Doing so could help us mature as a species
They wouldn’t in cases where these professionals are caring for infectious patients, but in other situations, they have
Human health is obviously crucial, but epidemiological models should not ignore economic and ethical considerations
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Ed Note: We have a guest today! AiP is pleased to host this post by Dr. Kevin Birth, who is a professor of anthropology at Queens College, CUNY and an expert on time.
Sci has returned from Science online 2012, which was a fabulous time full of excellent, thought provoking conversations...and some videos of goose semen collection.Kate Clancy and I moderated a fantastic (if I do say so myself) panel on Sex, Gender and Controversy, how we handle blogging topics that we feel are risky...
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Over at Neurotic Physiology today, I finally managed to get my sources together to write a post about hebephilia, using it as an example of why you need to define your terms, gather your sources, and consult the majority of scientific opinion...
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