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Did Pom Wonderful Buy Morgan Spurlock's Silence?

Do pomegranates really help with heart disease and erectile health? The evidence isn't clear and it's too bad Morgan Spurlock didn't let us know that.

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Morgan Spurlock—the entertainer who once fed himself only McDonald’s for a month, who crisscrossed the dessert in search of Osama bin Laden, and who espouses “Raw for 30 Days,” a diet that can supposedly reverse diabetes—has a new stunt he’d like you to watch.

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Should Science Education Be About B.S. Detection?

Newsweek columnist suggests eschewing the principles of biology, chemistry, and physics, and instead teaching kids to identify bad science.

Last month, the White House hosted its first science fair. Innovative middle and high school students from around the country trotted their gadgets, doohickeys, and other wares for solving the problems and inconveniences of the world to present before the American president and get a pat on the back from the commander-in-chief.

But, when it comes to science education, these brilliant youngsters are aberrations. Yes, our science and math education curriculum should endeavor to funnel more people toward projects like the ones these kids worked on, but, as Sharon Begley suggests in her regularly insightful Newsweek science column, more generally, the science we teach in schools should be more practical.

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