- Not Exactly Rocket Science
I’ve got your missing links right here (22 June 2013)
This is a *spectacular* feature by Jamie Shreeve on the discovery of the Denisovans—a new group of ancient humans—from a tiny bone chip. Reads like a thriller.
Here’s a good example of a situation where no more research needs to be done – on the theatrical placebo that is acupuncture. By David Colquhoun
The scientists trying to sequence the tuatara genome explain why they want to. Lovely bit of science communication here.
Why the war on drugs has become redundant: Chemists are inventing drugs faster than we can ban them. By Vaughan Bell.
You’re a scientist and you extract 1-billion-year-old water. OF COURSE, you taste it. By Becca Rosen.
Could the niqab be protecting Saudi Arabian women from the