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Scientists Create ‘Revolutionary’ Artificial Womb

Snopes - April 26, 2017 - 9:04pm
The researchers successfully tested the system on fetal lambs, but they hope that the technology can one day be applied to helping save the lives of critically preterm infants.
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Is Paul Ryan ‘Out’ as Speaker of the House?

Snopes - April 26, 2017 - 8:39pm
Ryan has no plans to voluntarily leave his influential post, and it's unclear if any serious effort to replace him is afoot.
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Is the ‘Water Bending’ Squirrel Real?

Snopes - April 26, 2017 - 8:17pm
An image purportedly showing a squirrel appearing to magically avoid a stream of water is a composite of at least two different images.
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Trump Caught Tweeting at Mar-a-Lago?

Snopes - April 26, 2017 - 7:06pm
An unflattering image purportedly showing President Donald Trump from sending a tweet from his Florida estate is a hoax.
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Did Evacuation Alarms Go Off in Pyongyang, North Korea Amid ‘Nuke Fears’?

Snopes - April 26, 2017 - 4:03pm
Disreputable web sites are falsely reporting that a 2015 video of a nighttime tsunami alert in Chile was a mass evacuation in North Korea.
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‘Muslim Refugee’ Shoots 15 People In Ohio Nightclub?

Snopes - April 26, 2017 - 1:58pm
A partisan web site published false and contradictory information about the origins and religious beliefs of a suspect in a fatal shooting.
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Nordstrom Draws Ire With $425 ‘Muddy’ Jeans

Snopes - April 26, 2017 - 12:55pm
Many saw the jeans, which were covered in fake "mud," as an insult to working people.
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Was an Irish Tourist ‘Savagely Raped’ by a Huge Orangutan?

Snopes - April 26, 2017 - 12:30pm
Reports that a man was assaulted by a 400-pound primate originated on a hoax news web site.
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United Airlines Investigating Giant Rabbit’s In-Flight Death

Snopes - April 26, 2017 - 12:13pm
The airline confirmed the death of a large rabbit in a cargo hold during a flight, but the circumstances remain under review.
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Did a Group of Lions Save Christians from Islamic Militants?

Snopes - April 26, 2017 - 10:54am
A rumor that lions saved Christian missionaries from being stoned by Islamic militants in Asia was extremely implausible based on the few details supplied.
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Faking Peer-Review

Science-Based Medicine - April 26, 2017 - 8:03am
A major cancer journal just retracted 107 papers for faking peer-review, bringing the total for that publisher to 450. How did this happen, and how do we prevent it in the future?
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Have Researchers Discovered a New ‘Superfuel’ 1,693 Times More Powerful Than Gasoline?

Snopes - April 26, 2017 - 3:11am
A viral marketing campaign called a resource used in lithium batteries a secret superfuel — all with the intent of selling investment tips in an expensive e-book.
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Are We Living Inside a Computer Simulation?

Snopes - April 26, 2017 - 2:54am
A philosophical notion called the "simulation hypothesis," said to be growing in popularity in high-tech circles, holds that our reality may just be a sophisticated computer mockup.
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New Hampshire Legislator Reportedly Linked to Reddit ‘RedPill’ Forum

Snopes - April 26, 2017 - 2:35am
Republican state Rep. Robert Fisher was identified as the creator of a group fighting what it calls "feminist culture."
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Funky Hand Jive

Radiolab Podcasts - April 26, 2017 - 2:00am
Neil Degrasse Tyson and some new microbiome science help answer the question - when we touch greatness how much of it stays with us? 
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White House Refuses to Release Flynn Documents Amid House Oversight Committee Investigation

Snopes - April 25, 2017 - 4:03pm
The committee is investigating whether the former National Security Advisor reported money he received from foreign powers in accordance with the law.
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Was Trey Gowdy Forced Into Protective Custody After Two Investigators Went Missing?

Snopes - April 25, 2017 - 3:34pm
A fake news web site published a series of inaccurate articles concerning Trey Gowdy, Hillary Clinton, and mysterious deaths in April 2017.
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SheaMoisture Apologizes for Ad with Mostly White Models

Snopes - April 25, 2017 - 2:28pm
Customers responded with outrage to what appeared to be a shift in marketing by the black-owned business.
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Chelsea Clinton Was Arrested for Having Sex With a 13 Year-Old Boy?

Snopes - April 25, 2017 - 1:24pm
A fake news headline claiming that Chelsea Clinton was arrested for having sexual relations with a minor was circulated in April 2017.
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Is North Carolina Man Greg Comer Battling Cancer?

Snopes - April 25, 2017 - 1:22pm
A prayer chain for Comer was reposted in April 2017, more than six years after his death.
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