Michael Specter

9 articles
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Partial Recall

Can neuroscience take the pain out of painful memories?

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The Lyme Wars

The Lyme-disease infection rate is growing. So is the battle over how to treat it.

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The Operator

A profile of Dr. Oz.

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Germs Are Us

On the importance of the human microbiome.

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Chemotherapy for the Climate?

On geoengineering, a high risk/high reward fix for global warming.

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Do Fingerprints Lie?

Controversy over the alleged gold standard of forensic evidence.

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The Long Ride

On Lance Armstrong’s return to racing after cancer.

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Planet Kirsan

Inside a chess master’s fiefdom.

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The Fantasist

A profile of the (now former) director of the House of Dior, John Galliano.

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A Deadly Misdiagnosis

“You can treat a lot of people, and India has,’’ says an epidemiologist working on TB. “But if you have tests that cause misdiagnosis on a massive scale you are going to have a serious problem. And they do.”