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Part II: Viewpoint — Questioning ‘race equity ideology’ is a career-ender in modern medicine

Part II: Viewpoint — Questioning ‘race equity ideology’ is a career-ender in modern medicine

John Murawski | Real Clear Science | 
The national movement to eradicate what activists call systemic racism and white privilege from medicine and health care has few ...
Part I: Viewpoint — Does American medicine perpetuate a ‘racist caste system’? Critical Race Theory enters mainstream health

Part I: Viewpoint — Does American medicine perpetuate a ‘racist caste system’? Critical Race Theory enters mainstream health

John Murawski | Real Clear Science | 
Medical schools are adding units on critical race theory, intersectionality, implicit bias, identity, oppression, allyship, power and privilege to their curricula. Medical students are ...
Viewpoint: Why are misconceptions about transgender youth so widespread? Maybe too many people listen to misinformed pundits like FOX’s Tucker Carlson

Viewpoint: Why are misconceptions about transgender youth so widespread? Maybe too many people listen to misinformed pundits like FOX’s Tucker Carlson

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
[Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson has] repeatedly mangled and misrepresented the science on gender dysphoria and transgender youth. ... "There ...
Virtual reality sex might soon be a reality. What can we expect?

Virtual reality sex might soon be a reality. What can we expect?

Ewen Lavoie | Real Clear Science | 
VR sex simulation is not the same as porn. The term “VR porn” is therefore somewhat misleading. When viewing photos ...
Pigs are ‘hot’ as family pets. Are they as social as dogs?

Pigs are ‘hot’ as family pets. Are they as social as dogs?

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
Pork is now the most widely eaten meat in the world. At the same time, owing to the creation of novel, smaller ...
Viewpoint: The failure of corn-powered cars – How America’s ethanol subsidies boosted food prices and carbon emissions

Viewpoint: The failure of corn-powered cars – How America’s ethanol subsidies boosted food prices and carbon emissions

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
E-15 is only available at about 2 to 3% of gas stations in the United States, so for those unaware, it means ...
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There are a lot of psychopaths amongst us… and some of them are gifts to society

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
As a happily married family man and a successful neuroscientist at the University of California-Irvine, [James] Fallon didn't exactly fit ...
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COVID = Less sex and more porn

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
In a recent paper published to the Archives of Sexual Behavior, [professor of media psychology and design Nicola] Döring explored a few of ...
Monsanto in Another Huge Lawsuit for Lying About Roundup Cancer Link

Viewpoint: Bogus glyphosate-cancer litigation undermines legitimate product safety lawsuits

Joseph Annotti | Real Clear Science | 
Nearly every American was taught the same six steps that serve as a fundamental building block to scientific education: Make ...
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What is the slippery notion of ‘consciousness’?

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
As humans, we know we [are conscious] but haven't a clue how it arises. It's a facet of intelligent life ...
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Why turning to germaphobia won’t protect us from another pandemic

Sophie Strosberg | Real Clear Science | 
As someone who has spent years doing research in health geography, I understand that this collective turn to cleanliness serves ...
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Powerful psychedelic drug ibogaine could help people kick opioid addictions

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
Somewhere around two million Americans suffer from opioid-related substance use disorder. Treatments like buprenorphine and methadone calm the brain circuits affected by opioids, reducing ...
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Outside of ‘occasional surges’, biodiversity evolution has been largely stagnant for millions of years, studies suggest

Gareth Willmer | Real Clear Science | 
The traditional view is that species have increased in diversity continuously over the past 200 million years, particularly in the last ...
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How did early humans avoid being wiped out by tuberculosis?

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
Tuberculosis is responsible for as many as one billion deaths in the last 200 years alone, but its murderous history ...
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First plants didn’t evolve flower color to attract pollinators, study suggests

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
Flowering plants feature a wondrous array of colors, the primary purpose of which is to attract insect pollinators. But this ...
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Ancient Egyptians loved beer. Here’s the recipe they used to brew it

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
The ancient Egyptians loved beer. According to Mohamed A. Farag, a Professor of Chemistry at The American University in Cairo: ...
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Too many carbs, calories? Nope. Lack of fiber biggest problem with American diets

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
Ask Americans about what they think is the biggest problem with their diets and you'll probably hear a variety of ...
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Viewpoint: 5 popular Netflix documentaries serve up pseudoscience about agriculture, chemicals and nutrition

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
Netflix brought in $15.8 billion in revenue in 2018 in part because the streaming service floods subscribers with a deluge ...
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Mimicking brain death: The danger of overdosing on this muscle relaxer

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
In a new case report, Turkish doctors from Dokuz Eylul University present a curious case of drug intoxication mimicking brain ...
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Viewpoint: Intellectual property tug-of-war could hinder the CRISPR gene-editing revolution

Ross Marchand | Real Clear Science | 
Conservative estimates place the value-added of [intellectual property] on the American economy at nearly $1 trillion annually... ... Take, for instance, ...
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China embraces artificial intelligence-driven agriculture, emerges as global technology hothouse

Craig Moran | Real Clear Science | 
China is facing a number of growing pains, but one in particular has proved more taxing than most: How can ...
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Controversial theory linking herpes to Alzheimer’s bolstered by study

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
An outside-the-box theory received new attention in an extensive study published [June 21] to the journal Neuron. Researchers based out of the Icahn ...
Viewpoint: New director of International Agency for Research on Cancer, under fire for promoting cancer fears, likely to maintain status quo

Viewpoint: New director of International Agency for Research on Cancer, under fire for promoting cancer fears, likely to maintain status quo

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a World Health Organization subsidiary mired in controversy, picked Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass ...
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Big data meets taxonomy: Classifying animal species with ‘DNA barcoding’

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
[T]axonomy – the science of classifying organisms – would be so much easier if life forms came with barcodes… Interestingly enough, ...
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Do ‘brain training’ games actually help kids’ cognitive skills?

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
In just 13 years, brain training has sprouted from a fledgling industry to a behemoth projected to be worth as much ...
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Reproductive warfare: Do infertile ‘kamikaze sperm’ thwart rival males?

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
In the 1990s, biologist Robin Baker put forth the idea that a significant proportion of human sperm are not actually capable of ...
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Viewpoint: The government can’t decide what a GMO is—so how is it going to require mandatory labeling?

Tirzah Duren | Real Clear Science | 
If the food industry and government cannot come to a consensus about what is a GMO and what isn’t, labeling ...
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Obesity paradox explained? Why muscle mass may reduce risk of death

Ross Pomeroy | Real Clear Science | 
Nearly twenty years ago, researchers began noticing a curious paradox in health-focused studies: despite common wisdom that being overweight or obese is ...
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