Autism fraud, Constitution, Starbucks and more
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For more than a decade, measles cases have surged. Though there is a vaccine for the childhood disease, many parents avoided it, thanks to a report that linked the vaccine to the onset of autism. Though the report was later retracted, parents never fully recovered faith in the vaccine. A report published in the medical journal BMJ on Wednesday states that the initial study was an "elaborate fraud," that used doctored information.
Post pick: Constitution quiz
As the Congress prepares to read the Constitution from the floor of the House for the first time ever, our crafty quiz makers have decided to test our knowledge on Constitutional facts. Take a go at it.
Social: Starbucks goes minimal
Dropping its signature black type and the words "Starbucks" and "Coffee," the ubiquitous coffee chain has updated--or stripped-down-- its logo to a simple green-and-white mermaid as it expands beyond the coffee market. So far reaction has not been as cruel to the company as the reaction was to logo changes for GAP or the Big Ten. What do you think of it?
Sports news: Steve Buckley
Boston Herald sports columnist wrote an unusual story Thursday. Readers used to getting sports analysis found something rather different: "Welcome to my coming-out party," the headline read. Buckley buries his lead a bit: he's gay and he's ready to admit it to his reading base. Read his column here.
| January 6, 2011; 10:30 AM ET
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