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Pro-Vaccine but Afraid to Vaccinate: Inside One Family's Doubts

Daughter's disability left a legacy of wariness for Los Angeles household.<p>She and her husband, Michael Beglinger, 51, live with their three children in Los Angeles, where a measles outbreak has pushed some parents to extremes in a heated debate over vaccination.<p>The area is one of a few pockets …

What the French Have to Teach Us about Winning the Vaccine Debate

Tired of arguing with morons about vaccines? Just put this t-shirt on your kid. End of discussion<p>Perhaps you've noticed, but the vaccine debate has gotten a little heated as of late. Want to see how many friends you can piss off in just five minutes? Post something on your Facebook wall about how …

'Public alienation undermines scientific efforts to improve human lives'

Deepening gulf between public and scientific views is the greatest problem facing scientists, says Alan Leshner, chief executive of American Association for the Advancement of Science<p>Public tensions over the progress of modern science are at their most intense for decades and threaten to undermine …

Pew Research Center

Another startup steps up to build the hyperloop

Image copyright Hyperloop Technologies.Hyperloop Technologies, a startup formed by SpaceX alumni and well-known Silicon Valley executives, came out …

Hyperloop

Once, People Thought Chocolate Could Make You Pregnant

Some historical notions about the delicious stuff<p>It's not just store displays around Valentine's Day. Scientists seem obsessed with chocolate, too. In the last 15 years, scientists have published steadily increasing numbers of papers about chocolate, according to an analysis the journal publisher …

Scientific Pros Weigh The Cons Of Messing With Earth's Thermostat

Before anyone tries to cool the Earth with technologies that could counteract global warming, there needs to be a lot more research into the benefits and risks. That's the conclusion announced Tuesday by a scientific panel convened by the prestigious National Research Council to assess "climate …

Climate Change

Moon objects found in astronaut Neil Armstrong's closet | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A treasure trove of objects that were supposed to have been left behind after the first moon landing have turned up in the closet of Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the lunar surface, the Smithsonian Institution has said.<p>Neil Armstrong in the lunar module after his …

Space Exploration

What 3-Parent Babies Mean For The Future Of Reproductive Medicine

Bespoke embryos raise ethical questions for lawmakers and bioethicists alike<p>Last week members of the British House of Commons passed a bill legalizing mitochondrial DNA transfers--a process that combines three different sets of DNA to create an embryo. That means one day, it could be possible for …

Genetics