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Science misrepresented: Human-on-a-chip

Does the idea of “human farms” or “artificial humans” make your skin crawl? Anything that sounds even remotely like science fiction seems to be a seller. 417 more words


Magnetic brain stimulation hype

Magnetic brain stimulation seems to be one of those things that could one day improve all our brain-related shortcomings: attention, creativity, memory, you name it! This week, another study has hit the headlines, with the bold claim that magnetic brain stimulation could improve memory for those with dementia. 357 more words


The (not so) terrible truth about electric bacteria.

It looks like I may have spoken a little carelessly concerning that New Scientist article. For that, I apologize: I got a little excited and took a cursory reading of the article a little far. 426 more words

Really, again? You've got to be fucking kidding me!

I honestly don’t think I can write any more on how bad Alan Feduccia’s “science” is on the subject of bird origins than I already have, … 2,872 more words


Artificial Intelligence or Mechanically Mindless?

Part I: What you see is what you get, but isn’t what you think

There is an interesting exception to an already interesting exception about one of the largest domains of scientific research (what I’ll call “applied sciences”, made up of fields like engineering, nanotechnology, computer science, etc.). 1,329 more words