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By Steven NovellaAn excellent article in ProPublica by David Epstein discusses the problem of doctors not adhering to the best evidence-based standards. The full article...

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By Jackson LandersDon't try to eat anything bigger than your own head. That's good advice for most living things, but a group of creatures...

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By Sheila KaplanWASHINGTON — Case 7682299: Aug. 1, 2010. A mother gives her toddler three homeopathic pills to relieve her teething pain. Within minutes,...

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By Maarten RikkenSuicide is the second leading cause of death in young people between the ages of 15 and 24, and for lesbian, gay,...

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By Mike WallAdvocates of Pluto's planethood are about to fire another salvo in the decade-long debate about the famous object's status.Scientists on NASA's New...

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By Kavin SenapathyA West Virginia grassroots network is calling on lawmakers to not allow religious or philosophical vaccine exemptions for children attending public school...

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By Matt McGrath Using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a flawed policy that is speeding up not slowing down climate warming. That's according to...

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By Shelia M. PooleJeff Newport can cite the Bible chapter and verse.He went to Christian schools, attended church every Sunday and delivered his first...

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By Helen Briggs Four new frogs so tiny that they can sit on a thumbnail have been discovered in the forests of India. Among the smallest...

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By Rebecca HersherEarly Wednesday morning, a space capsule carrying 5,500 pounds of cargo approached the International Space Station.The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship was scheduled...

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By David CyranoskiA laboratory in Wuhan is on the cusp of being cleared to work with the world’s most dangerous pathogens. The move is part...

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By Nell GreenfieldboyceA small, faint star relatively close by is home to seven Earth-sized planets with conditions that could be right for liquid water...