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Here's Why Science Is Usually Wrong (According to Science) | Inc.com

After my wife recently switched to a plant-based diet, I felt inspired to do more research about how such a diet affects long-term health. This proved challenging: For every researcher out there extolling the benefits of such a diet, there's another that speaks out against it.<p>That's not the first …

Science

Harvard scientists shocked the world by turning hydrogen into a metal, but then lost the only sample

Back in January, Harvard physicists Isaac Silvera and Ranga Dias published a paper (paywall) in which they said they had solved an 80-year-old problem: They had found a way to take hydrogen, a chemical that is normally a gas, and turn it into a reflective, possibly superconducting, metal.<p>It’s not …

Chemistry

Former EPA scientists to Trump: ‘Evidence does not change when the administration changes’

The Trump administration’s proposal to cut the Environmental Protection Agency is looking dramatic indeed. The plans call for laying off thousands of staff, eliminating entire programs and making deep cuts to the agency’s research office, the Office of Research and Development (ORD), according to …

Ronald Reagan

Embryo Experiments Reveal Earliest Human Development, But Stir Ethical Debate

Notes<p>This is a 7-day-old embryo that scientists kept alive in a laboratory dish. If it developed further, the clusters in green would become cells that shape the body and the red/purple cells would form the placenta.<p>Ali Brivanlou slides open a glass door at the Rockefeller University in New York to …

Genetics

An Explosion of Never-Before-Seen Minerals Could Mark The Dawn of Our New Geological Epoch

Welcome to the Anthropocene.<p>Scientists have identified a sudden explosion of mineral diversity on the surface of our planet that would not exist if …

Earth Science

Top Nine Tech Innovations Of 2017 That Aren't Toasters But Probably Should Be

2017 is poised to be a strong year for tech. From Nintendo finally getting around to a new system with the Switch, to being able to play <i>Snake</i> on your phone again, to hacking your way to a better life — there is a lot to be excited about. So break out the lotion, peach preserves and adapter cables …

Virtual Reality

The US intelligence nominee can’t believe India just launched 104 satellites

"We’ve seen now 11 nations that have the capacity to launch instruments into space.”<p>The Director of National Intelligence oversees the US …

Space Exploration

Earth - Life may actually be getting better at evolving

In 1996, a young graduate student called Richard Watson sat down to read a paper on evolution. The article was provocative. It tackled a long-running problem in evolutionary biology: we do not fully understand how organisms can adapt so successfully to their environments.<p>Creatures do not seem to be …

Biology

Increase Retirement Wealth With the Right Withdrawal Order | Investopedia

Getting money out of your portfolio is important, but just as important is knowing from which account to pull the funds, as most retirees are going …

Retirement

Obamacare 101: What's going to happen to 70 million Americans who rely on Medicaid?

It's the program that everyone confuses with Medicare.<p>But Medicaid, the half-century-old government health plan for the poor, is actually bigger than its more famous cousin, covering some 70 million Americans at any one time.<p>Expanding Medicaid was a central pillar of the Affordable Care Act, …

Health Care