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Fatal attraction: the intuitive appeal of GMO opposition

A team of Belgian philosophers and plant biotechnologists have turned to cognitive science to explain why opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has become so widespread, despite positive contributions GM crops have made to sustainable agriculture. 555 more words


Part 3: The first peer-reviewed publication about ASMR: Meaning of the data

This is Part 3 of my blog post series on the first peer-reviewed paper about ASMR.

As a refresher, the paper is titled, “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR): a flow-like mental state”.   4,240 more words


Mental disorders do not predict violence, so please stop

When Sandy Hook happened, it was so shocking that to this day, some don’t actually believe it happened. Shortly after, something frustrating happened, the shooter was labeled with… 406 more words


Diabetes drug found in freshwater potential cause of intersex fish

A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish –or male fish that produce eggs.  474 more words


And so it continues...

Time has a way of sneaking up on us, and in the blink of an eye (okay, maybe several blinks) we have approached the end of the school year. 1,744 more words


Scientists create worlds first genetically modified human embryos

A funny thing happened on the way to the publisher. In a world first, China has successfully created genetically modified human embryos. It was certainly an amazing piece of science, but the paper was rejected by both… 592 more words


Whooping cough: A small drop in vaccine protection can lead to a case upsurge

In 2012 the USA saw the highest number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases since 1955. New research finds that a likely explanation for this rise in disease is a drop in the degree of vaccine protection for each vaccinated individual.  357 more words