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Will ‘cancel culture’ claim Darwin?

Given the scientific and political luminaries who have fallen under the axe, it’s not beyond possibility that Charles Darwin himself ...
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Why evolution always goes in one direction

The diversity and complexity of life on Earth is astonishing: 8 million or more living species – from algae to ...
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Another study finds glyphosate herbicide kills tumor cells. Is the much-maligned weedkiller a cancer fighter?

If Roundup or one of its ingredients turns out to be an effective cancer treatment, it would be a stunning ...
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Viewpoint: Great Barrington Declaration arguing for herd immunity ‘takes page from denialist propaganda playbook’

When you’ve been examining pseudoscientific and quack claims for over two decades, you start to recognize patterns in the strategies ...
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GM insect-resistant Bt cotton boosted India’s crop yields? Activist study says no, but crop biotech experts say yes

Was the introduction of transgenic (GMO) cotton seeds to India in 2002 the beginning of the renaissance of the country's ...
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Final weeks to approval: NIH’s Anthony Fauci and FDA’s Peter Marks on what’s ahead before we can expect a safe COVID vaccine

As tens of thousands of people participate in phase 3 clinical trials on COVID-19 vaccine candidates, the focus is turning ...
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Viewpoint: Greenpeace-funded study backfires, undermining case to treat gene-edited crops as GMOs

The anti-GMO movement dominated the public discourse about crop biotechnology for decades. Led by committed activists who knew how to ...
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New England Journal of Medicine sets aside 200 years of politics, editorializing FDA and CDC have been compromised, calling political leadership ‘dangerously incompetent’

Covid-19 has created a crisis throughout the world. This crisis has produced a test of leadership. With no good options ...
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Colombian anti-biotech groups losing on two fronts? Push for GMO ban slows, while government green lights first gene-edited crop

Editor's note: The author of this story has informed the GLP that new information has come to light, and asked ...
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Infographic: 5 different ways COVID vaccines work

COVID vaccine hesitancy is on the rise, perhaps in the wake of pressure to speed approval beyond scientific reason. But I think ...
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Video: Vaccine expert Paul Offit talks with Medscape’s Eric Topol on the pitfalls and promise of COVID ‘Operation Warp Speed’

[Editor's note: This interview can be watched in full at Medscape. Watch it here. Read a transcript of the interview ...
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Viewpoint: Animals vs plants? Stop fighting about where your protein comes from and eat a balanced diet

With a feeling of uncertainty infiltrating our lives lately, many of us are looking for concrete information to help us ...
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How COVID-19 resembles a sexually transmitted disease

Viruses walk a fine line between severity and transmissibility. If they are too virulent, they kill or incapacitate their hosts; ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s what ‘whole grain’ really means—and it’s not the health claim you’ve been told it is

Consumers have been so saturated with vague marketing claims that nearly 50 percent can't correctly identify what is claimed to ...
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The Goldilocks phenomenon: Why as many as 45% of patients get COVID and show no symptoms

One of the reasons Covid-19 has spread so swiftly around the globe is that for the first days after infection, ...
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Podcast: Monsanto v Percy Schmeiser; Experts spread misinformation, too; Fasting a fad diet?

Just-released courtroom drama 'Percy' tells the David vs. Goliath story of a Canadian farmer's battle against Monsanto. Did the film ...
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Regenerative medicine and war: The next breakthrough in treating injured veterans?

Many Americans, and indeed people all over the world, were outraged when reports surfaced this past summer that President Trump ...
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Viewpoint: There’s no such thing as a ‘GMO,’ and the history of potatoes illustrates why the term is ‘nonsensical’

The expression “genetically modified organisms” (“GMOs”) is not only void of scientific value, but has negative effects on agricultural progress ...
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Using CRISPR to fight antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’

The superbugs are winning the antibiotics wars. CRISPR could turn the tide ...
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GMO and gene-edited biofortified crops weaken case for organic agriculture

A new lineup of GMO and gene-edited crops with nutrient content organic growers simply can't replicate ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Toxic-free EU’? Why Europe’s naive Green Deal is scientifically illiterate and could cripple innovation for years to come

July is usually a good month for environmental activism in Europe. Many people are on holiday and nobody feels like ...
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Viewpoint: Modern-day Luddites: How precautionary activism and reporting paint a misleading picture of biotechnology

We live in a precautionary era in which technological breakthroughs poised to dominate the coming decades—from artificial intelligence and nanotechnology ...
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Revisiting the Kon-Tiki hypothesis: Did ancient Americans really settle the Pacific?

An eccentric theory of human seagoing migration—made famous by one of the most insanely suicidal ‘scientific’ experiments ever undertaken—has recently ...
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‘Detecting consciousness’: Living with a missing cerebellum and other mysteries of the brain

Can electrical impulses in the brain explain the stuff that dreams are made of? ...
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Why a coronavirus vaccine ‘October Surprise’ could be an October disaster

There is widespread anticipation of the availability of vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infections so that Americans can get their lives ...
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Roundup glyphosate weedkiller responsible for the decline in Monarch butterflies? Media and advocacy groups badly misreport study

News reporting at its best should be nuanced. There are rarely 'black hats' and 'white hats' when it comes to ...
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Viewpoint: Rethinking ‘critical race theory’ — What happens when broad racialist viewpoints ‘invade’ science?

“Schœlcher n’est pas notre sauveur,” declared protestors who toppled statues on the French territory of Martinique earlier this year—“Schœlcher is not our savior.” The reference ...