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“No pain, no gain!” “You’ll never bulk up without supplements.” “Crunches are the key to six-pack abs!” It seems there are more questions and half-truths in the market about healthy exercise than there are clear, definitive facts.
Full story at Lifehacker
Only 39 percent of Americans say they “believe in the theory of evolution,” while a quarter say they do not believe in the theory, and another 36 percent don’t have an opinion either way. Does evolution really need to be such a stumbling block for so many?
Full story at NPR
“Don’t know much about science” may be a good description of many students in U.S. public schools, at least if you’re swayed by a new report issued by The Fordham Institute. The report, The State of State Science Standards 2012, indicates that K-12 science standards of most U.S. states are mediocre at best – with only 13 states getting an A or B and 38 receiving a grade of C or lower.
The way our bodies work is a bit of a mystery, and our desire to unlock its secrets has led to a vast amount of misinformation. Many of these false notions are more widely believed than the truth.
Some crude, absurd gender stereotypes are in fact proven true by science. But, in the interest of not letting 60s sitcoms have the last word on the differences between men and women, we should point out how many things “everyone knows” about women just plain aren’t true, according to science.
Two top scientific journals say they are deciding whether to publish details of a man-made mutant flu virus that could kill billions, after a US government’s science advisory committee advised them to withhold key details.
The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) urged the US journal Science and the British journal Nature to withhold key details so people seeking to harm the public would not be able to manufacture the virus that could cause mass deaths.