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Researchers: Cavemen feasted on lions — Waiting in line at the drive-through may be a drag, but it sure beats what our ancestors had to do for fast food. Try take-out lion. A Spanish team reports Neanderthals likely hunted and ate a big cat at a cave site.

New Bill Would Drastically Change Science Funding Priorities — Hurricanes, earthquakes and crime deserve less attention from scientists - along with climate change and poverty - according to a bill facing a vote in Congress on Tuesday. The " America Competes Reauthorization Act" builds on a 2010 law aimed at ensuring federal support for science and engineering education.

U.S. Army Withdraws Flawed And Plagiarized Manual About "Cultural Understanding" — The U.S. Army withdrew its just-published "cultural understanding" manual for soldiers on Tuesday, after anthropologists and BuzzFeed News raised questions about plagiarism and botched explanations of culture in the document. The "Army Training Program 3-24.3 Cultural and Situational Understanding" manual, produced by the U.S.

What Rand Paul Gets Right - And Wrong - About Marriage and Poverty — "It's just a fact," presidential candidate Rand Paul told reporters in Baltimore in the aftermath of days of riots. "The number one risk factor for poverty in our country is having your kids before you are married." A Republican Senator for Kentucky and a doctor, Paul has been saying marriage can beat poverty for almost a decade.

Privacy Experts Warn Of Peeping Drones Spying On All Of Us — Imagine a future in which small machines swarm all around us: blaring ads, doling out speeding tickets, scanning our eyes to run through facial recognition software. That's the bleak vision imagined in " The Drone Aviary," a popular video created by the London-based design group Superflux.

Cruel Medical Experiments On Slaves Were Widespread In The American South — Electric shocks, brain surgery, amputations - these are just some of the medical experiments widely performed on American slaves in the mid-1800s, according to a new survey of medical journals published before the Civil War. Previous work by historians had uncovered a handful of rogue physicians conducting medical experiments on slaves.

Whatever Happened To The Surgeon General — WASHINGTON D.C. - Two blocks south of the U.S. Capitol sits the office of the world's least frightening general, the U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy. He's having a good week, appearing both with Sesame Street's Elmo in a public service ad touting vaccinations, and with Vice President Joe Biden, who on Wednesday ceremonially confirmed Murthy in his new post.

Chinese Study Of Human Embryos Raises Fears Of Designer Babies — Confirming rumors buzzing for months in scientific circles, Chinese researchers have published a study showing genetic engineering of human embryos for the first time. The experiments, first reported on Wednesday by Nature News, largely didn't work: Just a few embryos out of dozens were successfully modified.

For Earth Day, A War On The EPA — On this 45th annual celebration of Earth Day, the U.S. federal agency charged with keeping the air and water clean is once again at the center of a political dumping ground. As it does every spring, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is fending off political attacks and court cases from the left and right alike.

Africa At Risk Of Ebola Flare-Up, WHO Leaders Say — WASHINGTON, D.C. - After killing more than 10,000 people in three West African nations over the last year, Ebola is now confirmed in fewer than 40 patients. But the deadly outbreak could still flare up, World Health Organization officials warned on Thursday.
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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

RT @azeen_g: LaCour apparently fudged data in another study on media bias, & "you don’t need a fancy statistical analysis to see.” http://t…

May 28, 2015

RT @fredamoon: "If a subject asks you for help in a murder plot, just say no." This story of a Sociologist Gone Wild is astonishing.…

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RT @bradplumer: "The high cost of renewable energy means Japan has no choice but to rely on nuclear power," gov't says:… via @KFJ_FP

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