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The Worst 'Healthcare': 'Stem Cell' Clinics Wrought with Red Flags, Insincerity and Blindness

ACSH - March 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Three women suffered severe vision loss after treatment at the same private "stem-cell clinic." Here, we address what went so very wrong and how it can be avoided. When greed trumps science, we all lose.

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The Next Plague (Part 3) - Prions: Tiny, Mysterious, And Frightening

ACSH - March 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Prions are the smallest and possibly the most dangerous of all infectious pathogens. They are also unique in that they contain no genetic material at all—just proteins. But those proteins can do some horrible things if they get into your brain. 

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Mayo Clinic's John Noseworthy speaks an uncomfortable truth

ACSH - March 20, 2017 - 12:00am

John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic's CEO, is politically incorrect as he speaks truth to power and reveals the Ponzi scheme underlying the Affordable Care Act and its replacement, the American Health Care Act.

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The Worst 'Healthcare'— Wrought with Red Flags, Insincerity and Blindness

ACSH - March 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Three women suffered severe vision loss after treatment at the same private "stem-cell clinic." Here, we address what went so very wrong and how it can be avoided. When greed trumps science, we all lose.

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Food Labels Don't Necessarily Mean Better Choices

ACSH - March 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Would interpretive food labels help people make better food choices? In New Zealand, at least, they did help those who used them the most. But overall — not so much.

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Conspiracy Fantasy Camp, We Continue To Expose Fake News & More Media Appearances

ACSH - March 20, 2017 - 12:00am

1. Conspiracy Fantasy Camp

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UN Fails Miserably to Raise Funds for Haiti

ACSH - March 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Last October, following the UN General Assembly, we wrote of the urgency needed for the global health crisis occurring in Haiti. At that time, the former Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, admitted the role of the UN in starting the cholera epidemic in Haiti in 2010 and spoke directly about the need for a new strategy to aid the country. 

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Jews And Aspergerian Racists Dancing Around The Oven

Science2.0 - March 19, 2017 - 2:19am

“Not only a new kind of community but a new kind of man comes into history with the development of the Jews.” (H.G. Wells:“A Short History of the World” Chapter 22 “Priests and Prophets in Judea”, 1922)

Racism, “a new kind of man”, written by one of the brightest minds who did no less than predicting and warning the world about the second world war:
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Jews And Aspergerian Racists Dancing Around The Oven

General - March 19, 2017 - 2:19am

“Not only a new kind of community but a new kind of man comes into history with the development of the Jews.” (H.G. Wells:“A Short History of the World” Chapter 22 “Priests and Prophets in Judea”, 1922)

Racism, “a new kind of man”, written by one of the brightest minds who did no less than predicting and warning the world about the second world war:
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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

Science2.0 - March 17, 2017 - 6:48pm
Applications are now open for the 2017 Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists, sponsored by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, where recent doctoral graduates in the life sciences may submit a 1000-word essay based on their thesis work and win a cash prize and a trip to Sweden. 

Four winners, in different categories, will be selected for the award. The grand prize winner will receive a prize of $30,000 while each of the three category winners will receive $10,000. The grand prize winning essay will be published in Science and essays from the three category winners will be published online. The winners will be honored in Stockholm, Sweden during Nobel week.
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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

General - March 17, 2017 - 6:48pm
Applications are now open for the 2017 Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists, sponsored by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, where recent doctoral graduates in the life sciences may submit a 1000-word essay based on their thesis work and win a cash prize and a trip to Sweden. 

Four winners, in different categories, will be selected for the award. The grand prize winner will receive a prize of $30,000 while each of the three category winners will receive $10,000. The grand prize winning essay will be published in Science and essays from the three category winners will be published online. The winners will be honored in Stockholm, Sweden during Nobel week.
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Five New Charmed Baryons Discovered By LHCb!

Science2.0 - March 17, 2017 - 6:22pm
While I was busy reporting the talks at the "Neutrino Telescope"  conference in Venice, LHCb released a startling new result, which I have not much time to describe in much detail this evening (it's Friday evening here in Italy and I'm going to call the week off), and yet wish to share with you as soon as possible.
The spectroscopy of low- and intermediate-mass hadrons (whatever this means) is a complex topic which either enthuses particle physicists or bores them to death. There are two reasons for this dycothomic behaviour.
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Five New Charmed Baryons Discovered By LHCb!

General - March 17, 2017 - 6:22pm
While I was busy reporting the talks at the "Neutrino Telescope"  conference in Venice, LHCb released a startling new result, which I have not much time to describe in much detail this evening (it's Friday evening here in Italy and I'm going to call the week off), and yet wish to share with you as soon as possible.
The spectroscopy of low- and intermediate-mass hadrons (whatever this means) is a complex topic which either enthuses particle physicists or bores them to death. There are two reasons for this dycothomic behaviour.
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Should You Opt Your Child Out Of State Testing? A Guide For Parents

Science2.0 - March 17, 2017 - 3:49pm

The time of year for standardized state testing has arrived and if you have school-age children, there’s no way to avoid this topic. Everyone has strong opinions when it comes to the issue of “opting out,” so how do you decide what’s best for your child?
 
To help you make the best decision for your child, let me debunk some common parental concerns when it comes to opting out:

Will opting out spoil my child or teach them to avoid responsibility?

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Should You Opt Your Child Out Of State Testing? A Guide For Parents

General - March 17, 2017 - 3:49pm

The time of year for standardized state testing has arrived and if you have school-age children, there’s no way to avoid this topic. Everyone has strong opinions when it comes to the issue of “opting out,” so how do you decide what’s best for your child?
 
To help you make the best decision for your child, let me debunk some common parental concerns when it comes to opting out:

Will opting out spoil my child or teach them to avoid responsibility?

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Are Federal Nutrition Guidelines Realistic? Only Rich Pregnant Women Can Meet Them

Science2.0 - March 17, 2017 - 12:50pm
The numerous nutrition guidelines promoted by the U.S. federal government are obeyed by just 2 percent of Americans. If only 2 percent of any population can obey your guidelines, they are a nutritional wishlist created by groups of experts promoting their diet fads, not evidence-based information.

However, one group is constantly criticized by everyone else - pregnant mothers - and a new study shows that no pregnant women in any demographic are able to achieve the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Which means those guidelines are irrelevant, not that expectant moms need even more criticism.
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Are Federal Nutrition Guidelines Realistic? Only Rich Pregnant Women Can Meet Them

General - March 17, 2017 - 12:50pm
The numerous nutrition guidelines promoted by the U.S. federal government are obeyed by just 2 percent of Americans. If only 2 percent of any population can obey your guidelines, they are a nutritional wishlist created by groups of experts promoting their diet fads, not evidence-based information.

However, one group is constantly criticized by everyone else - pregnant mothers - and a new study shows that no pregnant women in any demographic are able to achieve the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Which means those guidelines are irrelevant, not that expectant moms need even more criticism.
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Trump's Budget Cuts Require a Laser, Not a Shotgun

ACSH - March 17, 2017 - 12:00am

On November 8, I published an article titled, "Whoever Wins On Election Day 2016, American Science Is Still #1 In The World." That is every bit as true now as it was then.

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