Access To 47 Million Research Papers For Free

Apparently some enterprising pirates have figured out a way to host a repository of 47 million pirated research papers.  The website Sci-Hub has just come online, where one can find virtually any paper on any subject.  I just tried looking up some obscure papers written by Hannes Alfven back in the 80s.  To my surprise,…