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From Ecstasy to Molly, What's in a Name?
molly, ecstatcy, drug use, drug names
December 19th, 2014
Molly is one of the most popular party drugs in the US. But what a lot of people may not know is that molly is actually a form of ecstasy (MDMA), and this misunderstanding can put young people at risk.
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Will Reindeer Popularity Help Protect Their Wild Kin? (Op-Ed)
Caribou, reindeer, endangered animals
December 18th, 2014
This Christmas, instead of wishing for reindeer on the roof, consider wishing for wild reindeer to get some much needed help.
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Why I'll Talk Politics With Climate Change Deniers — But Not Science
climate change deniers, politics, science
December 18th, 2014
There are many complex reasons why people decide not to accept the science of climate change. The doubters range from the conspiracy theorist to the skeptical scientist, or from the paid lobbyist to the raving lunatic.
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Crashing the Old Boys' Science Club (Op-Ed)
Science Laboratory
December 18th, 2014
Women are leading a new push to break down the obstacles they face in the science community.
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What was the Worst #ScienceFail of 2014? (Op-Ed)
politics, science, sciencefails
December 18th, 2014
Four groups stood out as the worst for science in 2014.
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Why Video Games Deserve a Place in History
video gaming, history, culture
December 18th, 2014
The UK’s video games industry body Tiga has called for the products to be treated like other creative industries such as television or film, rather than mere “software.”
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Keeping Up with the Greens: Neighbors Can Spur Conservation (Op-Ed)
Sukkertoppen Isflade
December 17th, 2014
If you want to get people to save energy, show them their neighbors are saving even more.
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For Some, Less Radiation for Breast Cancer Makes Sense (Op-Ed)
Breast cancer pink ribbon
December 18th, 2014
In spite of "tradition," doctors need to adopt new approaches to breast cancer treatment.
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