The measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in December is officially over, the CDC reported last week. Between that announcement and this week’s European Immunization Week and National Infant Immunization Week in the U.S., it’s an opportune time to reflect on what the winter measles outbreak might mean in a broader social context in the […]
Yesterday, April 12, marked the 60th anniversary of the announcement that Jonas Salk‘s inactivated polio vaccine was “safe, effective and potent.” It’s somewhat difficult to imagine today the kind of effect that news had. I’ve written about that day and the days leading up to it – and the tragic days that followed a few […]
Welcome back, Brontosaurus! An opportunity to explain the scientific process to your dinosaur-loving kids!
Remember how heartbroken you were when you found out they demoted Pluto? Well, a new investigation of paleontological evidence might just make up for it… Brontosaurus is back! A massive 300-page study in the open-access journal PeerJ has made the case that Brontosaurus should once again become its own genus, distinct from the genus Apatosaurus. […]