The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:
Ancient crocodile mummies scanned at Stanford: A pair of Greco-Roman crocodile mummies belonging to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum at UC Berkeley were scanned at Stanford in March. Preliminary CT images of one of the crocodiles can be seen here.
A response to reader comments about Proposition 19: Keith Humphreys, PhD, responds to readers' comments about his 1:2:1 podcast interview, which discussed California's Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana and its potential consequences.
Might "healing prayer" actually heal? A new study, which looked at the efficacy of proximal prayer in relieving auditory and visual impairments, suggests that prayer may have healing effects.
Why deplaning was Steven Slater's best move: A discussion about JetBlue attendant Steven Slater's theatrical departure from his 20-year career in the airline industry and types of jobs that could have a negative impact on your mental and physical health.
Commonly used drugs can affect PSA measurement: In a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a Stanford team led by urologist Joseph Presti, MD, found that certain widely prescribed medications appear to reduce PSA levels in the blood.