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Submission + - UK newspaper kills autism story (badscience.net)

vague disclaimer writes: The Observer newspaper appears to have removed from its internet archive a story about autism research which had been excoriated by Ben Goldacre, the "Bad Science" writer for sister paper The Guardian. Goldacre had caught the Observer not only totally misunderstanding the research (used as a front page lead) but also apparently misquoting one source and falsifying a quote from another to draw a spurious link the the "MMR debate". In the UK controversy still surrounds claims of a link between autism and the use of the MMR vaccine and newspapers are more than happy to stir the pot. It is not clear whether the removal is because they were embarrassed, or threatened with legal action.
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Submission + - Apple and Apple kiss and make up

vague disclaimer writes: Apple Inc (the company formerly known as Apple Computer) and Apple Corps seem to have kissed and made up. Looks suspiciously like game set and match to Cupertino. Presumably it is only a matter of time before real Beatles musics makes an appearance on iTunes (as opposed to tributes and "singalongs").

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