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Does chewing gum increases the attention span?

Below is the abstract of a study titled Effects of chewing gum and time-on-task on alertness and attention RATIONALE: Chewing gum has been shown to reliably increase subjective alertness whereas ...
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Did The Lancet publish an account of a woman who did not age?

Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science religion, claimed in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures*, Ch. 8, p. 245:1-15: The error of thinking that we are growing old, and the ...
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Are there fewer than 500 people researching antibiotic resistance?

The emergence of anti-microbial resistance in the bugs that cause infectious diseases has been called the biggest threat to modern medicine. For example: England’s chief medical officer has warned ...
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Is divorce caused (or influenced by) genetics?

From Independent headline: Divorce does run in the family and could be genetic, researchers have suggested. ... the study – carried out by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Lund ...
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Is there a risk to sleeping in a hammock long-term? [closed]

There seems to be very little research on long-term health or spine drawbacks to sleeping in a hammock (anything besides individuals informal blog-type posts). Just one study about sleeping in a ...
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Was Obama's JAMA paper the first academic journal article authored by a sitting president?

I have read a few sources claiming that Obama's JAMA paper published this month was the first academic journal article authored by a sitting president. Is that true? Example:
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Does science advance “one funeral at a time”? [closed]

In an article in the Guardian about how ideas in nutrition science have advanced and have influenced dietary advice to the public, the authors quote Max Planck as having said, famously: “A new ...
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Which typically comes first: basic science or technological advance?

Matt Ridley claims in his latest book (and also in an article in the Wall Street Journal): In his book he argues: Again and again, once you examine the history of innovation, you find scientific ...
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What does science say about GM cow research in New Zealand? [closed]

I saw this article while perusing the internet: http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/10/23/gm-cow-experiments-in-new-zealand-show-disastrous-results/#.VipkId_BzRZ Looking through the sources, they ...
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Asch's Conformity Experiment (1951) ; different sources have different results

In Asch's conformity experiment, a simple test was given to a room full of subjects. Secretly, only one subject was being tested and the rest of the subjects were confederates who all gave the same ...
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Does government funded R&D promote economic growth?

In Matt Ridley's latest book he repeats a claim originally made by Terence Kealey (my highlighting): In 2003, the OECD published a paper on ‘sources of growth in OECD countries’ between 1971 and ...