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Nano Keeps on Slipping, Slipping...

So much has been written about Nanotyrannus, a catch-up article is hardly necessary. Indeed, many have been written, some published. The history of the name, and of the specimen that underlies it, is well-known. 2,254 more words


Links - March 16, 2016

Russia is partially withdrawing its troops from Syria. It will maintain its naval and air bases there but will remove some unspecified amount of troops and equipment. 255 more words


Now Listening To: The Cure for Everything (Science for the People)

This is one of my all time favorite podcasts. Here’s what the abstract says:

This week, we’re looking at what the evidence has to say about common claims about diet, exercise, weight loss and other hot health topics.

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Links - January 28, 2016

Photos from inside the Chernobyl reactor building! Small correction: “Chornobyl” is the spelling preferred by Ukrainians, not just a transliteration artifact. Top photo from here.  186 more words


Azendohsaurus - Former Dinosaur - Recieves Makeover

There’s no shortage of fossil archosaurs now named solely from teeth, or partial jaw bones but diagnosed or described primarily on teeth. Last I checked, this number was well over 150. 2,195 more words


Talking Headlines: with Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell is an Associate Professor in the Smurfit Institute of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin. His research is aimed at understanding the role of genes in contributing to neurodevelopment and their involvement in psychiatric and neurological disorders. 1,844 more words

Science Reporting

Seriously, don't trust science reporting!

I came across an especially annoying example of bad science reporting today, and I want to make an example of it.

The article in question comes from the always-trustworthy site I F*cking Love Science, and the headline reads:  835 more words