Opinion

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Drug industry sells misleading ads - to doctors

82 percent of the ads placed by drug companies in medical journals violate the Food and Drug Administration's regulations on truthfulness and risk disclosure.

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The Beer Evolution: New yeast discovered in Patagonian forest

Beer has a history of working-class identity and is now experiencing a revolution of its own, on the microbiological level.

Major food companies promote childhood obesity

Governments should ban all advertising of unhealthy food aimed at children and indeed ban the production and sale of such foods entirely.

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Robotics: a dilemma for workers today

What happens when a robot takes a job away from a living person? Can anything good come of this?

Higher health spending means healthy people

Some things that just seem obvious are often denied for devious political or personal reasons.

Waiter, there's a newfangled technology in my soup

The unregulated nanotech industry is spreading through the U.S. food system.

Socialist U.S.? Science says it can happen

A tiny minority can, by sticking to its principles, get the vast majority to come around to its way of thinking.

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"Project Nim": Gripping film poses tough questions

Project Nim takes the viewer on a journey through the life of Nim Chimpsky, with a less than stellar outcome for science and, sadly, for Nim.

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It's time for politically, and morally, correct meat

Science has come up with a method by which we can satisfy our perverse desire to eat animal flesh without actually killing animals.

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Children's mental health and war

Children of soldiers deployed in Iraq for longer times were more likely to have mental health issues than those whose parents were not.

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