STATS ARTICLES 2012

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Snap, Crackle, And Pop Goes The Conventional Wisdom About Breakfast And Weight Loss
Trevor Butterworth, June 4, 2014

What is a college education worth? Not what the data tell you
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., May 7, 2014

BPA: The Scientists, The Scare, The 100-Million Dollar Surge
Trevor Butterworth, April 9, 2014

Building the Google of Blood, One Tube at a Time
Trevor Butterworth, March 24, 2014

Trailblazers in Sports Science Ran For Their Lives
Trevor Butterworth, March 17, 2014

When Research Should Come with a Warning Label
Trevor Butterworth, March 6, 2014

How Credible Is CDC's 43 Percent Decline In Obesity In Young Children?
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., February 27, 2014

With Fannie and Freddie debt repaid to taxpayers, will Uncle Sam turn shareholders into zombie investors
Jon Entine, February 24, 2014

There Is An Urgent Need To Address The "Terrible Situation Of Chronic Disease In Developing Countries"
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., February 2, 2014

GMO ‘He Said/She Said’? Ethics debate intensifies over retraction of flawed Séralini rat study
Jon Entine, January 15, 2014

Agent Orange GMO? After USDA Backs 2,4-D Seeds, Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle Lead Activist Hype Of Discredited Link
Jon Entine, January 6, 2014

Politics, Environmentalism Beating Out Science In Regulating Risk Say Experts
Trevor Butterworth, December 19, 2013

Media Binging on Reports of Women Drinking
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., December 3, 2013

Can't Get Pregnant? Blame It On Plastics! Well, Not If Science Matters
Jon Entine, November 14, 2013

Investigating BPA
Trevor Butterworth, November 1, 2013

Over-Reaching California EPA Regulators Promoted A False Breast Cancer Link
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., October 25, 2013

Danger: Academics Studying Beer!
Trevor Butterworth and Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., October 10, 2013

USA Today Spins Breast Cancer Scare Out Of Retracted Study Claim As New EPA Study Dismisses Risk
Trevor Butterworth, October 9, 2013

Are we all addicts? Food as the new alcohol
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., October 1, 2013

Taxpayer-Funded Journal Walks Back BPA Cancer Claim After Statistical Meltdown
Trevor Butterworth, September 26, 2013

What Is Really At Stake In The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subpoena Of EPA Data
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., September 23, 2013

University Of Texas-Environmental Defense Fund Shale Gas Study Unmasks Politics Of Anti-Fracking Activist Cornell Scientists
Jon Entine, September 18, 2013

Cure For Cancer In A Rat? False Starts In Promised Cures But Leads Abound
Jon Entine, September 12, 2013

Yet Another Large Study Discredits The Alleged Link Between Cellphones And Brain Cancer
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., September 4, 2013

How A Model Figured Out Childhood Obesity
Trevor Butterworth, August 22, 2013

Berkeley Anti-Atrazine Crusader Blames 'Big Ag', Set To Sue, After University Sacks Research
Jon Entine, August 19, 2013

No, You Shouldn’t Fear GMO Corn
Jon Entine, August 7, 2013

Sexual Assault and Statistical Confusion in the US Military
S. Robert Lichter, Ph.D., July 30, 2013

BPA And Breast Cancer: When Academics Spin Statistics
Trevor Butterworth, July 30, 2013

The Real Motivation Behind Park And Beach Smoking Bans
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., July 22, 2013

Fad Food Nation
Trevor Butterworth, July 16, 2013

Boston Strangler exhumation stirs DNA privacy concerns
Jon Entine, July 15, 2013

Why Labeling Obesity As A Disease Is A Big Mistake, Part II
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., July 15, 2013

Does diet soda actually make you gain weight?
Trevor Butterworth, July 12, 2013

Why Labeling Obesity As A Disease Is A Big Mistake
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., July 9, 2013

Fireworks, Lightning, Riding Lawnmowers and Other Summer Menaces
Trevor Butterworth, July 9, 2013

Pointing to breakthrough, human stem cells used to create tiny new livers
Jon Entine, July 5, 2013

Hawaii GM-0: Do we need patrols to protect biotech crops from militant activists?
Jon Entine, July 1, 2013

What's Behind The US Decline In Marriage? Pragmatism
Trevor Butterworth, June 25, 2013

Privacy and our genes: Is deCode’s DNA project ‘Big Brother’ or the gateway to a healthier future?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., June 24, 2013

Washing Hands Awash in Media Misunderstanding
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., June 20, 2013

Does success in college involve having the right genes?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., June 17, 2013

Sugar Sweetened Drinks and Diabetes: What’s the Risk?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., June 11, 2013

Worst. Reported. Study. Ever.
Trevor Butterworth, June 7, 2013

Why Do Some People Live To 100 Years?
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., May 29, 2013

Angelina Jolie fallout: Should counseling be required with DNA screenings?
Jon Entine, May 28, 2013

Top Science Journal Rebukes Harvard's Top Nutritionist
Trevor Butterworth, May 27, 2013

Organic industry’s credibility eroded by misinformation about GE foods
Jon Entine, May 20, 2013

Jewish researcher attacks DNA evidence linking Jews to Israel
Jon Entine, May 13, 2013

The CDC Goes To War Against Wine
Trevor Butterworth, May 13, 2013

Walking the ethical edge: ‘Made-to-order’ embryos address genuine needs
Jon Entine, May 6, 2013

New Research Holds Promise For The Most Deadly Form Of Cancer
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., May 2, 2013

Media mangles latest biotech innovation—hornless cows
Jon Entine, April 29, 2013

Modish, Anti-Science Thinking Won't Advance Breast-Cancer Prevention
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., April 23, 2013

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Champions Shoddy Journalism on Endocrine Active Chemicals
Jon Entine, April 18, 2013

Genetic expression in the human brain: The challenge of large numbers
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., April 15, 2013

BPA Bottles Harm Babies? Only If You Batter Them With One, Says Top British Scientist
Trevor Butterworth, April 11, 2013

Forestry Labeling War Turns Ugly As Greenpeace Bungles Logging Industry Attack
Jon Entine, April 8, 2013

Your DNA in Death: Reflections on the Henrietta Lacks Bioethics Controversy
Jon Entine, April 1, 2013

Leading Environmental Group Scientist Praises FDA's Ground-Breaking Research On BPA: A Tipping Point In The Controversy?
Trevor Butterworth, March 27, 2013

To Combat Some Big Diseases, We Should Focus On The Basics
Geoffrey Kabat, March 27, 2013

Sex And Lies! The Iffy Science Of Measuring Calories
Trevor Butterworth, March 19, 2013

New York’s Super-Sized Soda Controversy: Where Was The Science?
Rebecca Goldin. Ph.D., March 15, 2013

Finer-Grained Data Transform Our Understanding Of The Holocaust
Geoffrey Kabat, March 13, 2013

The Shale Gas Debate in Three Films
Diederik van Hoogstraten, Originally published February 23, 2013

Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer? The Diehards Cling Desperately To Opinion
Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., March 5, 2013

Will Minimum Pricing Reduce Alcohol Deaths?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., February 28, 2013

Anti BPA Crusade Discrediting Science And Environmental Health, Says Leading, Independent Expert
Trevor Butterworth, February 25, 2013

‘Awash in False Findings’
Trevor Butterworth, February 25, 2013

After 40 Years Of Research, What Do We Know About Preventing Breast Cancer?
Geoffrey Kabat, February 24, 2013

Farmer's Deception at Center of Monsanto GMO Soybean SCOTUS Patent Challenge; Genetic Innovation Threatened
Jon Entine, February 19, 2013

What Caused A Billion Dollar Federal Study Of Child Health To Implode?
Geoffrey Kabat, February 6, 2013

How reporting on obesity and car crashes turned into a data journalism train wreck
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., February 4, 2013

Can A Rose Catch Your Cold? Threat Of 'Killer' Viral Plant Gene Is Latest Anti-GMO Rant
Jon Entine, January 30, 2013

Odd Couple: Will Dow Chemical and Ed Markey's Opposition to Natural Gas Exports Cripple America's Energy Advantage?
Jon Entine, January 24, 2013

Dim data: Why the statistics behind brain scan stories don’t always add up
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D. and Cyndi Merrick, January 18, 2013

Goodbye, Anecdotes! The Age Of Big Data Demands Real Criticism
Trevor Butterworth, January 15, 2013

No Free Speech For Beyoncé! Says New York Times Writer
Trevor Butterworth, January 6, 2013

White House Reverses Itself, Lifts Political Block on FDA Approval of GM Salmon
Jon Entine, December 21, 2012

Is the White House Interfering With a Scientific Review?
Jon Entine, December 19, 2012

"Throw Away Every Chair In Every School!" NFL Vet Coy Wire Has A Solution To America's Health Problems -- And The Experts Like It.
Trevor Butterworth, December 14, 2012

Is The Era Of OxyContin Abuse Over?
Trevor Butterworth, December 13, 2012

Math Pain: It’s Possibly Not Even In Your Head
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., November 20, 2012

Presidential Predictors: How are the Washington Redskins such amazing election oracles?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., November 2, 2012

Bisphenol A (BPA) Found Not Harmful, Yet Again -- So Why Did So Many Reporters and NGOs Botch Coverage, Yet Again?
Jon Entine, November 1, 2012

Cacao or Caca? How the media bit into chocolate Nobel prize link
Cindy Merrick, October 16, 2012

The Sugar Wars: Science's Fierce, Geeky Debate Over Soda
Trevor Butterworth, October 8, 2012

Campbell's Big Fat Green BPA Lie -- and the Sustainability Activists that Enabled It
Jon Entine, September 18, 2012

The Politics of Obesity: Here Comes the NGO -- Media -- Class Action Bar Complex
Jon Entine, September 13, 2012

Are Brain Scans Better Than Lie Detector Tests?
STATS Director of Research Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., August 31, 2012

FDA SpyGate -- New Revelations Challenge The New York Times Investigation of Agency "Enemies List," Raise More Questions About the 'Government's Most Dysfunctional Agency'
STATS Senior Fellow Jon Entine, August 20, 2012

The Supreme Court Cannot Rewrite Obamacare's Economic Consequences
Wayne Winegarden, Ph.D., August 2, 2012

Neuroscience Or Neurobabble?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., Cindy S. Merrick, July 16, 2012

We're Not Greece
Stephen J. Rose and William T. Dickens, May 29, 2012

Getting science right: A response to The Atlantic Monthly
Cindy Merrick, STATS intern, Ph.D. candidate, May 29, 2012

Your Life on Coffee
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., Cindy S. Merrick, May 21, 2012

Europe on the Brink (Again) ...
Dr. William T. Dickens and Dr. Stepheen J. Rose

Republicans are Stupid ...
Jon Entine, May 4, 2012

Controversial Italian Scientist Says Splenda Causes Cancer
Trevor Butterworth, April 24, 2012

The New York Times Magazine’s Botched Boob Job
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., April 16, 2012

Scientists Recommend Canadian Regulation Be More Reasonable; Government Listens
Trevor Butterworth, April 11, 2012

Mais Non! Europe Gangs Up to Foil France's BPA Ban
Trevor Butterworth, April 4, 2012

Will Frequent Chocolate Consumption Make You Thinner?
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D., April 3, 2012

Activists Challenge Incentives to Develop New and Better Drugs
Randall Mayes, March 13, 2012

Do cell phones make us less prosocial?
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, February 27, 2012

Will Drinking Diet Soda Increase Your Risk For A Heart Attack?
Trevor Butterworth, Forbes, February 21, 2012

Op-Ed: New shade of hysteria
Trevor Butterworth, The Daily, February 20, 2012

Doctors diagnose their flaws
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, February 10, 2012

ProPublica fumbles painkiller story; Seattle Times scores touchdown
Rebecca Goldin, Ph.D and Cindy Merrick, January 31, 2012

Vital Statistics
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, January 30, 2012

Death By Headphones
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, January 18, 2012

Will A Soda Tax Really Save 26,000 Lives, Billions Of Dollars?
Trevor Butterworth, Forbes, January 12, 2012

Is your degree paying off?
STATS Blog, Rachel Salabes, January 6, 2012