New research suggests both liberals and conservatives are motivated to believe fake news, and dismiss real news that contradicts their ideologies
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After a century of colourful guesses, CT scans have revealed what's really going on inside the nightmarish jaw of Helicoprion, a large, 270 million-year-old cartilaginous fish with an elaborate whorl of teeth set in the middle of its mouth.In 1899, Russian geologist, Alexander Petrovich Karpinsky, gave this six-metre-long fish the name Helicoprion, meaning "spiral saw", based on a fragmentary fossil found in Kazakhstan.
Video of the Week #81, February 27th, 2013: From: 20 Questions with the Space Station by Brian Malow at But Seriously... . Source: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences In his role at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, new SciAm blogger Brian Malow hosts a live linkup with the International Space Station, in which 20 students get to speak to an astronaut while he orbits the Earth.
It seems that more and more policy makers, advocacy groups, advertisers and media pundits are making claims based on science: this kind of potion is good for your health, that chemical is bad for the environment, this new technology can reduce crime.
Here is a guaranteed way to get paid well if you work on Wall Street. Find a best friend at a competing bank or hedge fund and take opposite sides of the same large bet.
Sugata Mitra gave street kids in a slum in New Delhi access to a computer connected to the Internet, and found that they quickly taught themselves how to use it.
Many universities have dedicated student-run science publications. Such publications are ideal places for young science writers to work with or as part of an editorial team, build up confidence and grow their portfolios.
I've been a freelancer for over 20 years. It's not quite accurate to say there aren't benefits. There are; they just don't include health care and employer-matched IRAs.
Please welcome this month's Scicurious Guest Writer: Elizabeth Aston! We all enjoy going out for a few drinks, but sometimes, just when the party’s getting started, we feel like passing out!
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - PTSD, ideal of objectivity, energy sequester, synaesthesia, Mars sample, Your Brain on Cookies, and more.
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I am writing this to you from New Delhi, India as I am here with the International Reporting Project as a New Media Specialist! We have been in the crowded, bustling, port city of Mumbai, the central city of Nagpur (home of several tiger refuges), the rural village area of Gadchiroli, and finally to the modern city of New Delhi in order to examine issues of child survival.
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