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Acupuncture research – the path least scientific?

Acupuncture research – the path least scientific?

July 26, 2015 0

Neil O’Connell, Brunel University London and Lorimer Moseley, University of South Australia A rather flattering article on acupuncture on The Conversation holds a mirror to a broader problem in the world of acupuncture research. A problem

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So much sand, so many uses

So much sand, so many uses

July 24, 2015 0

Who knew sand could be so interesting? Typically, we tend to only care or think about sand when it’s beneath our feet as we’re relaxing on the beach soaking in the Sun’s rays. But, sand’s

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Cloning in Pop Culture – What’s the Reality?

Cloning in Pop Culture – What’s the Reality?

July 21, 2015 0

“Our experiences have told us that, with a little work, we humans can clone just about anything we want, from frogs to sheep—and probably even ourselves.” Not true. According to the Genetic Science Learning

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Critical Thinking For Life:  A Review of Total Motivation Math and Reading Resources

Critical Thinking For Life: A Review of Total Motivation Math and Reading Resources

July 20, 2015 1

Critical thinking is a form of thinking that is disciplined, clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence.  It is the mental process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to

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The pacific ocean is so big that…

The pacific ocean is so big that…

July 13, 2015 0

… No, it’s not a “momma” joke, because that wouldn’t be appropriate for a website like this.  But the Pacific Ocean really is huge.  So huge, in fact, that you could fit all of

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12 Amazing Women of Science

12 Amazing Women of Science

July 10, 2015 0

Imagine what the world’s progress could be if 50% of the human population was not suppressed throughout history…   Where could we be today?  Here are just 12 amazing women who – despite the odds –

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Reflexology: panacea or placebo?

Reflexology: panacea or placebo?

July 5, 2015 2

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 3

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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