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Pseudo-science meets pseudo-political power: the celebration of nonsense

The Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzin is probably doing the best she can to handle the controversy of a popular “stem-cell therapy”, invented by the psychologist Davide Vannoni, who gained national notoriety thanks to unwise media hype in Italy. Vannoni’s…

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No more expert opinion? – Italian sentence pushes scientists into a corner

This monday six italian seismologists have been convicted to jail, charged of manslaughter of 29 victims of an earthquake that hit L’Aquila, center Italy, in April 2009. Scientists are charged of failing to disclose the risk of the big earthquake,…

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