faye flam

@Bopinion. I write science commentary for Bloomberg. Caltech alum. Past jobs include physics writer for Science, newspaper columnist and journalism critic.

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You Are Not Your DNA
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You Are Not Your DNA
October, 18 2018
Chemists’ Nobel-Worthy Idea: Evolve, Don’t Design
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Chemists’ Nobel-Worthy Idea: Evolve, Don’t Design
October, 4 2018
Giving Drugs to Animals Shows Similarity to Humans
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Giving Drugs to Animals Shows Similarity to Humans
October, 2 2018
New Ideas Sprout When Superstar Scientists Die
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New Ideas Sprout When Superstar Scientists Die
September, 26 2018
A Missed Opportunity to Teach Trump Some Science
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A Missed Opportunity to Teach Trump Some Science
September, 21 2018
Climate Change, Hurricanes and the Hazards of Connecting Dots
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Climate Change, Hurricanes and the Hazards of Connecting Dots
September, 11 2018
Sheep Culture: It’s Not Just About Following
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Sheep Culture: It’s Not Just About Following
September, 10 2018
How Did Poppies Get Into the Opium Business Anyway?
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How Did Poppies Get Into the Opium Business Anyway?
August, 31 2018
So You Think Peer Review Works. Wanna Bet?
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So You Think Peer Review Works. Wanna Bet?
August, 30 2018
What’s Another $7 Billion When You’re Exploring the Universe?
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What’s Another $7 Billion When You’re Exploring the Universe?
August, 15 2018
Workplace Programs Correlate With Wellness
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Workplace Programs Correlate With Wellness
August, 14 2018
Species on Mars Could Be Our Cousins or a Whole New Kind of Life
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Species on Mars Could Be Our Cousins or a Whole New Kind of Life
August, 13 2018
The Personality Trait That Holds Back Potential Leaders
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The Personality Trait That Holds Back Potential Leaders
August, 3 2018
The ‘Hot Streak’ Is Real, But It’s Not About Luck
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The ‘Hot Streak’ Is Real, But It’s Not About Luck
July, 13 2018
Conservatives' New Climate Argument Fails
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Conservatives' New Climate Argument Fails
May, 1 2017
Happy Earth Day. Enjoy It While You Last.
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Happy Earth Day. Enjoy It While You Last.
April, 21 2017
Crime-Solving Isn't a Science (But It Could Be)
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Crime-Solving Isn't a Science (But It Could Be)
April, 13 2017
How Lawmakers Confuse Themselves on Climate Change
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How Lawmakers Confuse Themselves on Climate Change
April, 6 2017
Why Some Scientists Won’t March for Science
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Why Some Scientists Won’t March for Science
March, 7 2017
Scientists Discover the Heavens Are Hell
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Scientists Discover the Heavens Are Hell
March, 6 2017
How Science Ruined Tomatoes (and More Importantly, How It Can Fix Them)
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How Science Ruined Tomatoes (and More Importantly, How It Can Fix Them)
January, 30 2017
If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?
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If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?
December, 22 2016
Lesson of Theranos: Fact-Checking Alone Isn't Enough
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Lesson of Theranos: Fact-Checking Alone Isn't Enough
August, 8 2016
An Environmental Victory (and Cautionary Tale)
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An Environmental Victory (and Cautionary Tale)
July, 1 2016
The Reassuring Science of Salt Consumption
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The Reassuring Science of Salt Consumption
June, 6 2016
Cell Phones, Cancer and the Anatomy of a Health Scare
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Cell Phones, Cancer and the Anatomy of a Health Scare
June, 2 2016
'Statistically Significant' Doesn't Mean 'Right'
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'Statistically Significant' Doesn't Mean 'Right'
March, 18 2016
The Do's and Don'ts of Trusting Science
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The Do's and Don'ts of Trusting Science
March, 14 2016
The Crime You Have Not Yet Committed
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The Crime You Have Not Yet Committed
March, 8 2016
Weird Science Fights Cancer
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Weird Science Fights Cancer
March, 3 2016
Why Apple's Fight With the FBI Is So Hard to Referee
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Why Apple's Fight With the FBI Is So Hard to Referee
February, 26 2016
Don't Live in Flint? Lead Is Your Problem, Too
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Don't Live in Flint? Lead Is Your Problem, Too
February, 18 2016
My Neanderthal Valentine
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My Neanderthal Valentine
February, 14 2016
The Man Who Said No to Einstein
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The Man Who Said No to Einstein
February, 12 2016
Why Innocent People Confess to Crimes
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Why Innocent People Confess to Crimes
February, 9 2016
Zika Virus Versus Genetic Engineering
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Zika Virus Versus Genetic Engineering
February, 4 2016
Between Zika Panic and Complacency
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Between Zika Panic and Complacency
February, 1 2016
Science Makes Room for Compassionate Rodents
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Science Makes Room for Compassionate Rodents
January, 26 2016
How Math, And Not A Telescope, May Have Found A New Planet
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How Math, And Not A Telescope, May Have Found A New Planet
January, 22 2016
Too Cautious About Food? That's Dangerous
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Too Cautious About Food? That's Dangerous
January, 19 2016
This Ancient Stomach Bug Was Also a Feature
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This Ancient Stomach Bug Was Also a Feature
January, 7 2016
Lies, Damned Lies and Physics
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Lies, Damned Lies and Physics
December, 30 2015
The Science Behind a Chocolate Funk
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The Science Behind a Chocolate Funk
December, 23 2015
Heredity Is Nobody's Fault. Until Now.
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Heredity Is Nobody's Fault. Until Now.
December, 15 2015
Is Our Attitude Toward Cancer Screening Based On Faith Or Science?
forbes.comArticle
Is Our Attitude Toward Cancer Screening Based On Faith Or Science?
July, 30 2015
The Chocolate Warp Drive Diet: Did A Journalist Fool Millions Or Fool Himself?
forbes.comArticle
The Chocolate Warp Drive Diet: Did A Journalist Fool Millions Or Fool Himself?
May, 29 2015
Skin Cancer Investigation Reveals Your Face Is Teeming With Mutant Clones
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Skin Cancer Investigation Reveals Your Face Is Teeming With Mutant Clones
May, 22 2015
You're Damned If You Diet and Damned If You Don't: Detangling Contradictory Health Headlines
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You're Damned If You Diet and Damned If You Don't: Detangling Contradictory Health Headlines
May, 21 2015
With Risky Choices, Social Influence Pushes Us To Greater Extremes
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With Risky Choices, Social Influence Pushes Us To Greater Extremes
May, 18 2015
New Study Explains How Too Much Artificial Light Might Be Making You Fat
forbes.comArticle
New Study Explains How Too Much Artificial Light Might Be Making You Fat
May, 11 2015
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faye flam is a writer who has produced content for newsworks.org, bloomberg.com, and forbes.com
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