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Zombie deer disease, an infection similar to mad cow disease that spreads in the United States, explained • Good Medical

An infectious disease similar to mad cow disease that can turn the brains of deer, elk and moose into "Swiss cheese" spreads in at least 24 states – and some experts warn that it could eventually end up in humans…. Continue Reading →

Outweighs the second presidential physical exam, explained • Good Medical

President Donald Trump passed his second full physical exam last Friday. That same evening, Dr. Sean Conley's 72-year-old personal physician issued a statement saying that a team of 11 doctors had examined Trump and that he was "in very good… Continue Reading →

The limits of ancestry DNA testing, explained • Good Medical

Identical twins have a virtually identical DNA. So you think that if a group of twins sends a DNA sample for a genetic ancestry test, it will get the same result, right? Not necessarily, according to a recent survey by… Continue Reading →

The case that AI threatens humanity, explained in 500 words • Good Medical

Technological superstars like Elon Musk, AI pioneers like Alan Turing, renowned computer scientists like Stuart Russell and emerging technology researchers like Nick Bostrom have all stated that they thought that intelligence artificial would transform the world – and perhaps even… Continue Reading →

Misleading comments about Governor Ralph Northam and infanticide, he explained • Good Medical

At a protest in El Paso, Texas on Monday, President Donald Trump accused Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, of supporting infanticide. "The governor said that he would even allow a newborn baby to come out to the world," Trump… Continue Reading →

The Green New Deal, explained • Good Medical

Update of 2/9/2019: Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) present A Green New Deal resolution on Thursday outlining the goals, aspirations and specifics of the program in a more definitive way. Read about it here. Our initial… Continue Reading →

Trump's plan to end the HIV epidemic in America by 2030, explained

The agency also noted that most HIV infections are now highly concentrated in some "geographical hot spotsIn the United States, for example, more than 50% of new HIV diagnoses in 2016 and 2017 were in 48 counties, the District of… Continue Reading →

How to avoid Dunning-Kruger effect, explained by psychologist David Dunning. If you think you do not need to read the article, it probably would not benefit you anyway. • Good Medical

David Dunning, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, has spent much of his career studying the flaws of human thought. This has kept him busy. You may recognize Dunning's name as half of a psychological phenomenon that… Continue Reading →

Prepares support for a new regime in Venezuela, explained in less than 600 words • Good Medical

Thousands of protesters stormed the streets of various Venezuelan cities on Wednesday with the aim of ousting President Nicolás Maduro, the socialist leader who oversaw one of the world's most devastating economic collapses. And now, President Donald Trump has joined… Continue Reading →

Are 26 billionaires worth more than half of the planet? The debate, explained. • Good Medical

The statistics are wild: the 26 richest people in the world in 2018 had the same net worth as the poorest half of the world's population, about 3.8 billion people. This statistic, which comes from the Oxfam charity group, is… Continue Reading →

LeBron James, the most important athlete in America, explained • Good Medical

LeBron James is probably the best basketball player of all time. I am obviously not an objective party. I have been attached to LeBron James since the age of 15 when he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers. Even for those who… Continue Reading →

The philosophical problem of killing baby Hitler, explained • Good Medical

If you woke up this morning and wondered: "Would the conservative podcaster Ben Shapiro go through killing and murdering Adolf Hitler when Hitler would be a tiny baby?", Then (a) you should ask for it. but help (b) I have… Continue Reading →

All Congress ideas to lower prescription drug prices, explained • Good Medical

Americans have been saying for years that they are frustrated with the price of drugs and that this should be one of the first tasks for legislators to do. Congressional Democrats are now starting to develop a wide range of… Continue Reading →

The extraordinary therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs, explained • Good Medical

I had a close call on the second night of the ayahuasca ceremony. I saw my teenage self blend into particles and eventually disappear completely. I removed my sleep mask and saw the people around me turn into shadows. I… Continue Reading →

The last 20 government stops, explained • Good Medical

We are currently in the middle of the longest government stop in American history. With 22 full days of delay on Sunday 13 January and no clear end in sight, the 2018-2019 judgment has survived that of 1995 (which ended… Continue Reading →

Natalia Veselnitskayas, indictment, explained • Good Medical

Natalia Veselnitskaya – the Russian lawyer who had an infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and the highest officials of the Trump campaign at the Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign, promising to mess with Hillary Clinton – Have beennot… Continue Reading →

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