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September 25, 2014

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1:45 AM | Botanical Wednesday: Something to do with Doc Holliday
No, really, there’s a connection.

September 24, 2014

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3:39 PM | Ciencia y no ciencia
Por Martín Bonfil OliveraDirección General de Divulgación de la Ciencia, UNAMPublicado en Milenio Diario, 24 de septiembre  de 2014Cuando se habla de ciencia, uno de los temas más polémicos es cómo distinguir al producto auténtico de sus versiones “pirata”, sus imitaciones fraudulentas.La búsqueda de este “criterio de demarcación” ha sido larga y, si no infructuosa, porque mucho se ha […]
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7:25 AM | Activist’s anti-science adverts found misleading – again
The activist Fluoride Free NZ (FFNZ) organisation have had a bad year with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). They have had half a dozen complaints against them for misleading advertising upheld. The latest complaint referred to FFNZ’s adverts for a meeting … Continue reading →

September 23, 2014

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5:08 PM | VESTIGIAL: Learn what it means!
Vestigial organs are relics, reduced in function or even completely losing a function. Finding a novel function, or an expanded secondary function, does not make such organs non-vestigial. The appendix in humans, for instance, is a vestigial organ, despite all the insistence by creationists and less-informed scientists that finding expanded local elements of the immune…
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