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Is M. Night Shyamalan anti-scientific?

As part of the publicity for The Happening , writer-director M. Night Shyamalan gave a number of interviews to science journalists, including me, Andy Revkin, and Ira Flatow.

June 17, 2008 — George Musser

Evidence-based medicine in Russia: the challenge and the hope

[ Editor's note: Merrill Goozner has spent the last two weeks reporting on the state of Russian health care. See his previous posts from the field: "It's all about the oil: Russia's resurgence rests on slippery foundation" and "Russia boosts healthcare in Siberia" ] MOSCOW – On my last morning in Russia, I dined with Vasiliy Vlassov, professor of research methodology at the Moscow Medical Academy and head of a small but feisty group of Russian physicians called the Society of Specialists in Evidence-Based Medicine...

June 16, 2008 — Merrill Goozner

First Biennial Kavli Prizewinners Announced

Seven scientists from three scientific disciplines today were awarded the first biennial Kavli Prizes. Each of the three award categories come with $1-million cash prize for researchers working in astrophysics, neuroscience and nanoscience...

May 28, 2008 — Nikhil Swaminathan

World Science Festival: fun for the whole family

SciAm editors invite all to attend the World Science Festival in New York City, from May 28 to June 1. The festival takes place throughout New York, from a beach in Queens to the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan...

May 23, 2008 — Christie Nicholson

Health care reform, one fainting spell at a time

When I wrote last week about Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wisc.), an allergist-turned member of Congress who turned down the vaunted Federal employee health insurance plan and has his own plan for health care reform, I had no idea just how quickly he planned to work...

May 16, 2008 — Ivan Oransky

DuPont and Danisco fuel new ethanol venture

Chemical maker E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (more commonly known as DuPont) and Danish biotech firm Danisco, A/S, are pumping resources into ethanol, which they hope will meet an anticipated rapidly growing demand for the biofuel, a demand that critics say will raise food prices and cause even worse damage to the environment than gasoline...

May 15, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Self-experimenters of the world, unite!?

In putting together our recent series on self-experimenters, I kept wondering whether one could harness the do-it-yourself ethos that drives people to experiment on themselves and channel it into something more rigorous...

May 14, 2008 — JR Minkel

Virus Outbreak Shakes China

Updated from a May 5 blog entry Chinese health-care officials are scrambling to contain the outbreak of a contagious and sometimes deadly intestinal virus--known as Enterovirus 71 (EV71)--that has already claimed the lives of at least 28 children and is likely to continue spreading...

May 7, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Yes, the earth moved for me...

I slept through this morning's Midwest quake, but I sure felt this aftershock an hour ago: That's a seismograph in West Lafayette, IN. The online image gets updated every 10 minutes...

April 18, 2008 — Graham P. Collins

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