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Unprecedented Alzheimer’s drug slows disease by 80 per cent

Unprecedented Alzheimer’s drug slows disease by 80 per cent | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A drug that targets tau tangles in the brain has produced strong results in a large clinical trial, slowing the progression of the disease in hundreds of people
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How a Guy From A Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology

How a Guy From A Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Biology textbooks tell us that lichens are alliances between two organisms—a fungus and an alga. They are wrong.
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A carnivorous plant has learnt how to communicate with bats

A carnivorous plant has learnt how to communicate with bats | Popular Science | Scoop.it
It uses ultrasonic calls to entice bats to sh*t on it.
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Sex Is a Coping Mechanism - Issue 34: Adaptation - Nautilus

Sex Is a Coping Mechanism - Issue 34: Adaptation - Nautilus | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Ask any biologist—sex seems like a waste. It’s costly: Think of the enormous energy that goes into producing a peacock’s spectacular…
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Founders of Western civilisation were prehistoric dope dealers

Founders of Western civilisation were prehistoric dope dealers | Popular Science | Scoop.it
The ancient tribes of the Eurasian steppes that helped lay the foundations of Europe might have initiated a cross-continental trade in cannabis
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What you need to know about GMOs

What you need to know about GMOs | Popular Science | Scoop.it
While Greenpeace and other organizations oppose genetically engineered food, more than 100 Nobel laureates are taking a stand on the side of GMOs. Here's a look at each side's arguments.
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Next time you ask the doctor for some antibiotics – consider whether you're being immoral

Next time you ask the doctor for some antibiotics – consider whether you're being immoral | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Antimicrobial resistance continues to be a growing concern for our future health. Whose responsibility is it to intervene?
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Billion-dollar brain training industry a sham—nothing but placebo, study suggests

Billion-dollar brain training industry a sham—nothing but placebo, study suggests | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Sampling bias and a belief in malleable intelligence may be behind small IQ changes.
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Are Hobbits Real?

Are Hobbits Real? | Popular Science | Scoop.it
A Times science writer considers what came first: the little people of Middle Earth or a 3-foot-tall species whose fossils were recently found in Indonesia.
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Meet the Very Venomous Portuguese Man-of-War

Meet the Very Venomous Portuguese Man-of-War | Popular Science | Scoop.it
These jellyfish relatives can pack a punch, but they're also fascinating creatures.
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Origins of food crops connect countries worldwide

Origins of food crops connect countries worldwide | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Research into the origins of food plants has led to the recognition that specific geographical regions around the world have been of particular importance to the development of agricultural crops.
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Africa’s Big Tomato Pickle: Miner Grubs Are Wiping Them Out

Africa’s Big Tomato Pickle: Miner Grubs Are Wiping Them Out | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Yusuf Ibrahim, a tomato farmer in Kano, Nigeria, has lost almost 90 percent of his crop this year to Tuta absoluta.
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Boozy primates seek out nectar with the highest alcohol content

Boozy primates seek out nectar with the highest alcohol content | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Aye-ayes and a slow loris preferred artificial nectar with more booze in lab tests, suggesting that tippling is an ancient strategy for primates
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Bright Light Speeds Up Aging in Mice

Bright Light Speeds Up Aging in Mice | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Exposure to artificial light weakens rodent’ muscles and bones, but risks to humans are not clear 
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The Misleading War on GMOs: The Food Is Safe. The Rhetoric Is Dangerous.

The Misleading War on GMOs: The Food Is Safe. The Rhetoric Is Dangerous. | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have submitted more than 27,000 products
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New Genetic Associations Found for Migraines

New Genetic Associations Found for Migraines | Popular Science | Scoop.it
"Along with identifying 44 variants associated with migraines, the findings also point to vascular dysfunction as one of the biological underpinnings for the disease. Researchers have debated for years whether vascular or neuronal dysfunction could explain a propensity for migraines. This study provides the first genetic evidence pointing to vascular dysfunction as a potential cause. Read more at http://blog.23andme.com/23andme-research/new-genetic-associations-found-for-migraines/#fG7yM8mclmxI4CtJ.99"
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107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs

107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs | Popular Science | Scoop.it
It's the latest sign of a rift between the scientific establishment and anti-GMO activists.
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See Which Health Supplements Aren't Backed By Science

See Which Health Supplements Aren't Backed By Science | Popular Science | Scoop.it
This graph shows you what health supplements are a waste of money and which are backed by scientific research.
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Termites figured out farming 25 million years before people did

Termites figured out farming 25 million years before people did | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Scientists discovered an ancient fungus garden grown by termites millions of years ago.
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Traffic Wouldn’t Jam If Drivers Behaved Like Ants - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

Traffic Wouldn’t Jam If Drivers Behaved Like Ants - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus | Popular Science | Scoop.it
As someone so flummoxed by traffic I wrote a book about it, I have a near-clinical aversion to vehicular congestion. My global default…
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The Mistrust of Science - The New Yorker

The Mistrust of Science - The New Yorker | Popular Science | Scoop.it
Atul Gawande on what it means to be a scientist in a time of increasing mistrust toward the scientific community.
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