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Harvard Press Was Right to Reject "The Case for Marriage"

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

I have news for Stanley Kurtz: The Case for Marriage was second rate and not worth publishing.

The Case FOR Homeopathic Medicine: The Historical and Scientific Evidence

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Because skeptics of homeopathy today indulge in spreading misinformation about homeopathy, this blog aims to set the record straight, and is packed with references to confirm the veracity of what is asserted.

New Sex Hormone Could Lead To Male Birth Control | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new human sex hormone has been found, a new study says. The naturally occurring substance could lead to the long-sought male birth control pill, res...

Humans Still Evolving As Brain Shrinks

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Evolution in humans is commonly thought to have essentially stopped in recent times. But there are plenty of examples that the human race is still evo...

Dinosaurs Evolution: New Study Details Where Dinosaurs Originated, How They Evolved

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Newly described dinosaur fossils from New Mexico are helping scientists better understand the early development of these ancient cr...

Article Of The Future: Scientific Research Meets The Web

Dan Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dan Gould

[This post originally appeared on] Scientific journal Cell has undergone a design change to add a dynamic element to their research articles...

'Climategate' Is A Diversion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Ben Strauss, from Magicians divert us with wands and puffs of smoke. Bullfighters fool steers with flashes of cape at just the right m...

The Science Of Food Addiction

Carole Carson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

Responding to the urgent need for a remedy, scientists are exploring the chemistry of weight gain. Their research begins with an effort to ascertain whether certain foods are addictive or not.

"$2.5 Billion Spent, No Alternative Cures Found"

Cassandra Vieten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cassandra Vieten

Those of us who study mind-body approaches need to step up our own creativity and discipline so that we meet acceptable standards of scientific conduct, while also developing innovative ways to study treatments.

Researchers Make Headway On Alzheimer's | David Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Two European research teams have identified three genes that affect a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dement...

Do You Feel the Energy of Life?

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Sensing energy is not the same as sensing the rough surface of a tree or the solid quality of an door; energy comes in more as realization, sometimes after the fact.

I, the Kitty

Robin Lakoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robin Lakoff

Science is the activity they're most smug about -- the proof, I gather, that humans are logical and rational, the epitome of smart.

Organic Versus Conventional Food: UK Report Flawed

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

The attention-grabbing report ignored the 15 relevant studies that have come out since their February 2008 cut off date that could have changed the outcome of the report.

Stem Cell Research Again: A Momentous Development

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The stem cell ban imposed by Bush was based on an untenable moral framework compounded by biological illiteracy and religious zeal. It might be appropriate to the Taliban but not for us.

Obama's Stem Cell Policy Should Be Enacted Through Legislation, Not by Executive Order

Ralph Dittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ralph Dittman

Obama guaranteed he would ensure that all research on stem cells is conducted "ethically and with rigorous oversight." Now, how does he implement this change in stem cell policy?

Study: Republicans Stymie Sensitive Medical Research

Financial Times | Andrew Jack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Important US research to reduce HIV infection may have been prevented in recent years because scientists have censored their funding requests in respo...