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American Federation for Aging Research | Posted 02.09.2017 | Fifty
American Federation for Aging Research

by Steven N. Austad, Ph.D. - Scientific Director, American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) , Distinguished Professor  and  Chair, Department...

How One Doctor Is Waging War On Bulls**t Science

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.25.2016 | Science

We all know science is a fantastic tool for explaining our world. But as medical doctor-turned-editor Ivan Oransky knows all too well, it's not perfec...

The Crisis of Confidence in Medical Research

Allen Frances | Posted 03.14.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

It's been many years since I have trusted anything I read in a medical or psychiatric journal. There is an enterprise wide positive bias; findings never seem to replicate; benefits are hyped; harms are hidden.

Manufacturing a False Consensus on Media Violence

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Science
Christopher J. Ferguson

Scholars and the general public continue to debate whether media violence does or does not contribute to aggression or violence in society. As part of that debate, it's not uncommon to hear arguments about whether a scholarly consensus exists on the issue of media violence.

Buffoonery on the Brink

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

The brinkmanship in Washington is getting a little heady, so let's summarize: The thug from Texas by way of Princeton and Harvard says to The Worst Pr...

Ex-Slugger's 'Science' Tweets Lambasted By Bill Nye

Posted 02.20.2013 | Science

Jose Canseco has a theory about gravity. The former big leaguer took to Twitter on Feb. 18 to explain his idea that the fundamental force was weaker i...

Snooki's Whale Sperm Theory, Louboutin's Orgasmic Feet Hypothesis Top 2011 Bad Science List

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 02.26.2012 | Weird News

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - From whale sperm to colon cleansers to the shape of a woman's foot when she has an orgasm, celebritie...