STATS ARTICLES 2012
When Research Should Come with a Warning Label
Trevor Butterworth, March 6, 2014
How Credible Is CDC's 43 Percent Decline In Obesity In Young Children?
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., February 27, 2014
With Fannie and Freddie debt repaid to taxpayers, will Uncle Sam turn shareholders into zombie investors
Jon Entine, February 24, 2014
There Is An Urgent Need To Address The "Terrible Situation Of Chronic Disease In Developing Countries"
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., February 2, 2014
GMO ‘He Said/She Said’? Ethics debate intensifies over retraction of flawed Séralini rat study
Jon Entine, January 15, 2014
Politics, Environmentalism Beating Out Science In Regulating Risk Say Experts
Trevor Butterworth, December 19, 2013
Media Binging on Reports of Women Drinking
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., December 3, 2013
Can't Get Pregnant? Blame It On Plastics! Well, Not If Science Matters
Jon Entine, November 14, 2013
Trevor Butterworth, November 1, 2013
Over-Reaching California EPA Regulators Promoted A False Breast Cancer Link
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., October 25, 2013
Danger: Academics Studying Beer!
Trevor Butterworth and Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., October 10, 2013
USA Today Spins Breast Cancer Scare Out Of Retracted Study Claim As New EPA Study Dismisses Risk
Trevor Butterworth, October 9, 2013
Are we all addicts? Food as the new alcohol
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., October 1, 2013
Taxpayer-Funded Journal Walks Back BPA Cancer Claim After Statistical Meltdown
Trevor Butterworth, September 26, 2013
What Is Really At Stake In The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subpoena Of EPA Data
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., September 23, 2013
University Of Texas-Environmental Defense Fund Shale Gas Study Unmasks Politics Of Anti-Fracking Activist Cornell Scientists
Jon Entine, September 18, 2013
Cure For Cancer In A Rat? False Starts In Promised Cures But Leads Abound
Jon Entine, September 12, 2013
Yet Another Large Study Discredits The Alleged Link Between Cellphones And Brain Cancer
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., September 4, 2013
How A Model Figured Out Childhood Obesity
Trevor Butterworth, August 22, 2013
Berkeley Anti-Atrazine Crusader Blames 'Big Ag', Set To Sue, After University Sacks Research
Jon Entine, August 19, 2013
No, You Shouldn’t Fear GMO Corn
Jon Entine, August 7, 2013
Sexual Assault and Statistical Confusion in the US Military
S. Robert Lichter, Ph.D., July 30, 2013
BPA And Breast Cancer: When Academics Spin Statistics
Trevor Butterworth, July 30, 2013
The Real Motivation Behind Park And Beach Smoking Bans
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., July 22, 2013
Fad Food Nation
Trevor Butterworth, July 16, 2013
Boston Strangler exhumation stirs DNA privacy concerns
Jon Entine, July 15, 2013
Why Labeling Obesity As A Disease Is A Big Mistake, Part II
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., July 15, 2013
Does diet soda actually make you gain weight?
Trevor Butterworth, July 12, 2013
Why Labeling Obesity As A Disease Is A Big Mistake
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., July 9, 2013
Fireworks, Lightning, Riding Lawnmowers and Other Summer Menaces
Trevor Butterworth, July 9, 2013
Pointing to breakthrough, human stem cells used to create tiny new livers
Jon Entine, July 5, 2013
Hawaii GM-0: Do we need patrols to protect biotech crops from militant activists?
Jon Entine, July 1, 2013
What's Behind The US Decline In Marriage? Pragmatism
Trevor Butterworth, June 25, 2013
Privacy and our genes: Is deCode’s DNA project ‘Big Brother’ or the gateway to a healthier future?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., June 24, 2013
Washing Hands Awash in Media Misunderstanding
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., June 20, 2013
Does success in college involve having the right genes?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., June 17, 2013
Sugar Sweetened Drinks and Diabetes: What’s the Risk?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., June 11, 2013
Worst. Reported. Study. Ever.
Trevor Butterworth, June 7, 2013
Why Do Some People Live To 100 Years?
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., May 29, 2013
Angelina Jolie fallout: Should counseling be required with DNA screenings?
Jon Entine, May 28, 2013
Top Science Journal Rebukes Harvard's Top Nutritionist
Trevor Butterworth, May 27, 2013
Organic industry’s credibility eroded by misinformation about GE foods
Jon Entine, May 20, 2013
Jewish researcher attacks DNA evidence linking Jews to Israel
Jon Entine, May 13, 2013
The CDC Goes To War Against Wine
Trevor Butterworth, May 13, 2013
Walking the ethical edge: ‘Made-to-order’ embryos address genuine needs
Jon Entine, May 6, 2013
New Research Holds Promise For The Most Deadly Form Of Cancer
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., May 2, 2013
Media mangles latest biotech innovation—hornless cows
Jon Entine, April 29, 2013
Modish, Anti-Science Thinking Won't Advance Breast-Cancer Prevention
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., April 23, 2013
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Champions Shoddy Journalism on Endocrine Active Chemicals
Jon Entine, April 18, 2013
Genetic expression in the human brain: The challenge of large numbers
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., April 15, 2013
BPA Bottles Harm Babies? Only If You Batter Them With One, Says Top British Scientist
Trevor Butterworth, April 11, 2013
Forestry Labeling War Turns Ugly As Greenpeace Bungles Logging Industry Attack
Jon Entine, April 8, 2013
Your DNA in Death: Reflections on the Henrietta Lacks Bioethics Controversy
Jon Entine, April 1, 2013
Leading Environmental Group Scientist Praises FDA's Ground-Breaking Research On BPA: A Tipping Point In The Controversy?
Trevor Butterworth, March 27, 2013
To Combat Some Big Diseases, We Should Focus On The Basics
Geoffrey Kabat, March 27, 2013
Sex And Lies! The Iffy Science Of Measuring Calories
Trevor Butterworth, March 19, 2013
New York’s Super-Sized Soda Controversy: Where Was The Science?
Rebecca Goldin. Ph.D., March 15, 2013
Finer-Grained Data Transform Our Understanding Of The Holocaust
Geoffrey Kabat, March 13, 2013
The Shale Gas Debate in Three Films
Diederik van Hoogstraten, Originally published February 23, 2013
Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer? The Diehards Cling Desperately To Opinion
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., March 5, 2013
Will Minimum Pricing Reduce Alcohol Deaths?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., February 28, 2013
Anti BPA Crusade Discrediting Science And Environmental Health, Says Leading, Independent Expert
Trevor Butterworth, February 25, 2013
‘Awash in False Findings’
Trevor Butterworth, February 25, 2013
After 40 Years Of Research, What Do We Know About Preventing Breast Cancer?
Geoffrey Kabat, February 24, 2013
Farmer's Deception at Center of Monsanto GMO Soybean SCOTUS Patent Challenge; Genetic Innovation Threatened
Jon Entine, February 19, 2013
What Caused A Billion Dollar Federal Study Of Child Health To Implode?
Geoffrey Kabat, February 6, 2013
How reporting on obesity and car crashes turned into a data journalism train wreck
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., February 4, 2013
Can A Rose Catch Your Cold? Threat Of 'Killer' Viral Plant Gene Is Latest Anti-GMO Rant
Jon Entine, January 30, 2013
Odd Couple: Will Dow Chemical and Ed Markey's Opposition to Natural Gas Exports Cripple America's Energy Advantage?
Jon Entine, January 24, 2013
Dim data: Why the statistics behind brain scan stories don’t always add up
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D. and Cyndi Merrick, January 18, 2013
Goodbye, Anecdotes! The Age Of Big Data Demands Real Criticism
Trevor Butterworth, January 15, 2013
No Free Speech For Beyoncé! Says New York Times Writer
Trevor Butterworth, January 6, 2013
White House Reverses Itself, Lifts Political Block on FDA Approval of GM Salmon
Jon Entine, December 21, 2012
Is the White House Interfering With a Scientific Review?
Jon Entine, December 19, 2012
"Throw Away Every Chair In Every School!" NFL Vet Coy Wire Has A Solution To America's Health Problems -- And The Experts Like It.
Trevor Butterworth, December 14, 2012
Is The Era Of OxyContin Abuse Over?
Trevor Butterworth, December 13, 2012
Math Pain: It’s Possibly Not Even In Your Head
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., November 20, 2012
Presidential Predictors: How are the Washington Redskins such amazing election oracles?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., November 2, 2012
Bisphenol A (BPA) Found Not Harmful, Yet Again -- So Why Did So Many Reporters and NGOs Botch Coverage, Yet Again?
Jon Entine, November 1, 2012
Cacao or Caca? How the media bit into chocolate Nobel prize link
Cindy Merrick, October 16, 2012
The Sugar Wars: Science's Fierce, Geeky Debate Over Soda
Trevor Butterworth, October 8, 2012
Campbell's Big Fat Green BPA Lie -- and the Sustainability Activists that Enabled It
Jon Entine, September 18, 2012
The Politics of Obesity: Here Comes the NGO -- Media -- Class Action Bar Complex
Jon Entine, September 13, 2012
Are Brain Scans Better Than Lie Detector Tests?
STATS Director of Research Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., August 31, 2012
FDA SpyGate -- New Revelations Challenge The New York Times Investigation of Agency "Enemies List," Raise More Questions About the 'Government's Most Dysfunctional Agency'
STATS Senior Fellow Jon Entine, August 20, 2012
The Supreme Court Cannot Rewrite Obamacare's Economic Consequences
Wayne Winegarden, Ph.D., August 2, 2012
Neuroscience Or Neurobabble?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., Cindy S. Merrick, July 16, 2012
We're Not Greece
Stephen J. Rose and William T. Dickens, May 29, 2012
Getting science right: A response to The Atlantic Monthly
Cindy Merrick, STATS intern, Ph.D. candidate, May 29, 2012
Your Life on Coffee
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., Cindy S. Merrick, May 21, 2012
Europe on the Brink (Again) ...
Dr. William T. Dickens and Dr. Stepheen J. Rose
Republicans are Stupid ...
Jon Entine, May 4, 2012
Controversial Italian Scientist Says Splenda Causes Cancer
Trevor Butterworth, April 24, 2012
The New York Times Magazine’s Botched Boob Job
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., April 16, 2012
Scientists Recommend Canadian Regulation Be More Reasonable; Government Listens
Trevor Butterworth, April 11, 2012
Mais Non! Europe Gangs Up to Foil France's BPA Ban
Trevor Butterworth, April 4, 2012
Will Frequent Chocolate Consumption Make You Thinner?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., April 3, 2012
Activists Challenge Incentives to Develop New and Better Drugs
Randall Mayes, March 13, 2012
Do cell phones make us less prosocial?
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, February 27, 2012
Will Drinking Diet Soda Increase Your Risk For A Heart Attack?
Trevor Butterworth, Forbes, February 21, 2012
Op-Ed: New shade of hysteria
Trevor Butterworth, The Daily, February 20, 2012
Doctors diagnose their flaws
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, February 10, 2012
ProPublica fumbles painkiller story; Seattle Times scores touchdown
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D and Cindy Merrick, January 31, 2012
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, January 30, 2012
Death By Headphones
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, January 18, 2012
Will A Soda Tax Really Save 26,000 Lives, Billions Of Dollars?
Trevor Butterworth, Forbes, January 12, 2012
Is your degree paying off?
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, January 6, 2012