Scientific Research

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Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
Drucker, Steven M.
Book
2015
Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
Astrology: True or False?
Culver, Rober B; Ianna, Philip A
Book
1988
Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosphy and Culture
Sokal, Alan
Book
2008
Exposes the faulty thinking and outright nonsence of the postmodernist critique of science, which asserts that facts, truth, evidence, even reality itself are all merely social constructs.
Connexions Library: Science Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on science.
Global Warning...Global Warming
Bernarde, Melvin A.
Book
1992
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016: Science and its enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of t...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017: April 1 issue
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critica...
Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story
Colborn, Theo;Dumanoski, Dianne;Myers, John Peterson
Book
1996
The authors reveal in this work that chemicals in the environment have affected human reproductive patterns in a way that may threaten the survival of the species.
A People's History of Science
Connor, Clifford
Book
Connor focuses on the contributions of ordinary people living in ordinary times and the social and political history in which they lived. Spanning the time from the hunter-gatherers to the information...
Rationality/Science
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1995
Chomsky writes: "It strikes me as remarkable that the left today should seek to deprive oppressed people not only of the joys of understanding and insight, but also of tools of emancipation, informing...
Snake Oil Science: The Truth about Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Bausell, R. Barker
Book
2009
Illustrates how the placebo effect conspires to make medical therapies appear to be effective - not just to consumers, but to therapists and poorly trained scientists as well. Explores this phenomeno...
Truth About Global Warming
Zwicker, Barrie
Article
1997
Review of The Heat is On: The High Stakes Battle Over Earth's Threatened Climate, by Ross Gelbspan.
What Makes Climate Science Deniers Change Their Minds? A Reddit Confessional Gave Us a Rare Insight
Kirk, Karin
Article
2017
An AskReddit discussion poses a tantalizing question, "Former climate deniers, what changed your mind?" Responses to the query offer a rare glimpse into the processes of how some people switch camps,...

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Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Education of the public, business and political leaders on the value and necessity of preserving Western Canada's remaining wilderness. Support groups working to preserve areas.

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American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), located in New York, comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 m...
Improbable Research
What is Improbable Research? Improbable research is research that makes people laugh and then think. Improbable Research is the name of our organization. We collect (and sometimes conduct) improbable research. We publish a magaz...
Museum of the History of Science
The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivalled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the col...

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Bad Science
Goldacre, Ben
2008
Goldacre notes the flaws in research practices and marketing practices leading to human gullibility. He aims to promote public understanding of science so that readers can discern the logic and eviden...
Basic research
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Basic research or fundamental research (sometimes pure research) is research carried out to increase understanding of fundamental principles.
Lysenkoism
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Mobile reserves could save marine species
Sample, Ian
2012
Mobile marine nature reserves have been advanced as a tool to protect highly mobile marine mammals such as seabirds, turtles and sharks. These would protect migratory routes and mating grounds during ...

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Improbable Research
Website
Research that makes people laugh and then think.