Author: Eric R. Olson

Vote November 4th–But Read This First!

By Eric R. Olson | Posted November 3, 2008

"The Science of Fear"

“The Science of Fear”

A review of Daniel Gardner’s book about the fears that shouldn’t consume us.

By Eric R. Olson | Posted October 15, 2008

Arresting Conditions

Arresting Conditions

A recent study reveals differences in cardiac arrest survival on nights and weekends.

By Eric R. Olson | Posted October 1, 2008

John McCain...Tough On Pork, Hard on Grizzlies

John McCain…Tough On Pork, Hard on Grizzlies

By Eric R. Olson | Posted September 30, 2008

Do the Chemistry Boogie

By Eric R. Olson | Posted September 26, 2008

The Science of Journalism? Why Sensational Sells

By Eric R. Olson | Posted September 15, 2008

Gardener in the Canal

Gardener in the Canal

A video profile of one of New York’s oyster gardeners.

By Eric R. Olson | Posted September 10, 2008

Restoring New York's Oysters

Restoring New York’s Oysters

How volunteers and scientists are fighting an uphill battle to bring the mollusk back to the city’s waters.

By Eric R. Olson | Posted

Bringing Electricity Home

By Eric R. Olson | Posted September 9, 2008

A Fruit Tree that (Could) Grow in Brooklyn

A Fruit Tree that (Could) Grow in Brooklyn

Communities across the U.S. and Canada experiment with different ways to keep fruit local.

By Eric R. Olson | Posted August 1, 2008

Is it true I can create ball lightning in my microwave oven?

Is it true I can create ball lightning in my microwave oven?

Asks Vinny from Staten Island

By Eric R. Olson | Posted July 28, 2008

Why are over 250 million sperm cells released from the penis during sex?

Why are over 250 million sperm cells released from the penis during sex?

Asks Nessa from London

By Eric R. Olson | Posted June 2, 2008

Appetite for Destruction

Appetite for Destruction

How pine beetles are threatening the boreal forest and potentially contributing to climate change.

By Eric R. Olson | Posted May 9, 2008

Expert Advice on Autism from Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey

By Eric R. Olson | Posted April 3, 2008

Why are food allergies on the rise?

Why are food allergies on the rise?

– Asks Jackie from Connecticut

By Eric R. Olson | Posted March 10, 2008

Music and Medicine

Music and Medicine

How one woman brought two worlds together.

By Eric R. Olson | Posted February 28, 2008

Oceans in Trouble

By Eric R. Olson | Posted February 18, 2008

New Technology: Week in Review

By Eric R. Olson | Posted February 9, 2008

Political Science

By Eric R. Olson | Posted February 5, 2008

The Swing Voter's Curse

The Swing Voter’s Curse

Why you might not vote for the thing you want.

By Eric R. Olson | Posted February 4, 2008

Working Out the Swing Voter's Curse

Working Out the Swing Voter’s Curse

On location at New York University’s Center for Experimental Social Science

By Eric R. Olson | Posted

A new breed of environmentalism

By Eric R. Olson | Posted January 9, 2008

Can your cell phone kill you?

By Eric R. Olson | Posted December 21, 2007

When is a cell like a computer?

By Eric R. Olson | Posted December 17, 2007

Possible new angle for cancer treatment

A cellular process tested in mice may hold the answer to fighting cancer in humans.

By Eric R. Olson | Posted December 11, 2007