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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Are you getting enough sleep? Most likely not, but even if you are, are you sleeping naturally? The above image, from Scientific American, was created by Dwayne Godwin and drawn by Jorge Cham, of PHD Comics fame, and briefly explains … Continue reading

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10 Persistent Cancer Myths Debunked

There are many, many, many myths surrounding cancer. Just doing a quick internet search gives you a flurry of websites all claiming to be able to cure cancer. The vast majority are either wildly inaccurate or dangerously misleading, causing more … Continue reading

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History: Great Myths Die Hard

How are science fables born, how do they spread, and how do they die? Nature has an interesting article entitled “History: Great myths die hard“. It talks about how these great myths of famous scientists evolved, why they did, and … Continue reading

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13 Science Myths You Probably Believe

There are some scientific claims that you really should be more sceptical about. BuzzFeed has collected together 13 of these myths, with a short explanation (often with links) as to why these myths are, well, myths. The dozen plus one … Continue reading

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