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Climate Change: The Evidence Piles Up

The evidence that human activities are responsible for global warming is stronger than ever, according to a review of 110 research papers on climate change by the U.K. Met Office, Britain’s national weather service.

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AIDS Theory Runs Amok

In a glaring example of the importance of theory in practice, U.S. researchers have accused former South African President Thabo Mbeki of being responsible for more than 300,000 AIDS-related “avoidable deaths,” pointing to Mbeki’s siding with a theoretical camp that argues AIDS is caused by a collapsed immune system, not a viral infection. As a result, offers of free drugs and grant money for AIDS treatment were rejected.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008 READ MORE


Austrians Top ‘Sexually Satisfied’ List

University of Chicago researchers collected reports on sexual satisfaction across the globe. The U.S. took fifth place. The big loser: Japan.

Posted on Apr 20, 2006 READ MORE


Future Sex: Gizmos, Robots, Teledildonics

America’s top sex researchers envision a mainstream adoption of technologies like “teledildonics,” which allows remote mutual manipulation of devices like vibrators.

Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


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Michael Pollan: The Truthdig Interview

The country’s leading author on the natural world discusses his new book, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” which details the truth behind “free range” chicken; the “illusions” of Whole Foods stores; and the reason why the cheapest calories are the least healthy.

Posted on Apr 11, 2006 READ MORE


Poll: For More Women, Man’s Looks More Important Than His Money

Researchers from the UK have found that as women make more money themselves, they value a man’s physical attractiveness more highly than his financial status.

Posted on Apr 10, 2006 READ MORE


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Global Warming and Its Discontents

As George Will tries to refute the mountains of evidence pertaining to the threat of global warming, New Yorker reporter Elizabeth Kolbert discusses her new book on the subject.

Posted on Mar 28, 2006 READ MORE


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Taking On the Israel Lobby

Two respected researchers have touched off a firestorm with their report arguing that America’s pro-Israel lobby has badly damaged the United States’ strategic interests. Check out this Truthdig report on the reactions from all sides of the debate.

Posted on Mar 27, 2006 READ MORE


Go Ahead, Eat That Foie Gras!

A landmark study has concluded that a low-fat diet does not reduce the risk of getting cancer or heart disease. | story or read the reports
Don’t start mainlining lard just yet. The next study is surely just around the corner….

Posted on Feb 8, 2006 READ MORE


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