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The Problem With Science Writing - Facts So Romantic

Want to hear a seamy insider secret from the science communication industry? The border between journalism and public relations has more turnstiles …

Science

Could academics take on the role of investigative journalists?

The “Deep Throat” investigation that led to the Watergate scandal has long fascinated me. This audacious attempt to expose corruption at the heart of …

Mystery human fossils put spotlight on China

Fossils from two caves in south-west China have revealed a previously unknown Stone Age people and give a rare glimpse of a recent stage of human …

The Great Human Migration

Seventy-seven thousand years ago, a craftsman sat in a cave in a limestone cliff overlooking the rocky coast of what is now the Indian Ocean. It was …

Bernie Sanders' 12 Best Reasons for Being a Democratic Socialist

In a highly anticipated speech, Sen. Bernie Sanders passionately detailed what being a democratic socialist means to him and would mean for Americans …

Russia preparing air strikes on Isil if US does not back deal to keep Assad

Russia sends dozens of fighter jets and helicopter gunships to Syria amid growing signs that Western leaders may support plan to allow Bashar al-Assad to remain in power in the country<p>Vladimir Putin is preparing to attack Isil in Syria amid growing signs that Western leaders may support a Russian …

Middle East

Study Reports Rare Genetic Mutations Responsible for Almost Half of Autism Cases

<b>Quantitative study identifies 239 genes whose ‘vulnerability’ to devastating de novo mutation makes them priority research targets.</b><p>A team led by …

France sells warships to Egypt, after Russia deal scrapped

The deal is the second big military contract this year between France and Egypt, which Hollande said he increasingly views as a strategic partner.<p>"It was my preferred buyer because we already have military cooperation with Egypt," Hollande said of the deal he struck with President Abdel Fattah …

Human Rights

Russia threatens US with nuclear arms 'counter-measures'

Reports that America is upgrading its nuclear arsenal in Germany prompts threat of retaliation<p>Russia has threatened to take “countermeasures” if the United States goes ahead with the deployment of a new type of nuclear weapon to bases in Germany, raising fears of a return to a Cold War style arms …

Earth's 6th mass extinction has begun, and there are no signs that humans will be spared

Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival of a species.<p>While this is not a straightforward exercise, research so far indicates that the odds are not in our favor.<p>Limitations of diversity<p>Life on Earth can be traced …

Extinction

10 Phrases that Originated in the Middle Ages

<b>Some of our most popular phrases have a long history, including some that go back to the Middle Ages. Here are 10 medieval phrases from the</b> …

Putin proposes new common currency among former Soviet states to replace the dollar

On August 28, Putin asked parliament to ratify a treaty among members of the Commonwealth of Independent States that would expand the use of their national currencies -- instead of the dollar or euro -- in foreign trade payments and financial services.<p>The move came as the ruble and other currencies …

Huge ritual monument found hidden near Stonehenge

The super-henge of Durrington Walls has been hiding a secret for thousands of years: a row of 90 massive standing stones<p>A huge ritual monument which dates from the time of Stonehenge has been discovered hidden under the bank of a nearby stone-age enclosure.<p>Durrington Walls, a roundish ‘super-henge’ …

Millennials 'heart' Bernie Sanders: why the young and hip are #FeelingtheBern

Photograph: Tim Knox for the Guardian<p>Bernie Sanders screen-printed T-shirts hang to dry in a Brooklyn loft.<p>84<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/cbf4a45c305930f4cde88705b32046ef9a9c8e20/462_248_2887_1732/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Tim Knox for the Guardian<p>A Bernie Sanders support wears a shirt that reads ‘Bernie is …

Bernie Sanders

Socialist Candidate's Wife Quotes Jewish Sage

Jewish socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been overtaking Hillary Clinton in polls during the Democratic presidential race between them, and …

Republicans for Bernie Sanders: Why the democratic socialist is sweeping his home state

<b>(AP/David Becker)</b><p>Ann Coulter is convinced Bernie is more of a lock to win the presidency than Hillary. She may be right<p>Thom Hartmann<p>August 21, 2015 4:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Ann Coulter knows who she wants to be the Democratic nominee for president, and who that …

Middle-class

If You Or Someone You Love Is Serious About Writing, You Can’t Afford Not to Read This

Do you or someone you know have a story to tell?Do you or someone you love need that extra nudge to make their writing dreams a reality?What if this …

Writing

5 Reasons Internal Dialogue is Essential in Fiction (And How to Use It in Your Story)

<b>Today’s re-blog is certainly for writers—But—readers also might want to explore why the characters in books need to think :-)</b>Kristen Lamb's …

Creative Writing

A Scientific Look at Bad Science

What recent research says about fraud, errors, and other dismaying academic problems<p>In May, the journal <i>Science</i> retracted a much-talked-about study suggesting that gay canvassers might cause same-sex marriage opponents to change their opinion, after an independent <b>statistical analysis</b> <b>revealed</b> …

Clinical Trials

Is Tinder really creating a ‘dating apocalypse’?

The female view: Scarlett Russell<p>According to Nancy Jo Sales’s précis of Tinder in <i>Vanity Fair</i> this month, the online app prompts easy access to instant hook-ups and has created a generation of sex-obsessed commitment-phobes. “You’re always prowling, you can swipe a couple hundred people a day,” …

Relationships

Ancient Ancestors Had More DNA Than We Do Now: Have we Devolved?

Adding to the number of unsolved mysteries regarding the ancient origins of humanity and the biology of our species, scientists have discovered that …

What ancient Roman soldiers have to do with nurturing deep, enduring friendships

Rome’s ancient ruins are stunningly beautiful. The marvels range from the quotidian construction of brick herringbone floors to the engineering feat of the Pantheon. Much of modern architecture and engineering has roots in the Greco-Roman era. The past continues to be relevant, and still informs …

Ancient Rome

Tattooed Scythian Warriors, Descendants of the Amazons? Part One

Herodotus describes the Scythians living in the area north of the Black Sea about three thousand years ago. According to him they traced their …

Lucrative pseudoscience at the International Positive Psychology Association meeting

<i>A plenary session dripping with crank science may be an outlier, but it’s on a continuum with the claims of mainstream positive psychology.</i><i> Follow</i> …

Bioethicist: Support Nurse Who Resisted Force-Feeding at Guantanamo

Lost in all the talk about the CIA’s history of brutal interrogation tactics after Sept. 11 is this: A real live case involving a U.S. Navy nurse on trial for what he did not do at the notorious Guantanamo prison.<p>The nurse, in his 18th year in the Navy, volunteered to serve at Guantanamo, where …

Google Improves Knowledge Graph With Comparisons And Filters, Brings Cards & Cross-Platform Notifications To Mobile

Google is turning 15 tomorrow and, fittingly, it’s celebrating the occasion by announcing a couple of new features for Google Search. The mobile search interface, for example, is about to get a bit of a redesign with results that are clustered on cards “so you can focus on the answers you’re …