Category Archives: Science

Study Claiming Religious Kids Are Less Altruistic is Flawed

“Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds: Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’” Continue reading

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SA blackouts: wake-up call on renewables

“Malcolm Turnbull has blasted state Labor governments for imposing “ideological” renewable energy targets, describing the South Australian blackout as a “wake-up call” to focus on energy security.

The Prime Minister accepted fierce winds and lightning strikes were the “immediate cause” of the statewide power failure, but there was “no doubt” that the “extremely aggressive” shift to renewables had strained the electricity network.” Continue reading

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Urgent need for more exorcists as increasing number of people dabble in Satanism and black magic, Catholic priests say

“The number of people who take part in occult and satanic practices, which lead to serious physical, psychological and spiritual damages, is constantly rising.” Continue reading

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With 60 Years of Data and 3000 Studies, Australia Declares Fluoride ‘Completely Safe’

“A comprehensive study by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia have found fluoride in potable water to be safe for consumption, in optimum levels. The study saw that fluoridation had no link with low IQ, cancer, or any other perceived health risks.” Continue reading

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We are living in the age of unreason and that’s a fact

“Pete Evans, whose talent at cooking led him to repeatedly dispense crackpot medical advice … Such is his misplaced self-confidence that he thinks it acceptable to tell people to do the opposite of what the evidence says they should.” Continue reading

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Dangerous chemicals accumulating in the body

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Did humans really cause climate change? A visualisation. 

Just in case you weren’t sure. Xkcd strikes again.  http://xkcd.com/1732/

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Democratising DNA testing

“Helix thinks it can decode the most important part of a person’s genome—all 20,000 genes and a few other bits—at a cost of about $100” Continue reading

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Dairy alternative is made from real milk proteins – but no cows required

“Early data suggests their animal-free milk process could use 98 percent less water and 91 percent less land, and could emit 84 percent less carbon compared to traditional milk production,” says Leber. Continue reading

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23andMe Sells Data for Drug Search

“To some, 23andMe’s strategy is controversial for the way it treats personal data as a commodity. Even the U.S. government is catching up. President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative will begin inviting citizens to join its own one-million-strong database this year.” Continue reading

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