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Mimicking brain death: The danger of overdosing on this muscle relaxer

Ross Pomeroy | 
In a new case report, Turkish doctors from Dokuz Eylul University present a curious case of drug intoxication mimicking brain ...
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China embraces artificial intelligence-driven agriculture, emerges as global technology hothouse

Craig Moran | 
China is facing a number of growing pains, but one in particular has proved more taxing than most: How can ...

Controversial theory linking herpes to Alzheimer’s bolstered by study

Ross Pomeroy | 
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 ...
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Big data meets taxonomy: Classifying animal species with ‘DNA barcoding’

Ross Pomeroy | 
[T]axonomy – the science of classifying organisms – would be so much easier if life forms came with barcodes… Interestingly enough, ...

Do ‘brain training’ games actually help kids’ cognitive skills?

Ross Pomeroy | 
In just 13 years, brain training has sprouted from a fledgling industry to a behemoth projected to be worth as much ...

Reproductive warfare: Do infertile ‘kamikaze sperm’ thwart rival males?

Ross Pomeroy | 
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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Obesity paradox explained? Why muscle mass may reduce risk of death

Ross Pomeroy | 
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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Viewpoint: Biggest ‘bee apocalypse’ myth? There isn’t one

Ross Pomeroy | 
[D]espite panicked claims of an apocalypse, managed honeybee colonies in the United States have actually been rising since 2008. In fact, as of ...

Why Alzheimer’s patients have abnormal gut bacteria

Ross Pomeroy | 
People suffering from Alzheimer's disease have altered gut bacteria, a new study published in Scientific Reports shows. ... A team of researchers primarily ...
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Alternative medicine can kill you

Ross Pomeroy | 
Chiropractic, homeopathy, acupuncture, juice diets, and other forms of unproven alternative medicine cannot cure cancer, no matter what some quacks ...
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Could all those cups of coffee be causing infertility in men?

Ross Pomeroy | 
Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the world. Hundreds of millions of people are technically junkies, imbibing ...

Treadmill requires 15% more effort to be as effective as outdoor running

Ross Pomeroy | 
Do you get a better workout on a treadmill or outdoors? Now, a team of French and Italian researchers has ...
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Animal research rarely replicates in humans—So why does the media hype these studies?

Ross Pomeroy | 
Last year, I F*%king Love Science blared a headline sure to pique the interest of any alcohol imbiber: "Beer Hops May ...
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How ‘chemophobia’ links Food Babe to Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’

Ross Pomeroy | 
Over fifty-four years since it was first published, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring remains a divisive book. The exposé led to ...
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5 advancements that could enhance human performance

Rob Tracinski | 
The concept of human augmentation, which is also called human performance enhancement or HPE, tends not to receive much attention ...

Despite what Disney movies want us to believe, opposites don’t usually attract

Viren Swami | 
[T]he idea that opposites attract has completely saturated the film industry...In fact, one study found that almost 80% of us ...

U.S. Right to Know rated #1 in junk science for 2015

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In January, an anti-GMO ...