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measles infections weaken your immune system and increase your risk of other diseases. vaccines prevent this

Measles infections weaken your immune system and increase your risk of other diseases. Vaccines...

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. Two of the most persistent anti-vaccine tropes are that unvaccinated children are healthier than...

The Saturday Science Session – The problem with “just asking questions”

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. Asking questions is generally a good thing. Indeed, questions are the very foundation of...
the saturday science session – what does “statistically significant” mean?

The Saturday Science Session – What does “statistically significant” mean?

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. Lately, social media has been flooded with people sharing studies about various aspects of...
the logic of science – science is a path to knowledge

The Saturday Science Session – Science is a path to knowledge

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. There are a lot of misconceptions about what science actually is, and, as a...
are there ‘male’ and ‘female’ brains? computers can see a distinction, but they rely strongly on differences in head size

Are there ‘male’ and ‘female’ brains? Computers can see a distinction, but they rely...

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Image: Shuttlestock How useful are the well-known and hotly contested categories of “male brain” and “female brain”? Among experts, nobody really questions that anatomical sex differences in the brain exist. But since the advent of...
these dogs are trained to sniff out the coronavirus. most have a 100% success rate

These dogs are trained to sniff out the coronavirus. Most have a 100% success...

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Image: Shuttlecock What does a pandemic smell like? If dogs could talk, they might be able to tell us. We’re part of an international research team, led by Dominique Grandjean at France’s National Veterinary School of Alfort,...
are ‘dog years’ for real? an explanation of calculating canine age

Are ‘dog years’ for real? An explanation of calculating canine age

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Picture: Riley - Terena Furney If your dog has been alive and kicking its paws about for a decade, the widely held belief is that it has aged as much as a human would have...
coronavirus anti-vaxxers aren’t a huge threat yet. how do we keep it that way?

Coronavirus anti-vaxxers aren’t a huge threat yet. How do we keep it that way?

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Picture: SCOTT BARBOUR/AAP The first I heard of the “Plandemic” video was when a friend shared it on her Facebook. “I’m pro-vaccine,” was her accompanying statement. “And I’m not a conspiracy theorist.” For those who don’t...
the us military has officially published three ufo videos. why doesn’t anybody seem to care?

The US military has officially published three UFO videos. Why doesn’t anybody seem to...

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Picture: US Department of Defense On April 27, 2020, the US Department of Defense issued a public statement authorising the release of three “UFO” videos taken by US Navy pilots. The footage appears to depict airborne, heat-emitting objects...
the darknet – a wild west for fake coronavirus ‘cures’? the reality is more complicated (and regulated)

The darknet – a wild west for fake coronavirus ‘cures’? The reality is more...

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Image: Shuttlestock The coronavirus pandemic has spawned reports of unregulated health products and fake cures being sold on the dark web. These include black market PPE, illicit medications such as the widely touted “miracle” drug chloroquine, and fake COVID-19...