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WORLD’s 2014 anti-science list

WORLD’s 2014 anti-science list

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | The top seven unscientific claims from the past year

Irish court orders pregnant woman taken off life support

By Kiley Crossland
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Life | Doctors removed life support from a brain-dead pregnant woman in Ireland after an emergency ruling by Dublin’s High Court last week.  The woman, a…

Midday Roundup: New Year’s celebrations kick off around the world

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Ringing it in. Worldwide New Year’s celebrations kicked off in the Southern Hemisphere earlier today with fireworks, concerts, and public parties. Sydney…

Midday Roundup: Another police shooting ignites protests in St. Louis

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Police shooting. Demonstrators are again gathering near St. Louis, Mo., to protest a police shooting. Late Tuesday night, an officer with the Berkeley Police…

Teens blowing off real cigarettes for their electronic competition

By Emily Scheie
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Health | A new survey about teen substance abuse shows drug and alcohol use is down, but it’s been replaced by something health experts say could have long-term,

First lady Michelle Obama’s food fight rages on

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Congress threw some whole grains out of first lady Michelle Obama’s food fight last week by passing a massive year-end spending bill that eases some…

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

By Daniel James Devine
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Health | Prenatal screening tests with misleading results are prompting some parents to abort perfectly healthy babies, according to a new report. A three-month…

A new pro-abortion report underestimates the risks to women

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Undergoing an abortion is a safe procedure, claims a study conducted by researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). But pro-life…

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

By Daniel James Devine
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Health | President Barack Obama is expected this week to sign into law a $100 million bill renewing federal funding for newborn screening. Involving a pinprick to a…

Gut-level response

Gut-level response

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Artificial sweeteners may cause glucose intolerance in some people

Midday Roundup: Congress effuses Christmas spirit in bipartisan spending bill

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Let’s make a deal. Leaders in the House and Senate reached a deal yesterday to keep the government funded with a $1 trillion spending package. Congress has…

Midday Roundup: Renegade flu strain defies this year’s vaccine

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Flu shot fail? Experts fear this year’s flu vaccine may not provide complete protection. That’s because a “drifted,” or mutated, strain of the H3N2…

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