Rosie McCall

Writer & Journalist

What Does Trump's 2020 Budget Mean For Science Funding?

The White House submitted its 2020 budget proposal on Monday, coming in at $4.7 trillion. The proposition includes a generous $8.6 billion for Trump's highly controversial border wall and an additional $33 billion for defense spending (bringing the total to $750 billion) - as funding for science receives a battering.

Should You Deliberately Infect Yourself With An Intestinal Worm For Your Health?

Helminth therapy is a new frontier in experimental medicine, promising to cure all manner of conditions from allergies to autoimmune diseases to irritable bowel syndrome to even, possibly, autism. Here's the catch: It is not yet recommended or approved by the FDA and there is very little interest in the treatment from members of the established medical community.
9 Ways to Spot a Sociopath

When you think of a sociopath, you probably picture Christian Bale in American Psycho, or Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs. But like most mental health conditions, sociopathy-or antisocial personality disorder (ASP)-exists on a spectrum; and not all sociopath are serial killers.
Running Success Can Be Contagious, Says New Study

Can your friends affect how many miles you cover-or the pace you set-each time you head out for a run? The answer seems to be yes, according to a new study published in Nature Communications . Researchers from MIT's Sloan School of Management found that runners connected through a social network influenced each other's training in surprising ways.

Current World Archeology
'A Prehistory of South America' by Jerry D. Moore

Moore's latest book presents a broad overview of the entire continent, from the earliest known human settlements in c. 11,000 BC to the arrival of the conquistadores in the 1500s, but it is succinctly written and crammed with detail.