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    I would like to use this space to advertise a couple of blogs you might be interesting to know about. Many of you who erratically read this blog may probably have already bumped into those sites, but I figured that as the readership of a site varies continuously, there is always the need to do ...
    By Tommaso Dorigo
    The Six-Month Cycle Of The Experimental Physicist
    Every year, at about this time, the level of activity of physicists working in experimental collaborations at high-energy colliders and elsewhere increases dramatically. We are approaching the time of "winter conferences", so called in order to distinguish them from "summer conferences". During ...
    By Tommaso Dorigo
    Zika Linked To Miscarriages, Thin Brain Tissue In Babies
    Zika virus can cross the placenta, intended to protect the developing fetus, and appears to lead to a high percentage of miscarriages and to babies born with thin brain tissue and inflammation in brain cells, at least in mice.Mice are not little people, of course, or every disease would have been ...
    By News Staff
    The First Known Deuterostome?
    A few days ago I read an article in the Telegraph Humanity’s earliest known ancestor discovered - and it looks like a ‘wrinkled old sack’, featuring this creature:     namely Saccorhytus, a newly discovered microfossil from the Lower Cambrian of Shaanxi province, China, making ...
    By Robert H Olley
    Will Eight On A Plate Catch On? Or Will Weak Observational Claims About Food Fail Again?
    There are multiple food fads trying to catch on per year but as the saying goes in science, if one epidemiology study counted, everything would cause or prevent cancer.One long-held epidemiology belief is that the more vegetables you eat, the healthier your heart will be.  While vegetarians ...
    By News Staff
    Argument: President Trump Needs To Nationalize Health Care To Honor His Campaign Promise
    You might think that after the November elections, the last group anyone will listen to for guidance on the American public are partisan pundits. But they are still lobbying for an alternative result, now saying that if President Trump wants to honor his commitment to repealing the The Patient ...
    By News Staff
    Hype Or Health? Sitting Is As Bad For You As Smoking
    Sitting has been branded the “new smoking” for its supposed public health risks, especially for people with sit-down office jobs.Over the past 15 years or so sitting has been linked with cancer, heart disease and diabetes and even depression. This has led to a surge in media stories on the ...
    By The Conversation
    A Critical Review Of Flawed Claims Made In AIM Declaration On EDCs
    On February 9, the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) released a declaration on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in which the association implores the EU Commission to take a very conservative approach to identifying and regulating chemicals ...
    By Gregory Bond
    Perspectivism, 5 Determinisms And Impossibility Of Defining Free Will, Zen
    Often, we do not understand because we do not see the issue from the other side. For example, the person who believes in some sort of determinism, the "determinist", wonders why those others, people such as those who believe in ‘free will’, the “free-willers”, make a big deal out of that ...
    By Sascha Vongehr
    Advanced Racism For Dr Duke And Prof Slattery: Why Hate Jews?
    Never compare between only Blacks (B) and others for example, or only Caucasian Whites (CW) and B. One should consider at least three together instead of only two. For example, consider also the North East Asians (NEA). Why? Without considering NEA, B and CW are merely two different regions in ...
    By Sascha Vongehr
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