Don’t Believe In Evolution? Try Thinking Harder

Don't Believe In Evolution? Try Thinking Harder

The theory of evolution by natural selection is among the best established in science, yet also among the most controversial for subsets of the American public. For decades we've known that beliefs about evolution are well-predicted by demographic factors, such as religious upbringing and political affiliation. There's also enormous variation in the acceptance of evolution across different countries, all of which suggests…

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Menses, periods, and the tampon tax

Menses, periods, and the tampon tax

Menstrual Hygiene Day, celebrated on May 28, has come and gone, but the monthly cycle of menstruation continues for the world's women and girls. #menstruationmatters is dedicated to spreading the word about a subject that is often taboo, yet affects the health and well-being of women worldwide.

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We need to reframe alternative medicine in a new way. Like this.

We need to reframe alternative medicine in a new way. Like this.

We learn more about medicine every day, and the amount of new information is astounding. Once you realize how much more we know about the human body today than we did just 50 years ago, appealing to the medical expertise of ancient civilizations just doesn’t make much sense. I often hear people argue that “science doesn’t know everything.” But, in the words of Dara O’Briain, “Science knows it doesn’t know everything; otherwise, it’d stop.”

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Amazon tribe creates 500-page traditional medicine encyclopedia

Amazon tribe creates 500-page traditional medicine encyclopedia

In one of the great tragedies of our age, indigenous traditions, stories, cultures and knowledge are winking out across the world. Whole languages and mythologies are vanishing, and in some cases even entire indigenous groups are falling into extinction. This is what makes the news that a tribe in the Amazon have created a 500-page encyclopedia of their traditional medicine all the more remarkable.

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Could this AI driven computer save your life?

Could this AI driven computer save your life?

Cancer is good at hiding. It's so good that sometimes sick patients are sent home with a clean bill of health. And screenings don't always help: A 2013 study by Oxford University found "no evidence" that screening programs are responsible for the decline in breast cancer, and a study by the Huntsman Cancer Institute last year found that colon cancer is missed in about 6% of colonoscopies.

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How to Grow a Bone

How to Grow a Bone

Can you grow a human bone outside the human body? The answer may soon be yes. Nina Tandon explores the possibility by examining how bones naturally grow inside the body, and illuminating how scientists are hoping to replicate that process in a lab. Animation by Giant Animation Studios.

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