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Why We See Guns That Aren’t There.

When George Zimmerman saw Trayvon Martin walking down the street in Sanford, Florida, he quickly assumed that the Black, hoodie-clad teenager was carrying a weapon.

July 27, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

In NC, the Science Show Doesn’t Go On

You remember sea-level rise, and North Carolina. I won’t bore you — the legislature was against even measuring it, and a lot of people noticed.

November 19, 2013 — Scott Huler

Weiner’s Wiener? Too perfect to be a coincidence.

In case you haven’t heard, Carlos Danger — AKA shamed former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner — recently got in trouble once again for exposing his infamous…well, his infamous wiener.

July 30, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Has Mariusz Ratajczak Found the Holy Grail of Stem Cells?

So many controversies about stem cells have flared and died away over the past decade that it can be hard to keep track of them all. The most recent contretemps, as evidenced by reports in the scientific press here, here and here, is about an exceedingly rare (and perhaps non-existent) group of diminutive cells called [...]

July 25, 2013 — Christine Gorman

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