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Vibrating pen makes it easier for Parkinson's patients to write

The ARC pen pictured above might look laughably large, but it could be the perfect option for folks with Parkinson's disease. It was created by a group of students from UK's Royal College of Art and the Imperial College London to combat a Parkinson's symptom called micrographia. That's …

Three-person embryos: how the mitochondrial donation battle was won

Prof Doug Turnbull successfully communicated difficult and controversial research with scientific accuracy, but in simple terms. His triumph shows why public engagement is crucial to science<p>If you have been following the debate about whether to allow the new IVF technique of mitochondrial donation, …

Genetics

“It’s always the hippies’ fault”: Why the left treats its idealists all wrong

While the right lionizes its idealists, the left blames and scoffs at its own. The difference is changing America<p>Last week the Internet was buzzing over the New York magazine cover story by Jonathan Chait in which he took the so-called Social Justice Warriors to task for their thuggish use of …

Cannabis

12-year-olds are fair game: Michelle Malkin and the right’s ugly new smear strategy

Conservatives will do anything to silence ideas they deem anathema, even if it means attacking a child online<p>One of the more unfortunate trends of the 21st century is the increasingly ugly right-wing strategy of singling out individuals—usually those who have somehow offended them by having liberal …

Feminism

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17 Times SpongeBob SquarePants Won at Life

SpongeBob SquarePants is the wisest, most-honest pineapple-dwelling sea sponge in all of Bikini Bottom. That's a bold statement, for sure. But if you've ever watched "SpongeBob SquarePants," you'd know that the show is littered with clever moments aimed at the parents who gleefully watch the show …

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