Tone Can Spoil A Good Science News Article

A Montreal Gazette article about toxins in food by Joe Schwarcz, McGill 's Director of the Office for Science and Society, reminds me of a line in the movie Hitch, Sixty percent of all human communication is nonverbal body language; thirty percent is your tone, so that means ninety percent of what you're saying isn't coming out of your mouth.... Continue Reading →

Superhero and Supervillain Molecules

We are sometimes too much in awe of our own creations. When we see problems emanating from either technology or chemical compounds, we often think that our creations are neutral. It supposedly all depends on "how we use them". But that only applies in certain cases. The rationalization oversimplifies the reality, and it's too reminiscent... Continue Reading →

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