Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Vaccine Deniers and the Fear Behind 'Contagion'

by Benjamin Radford, LiveScience Contributor

As "Contagion" hits the big screens this weekend, moviegoers may be left in suspense, while scientists and health officials only get a glimpse of what they've been dealing with for years: the struggle to combat not only diseases but the spread of myths veiled as facts from anti-vaccine advocates. The results can be deadly.

Closest Human Ancestor May Rewrite Steps in Our Evolution

by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor

A startling mix of human and primitive traits found in the brains, hips, feet and hands of an extinct species identified last year make a strong case for it being the immediate ancestor to the human lineage, scientists have announced.

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