Models from epidemiology are increasingly used to better understand how misinformation spreads in online networks.
Rates of anxiety and depression have been rising in children since the 1980’s and might have accelerated during the last ten years.
Paleo-type diets by limiting salt and sugar should help limit damage to the blood vessels in the kidneys and other organ systems.
The current anti-vaccination movement is a result, in part, of the innate cognitive biases inherent in our nervous systems that evolved to deal with problems in a very different premodern world.
Introducing germicidal blue light essentially creates a new environment that most bacteria appear to be mismatched to survive within. But we may be mismatched as well.
Cultural evolution created technologically-advanced contexts that make it difficult for doctors to communicate with patients in manners concordant with our evolved, ancestrally-familiar modes of communication.
Scientists respond to the media buzz about their research that went viral.While scientists increasingly have become interested in publicizing science and publishing popular books, media have played important roles in translating science from the field or laboratory to the public domain. Thus, scientists, media, and the public flanked by industry, business, and government define the consortium of producers, consumers, and sponsors of discovery.
Key mental developments within the human lineage may have been linked with a highly variable environment.