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Why is a dog eating chemical-free deodorant?

Posted April 7, 2014 By Marc Leger

During this past winter, Atoms and Numbers saw an incredible spike in traffic to my post on chemical-free chemistry sets. Most of the additional visitors came from Facebook, and due to their privacy setup, I could not locate the posts that generated the traffic, but I trust the readers enjoyed that post. I reread that post […]

I concluded a recent post, discussing claims that a group of Danish schoolgirls had proven that exposure to WiFi radiation was dangerous for plants, by suggesting that they (or whoever carries this project forward) fully apply the scientific method in their future research, so that any final conclusions would leave no doubt as to which factors (exposure […]

As we roll into Summer, we prepare for long days outdoors: at the beach, on the golf course, or just having a cold drink and reading a book on the backyard deck. On those Sun-drenched days, we also remember to be careful about extended exposure to the Sun, lest we suffer the immediate consequences of […]

The problems with one data point

Posted June 12, 2013 By Marc Leger

A recent report, shared around the World, described an experiment conducted by a group of Danish girls that seems to demonstrate that WiFi radiation stunts plant growth. This report has supposedly caused quite a stir in the scientific community. I write “supposedly” because, to be honest, I have not seen much chatter over these results […]

Actress Angelina Jolie has been on front pages and in newscasts after going public with her decision to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery to prevent breast cancer. She wrote an op-ed piece in the May 14th edition of the New York Times, explaining that she carried the BRCA1 gene, a “faulty” gene that […]