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Peer Review (Finally) In Question

I learned of the faults in the peer review process last year, in doing research about vaccinations. Most people like to point out to me that peer-reviewed studies show that vaccinations are far more helpful than harmful. 722 more words

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University of Connecticut Displays the Science – and Art – of Nanochemistry

If you happen to be in Connecticut over the next few months, check out the “Art in Nanochemistry” exhibit at the Stevens Gallery of Homer Babbidge Library at UConn. 251 more words


Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in “The Big Lebowski” (Credit: Gramercy Pictures)

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear… 507 more words


Celiac Disease Vs Gluten Intolerance. Similar but...

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition, triggered by the consumption of gluten. Gluten Intolerance on the other hand, describes the situation where individuals find it difficult to digest gluten and deal with symptoms of bloated stomach or even weight gain. 408 more words


Toxic Chemicals in the Environment

Different forms of harmful chemicals have been released into the soil, water and air from our activities. Chemicals which can cause serious health effects, poisoning or death when ingested, inhaled or absorbed have been classified as toxic chemicals (Worldometers, n.d.). 433 more words


Objectivity in Science

Science is conventionally thought of as a rational and objective field that is used as a tool to investigate how the world works. It is not instinctive for many to consider that science as a field is biased and influenced by social and political factors, simply because it has conventionally been thought of as factual, rational and completely objective. 1,402 more words

Feminist Standpoint Theory