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Stop Testing 'Alternative' Treatments, Some Researchers Say
reiki healing therapy
August 20th, 2014
Trials that test some types of alternative medicine, such as homeopathy and Reiki, should be stopped because the therapies are not grounded in science, some researchers argue.
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Innovative Entertainment Model Designed to Get Kids Outside
Plum Landing Logo

July 31st, 2014
The new online production, Plum Landing, teaches kids core science concepts and gets them exploring their worlds through online webisodes, games, an app, videos and hands-on activities.
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Memory Making Linked to Gene and Protein, Research Shows
brain’s hippocampus with fluorescent lighting agent

August 19th, 2014
Discovery of the Arc gene and its like-named protein is leading to breakthroughs in how memories form and are recalled as well as giving hope to developing treatments for memory disorders like Alzheimer’s.
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Watson and Crick Took All the Glory, but There’s a Forgotten Hero of the Double Helix
William Astbury, DNA, double helix
July 9th, 2014
In the world of sport, we remember a winner. The history of science is often also described in similar terms.
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Visualizing the Motion of Corals
Coral flows
June 12th, 2014
Award-winning science visualization shows how coral is able to create a long-lasting whirlpool structure that alters the local environment and enhances the coral's ability to "breathe."
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With Latest Death, Scientists Re-evaluate Stigma of Fraud (Op-Ed)
Yoshiki Sasai, suicide, stem cell, stap
August 15th, 2014
Nothing provides as deep an existential threat to the scientific enterprise than making up data. But as bad as it is, there is something deeply ugly about the way the scientific community responds to misconduct.
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The Problem of False Balance in Science Reporting
Statues balancing, science balance
July 19th, 2014
How do you know the people billed as science experts that you see, hear and read about in the media are really all that credible? Or have they been included just to create a perception of balance in the coverage of an issue?
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