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Nobel Laureates Debate the Future of Nuclear Power

At a Nobel Forum in December 2013, several past laureates discussed the future of nuclear power. Their conclusions were far from unanimous. All agreed...

Why do we sleep?

 A study funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) discovered that the brain may clear toxins that have built up...

Book Review (Physics): Farewell to Reality by Jim Baggott

Farewell to Reality: How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the Search for Scientific Truth by Jim Baggott Reviewed by Dr. Fred Bortz To see more...

A Genome Without the Junk Proves that ENCODE Conclusions are Garbage

One of the shocking results of the Human Genome Project was the finding that we only have about 20 thousand genes. This seemed a...

Photo 51

Over the summer I visited the Photo 51 exhibition at Somerset House in association with King’s College London. It was there to celebrate the...

Is it OK to have three parents??

We all have two parents, a mom and a dad, and they each contributed half of our genes. We all learned this in high...

Veganism on the rise

With the United Nations Environment Programme, having recommended a shift to a vegan diet, recent torrent of meat scandals on the news headlines and...

Poop is more therapeutic than antibiotic

In a recent study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine it was shown that in some cases swallowing some poop can actually...

Chronic Inflammation: The Rich Guy Disease

Chronic inflammation is the modern day silent killer. It promotes the development of many deadly diseases, including cancer (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=chronic-inflammation-cancer), heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease...

Genetic Determinism, Indeed!

Genetic determinism, according to Wikipedia, is the belief that genes, along with environmental conditions, determine morphological and behavioral phenotypes. It does not mean that...

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