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The Straight Dope

R.I.P. GPS? & Sunscreen Savvy

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Apr 21,2010 - Is it true our GPS satellites are deteriorating and there’s no good fix?

The Straight Dope

White Heat

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Apr 14,2010 - I ran across your 1984 Straight Dope column about whether water freezes or boils in outer space. (You said it boils, then freezes.)

The Straight Dope

Hoot If You Love Satan

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Apr 7,2010 - A friend recently told me about something called the Bohemian Grove, where supposedly the leaders of our country meet annually to hold bizarre satanic rituals including ...

The Straight Dope

Phosphorus Predicament

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Mar 31,2010 - I’ve recently read claims that world reserves of phosphates, a mined resource essential in the production of agricultural fertilizer, are rapidly running out.

The Straight Dope

Biggoty Dog

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Mar 24,2010 - I’ve witnessed many incidents of dogs with white owners barking, growling, or otherwise being extremely aggressive toward African- Americans ...

The Straight Dope

Radioactive Man

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Mar 17,2010 - What's the Straight Dope on radiation hormesis? From what I understand, this hypothesis rejects the current wisdom that if a lot of radiation is very bad, a little bit of radiation is at least somewhat bad...

The Straight Dope

In Cold Blood

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Mar 10,2010 - I’ve heard coconut juice is almost identical to human blood plasma, and has been used as a plasma substitute during wartime.

The Straight Dope

Chew on This

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Mar 3,2010 - Why do babies run fevers when teething? More important, why do doctors claim that they don't? Is it just so stupid/inexperienced mamas won't ignore a serious infection...

The Straight Dope

Up in the Air

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Feb 24,2010 - My brother refuses to go running on days the air quality index tells him not to because he doesn't want to die sooner.

The Straight Dope

Analyze This

By Cecil Adams
POSTED // Feb 17,2010 - My question is about the Myers-Briggs personality assessment. Is it just an example of modern-day snake oil sold by corporate soothsayers? Or does it really work?
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