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Are We in an Anti-scientific Revolution? Listen In and Find Out

Are we living through an anti-scientific revolution? A new CBC radio documentary explores that question in depth, and you can listen in on Sirius XM or at the links below.<p>On the political right, there are the well-funded climate-denial groups and paid disinformers backed by big extraction-industry …

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Office for iPad review: three beautiful apps, each with strong competition

After loads of leaks -- and some serious denial from Microsoft -- the company has finally released a version of Office for iPad. It's not surprising, in a way, given that Microsoft already has Office Mobile for iPhone. And yet, this new trio of apps (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) isn't at all what we …

Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles Are Safe For Humans, Study Finds

During a successful first clinical trial, nanoparticles illuminated cancer cells and then safely exited the body.<p>Earlier this week, Google unveiled its next moonshot project: to use nanoparticles to detect cancer. Though the search giant’s experimental wing, Google X, loves tackling the seemingly …

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Got Science? Ohio Wake-up Call on Fracking Disclosure Laws

At a Halliburton fracking site in Clarington, Ohio, in the southeastern part of the state, a fire broke out on a recent Saturday morning. What happened next should be a wake-up call to every U.S. citizen, especially the millions of Americans who live in communities where fracking is planned or …

Doctors are ready to test temporary 'suspended animation' to save people with severe injuries

It sounds straight out of a bad sci-fi movie: doctors pump patients' veins full of a preserving agent to keep them in suspended animation. But that procedure could come to a hospital near you in the next few years.<p>The idea is to give doctors a bit more time to treat people with serious trauma. In …

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Senseonics takes $20 million to advance its connected glucometer implant

In the wake of Apple’s bombshell announcement of its HealthKit health information platform, Maryland-based glucometer implant company Senseonics says it’s taken another $20 million in funding.<p>The company makes a small tube-shaped implant that continuously measures blood sugar and reports results to …

Everything You Need To Know About Adding Solar Panels At Home

<i>Christine Tusher, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Solar-powered homes were a rarity as recently as a decade ago. But a plethora of federal and local tax incentives along with increasing worries about climate change have made them commonplace.<p>Installing solar panels can decrease your household’s carbon footprint …

How American Doctors Lost Their Professional Autonomy

About the same time that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services was botching the rollout of healthcare.gov, the agency also announced its successful creation of two mobile apps designed to help doctors keep track the stuff they get from drug makers. It lets doctors electronically tabulate …

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How Far Fitness Has Fallen

If you were to cross paths with one of your farming ancestors (circa 7,500 to 2,000 B.C.), he'd shove you to the ground, kick sand in your face, and jog off into the sunset with your mate slung over his shoulder. And even with somebody else’s partner slung over his <i>other</i> shoulder, you’d probably …

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D-Wave: A multimillion-dollar sham or quantum breakthrough? (Interview)

Canadian startup D-Wave is so far ahead of the rest of us that employees refer to IBM’s Watson — and the rest of the world’s fastest supercomputers — as “classical.”<p>That’s because D-Wave is the first and so far only commercial quantum-computing company. It’s also one of the most controversial …