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Why can’t we stop rogue scientists from engaging in dubious research?

Maggie Koerth-Baker | 
[C]an the public control science that leaves us with permanent and unenviable consequences? Recent news suggests that the answer is ...
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Why almost all psychologists are ideologically liberal, and why it matters

Christie Aschwanden | 
When New York University psychologist Jonathan Haidt asked about a thousand attendees at the annual meeting of the Society for ...
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Why do humans find classifying animal intelligence so difficult?

Maggie Koerth-Baker | 
[D]oes a chimpanzee deserve more rights than, say, a pigeon? The logic that leads to “yes” is clear enough, but ...
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Viewpoint: Consumers gain little from 23andMe’s screening for BRCA cancer genes

Christie Aschwanden | 
This month [March], the FDA granted the genetics company 23andMe permission to offer direct-to-consumer testing for three of the more than 1,000 ...
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‘Sham surgeries’: Placebo effect could be harnessed for good

Christie Aschwanden | 
Seen through different eyes, the process of modern surgery may look more more spiritual than scientific, said orthopedic surgeon Stuart Green, ...
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US life expectancy rose 5 years since 1980, but many poorer Americans dying younger

Anna Barry-Jester | 
Your life expectancy can vary by as much as 20 years depending on which county in the U.S. you live ...
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97% of US farms are family operations, not owned by agri-businesses

Maggie Koerth-Baker | 
Farms are getting bigger and the smallest farms aren’t real farms. ... But there’s another important part to this story: Consolidation ...
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Florida Keys may determine whether GMO mosquitoes will be employed globally to fight Zika

Anna Barry-Jester | 
[The mosquito species] Aedes aegypti ... lives in residential areas (they love closets, for example) and can lay eggs in ...
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New England Journal of Medicine: Mammogram screenings has led to surge in unnecessary surgeries

Christie Aschwanden | 
A study published ... by the The New England Journal of Medicine added to a growing body of evidence that ...
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Sex testing should not be designed to suppress Caster Semenya’s born talent

Christie Aschwanden | 
[Caster] Semenya’s case is the latest saga in sport’s checkered history of sex testing, a task that is purportedly aimed ...
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We still don’t really know what probiotics do

Katherine Hobson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Probiotics are having a ...

What’s going on in your gut when you poop?

Maggie Koerth-Baker | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Shit happens, except when ...
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Controversial Theranos blood test ineffective, and likely unncecessary

Katherine Hobson | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Over the last few ...

Is psychology’s reproducibility problem a setback, or part of scientific process?

Christie Aschwanden | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As science grapples with ...

What makes you a righty or a lefty?

Maggie Koerth-Baker | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. About 90 percent of ...

Proving Zika link to microcephaly will take a lot more research

Christie Aschwanden | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For weeks, Zika virus ...

How much is at stake for Editas in CRISPR patent dispute?

Farai Chideya | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. When is $100 million ...

Why studies linking diet to health are almost always flawed.

Christie Aschwanden | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Whatever you’re worried about, ...
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Confused when you should get a mammogram? Here’s why

Christie Aschwanden | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  If you’re a woman ...

Why your convictions probably aren’t as strong as you think they are

Christie Aschwanden | 
Paul Offit likes to tell a story about how his wife, pediatrician Bonnie Offit, was about to give a child ...

How important is height in attracting a potential partner?

Mona Chalabi | 
Before I started researching height differences in heterosexual couples, I held two assumptions that you might share: Men tend to ...
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Older father? Impact of ‘aging sperm’ on diseases

Emily Oster | 
Worries about aging sperm — or, more accurately, sperm from aging men — are the same as the concerns about ...