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Science. Communication. Community.

#SciSoSanctimonious?

Holier-than-thou storms brew on Twitter, and the science communicators have been out with their pitchforks. by Amanda Alvarez   The past few months have seen a succession of upheavals in … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Forget the Lowfat Holiday Diet & Eat Your Saturated Fats

Trans fats are on their way out, but what about saturated fats? Are they still a problem? Official health guidelines say yes; decades of research say otherwise. by Lauren DiPerna … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lab Safety: Who Is Responsible When Accidents Happen?

Today, we understand many of the dangers of laboratory research–but fatal accidents still happen in labs across the country. An upcoming court ruling could ultimately decide who is to blame. … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

One of Earth’s strongest storms. Ever.

Yet another devastating storm ups the ante in the global conversation about climate change. Was this powerful typhoon a symptom or just another part of nature? What can we do? … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Jellyfish: Nature’s Marathoner

A new study crowns the jellyfish as an unlikely champion in the marathon of life.                               … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment