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David Ropeik

Author, 'How Risky Is It, Really?'

David Ropeik is an Instructor at Harvard and author of How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts (http://www.dropeik.com/buy.html)
E.coli, and Fear of E.coli -- Both Are

E.coli, and Fear of E.coli -- Both Are Dangerous

The actual danger E. coli poses to vegetable-eating Europeans is low. But then, we don't just use the scientific evidence to figure out what's dangerous -- risk perception is a mix of facts <i>and</i> feelings.
06/06/2011 10:53 EDT
Lessons in the Storm Over One Toronto

Lessons in the Storm Over One Toronto Baby

There was once a young couple committed to raising their daughter in gender-neutral ways. But in an instant, her "GIRL!" gene grew frustrated and declared that no careful control over her wardrobe, TV, or anything was going to change that.
05/31/2011 07:56 EDT