Opinion

Meat, money, and markets: More bad news

We've known for some time that having too much red meat in our diets has negative health consequences.

Sugar: the toxic spoonful

The people who make Sugar Frosted Flakes were on to something when they dropped "sugar" from the name of their product.

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Size matters re school classes, scientists find

The class size issue is better given a scientific consideration than a political one.

Republicans and the corporate attack on science

Fedoroff and other scientists are positively amazed at the hostility towards scientific proposals put forth to solve many of the problems facing the world today.

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The “choice” myth about sexual orientation

Since the advent of the gay rights movement, gay and lesbian people have been bombarded by a myth.

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Large asteroid to sail past Earth today

The space rock is about 1,300 feet across in size. And while it will pose no apocalyptic threat, it will notably be closer to the world than the moon.

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"Skin I Live In" gets very weird

Almodóvar is internationally famous for highly colorful, exceedingly dramatic, often perverse films. Some might find them shocking.

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Climate change tied to extreme weather

The end of October, a powerful snowstorm hit the East Coast, knocking out electricity for about two million homes and leaving at least three dead.

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In Time: One man's immortality is another man's death

Time is money. In Time seems to take that quite literally. In what is a brilliant metaphor for modern day class segregation, the poor die young and the rich live forever. And a man named Will Salas sets out to do something about it.

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Audiences test positive for "Contagion"

Outside of zombie fiction, viral outbreaks are a theme rarely explored in film. "Contagion" changed that, and director Roland Emmerich ought to take a few steps back - because this is the precursor to the next generation of disaster films.

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