Bad Blood

Is the FDA still justified in preventing men who've had sex with men from donating blood?

Name Game

Why are girls and women not given the title "Junior," "II," etc.?

Sucked In

Black holes and singularities, oh my!

Head South

Is the incidence of multiple sclerosis increasing?
It seems almost everyone I've spoken with in the past few years has a family member or friend with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. What's going on here? Is the incidence increasing?

Meta Meds

OK, Cecil. Sixteen years ago, at the end of a column about whether zinc lozenges cure the common cold, you wrote: "Today you don't hear much about vitamin C as a cold cure.

On Target

Are you more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist?
I keep seeing a stat saying Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist. How does this data break down into black, white, Hispanic, and Asian-American?

Wash Away

Will freezing jeans get rid of their odor?
The CEO of Levi Strauss recently suggested jeans shouldn't be laundered, but left in the freezer overnight to kill bacteria and remove odors. Supposedly this preserves the fit and saves water.

Winged War

Are scarecrows effective?
Are scarecrows effective? They've been around for a long time, but has anyone ever done a study to see if they work?

Bloody Nonsense

Let's talk about nature's virginity test.


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