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Cathleen O'Grady

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Past articles by Cathleen:

Seagrass has more sex when otters are around

The plants have more genetic diversity in places where otters run rampant → Read More

Fraudulent data raise questions about superstar honesty researcher

Dan Ariely denies fabricating data, but can’t produce records to clear his name → Read More

Does Botox combat depression, the fruit fly sex drive, and a series on race and science

On this week’s show: Debate over whether preventing frowns with Botox beats back depression, how the fruit fly mating drive gets turned on, and we kick off a six-part series on race and science → Read More

Unreliable social science research gets more attention than solid studies

Failed replications rack up more citations than studies that hold up over time → Read More

Jury duty for global warming: citizen groups help solve the puzzle of climate action

Nations are increasingly turning to citizens’ assemblies to weigh up climate policies → Read More

Electric shocks to the tongue can quiet chronic ringing ears

In study, stimulating sound and touch together molds the brain, reduces tinnitus → Read More

New data indicates the Mississippi Delta is on borrowed time

The tipping point has come and gone, according to new analysis. → Read More

A fidget spinner to detect urinary tract infections

Faster, easier diagnosis means less misuse of antibiotics. → Read More

The science behind human irrationality just passed a huge test

Foundational idea of behavioral economics stands up to replication test → Read More

Humans are complicated—do we need behavioral science to get through this?

Some scientists think social science isn’t ready for the COVID-19 crisis. → Read More

We’re making garbage patches on the ocean floor, too

Microplastics are accumulating in ocean floor biodiversity hotspots. → Read More

How does economic collapse alter the mortality rate?

Suicide rates increase, but other causes of death drop. → Read More

As more studies roll in, little evidence that hydroxychloroquine works

Study of veterans finds higher death rates, no benefits. → Read More

The value of lives saved by social distancing outweighs the costs

Social distancing means a net benefit of $5.2 trillion, according to the analysis. → Read More

Another disaster is ready to catch the US unprepared: Drought

Like COVID-19, water insecurity is set to hit the most vulnerable the hardest. → Read More

Lockdowns flatten the “economic curve,” too

Cities that locked down faster in 1918 bounced back better. → Read More

Even uncontacted tribes in Brazil may face coronavirus risk

Missionary group Ethnos360 announces new helicopter plans → Read More

Sea turtles think plastic smells like food

New explanation for why sea predators are eating so much plastic → Read More

Smokers found to emit hazardous compounds in cinema, long after stubbing out

The pollutants “off-gas” from smokers’ clothes and bodies. → Read More

Making a more accurate pregnancy test for humpback whales

The current pregnancy test offers up lots of false negatives. → Read More