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Dare to Be 100: Running Trumps Mutation

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

A number of decades ago, during my post doctoral training era while building my clinical practice, I harbored the pretense that I would do research as...

Dare to Be 100: Aging Is Now Known

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

The answer to the basic question "what is aging?" is now here. It follows by several decades the answer to "what is life?" This answer was provided by...

The Well-Chewed Calorie: Rumination or Ruin?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Many of you have doubtless already seen the commentary in the New York Times by my friend and colleague, Dr. David Ludwig, entitled: "Always Hungry? Here's Why." If you have not read the piece, I commend it to you.

The Race to Redefine Calories: Iconoclasts, Start Your Engines!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Just as cars can differ dramatically in everything from handling, to torque, to acceleration, to fuel efficiency, so too do our bodies differ in all the nuances of metabolism. Some of us are natively predisposed to be faster, or stronger, or slower, or weaker.

Cosmogenesis and Consciousness

Dave Pruett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

No one, in my estimation, bridged the gulf between science and faith better than Teilhard de Chardin, the French paleontologist, priest, and mystic (1881-1955). By his success, Teilhard provided a model for those who seek integrity in the reconciliation of science and spirituality.

Dare to Be 100: Medicine Has Not Read Shakespeare

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

My profession needs to change focus to health and prevention, to system and process. Medicine has a lack of appreciation of the second law and its emphasis on the effect of energy flow on matter. its conceptual framework is shallow. It is dysfunctional. It is illiterate.

"Spaced Out"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.01.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I didn't major in physics in college, though I do have a BS in life, but I know that one of the principles of this fascinating science is that any space will be filled -- except, of course, the one between my ears.

Have Scientific Questions? There Are No 'Answers in Genesis'

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.04.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

When we permit theology to define our science, we end up with gibberish, but not even consistent gibberish.

Is There Any Escape From Black Holes?

Posted 10.11.2011 | Green

Black holes are terrifying. Perhaps the scariest thing about them is that there is no escape from a black hole. Or is there? New research suggests ...

The Three Laws of Social Media

Josh Sternberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Sternberg

Our era is called the "Information Age" for a reason. The pervasive idea that information should be both accessible and free is as strong a tenet of democracy as the ability to criticize the government.