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I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I’m Your Doctor.

When I was in the third year of my medical residency, I was asked to evaluate a new state-of-the-art, fully accessible exam table that would be used in doctors’ offices to better provide care for patients with mobility-related disabilities. The table could go as low as 18 inches off the ground to …

Disability

I think Trump should be tested for a degenerative brain disease - STAT

The president is sick. That’s the impression shared by a growing number of Americans — including me, as both a citizen and as a physician.<p>I am not a …

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

Review: Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it.

I gave Amazon.com a key to go into my house and drop off packages when I'm not around. After two weeks, it turns out letting strangers in has been the least-troubling part of the experience.<p>Once Amazon owned my door, I was the one locked into an all-Amazon world.<p>When Amazon first floated the idea …

Smart Homes

‘Fake news’ study finds incorrect information can’t be corrected simply by pointing out it’s false

New research suggests that higher intelligence can act as a buffer against fake news. The study, published in the scientific journal Intelligence, …

It's time to rethink how we do cancer research

“A devastating failure of medical research.” This was the response of one cancer survivor on hearing the news that over half of European Medical …

Many of Trump's science nominees lack science degrees

President Trump has appointed fewer people with advanced science degrees to Senate-confirmable science and environment positions than his …

Barack Obama

The French comic artist <b>Emma</b> illustrates the physical and emotional struggles of new motherhood – and how things could be made better

Maternity

Surgical Patients May Be Feeling Pain—and (Mostly) Forgetting It

Amnesic anesthetics are convenient and help patients make a faster recovery, but they don't necessarily prevent suffering during surgery.<p>In June 2007, in a small room that leads into the operating theater, a middle-aged woman lies on a metal trolley. She is here for a hysterectomy, though no one …

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

Mental Disorders

American parents are turning away from a 'creepy' and 'disturbing' Christmas tradition

What began as an innocent attempt to start a new holiday tradition is starting to drive people crazy. It's called the Elf on the Shelf, and for some parents, it's causing more headaches than it's worth.<p>Inspired by a 2005 children's book and sold with the book for $30, Elf on the Shelf is part …

Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. …

Consciousness

Russia banned from 2018 Olympics for widespread doping program

The International Olympic Committee banned the Russian federation from the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea on Tuesday, while leaving the door open for individual Russian athletes to compete, in a historic act of punishment for widespread doping Olympic officials believe was supported by the …

Russia