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What scientific idea is ready for retirement? 1

Scientists Should Stick to Science

This post originally appeared on The Edge Annual Question for 2014 as a response to “What Scientific Idea is Ready for Retirement?” It is a statistical fact that you are more likely to die...

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“Sticky Balls” and Cancer Therapy

There have been several reports of a new ‘breakthrough’ cancer therapy that uses nanoparticles tagged with cancer killing proteins. What exactly does this mean, and how realistic is it to expect this treatment to...

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The Mutant Lobster

Last night the BBC had an interesting documentary (Nature’s Weirdest Events) which featured a really bizarre creature; the two-colored lobster, split right down the middle where one half was bright orange, and the other...