Science Denialism in the 21st Century

I went to a conference at the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) on June 28 titled Science Denialism, Public Policy, and Global Health. It was presented jointly by the Rutgers Global Health Initiative and the academy. The goal of the conference was to discuss the social, cultural, behavioral and economic roots of science denialism, and to ask how More...

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By SLPundit On Thursday, July 19th, 2018
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FDA Chief Slams Drug Makers for Stalling Release of Biosimilars

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday accused drug makers who manufacture pricey biologic medicines of using “unacceptable” anti-competitive tactics to keep competitors More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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Mammals Moonlight Around Human Settlements

A study of human-mammal interaction across the globe found that animals are more prone to take to the night around humans. Jason G. Goldman reports.  Let’s block ads! (Why?) Scientific American Content: More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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Druggists Shouldn't Act as Morality Police

In June, an Arizona woman was told by her doctor that her nine-week-old fetus had no heartbeat and that she was miscarrying. She was given a prescription for misoprostol, a drug that would help induce her body More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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Visiting a National Park this Summer? Hold your breath.

America’s national parks might seem like an obvious refuge from city smog. Not so, according to new research that finds popular parks’ levels of ozone—a major air pollutant—match those More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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4 Myths About Extroversion We're Guilty of Believing

A few weeks ago, I saw a cute online cartoon titled “Introvert Starter Kit,” with drawings of fuzzy pants, a cup of herbal tea, a stack of books, and a cat. I searched for an extrovert equivalent, More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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Chinese Researchers Achieve Stunning Quantum-Entanglement Record

Scientists have just packed 18 qubits—the most basic units of quantum computing—into just six weirdly connected photons. That’s an unprecedented three qubits per photon, and a record for the More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Resistance to Gonorrhea Spurs Bespoke Treatments

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, the days when doctors and clinics could rely on one treatment to cure all gonorrhea cases may be waning. In fact, clinicians may find that some of their patients respond More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Science for Sustainable Cities

Special Report Special Report How smart urban planning and design can help people and the planet Policy & Ethics Urban leaders must work with researchers to solve real human problems July 16, More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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The Seventh Sense

For decades anatomy textbooks taught that the two most complicated systems in the body—the brain and the immune system—existed in almost complete isolation from each other. By all accounts, the brain More...