Wednesday, March 07, 2018 by: Frances Bloomfield Tags: bad science, badscience, fake journals, fake science, fake scientific journals, junk science, science, science fiction, science journals, scientific journals, Star Trek, weird science (Natural News) What would happen to the human body if we could travel at warp 10 speeds? According to paper authored by one Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, achieving this form of high-speed, faster-than-light travel would cause the human body to rapidly undergo devastating physiological changes that would make us less than human. If this all sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is: The paper is cribbed from an infamous episode of Star Trek: Voyager. The paper itself is titled “Rapid Genetic and Developmental Morphological Change Following Extreme Celerity”and was “written” by a biologist who just so happened to also be an avid Trekkie, or Star Trek fan. In an email to Space.com, the biologist—who chose to go by … [Read more...] about Science journal punked by technology “paper” that rewrote Star Trek episode plot
(Natural News) I’ve got an important update for all Natural News fans, covering our lab science improvements, our science-based content enhancements and a large expansion to Health Ranger Store operations, among other announcements. Thanks to your support in 2017, we experienced our most successful year ever in terms of visitor traffic, store sales and content expansion. We’ve reinvested significant resources into all the following expansions and improvements:For starters, you may have noticed that over 50% of our articles are now citing one or more scientific studies from various journals, educational institutions, non-profits or other evidence-based organizations.Over the last few months, we significantly expanded our content research team, and we now monitor breaking news from over 1,300 evidence-based journals covering nutrition, botanical medicine, mind-body medicine and other similar topics.Until recently, most of our news articles cited other news sources such as … [Read more...] about Natural News update: Science content improvement, lab expansion, new websites launched, manufacturing expansion and more
GMOs. Steak. Canned vegetables. Sugar. Dairy. And now, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, oranges.If you were to avoid every food that has been linked to cancer, you would have to subsist on a diet of water, celery, and air.Oh wait—all three of those things have found to cause cancer, according to The Complete List of Things That Give You Cancer.Scientific literature—and in turn, the news—has become so saturated with reports of carcinogens lurking around every corner that radiation oncologist Jonathan Schoenfeld, M.D., gets frequent questions from his patients. “Often they want to know if there is anything they did to cause their cancers,” says Dr. Schoenfeld, a physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.And while some lifestyle factors are linked to cancer (looking at you, cigarettes), many other “carcinogens” are blown out of proportion, he says. As a result, … [Read more...] about Foods and Cancer: We Expose Suspect Science
(Natural News) What if everything you thought you knew turned out to be wrong? Books and movies have posed this dramatic question in the past, but now it could become reality as new research casts doubt on the cell samples used for more than 30,000 scientific studies.According to a report out of Radboud University in the Netherlands, 451 cell cultures that were used for thousands of scientific experiments are contaminated, and this could have resulted in ineffective treatments being approved. When you consider the fact that some of these contaminated cells date back six decades, it’s clear how extensive the damage could be. The nearly 33,000 papers that used the incorrect cell lines were cited in around half a million other papers. Making matters worse, these cells are still being used for research, which means that future decisions could be based on faulty data.The researchers made this startling discovery while examining data from the International Cell Line Authentication … [Read more...] about Bad science warning: More than 30,000 studies may have been compromised by contaminated cell lines used for decades
(Natural News) If you’ve ever wanted to read large collections of fake news, look no further than medical science journals such as The Lancet or the British Medical Journal. Almost everything they publish is “bogus,” explains science writer Richard Harris, who writes for NPR, and the result is billions of dollars in fraud, waste and unnecessary expenditures on Big Pharma drugs that simple don’t work.His new book is called Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions, and it reveals the truth about science fraud that I’ve been documenting for years on Natural News and Scientific.news. What truth is that? Most “science” studies don’t hold up under scrutiny, and most of them can’t be reproduced when someone else attempts to perform the same experiment.The entire apparatus of Big Pharma and FDA approved drugs, in other words, is largely fraudulent. Most drugs simply … [Read more...] about SCIENCE SHOCK: Almost all medical studies are “bogus” … reproducibility approaches ZERO
The news headlines have been full of accusations of bad science, fraud, and scandal in the world of medical research lately. In fact, one researcher published a paper showing that, statistically, there is a greater than 50-percent chance that any given scientific study is wrong. Yet we increasingly rely on scientific studies to advance our knowledge in the fields of both conventional medicine and alternative health. Documented and reproducible scientific studies are there to help us sort the wheat from the chaff in the oftentimes contradictory world of health claims, and they can provide us with more reliable data than anecdote or folklore. Fudging the Figures In 2005 epidemiologist John Ioannidis’ research led him to the astonishing conclusion that “most claimed research findings are false.” Researcher bias, “manipulation in the analysis or reporting of findings,” whether intentional or subconscious, plays a key role in skewing the validity of … [Read more...] about Bad Science
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” so said Charles Dickens, in his famous novel “A Tale of Two Cities.” This well-known saying has remained in the collective consciousness of many readers throughout the years. Let’s use it for the purpose of foods today, specifically, fats – possibly the most misunderstood and often maligned organic substances. In what has gone down as one of the most famous catchphrases of the nineties, “Stop the insanity!” – was the mantra of outspoken author Susan Powter. Powter put the focus on fat as public enemy number one. She didn’t just talk and write about it, she screamed it from the rooftops. And thus a generation of dieters was born-again, scrambling to remove every possible form of fat from their diets. What they didn’t know was that they were following some seriously dubious (at least) and harmful (at worst) dietary advice. Grocery shelves became crammed with boxes … [Read more...] about A tale of two fats: good fats, bad fats
Does anybody out there remember the old “Dinosaurs” episodes on ABC TV? I loved the “WE SAY SO” Corporation that Earl worked for. In the series, the WE SAY SO Corporation owned “just about everything” much like the combined pharmaceutical companies of today own the media and the food industry. So here is an “Official Statement” from the newly formed Pharmaceutical Producers Association and Corporation also coincidentally known as “WE SAY SO”……. It is Cancer Awareness Month again, folks and we cannot thank enough of you wonderful volunteers, young and old, who shaved your heads for our new TV series called “Chemotherapy, The Gift That Keeps On Giving” We want to especially thank those who actually, although completely healthy at the time, went through real Chemo for those special close-up camera shots. We wish we could have paid you all for your hard work and suffering but then how could we … [Read more...] about WE SAY SO! The Science We Should Never Question (Sarcasm)
The Choice Parents of school age children who are required to get vaccinations to attend school, parents of newborn babies that are routinely vaccinated in the first days of life, and parents of children in poor African and Asian countries on National Immunization Day, about to be accosted by swarms of dedicated vaccine field workers, all these parents and others face a hard choice they cannot avoid making. The choice is not just an intellectual or philosophical one. In many cases they are betting their children’s lives, and their own, that they will make the correct choice. Perhaps you or someone you know is among them. Origins The story of vaccination, as told by today’s conventional science, often starts with the account of Edward Jenner and the disease called smallpox. The 2011 short documentary “Edward Jenner,” and the 2012 History Channel presentation on smallpox are examples of how Jenner is seen as a global … [Read more...] about Vaccination: Blessing of Science or Deception and Harm?
The legalization of cannabis has been a century-long debate and over the course of many years, there has been compelling evidence coming both from those who advocate for and protested against the legalization of cannabis. There are 111 different cannabinoids in marijuana, all having different effect on smokers, THC and CBD being the most common ones. Medical benefits uncovered in recent studies suggest further research into the plausible application of marijuana is more than necessary. Though further research is needed, we have comprised a list of both positive and negative effects of smoking marijuana, derived from the previously conducted studies. There is currently little evidence that smoking cannabis can cause significant health problems. In western countries, people have been smoking marijuana for decades and there have not yet been any reported causes of lung cancer, emphysema or any other diseases. On the contrary, studies have shown that marijuana aids in glaucoma, Type 2 … [Read more...] about Is cannabis ultimately good or bad for your health?