Mice sharing two mothers’ DNA were healthy. Those born to two fathers only lived a few days. Using stem cells and gene editing, researchers in China have created mice born to same-sex parents. Some of the mice had two biological mothers, with no paternal DNA. Others had two biological fathers, […]
Who does the placebo effect worry most? Doctors or the pharmaceutical industry? Hard to say. But whoever it is, scrambling to explain it away is common. The Subversive Placebo Effect By David Stone Assorted Ideas, Large & Small Both have cause to worry. The placebo effect shows that […]
Is mainstream science blind? In a narrow but critical way, the simple answer is, “Yes.” But it might be more about refusing to see… By David Stone Assorted Ideas, Large & Small Ignorance as an act of faith We take for granted that science is based on hard […]
Big things we don’t know, mysteries unsolved, and why can we do no better than guess about our place in the universe…? Will we ever know enough? Or will the endpoint keep receding?