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How To Stomach A Black Hole

General - January 15, 2017 - 1:08pm
Black holes are hot. Well, thermodynamically these suckers are freaking cold, but they do attract more attention than hot supernovae. And with attention comes recognition. As announced last month, as much as 97% of the $ 6.3 mln 2016 Breakthrough Prize money for physics went to black hole research.
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Lisa Long Leg: Vongehr’s Rational Free Speech Trump Cross For The Alt Right Revolution Of Love

Science2.0 - January 14, 2017 - 7:46am

Lovely Lisa Long Leg and Heil Hitler Screaming Nazi once again visit the Stupid Donald Trump Follower’s office in the mathematics department:

Lovely Liberal Lisa: Heil Trump!

Stupid Donald Trump Follower: Well, that’s better than what we had before, but I am still not convinced such does anybody any favors.

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Lisa Long Leg: Vongehr’s Rational Free Speech Trump Cross For The Alt Right Revolution Of Love

General - January 14, 2017 - 7:46am

Lovely Lisa Long Leg and Heil Hitler Screaming Nazi once again visit the Stupid Donald Trump Follower’s office in the mathematics department:

Lovely Liberal Lisa: Heil Trump!

Stupid Donald Trump Follower: Well, that’s better than what we had before, but I am still not convinced such does anybody any favors.

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Massachusetts Becomes the 20th State Where Naturopaths Can Hurt You

ACSH - January 14, 2017 - 12:00am

The Massachusetts' legislature recently passed a bill titled, "An Act establishing a board of registration in naturopathy," that will give the naturopaths legitimacy. Regarding the health of the people of the Bay State, it's one of the worst moves that officials there could have made. 

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Turmeric- The New Superfood. Oops. Superfad.

ACSH - January 14, 2017 - 12:00am

One of the latest fads—turmeric—was supposed to cure everything from Alzheimer's to baldness. But it doesn't do anything. Why? It's all about how herbs, spices, supplements... are tested. A review in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry makes this very clear. 

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CRRREST Education: How to Fix America's Illiteracy Problem

ACSH - January 13, 2017 - 12:00am

Literacy is typically defined as the ability to read and write and do basic math. However, in the 21st Century, that is simply insufficient. To be a truly literate member of society -- and to have a government capable of enacting competent policies -- one must have a fundamental grasp of science, technology, and economics.

By that expanded definition, America (along with the rest of the world) has an enormous illiteracy problem.

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Massive California Rains Also Deliver Drought-Ending Hopes

ACSH - January 13, 2017 - 12:00am

If you're a regular, longtime reader of our daily Dispatch newsletter, you may recall that about three years ago, in response to California's severe, on-going drought we urged the public and policy makers alike to embrace genetically modified farming for many reasons, including that some GM crops grow well despite drought conditions. We were strong supporters of the science then, as we are today.

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Debunked: World To End After Two Snowy Days In Salento, Puglia, Southern Italy, Tears On Macedonia Icon

Science2.0 - January 12, 2017 - 9:20pm

As some of you may know, I've become deeply concerned, and indeed appalled by the large numbers of fake doomsday news stories, because I am so often contacted by people who get very scared and sometimes suicidal as a result of reading these stories. Fourteen tabloids and other papers have published this story so far, and none of them mention that it originates from a site known to publish fake news. The story is that the world is going to end because of two snowy days in Salento in Southern Italy, which they say is a prophetic sign of an imminent massive supervolcano eruption. I think it is a particularly striking case of doomsday news based on chinese whispers starting off from a fake story.

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Debunked: World To End After Two Snowy Days In Salento, Puglia, Southern Italy, Tears On Macedonia Icon

General - January 12, 2017 - 9:20pm

As some of you may know, I've become deeply concerned, and indeed appalled by the large numbers of fake doomsday news stories, because I am so often contacted by people who get very scared and sometimes suicidal as a result of reading these stories. Fourteen tabloids and other papers have published this story so far, and none of them mention that it originates from a site known to publish fake news. The story is that the world is going to end because of two snowy days in Salento in Southern Italy, which they say is a prophetic sign of an imminent massive supervolcano eruption. I think it is a particularly striking case of doomsday news based on chinese whispers starting off from a fake story.

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Moon Hoax Reloaded, The True Exploitation Of Blacks By Whites, Obama And Trump Again

Science2.0 - January 12, 2017 - 5:36am
If you are against the exploitation of Blacks, stop mislabeling, or do not stuff humans into dual categories at all. Look at each individual in her own right.
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Moon Hoax Reloaded, The True Exploitation Of Blacks By Whites, Obama And Trump Again

General - January 12, 2017 - 5:36am
If you are against the exploitation of Blacks, stop mislabeling, or do not stuff humans into dual categories at all. Look at each individual in her own right.
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Frozen Addicts, Garage Drugs and Funky Brain Chemistry

ACSH - January 12, 2017 - 12:00am

In the 1970s chemists in the illicit drug business began exploring a new class of psychoactive drugs, which were structurally related to the synthetic opiate Demerol. The following story is truly one-in-a-million. It encompasses the first "designer drug" (1) and the organic chemistry used to make it, what can (and did) happen when a reaction procedure is not followed properly, and a deeper understanding of the molecular mechanism of Parkinson's Disease.

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Low FODMAP Diet: A Fad Worth Following?

ACSH - January 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Food and nutrition companies always capitalize on whatever fad diets are currently in fashion to shamelessly promote their products. Science is of secondary concern, if it's a concern at all. For instance, Centrum Silver is running an advertisement that brags about its (utterly worthless) multivitamins being gluten- and GMO-free.

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66% of Packaged Foods in Canada Have Added Sugar

ACSH - January 12, 2017 - 12:00am

New research shows that when it comes to packaged foods and beverages sold in Canada, two of every three items contain added sugar of some kind. That jarring news comes from a report by Public Health Ontario and the University of Waterloo, a joint venture that included studying labels of more than 40,000 supermarket products. 

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Virus Proof Masks Thanks To Simple Chemistry

ACSH - January 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Although surgical masks protect the person who wears them, pathogens collect in the mask's filter. The mask then becomes another vehicle for spreading an infectious disease. Not any more. Read about a very clever solution to a longstanding problem using table salt. 

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Sex Prescriptions covered by insurance?

ACSH - January 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Is sex-on-prescription insurance coverage in our future?  

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Nutella-Cancer Story Gives 'Fake News' a Bad Name

ACSH - January 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Anyone who searches long enough can find that pretty much everything has been linked to cancer. Bacon. Cell phones. Wi-Fi. Even looking at our video correspondent, Ana Dolaskie. At some point the insanity has to stop. Unfortunately, we have yet to reach that point. 

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Ellie: A New De - (UV) - light for Germaphobe Parents

ACSH - January 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Found on 'Indiegogo,' the Ellie is the "first ever digital UV sterilizing pod."

It is not what the Ellie does that is bothersome. Do you need to wash and sterilize baby bottles? Yes - of course, you do. Drinking milk from unwashed containers would make anyone sick. 

Does everything that they place in their mouths need to undergo UV irradiation?  Absolutely not. 

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Missed Weekday Workouts? Make Up For It On The Weekend

ACSH - January 12, 2017 - 12:00am

Listen up, slackers: You can no longer use 'work' as an excuse to avoid burning calories during the week. Turns out, you could get your best workout in over the weekend, without lifting a finger Monday through Friday.

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If RFK Jr. Wasn't Good Enough For Pres. Obama, He Shouldn't Be Good Enough For Trump

Science2.0 - January 11, 2017 - 1:22am
Earlier today, President-Elect Donald Trump met with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and, at least according to RFK, Jr., wants the prominent Democratic anti-vaccine activist to head a commission on vaccine safety.
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