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Viewpoint: California’s looming coffee cancer warning shows how judges and lawyers can subvert science

Genetic Literacy Project | 
A judge in California is going to determine whether or not coffee causes cancer. Think about that. We live in ...
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Beepocalypse myth busting: Honey bees, not wild species, key for crop pollination—and they’re doing fine

Like GMOs and vaccines, misinformation is rife on the topic of bees. Fearmongers warn of a coming "Beepocalypse." The media ...
Veterans' suicide attempts linked to gene expression

Veterans’ suicide attempts linked to gene expression

Though they only compose 8.5% of the U.S. population, veterans make up 18% of all suicides. Complicating matters is that ...
Viewpoint: No, we are not facing an imminent global food shortage

Viewpoint: No, we are not facing an imminent global food shortage

The Quartz article [“The world could run out of food two decades earlier than thought”] leaned heavily upon the testimony ...
Collapsing bubbles may have given rise to life

Collapsing bubbles may have given rise to life

The origin of life is a profound mystery. Once life arose, natural selection and evolution took over, but the question ...
Homeless 'tent cities' ripe for infectious disease outbreaks

Homeless ‘tent cities’ ripe for infectious disease outbreaks

[The] luxury of modern life is due to the strong defense provided by the "pillars" of our public health system. According ...
'Designer babies' just around the corner? More scare than science

‘Designer babies’ just around the corner? More scare than science

USA Today | 
As CRISPR technology advances, old fears about 'designer babies' resurface. But we are a long way from being able to ...
New pathway for spread of antibiotic resistance: ‘Membrane blebbing’

New pathway for spread of antibiotic resistance: ‘Membrane blebbing’

Unlike animals, bacteria can readily share genetic information with other bacteria, even those of entirely different species. [...] For decades, ...
Ethanol injections cure skin cancer in hamsters, offering hope for cheap treatments

Ethanol injections cure skin cancer in hamsters, offering hope for cheap treatments

[C]heap, uncomplicated, portable, and preferably non-surgical treatments that do not require electricity are needed [to treat cancer in developing countries] ...
What's behind EU's skepticism of Bayer-Monsanto merger?

What’s behind EU’s skepticism of Bayer-Monsanto merger?

[Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto] may not go through. Multiple media outlets have reported that European Union regulators are skeptical of ...
Ebola 'family tree' suggests virus becomes more deadly as it evolves

Ebola ‘family tree’ suggests virus becomes more deadly as it evolves

From 2013 to 2016, western Africa faced an enormous outbreak of Ebola in which 28,616 people fell ill and 11,310 ...
Sustainable wheat: New GMO variety could reduce need for fertilizers, preserve phosphorus

Sustainable wheat: New GMO variety could reduce need for fertilizers, preserve phosphorus

One of the troubles with agriculture is the need for farmers to apply fertilizer. The plants don't soak up all ...
White collar jobs may carry greater risk for Lou Gehrig's, Parkinson's

White collar jobs may carry greater risk for Lou Gehrig’s, Parkinson’s

The causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) and Parkinson's disease are not known. Both diseases are ...
Is saffron a cancer-fighting 'super food'?

Is saffron a cancer-fighting ‘super food’?

The “superfood” craze is premised upon the dubious notion...that eating them will bring good health and long life...But the notion ...
10 'fake news' unscientific buzzwords and health fads

10 ‘fake news’ unscientific buzzwords and health fads

USA Today | 
[Editor's note: Alex Berezow is Senior Fellow of Biomedical Science at the American Council on Science and Health. He holds ...
Ignore at your own peril: Race plays role in cancer and other health risks

Ignore at your own peril: Race plays role in cancer and other health risks

Genetic Literacy Project | 
It may be uncomfortable to discuss, but there are genetic and biological differences among races and genders. Ignoring these factors ...
GMOs being used to clean up heavy metal pollution

GMOs being used to clean up heavy metal pollution

Environmental contamination with heavy metals is often the result of various types of industrial processes. Because heavy metals can be ...
Feeling tired? Easy cure? Unfortunately, 'sleep science' consumed by hype

Feeling tired? Easy cure? Unfortunately, ‘sleep science’ consumed by hype

Nutrition science is notoriously unreliable. The reason is because a substantial proportion of research in the field is conducted using ...
Telomere controversy: Could stem cell biomarkers help treat chronic diseases?

Telomere controversy: Could stem cell biomarkers help treat chronic diseases?

There are many questionable aging-related products on the market. One of the more recent is TeloYears, a test that supposedly ...
Why do women suffer more migraines than men?

Why do women suffer more migraines than men?

Women suffer about twice as many severe headaches and migraines as men. Genetics likely plays a role. According to a review published ...
Fighting depression: Drugs stimulating growth of new brain cells may be key

Fighting depression: Drugs stimulating growth of new brain cells may be key

Depression is something of a black box. Its underlying causes aren't completely understood, nor why particular medications work for some ...
10,000 times more pesticides 'naturally' in plants than synthetic residue on food

10,000 times more pesticides ‘naturally’ in plants than synthetic residue on food

The word pesticide is misunderstood, nearly to the same extent as the word chemical. People have been led to believe, ...
People who commit suicide may have genetic predisposition

People who commit suicide may have genetic predisposition

The causes of suicide are complex, but they seem to involve some combination of nature and nurture. Now, a new ...
Nature or nurture? Chess players have higher than average IQ

Nature or nurture? Chess players have higher than average IQ

Though we don't like to admit it, intelligence and IQ matter...The traditional view is that expertise, in general, requires a ...
Scared to Death: Environmental Working Group fails the 'sound science' chemicals test

Scared to Death: Environmental Working Group fails the ‘sound science’ chemicals test

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) uses an authoritative sounding name to peddle scientific half-truths and outright fabrications. Along with Greenpeace ...
'Naturalistic fallacy': Explaining anti-GMO—anti-vaccine ideological and financial links

‘Naturalistic fallacy’: Explaining anti-GMO—anti-vaccine ideological and financial links

Genetic Literacy Project | 
Both the anti-GMO movement and the anti-vaccine movement are predicated on the myth that "natural" is better. They also share ...
Psychiatrists developing model to identify which mentally ill patients likely to become violent

Psychiatrists developing model to identify which mentally ill patients likely to become violent

It is certainly true that rates of violent crime are higher among the severely mentally ill than among the general ...
US Right to Know's Gary Ruskin linked to anti-science Russian 'fake news' site

US Right to Know’s Gary Ruskin linked to anti-science Russian ‘fake news’ site

[Editor's note: Alex Berezow is a senior fellow of biomedical science at the American Council on Science and Health.] RT is the ...