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Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer May Actually Make You Sicker

Before you reach for that hand sanitizer, consider this: rather than killing germs, that action is actually more likely to make you – and society – sicker. What is worse, perhaps the most comprehensive study of the effectiveness of antibiotic and non-antibiotic soaps in the U.S., led by Elaine Larson at Columbia University (with Aiello [...]

The Top 10 Daily Consequences of Having Evolved

Sure, we’ve got opposable thumbs and larger brains, but was the path of human evolution all that it’s cracked up to be? At Smithsonian magazine, Rob Dunn points out ten problems that we face today as a result of the evolution of our species. Here’s one: 4. Unsupported intestines Once we stood upright, our intestines hung down [...]