A massive new study concludes inconclusively.
For Faye Flam's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The first step toward solutions is to admit people caused the problem.
A study suggests workers would rather be replaced by a robot than by a human
Dr. Theodora Ross, a cancer geneticist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, says that to Silicon Valley types, she is like a taxi driver competing against the more convenient, Uber-like direct-to-consumer companies such as 23andMe. "They think we don't need to exist," ...
Don't overthink it.
The sooner experts admit it, the sooner we'll figure out what's happening and perhaps prevent a lot of suffering.
New findings from fossils and DNA should expand our thinking about our species.
Big data is still pretty bad at figuring out your secrets. That's a relief, and a disappointment.
Beware of interpretations posing as facts. And when explanations are incomplete, don't fall for the fallacy of "god of the gaps."
Understanding how "puppy dog eyes" are manipulating us shouldn't make us love our pets less. But give wolves a chance.