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The Gray Lady has gotten raunchy in her old age. News has just broken that the New York Times's national security reporter, Ali Watkins, was sleeping with a source who worked as an aide to the Senate Intelligence Committee. That source has now been arrested as part of an investigation into leaks of classified information.

It's long been known that journalism, like the legal profession, attracts its fair share of agenda-driven sleazebags who prioritize half-truths and personal ambition over honor and veracity, perhaps none more so than the New York Times. Back in 2003, Jayson Blair, a reporter for the NYT, resigned because he plagiarized and...

Dr. Oz is a fraud who ought to be fired from Columbia University and have his medical license revoked. Instead, he'll be headed to the White House.

In a press release, the Trump Administration announced its plan to appoint America's Quack to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. This is an abomination to the biomedical science community.

It is impossible to overstate how ridiculously inept this decision is. Founded in 1956 by President Eisenhower, the Council is largely symbolic. Members...

Early on January 27, 2018, The Most Interesting Man in the World passed away at the age of 91.

No, I'm not speaking of Jonathan Goldsmith, the guy who just pretended to be The Most Interesting Man in the World. I'm speaking of the real deal, my grandfather, Dimitri Berezow -- a man who survived Stalin and Hitler, cheated death on multiple occasions, and went on to live the American dream.

His was an impossibly unique story – one that seems too extraordinary to be true (and yet is) -- capped with a cautionary tale about modern healthcare.

Living Free in Stalin's Russia

For many people, including my Ukrainian grandmother, life in the Soviet Union was hell. To break...

Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes, it is easy to make the same mistake twice.

But, eight times? That's a different story. 

A group of researchers have been caught publishing the same image in multiple papers and the retractions are starting to pile up. 

According to a new story by the website retractionwatch.com, a retraction notice was published earlier this year in ...

I am deeply saddened, disgusted and appalled that we have gotten to a place where the New York Post would deem the video content of their twitter feed an acceptable location to display beyond inappropriate moving images of victims of today's terror attack in lower Manhattan.

Items, let alone physical characteristics and features, can trigger families and loved ones watching to identify or suspect the worst imaginable news in these scenarios. With the expeditious timing of the media outlet's tweet, it is likely official notifications have not occurred.

Calls in the social media feed for them to take down the post have yet to be answered. Mine are among them:

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The United States government does not support funding for any research that involves genetic alteration of human embryos, or human germline cells (sperm and eggs), that can be inherited by offspring.

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, a regulatory body, recently made headlines by granting permission to...

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The worst fear of any clinical trial is causing harm, or even death, in trial participants and unfortunately, for Portuguese pharmaceutical company BIAL, and one of its trial subjects, this fear was recently realized.

In Phase I of a clinical trial for a drug being investigated for treatment of chronic pain (most likely known as BIA 10-2474, though unconfirmed), the death of one...