Misplaced skepticism of the science. Science is hard. Seeing patterns in noisy data requires statistical expertise, for instance. Climate data is very noisy: we shouldn’t rely on common sense to analyse it. We are instead forced to use the assessment of experts

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The counterattack against resurgent polio in Africa will be rapid, logistically difficult and potentially dangerous, involving millions of doses of vaccine, thousands of vaccinators and the health ministries and militaries of five countries, experts from the World Health Organization and other groups say

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Sentient machines are a greater threat to humanity than climate change, according to Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom

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Deaths from anti-anxiety drugs are on the rise too

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It is a story of training, a story that was clearly intended by its author to be a “real life” story of how a senior surgeon taught Dr. Amantine as a resident to handle a dangerous situation. The problem is that it was appalling on so many levels. You’ll see why as soon as you see the story

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Sepsis

July 2, 2015

The largely unknown condition that puts one million people in the hospital each year

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