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ScienceBloggers Peter Lipson, AKA Dr. Pal from White Coat Underground, and Janet Stemwedel, AKA Dr. Free-Ride from Adventures in Ethics and Science, return for another episode of BhTV’s Science Saturday this week. They discuss Senator Tom Harkin’s worrisome crusade to “validate” alternative medicine, debate whether scientists should bother to rigorously investigate popular junk science, explain…

This week, our regularly scheduled “Science Saturday” feature has become “Science Monday” due to some technical difficulties during our most recent upgrade. But the video is now up and features some of our very own bloggers, Janet (AKA Dr. Freeride) from Adventures in Ethics and Science, and Peter Lipson (AKA Dr. Pal) who contributes to…

Recently, a discussion has sparked on ScienceBlogs over how the word “addiction,” could be used to describe some substances that aren’t necessarily harmful such as antidepressants. Scicurious from Neurotopia points out that if a substance changes one’s physical self, there will be physical effects if that drug is discontinued—a property of addiction. Likewise, PalMD from…