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Don't Believe the Hype - 10 Persistent Cancer Myths Debunked
Health & Wellness  (tags: )

- 1 day ago -
Google 'cancer' and you'll be faced with millions of web pages. And the number of YouTube videos you find if you look up 'cancer cure' is similarly vast.
Food Babe: Serving Up Misinformation and Rancid Advice - JREF
Health & Wellness  (tags: )

- 5 days ago -
Vani Hari, known to most as The Food Babe and to skeptics as The FUD Babe, is a blogger, affiliate marketer and self-styled consumer activist who offers a potent and media-friendly mix of good looks and bad science.
Stop Using Quantum Mechanics as Evidence for Magic
Science & Tech  (tags: )

- 6 days ago -
Quantum mechanics is a beautiful and still-controversial idea. It is rightly popular. What's not right is the way people use it to justify any reality-bending idea in their novels, their TV shows, or their personal philosophies.
Men Defining Rape: A History | Mother Jones
Society & Culture  (tags: )

- 6 days ago -
Men have been in the business of deciding when it is okay and when it is not okay to rape women for thousands of years.
Organic Almonds Recalled From Whole Foods For Containing High Levels Of Cyanide | IFLScience
Health & Wellness  (tags: )

- 7 days ago -
The supermarket chain Whole Foods Market voluntarily recalled a line of organic raw almonds on November 7th due to possibily high levels of cyanide
Bumblebee Flight Does Not Violate the Laws of Physics
Animals  (tags: )

- 8 days ago -
There's an oft repeated "fact" that the humble bumblebee defies all known laws of physics every time it flaps its tiny little bee wings and ascends to the sky.
The Psychology of Gullibility
Society & Culture  (tags: )

- 10 days ago -
Two years ago, 14-year-old Nathan Zohner, a student at Eagle Rock Junior High in Idaho Falls, announced on the Internet that he had circulated a petition demanding strict control of a chemical known as dihydrogen monoxide.
The Presence of a Chemical Is Not the Same as Presence of Risk : Soapbox Science
Health & Wellness  (tags: )

- 14 days ago -
"Chemical" is not a dirty word. Nor is it a synonym for "poison" or "toxin."
14 Things You Didn't Know About Your Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: )

- 19 days ago -
Have you ever stopped to think about the way your brain works when you're, well, not thinking about it?
A Handy Guide for Idiots Explaining Where Ebola Is in Africa. | Maps | Happy Place
Offbeat  (tags: )

- 22 days ago -
If you live in a part of America that's currently freaking out about Ebola, i.e. all of America, you might be tempted to, say, make a local teacher resign because she went on a trip to Kenya. This, and let's just be honest here, would make you an idiot
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