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Influence of Religion and Predestination on Evolution and Scientific Thinking

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Generally seen as antithetical to one another, evolution and religion can hardly fit in a scientific discourse simultaneously. However, biologist Dr Aldemaro Romero Jr., Baruch College, USA, devotes his latest research article, now published in the open access Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO), to observing the influences a few major religions have had on evolutionists and their scientific thinking over the centuries.

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Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

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Educating Community Research Facilitators Helps Protect Integrity of Study Results

A recent study by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reports that educating community health workers and other “citizen scientists” can improve knowledge of basic research concepts and ultimately boost the integrity of scientific research.

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Risks Are Less Likely to Be Reported by Public-Health Researchers Paid by Industry or Military

Scientists looking for environmental and occupational health risks are less likely to find them if they have a financial tie to firms that make, use, or dispose of industrial and commercial products, a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher has found.

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Welfare Recipients Seen as Immoral for Buying Ethical Products

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Shoppers making ethical purchases, such as buying organic food or environmentally friendly cars, are generally seen as more virtuous - unless they're receiving government assistance. If ethical shopping is funded by welfare cheques, those shoppers are judged as immoral for taking advantage of public generosity, according to a new UBC Sauder School of Business study.

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Former First Lady Nancy Reagan said NO to drugs but YES to stem cell research. Where are we now? @sbpdiscovery researcher explains

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'Four-Flavored' Tetraquark, Planets Born Like Cracking Paint, New 2D Materials, The World's Newest Atom-Smasher in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

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Tapping into Twitter to Help Recruit Cancer Patients into #ClinicalTrials

Twitter may be an effective, untapped resource to stimulate interest in cancer clinical trials and boost enrollment, physicians at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania suggest in a new research letter in JAMA Oncology.

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Kenneth Miller Reviews Dover Model of Standing Up for Science

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n a Harrisburg, Pa., Federal courtroom 11 years ago, Brown University biologist Kenneth Miller was the first witness in a historic takedown of Intelligent Design's pretense of scientific relevance. In the context of ongoing culture wars over evolution, climate change, stem cell research and vaccination, Miller will reunite with figures from the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial to review that trial's lessons at the annual meeting of the AAAS in Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2016.

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Fixing Published Research Mistakes Not Easy; Fixing the Publishing System May Be Harder

A commentary in Nature suggests that the process for fixing mistakes in peer-reviewed research articles is flawed. The article, written by scientists at UAB, points out that journals are slow to respond and even slower to take action when questions regarding the accuracy of a published research paper are raised.

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Public Contributions to Science Increasingly Common

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So-called citizen science has become a significant force in several scholarly disciplines. The phenomenon can be found in both the natural and the social sciences, according to the largest systematic analysis to date on the topic, the results of which are published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

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J. Craig Venter Institute Policy Group Releases New Report: “DNA Synthesis and Biosecurity: Lessons Learned and Options for the Future”

he J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) policy group today released a new report titled, “DNA Synthesis and Biosecurity: Lessons Learned and Options for the Future,” which reviews how well the Department of Health and Human Services guidance for synthetic biology providers has worked since it was issued in 2010.