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Reflexology: panacea or placebo?

Reflexology: panacea or placebo?

July 5, 2015 1

Hylton B Menz, La Trobe University Reflexology is a form of manual therapy based on the principle that specific locations on the feet, hands and ears have connections to the rest of the body.

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6 Celebrities & Their Dangerous Pseudoscientific Ideas

6 Celebrities & Their Dangerous Pseudoscientific Ideas

June 29, 2015 2

It’s rather frustrating to see how gullible people can be when it comes to celebrities and some of society’s attraction to following their lives .  After all, who really needs to keep up with the

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50 Facts About Your Largest Organ:  Your Skin

50 Facts About Your Largest Organ: Your Skin

June 26, 2015 3

The largest organ in the human body is the one you can see most easily: the skin. The skin is considered an organ because it has very specific functions — like maintaining body temperature

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Earth’s 6th Mass Extinction Has Begun, New Study Confirms

Earth’s 6th Mass Extinction Has Begun, New Study Confirms

June 22, 2015 0

James Dyke, University of Southampton We are currently witnessing the start of a mass extinction event the likes of which have not been seen on Earth for at least 65 million years. This is

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This simple question has the Internet stumped.

This simple question has the Internet stumped.

June 19, 2015 2

Supposedly taken from a Hong Kong elementary school first grade student admissions test, this question has the Internet frustrated and stumped.  The question is:  “What parking spot # is the car parked in?”.  Please

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Drawings of Things and Coolness Graphs

Drawings of Things and Coolness Graphs

June 18, 2015 0

Demetri Martin is a funny guy and acclaimed artist (…can’t confirm the second claim, but his drawings are pretty good at least).  RC Jones is an illustrator and draws funny bar graphs that help you

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The Greatest Marketing Scams of All Time

The Greatest Marketing Scams of All Time

June 15, 2015 0

Many of us are too young to recall what Newsweek once called “one of the most ridiculously successful marketing schemes,” of all time, which was what inventor Gary Dahl entitled the Pet Rock., This

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How Mining the Moon Could Work

How Mining the Moon Could Work

June 12, 2015 1

Across history, human development has relied upon the finite resources available on Earth.  But the moon – a seemingly barren rock – may actually be a treasure trove of rare resources vital to the

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Our One and Only Pale Blue Dot

Our One and Only Pale Blue Dot

June 10, 2015 0

Set to the words of Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot is an animation that situates human history against the tapestry of the cosmos. Using a eclectic combination of art styles woven seamlessly together through

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Pseudoscience and conspiracy theory are not victimless crimes against science

Pseudoscience and conspiracy theory are not victimless crimes against science

June 7, 2015 0

Eduardo Nicolas Schulz, University of Birmingham News of anti-vaxxer movements, demands to teach creationism in schools as science, and dubious claims for the health-giving properties of strange diets is enough to make you wonder

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