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Theory du jour?

Theory du jour?

By Marvin Olasky
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Science | New lyrics: “For every theory, squirm, squirm, squirm / There is a season, squirm, squirm, squirm. / The search to knock out God goes on forever.”

Lessons learned from the Ice Bucket Challenge

By Amy Henry
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Culture | Earlier this week, 11-year-old Elenia walked into the living room to tell me that several of her friends had nominated her to participate in the now-viral Ice…

Using antibacterial everything could actually make you sick

Using antibacterial everything could actually make you sick

By Julie Borg
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Health | Antibacterial compounds, found in more than 2,000 everyday products, may pose health risks for pregnant women and their unborn babies, scientists reported at…

Green light, red alert

Green light, red alert

By Julie Borg
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Science | Is an expedited approval process putting unsafe medications on the market?

Did Darwin help start WWI?

By Dick Peterson
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History | As scholars debate whether World War I was an accidental war rife with mistakes and misperceptions or an intentional plan to dominate the world, a new…

Critics throw cold water on the Ice Bucket Challenge

By Courtney Crandell
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Culture | In 2012, “Gangnam Style” parodies stormed the internet. In 2013, thousands posted videos of themselves convulsing to the “Harlem Shake.” But in 2014,

Junk DNA and Darwinian blind spots

Junk DNA and Darwinian blind spots

By Dick Peterson
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Science | Why do the Darwinists rage? More to the point, why do they “[light] up the blogosphere with their denunciations,” as Discovery Institute’s Jonathan…

Unborn babies aren’t just hanging around in the womb

Unborn babies aren’t just hanging around in the womb

By Julie Borg
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Science | Even in the womb, babies can learn and remember according to the latest research. Two unrelated but similar studies show that unborn babies can learn and…

Scientists retract explanation for narcolepsy-swine flu vaccine link

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | Scientists hoping to explain how a swine flu vaccine caused narcolepsy among Europeans may have to dream on. Stanford University researchers have retracted a…

Self-folding origami robots assemble themselves

By Julie Borg
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Science | Inspired by origami, the Japanese paper-folding art form, researchers from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a…

Attack bac

Attack bac

By Julie Borg
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Science | Research points to possible way to target superbugs

Study confirms childhood trauma more common in soldiers

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Military members and veterans are more likely to have faced childhood trauma than civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the…

 
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