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How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.<p>The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the University of …

Are Scientific Truths Better Than Other Truths?

Science seems to give us a clean path from its claims to their vindication.<p>Fire a rocket in just the right way, says science, and in a year it will get to Mars. Mix a cocktail of just these chemicals, it tells us, and you can cure a pernicious disease. In a world of iPhones and MRIs, it's hard to …

Neurophilosophy

The eureka moment: how scientists learn to trust their gut – podcast

In the final episode of Brain waves, Dr Kevin Fong and Nathalie Nahai move from the science of emotion to the emotion of science. We learn about the years of research behind a flash of inspiration – and ask where the stereotype of the unemotional scientist came from<p><b>Subscribe and review on iTunes,</b> …

Should the creation of novel viruses be banned? – podcast

Do the benefits of creating enhanced viruses to study transmissibility and virulence outweigh the risks? Virologist Wendy Barclay and epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch debate this controversial question<p>As the US government calls a temporary halt to experiments that can make viruses more transmissible or …

Genetics

Coca-Cola reveals $1.7 million funding for Australian health research groups

Soft drink giant Cola-Cola has revealed it has spent $1.7 million funding academics and health fitness groups in Australia over the past five …