News tagged with myth

Debunking myths about warm-ups, eggs

There are so many things to worry about these days. Wouldn't it be nice to cross something off the list? Turns out you can. Researchers have been busy debunking some common medical myths that have been repeated so many times, ...

dateMay 29, 2009 in Other
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Physicists study the classics for hidden truths

The truth behind some of the world's most famous historical myths, including Homer's epic, the Iliad, has been bolstered by two researchers who have analysed the relationships between the myths' characters and compared them ...

dateJul 24, 2012 in Mathematics
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Inoculating against science denial

Science denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking and cancer has caused millions of premature ...

dateApr 27, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Four myths about privacy

(Phys.org) —Many privacy discussions follow a similar pattern, and involve the same kinds of arguments. It's commonplace to hear that privacy is dead, that people—especially kids—don't care about privacy, that people ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Other
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The myth of the disconnected telecommuter

(Phys.org) -- The assumption that employees who regularly telecommute will feel less attached to the organization they work for due to feeling isolated and disconnected is a myth, according to a study led by a communication ...

dateMay 24, 2012 in Economics & Business
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