What Everyone Needs To Know About The Helium Market – Don’t Panic!

Timothy Taylor has one of his - as usual - excellent pieces rounding up the economics of a certain situation. This time it's on helium and there's two little points that need to be added to it. Start here. Read...

Plastic Packaging Is Often Pollution For Profit

This was originally published at The Conversation. You benefit from plastic from the moment you get up and use your toothbrush or kettle. Plastic is embedded in agriculture – and it keeps you alive if you end up in hospital....

Therefore We Should Trade Ivory And Eat Elephants

A report insisting that man has been responsible for the extinction of most to many of the megafauna. Entirely true of course, the big animals in any particular part of the world disappeared soon after man turned up. This...

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – No, Evolution Doesn’t Work This Way

We've another of those little attempts to describe science to us unwashed out here and as usual with the newspapers the point is mangled. Sure, there are more blondes than we might expect among the European population but that...

US DOJ’s Absurd Sanctions On Iranian $3.4 Billion Hacking Scheme

There's no doubt that what was being done here by or on behalf of Iran's Revolutionary Guard was and is illegal. Sure, it's straight up theft. But it's also absurd to the point of crazed lunacy to call it...

Someone Pregnant And Giving Birth Is Not A Man

This is to distinctly go against modern mores but it's also an important distinction to make. Someone who possess the ovaries, uterus, womb and hormonal systems to carry a pregnancy to term and give birth is not a man....

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Could Psychedelics Transform Mental Health?

In an interesting violation of Betteridge's Law an addition to our ever popular series of Headlines We Can Answer. Yes. Could psychedelics transform mental health? As Allen...