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Near-death experiences may be surging brain activity
Mon Aug 12, 2013
In reply to: LedZepp94 #53 Its interesting that you require 'good' evidence before you believe that something is real. I too am a scientist (PhD), but I am well aware that there is a wide range of human experiences that are real, but that are impossible to be proven, thus, by your argument, yo …
Supreme Court upholds DNA swabbing of people under arrest
Mon Jun 3, 2013
If only the supreme court cared as much about the rights of people as it does the rights of corporations. Sigh.
Why 'Idol' contestant's stutter goes away when he sings
Wed Jan 23, 2013
As a person with a stutter, I wanted to add my 2 cents to the discussion. As many people that have posted here, I have been through many, many rounds of speech therapy, DAF, etc etc.
Face of Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend: Story is 'twisted and confusing'
Tue Jan 22, 2013
Can someone tell me why this story is NBC homepage breaking news? Is there really nothing more important going on in the world than some guys fake internet girlfriend?
Fierce debate after Newtown school shootings: Where was God?
Tue Dec 18, 2012
Just so we are clear, which god turned his back on the school, the old testament god or the new one, because they are completely different ("eye for an eye" vs "turn the other cheek").
US preterm birth rate lowest in a decade
Tue Nov 13, 2012
This is good news, but I think they overlooked the fact that the USA still has a much higher preterm birth rate than the rest of the world. For example, Europe is 6.2% (2005 numbers).
Flu, fever linked with autism in pregnancy study
Mon Nov 12, 2012
I wonder if all of this might be related to temperature. Fever and inflammation both increase the temperature of the developing fetus. Ultrasound also increases the temperature, in the range of 2-5 degrees.
How synthetic biology will change us
Tue Oct 2, 2012
As a scientist working in this field, I am continually amazing and impressed at the breakthroughs being made. That being said, it should be stated that we do not even understand how a single human cell works, let alone how those cells organize into such a complex organism.
Being overweight tied to breast cancer return, death
Mon Aug 27, 2012
And in other breaking news, fat women are more likely to die. Period.
Hospital garb harbors nasty bacteria, new study says
Wed Aug 31, 2011
I have worked in research hospitals for most of my career and it always drives me crazy when I see doctors or nurses or med students (the worst!) in the cafeteria wearing scrubs or even stethoscopes.
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