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Essay on fun with science

Insurer Rewards Push Women Toward Mammograms

By HARALD SCHMIDT

Health plans offer women a variety of incentives to be screened for breast cancer even when scientific guidelines recommend against it....

January 19, 2016, Tuesday

Blood Pressure, a Reading With a Habit of Straying

By GINA KOLATA

Measuring it once is a relatively simple task. Measure it again and again, and you might find yourself on a roller-coaster ride....

December 1, 2015, Tuesday

Magic May Lurk Inside Us All

By C. NATHAN DeWALL

Several streams of research in psychology, neuroscience and philosophy are converging on an uncomfortable truth: We’re more susceptible to magical thinking than we’d like to admit....

October 28, 2014, Tuesday

In Darwin’s Footsteps

By JONATHAN WEINER

The biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have spent four decades tracking finches on the cone of an extinct volcano and augmenting our understanding of evolution....

August 5, 2014, Tuesday

The Advanced Metrics of Attraction

By JOHN ALLEN PAULOS

We may not realize it, but we’re applying mathematical notions to relationships, and a crush is just a statistically small sample....

July 15, 2014, Tuesday

Filing by Computer: A Pillow Helped

By GERALD ESKENAZI

A longtime sports journalist reminisces about the day in 1974 when he first lugged a 15-pound computer he called “the blue monster” to file a story from the road....

June 3, 2014, Tuesday

Looking for the Final Word on Treatment

By KENT A. SEPKOWITZ

With all the conflicting studies out there, how can a doctor decide what treatment is best? Systematic review comes to the rescue....

May 14, 2014, Wednesday

The Wind Cries ... Oe?

By MARK VANHOENACKER

You may not know the world’s distinctive breezes by their names, like the Oe or the Witch of November, but chances are, if they blew your way, you’d remember them....

December 24, 2013, Tuesday

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