1. April Fools' science fables2. Suicidal rodents3. Half rot, half right4. Mocking mimics5. Booked for bunk6. Ignorance = bliss   April Fools! Science fable vs. science fact
     
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Special Halloween edition.

Going Mad over silly science.

Weird critters from the real world.

Behind scientific creativity.

Paper
Added Sugars Are Taking a Toll on Health, Jane Brody, The New York Times, September 12, 2000.

Assessing the Competence of Specimen-Processing Personnel, Daniel Haun et al, Laboratory Medicine, 31: 633-7, Nov. 2000.

Do Lemmings Commit Suicide: Beautiful Hypotheses and Ugly Facts, Dennis Chitty, Oxford University Press, 1996.

Errant Texts, Janet Raloff, Science News, Mar. 17, 2001, pp. 168-70.

Science Texts Contain Errors, Study Says, AP, The New York Times, Jan. 16, 2001.

The Viceroy Butterfly is Not a Batesian Mimic, David Ritland and Lincoln Brower, Nature, 11 April 1991, p. 497-8.

Electronic
History of April Fools -- or at least a debate about it.

All you ever wanted to know about lemmings

Nuttin' but fools on our April Fool's credits page.

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