Here Are 5 Infuriating Examples of Facts Making People Dumber

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The notorious “backfire effect” has now been captured in multiple studies.

Study: Global Warming Will Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099


Controversial new research predicts that over the coming century, rising temperatures will result in more violent crime.

Is the Arctic Really Drunk, or Does It Just Act Like This Sometimes?

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The biggest debate in climate science may be over whether global warming will create more winters like this one. If you care about weather, you’d better care about the outcome.

No, GMOs Won’t Harm Your Health


Dr. Steven Novella argues that many of the fears surrounding genetically modified crops are unsupported.

“She Was Screaming in the Tub”

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And other horrific tales from West Virginia’s chemical nightmare.

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