No Vaccination? No Daycare, Say Australian Legislators

Australia could soon ban unvaccinated children from attending preschools nationwide. 

A children's doctor injects a vaccine against measles, rubella, mumps and chicken pox to an infant on February 26, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Australia might soon ban unvaccinated children from attending preschools and daycare. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull didn't mince words on the proposed law, dubbed "No Jab, No Play." 

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Why a New Group Aims to Elect More Scientists to the Government

A new nonprofit organization aims to elect more scientists to the U.S government.

Concerned that scientific views are not being properly represented in Washington, a new nonprofit group wants to get more scientists elected. 314 Action, named after the first three digits of pi, wants scientists to embrace the political process, running for all levels of government. The group’s aim is to get as many scientists elected as possible in the 2018 elections.

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More Than Half of Us Are Prone to "Remembering" False Memories

“Memory is a poet,” Marie Howe once remarked, “not an historian.” When it comes to fake news, our minds can be easily and permanently misled. 

A not so careless whisper. (Photo Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Do you remember where you were on 9/11? While most Americans immediately explain the details of the moment they found out about the attack on the World Trade Center, 40 percent of them are wrong.

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