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Faith and Wisdom in Science by Tom McLeish, review – rich and discursive

McLeish doesn’t buy the argument that religion is about turning untested belief into truth. Science, he points out, also makes claims that turn out to be false<p>The Royal Society has announced the shortlist for its annual science book prize. In the week preceding the announcement of the winner on 10 …

Surprise! Giant Black Hole Discovered in Dwarf Galaxy

Astronomers have just discovered the smallest known galaxy that harbors a huge, supermassive black hole at its core.<p>The relatively nearby dwarf galaxy is thought to house a supermassive black hole at its heart equal in mass to about 21 million suns. The discovery suggests that supermassive black …

Astrophysics

Chimps are naturally violent, study suggests

For years, anthropologists have watched wild chimpanzees "go ape" and attack each other in coordinated assaults. But until now, scientists were unsure whether interactions with humans had brought on this violent behavior or if it was part of the apes' basic nature.<p>A new, 54-year study suggests this …

MinION USB-sized DNA sequencer goes through real-world testing

Back in 2012, a UK company called Oxford Nanopore announced a chewing gum packet-sized DNA sequencer, something that people found hard to believe since rival machines can be as big as fridges. After dealing with technical issues and bugs (as well as being accused of launching vaporware), Oxford has …

Despite Headlines, Ebola Doesn't Yet Register Strongly in the Scientific Literature

Fabrizso Bensch/Reuters<p>The crisis of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa, at this writing, continues to deepen, with the World Health Organization (WHO) now reporting more than 3,600 cases, and deaths exceeding 1,800. And yet, despite the headlines and the notes of alarm, Ebola as a research …