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Stephanie Swift
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Scientist & Science Writer
Scientist & Science Writer

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My new article for +The Conversation #Canada is out!

New review tools are poised to address the #reproducibility crisis by holding scientists - and their #data - to a higher standard.

http://bit.ly/2u8Actb

Image credit: Umberto Salvagnin / +Flickr
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This is what a major honey #bee #virus threat looks like.

Cool #sciart from +Masarykova univerzita & +PNAS

http://bit.ly/2ojuHEB
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#Immigration does more good than harm to the #economy.

http://on.wsj.com/2fBNBCv

Faces of #Brexit nincompoops & Donald Trump, meet egg.
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A huge underground coal fire burning since 1962 has generated soil teeming with extraordinary antibiotic-laden microbes.

http://theatln.tc/2dvDEY3

Via +The Atlantic
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With just 13 weeks to go until Christmas, NEJM helpfully looks at #weight gain over the holidays.

http://bit.ly/2cRWnwv

Images: Left: transcendancing / +Flickr // Right: Helander et al, 2016
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This pill prevents #HIV #infection. So, why don’t more at-risk people take it?

http://bit.ly/2d6uEYO

Via +The Boston Globe
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#Science vs. Stigma: the Continued Criminalisation of HIV

At least 30 states in the USA currently have statutes on the books that specifically forbid people infected with HIV from potentially exposing others to the #virus. Several more states prosecute under broader communicable disease laws — and all of these laws persist despite what is now decades of scientific knowledge putting the virulence of HIV well below a menagerie of other common pathogens. Hepatitis B, for example, is another sexually transmitted virus with potentially life-threatening consequences, and while some states do include hepatitis B in their non-disclosure statutes, failure to admit an infection to a sexual partner is rarely prosecuted.

http://bit.ly/2cddUhj

Via +Undark Magazine

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America's Monopoly Problem: How Big Business Is Killing Innovation.

"Imagine a day in the life of a typical American and ask: How long does it take for her to interact with a market that isn’t nearly monopolised? She wakes up to browse the internet, access to which is sold through a local monopoly. She stocks up on food at a superstore such as Walmart, which owns a quarter of the grocery market. If she gets indigestion, she might go to a pharmacy, likely owned by one of three companies controlling 99% of that market."

http://theatln.tc/2cazHpE

Via +The Atlantic H/T +Vox

Image: Justin Renteria
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Synthetic algae-based prawns aim to make ‘seafood’ more sustainable

http://bit.ly/2bRjaSO

Via +The Guardian H/T +Royal Society of Biology

Image: The faux prawns, by +New Wave Foods

#science #environment #food #seafood #sustainability
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