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Steven Milloy

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Steven Milloy is a biostatistician, lawyer, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and publisher of JunkScience.com where the motto is: "All the junk that's fit to debunk". Milloy holds a B.A. in Natural Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Health Sciences in Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore, and a Master of Laws from the Georgetown University Law Center. Steven Milloy's most recent book is Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them. Before that, Steven Milloy wrote the much talked-about book, Junk Science Judo: Self-Defense Against Health Scares & Scams

Woodpecker Racket?

Last year’s reported sighting in eastern Arkansas of an Ivory-billed Woodpecker, long thought to be extinct, raised the hopes of bird-watchers everywhere. But now a prominent bird expert has cast serious doubt on the report,...

FDA May Make Breathing Difficult for Asthmatics

The government may tell asthmatics to “take a hit” for the environment. But that “hit” won’t be from their inhalers, which might be taken away. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted this...

Food Police Indict SpongeBob

Who would ever think that loveable cartoon characters, such as SpongeBob SquarePants, threaten public health? Well the “food police” apparently do, and this week they announced a lawsuit against Viacom and Kellogg to stop...

Plants Bad for the Environment? Celebrities Causing Frogs to Croak?

Could it be that celebrities are planting the forests that are causing the global warming that is growing the bacteria that are wiping out the frogs? Global warming alarmists may be compelled to consider...

Energy, A Potent Political Weapon

Americans should pay special attention to this week’s crisis between Russia and the Ukraine involving natural gas. It foreshadows what could happen here if we continue to cede control of our national energy policy...

The Top 10 Junk Science Claims of 2005

It’s that time of year again when we at JunkScience.com reflect on all the dubious achievements and irresponsible claims made by the junk science community throughout the year. These “lowlights” have a lot in...

A Junk Science Christmas Carol

Last week’s revelations that a South Korean stem cell researcher faked results that were touted in the journal Science might result in a most Dickensian Christmas Eve for editor-in-chief David Kennedy, who shouldn’t be...

Lead Did in Beethoven?

This weekend marks the 235th anniversary of the birth of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. But it’s his death over 178 years ago that made headlines last week when researchers supposedly “confirmed” that Beethoven died...

Politically Incorrect Plastic

Software giant Microsoft announced this week that it plans to stop using packaging material made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic by the end of the year — giving new life to a health scare...

Global Warming Blues

The 11th annual meeting of global warming enthusiasts in Montreal isn’t turning out to be a very happy event. Even though this is the first opportunity for the burgeoning global climate bureaucracy to celebrate...

Market-Based Environmentalism Is An Oxymoron

Goldman Sachs is the latest business to surrender to the junk science-based, anti-people agenda of the radical Green movement. The investment banking giant announced this week that it would lobby for national global warming...

U.S. Should Not Import European Laws

As globalization fosters economic growth around the world, Americans should be vigilant of an unintended consequence: the imposition on U.S. businesses and consumers of the non-science-based, environmentalist-promoted, European Union-embraced standard known as the “precautionary...

Global Warming on the Cover of Rolling Stone

You may remember the 1970s song “On the Cover of Rolling Stone” by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, especially the catchy lyrics, “Wanna see my picture on the cover, Wanna buy five copies...

Flu Proposal Misguided

Faced with growing frenzy about the possibility of pandemic flu, President Bush reached back into the politician’s bag of traditional “solutions” this week and proposed that taxpayers pay an additional $7.1 billion to prepare...

DDT Is Only Real Weapon to Combat Malaria

During the few minutes you spend reading this column, malaria will kill six Africans and sicken about 3,000 more, mostly children and pregnant women—a rate of more than one million deaths and 500 million...