Alex B. Berezow

Media Over-Reports Cancer Studies

May 11, 2011 by Alex B. Berezow |

The media notoriously over-report epidemiology studies. One day, coffee is bad for you; the next day, it's the fountain of youth.

Are Organic and Green Products a Scam?

Dec 13, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |

More and more scientific research is showing that organic and green products don't live up to expectations--or even to the label, for that matter.

The Dismal Prospects for Scientific Employment

Jul 06, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |

One of the most depressing articles I’ve ever read in my entire life describes the problem American students face when pondering a career in science. For years, the conventional wisdom was that our education system was…

National Biometric Identification Card

Mar 29, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |

Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are working together to create a national identification card with biometric technology. The purpose of the card will be to curb illegal immigration. Because all citizens will…

Rhode Island High School Fires All of Its Teachers

Feb 26, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |

In a bold move, Superintendent Frances Gallo fired every single teacher from Central Falls High School, one of the worst-performing schools in the state.  Gallo had offered the teachers a plan to improve school performance,…

China is Likely to Overtake the U.S. in Scientific Research

Feb 01, 2010 by Alex B. Berezow |

The writing is on the wall.  China will overtake the U.S. in scientific output in the near future.  A couple reports make this conclusion almost inevitable. First, a recent post on the blog of the internationally renowned…

Is Scandal Inevitable When Scientists Become Activists?

Dec 18, 2009 by Alex B. Berezow |

By now, most of the world has heard of "Climategate"-- the e-mail scandal surrounding the Hadley Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in the UK. (If you are unfamiliar with the story, you can catch up with…