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This is a category for topics that show cause and effect of science and society at large. It’s also a place to think philosophically about a topic and how it might impact society with a bit of well-founded speculation. No scaremongering or propaganda allowed.

Street Turtle Rescue Squad: Do’s and Don’t’s of Helping a Little Ol’ Turtle Cross the Street

Welcome! Let me be the first to congratulate you on joining the Street Turtle Rescue Squad. The Street Turtle Rescue Squad, or STRS, is an elite team of wildlife rescue personnel completely and solely dedicated to serving the turtle population in your neighborhood. Our work is vital. Without the heroic efforts of the Street Turtle …

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The Discovery of Chlorpromazine (AKA Thorazine)

Transcript: Intro Chlorpromazine is often known by a brand name of Thorazine. It’s an antipsychotic used for people with manic and schizophrenia disorders. It was considered ground breaking for the psychiatric field. It allowed them to move on from barbaric methods of therapy like electroshock and lobotomies to something that has the potential to correct brain …

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Science is for everyone ─ not just scientists

Science communication circles are growing ever more popular and passionate about science. Google “science is for…” and you’ll see that it fills in “everyone.” No doubt it’s because of the associated TEDTalk, but it’s an infectious, exciting thought amongst passionate science geeks. After all, everyone loves to share their passion and find equally passionate people. …

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