What goes on inside skulls can be distributed outside of them

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How Much Can We Know?

May 9, 2018

The reach of the scientific method is constrained by the limitations of our tools and the intrinsic impenetrability of some of nature’s deepest questions

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Turns out, the coffin was empty. Call it a gut instinct, but something about the baby’s burial 42 years earlier, along with events before and after, nagged at her over the years. She’d long sought permission for the exhumation. With the help of a member of Parliament, she finally reached this moment.

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Most of us have read or heard about the spread of the Zika virus: the serious birth defects, like microcephaly, that can result if a pregnant woman becomes infected, and the pressure to develop a vaccine against the virus. What many of us may not have given any thought to is whether such a vaccine would be tested on pregnant women

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Every day, millions of people take to search engines with common concerns, such as “How can I lose weight?” or “How can I be productive?” In return, they find articles that offer simple advice and quick solutions, supposedly based on what “studies have shown.” A closer look at these articles, however, reveals a troubling absence of scientific rigor

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“The first thing I’m discussing now is Zika,” said Dr. Jamie Nodler. As summer approaches, anxiety about Zika is growing in states like Florida and Texas. The virus hasn’t spread to mosquitoes along the Gulf Coast, and it may not, but experts are preparing nonetheless

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TIE’s Aaron Carrol Blogs: I dragged myself out of bed this morning for day 59 of P90X3, and when I got back upstairs, I found my wife in a panic. Evidently, she had seen stories like this on Facebook: Popular sleep remedies and hayfever pills ‘increase risk of Alzheimer’s by more than 50%’

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Is Knowledge Power?

November 6, 2013

Allison McCague on Huntington’s Disease and family communication

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