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Grand Roundup: Top posts for the week of Jul. 5

The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:

East Coast heat wave: How the sun can kill: A discussion of how the hot sun can worsen chronic illnesses, cause heat exhaustion and, even, be fatal.

ScienceBlogs adds Pepsi-sponsored nutrition blog: ScienceBlogs, an aggregator of some 80 scientific blogs, launched a new blog Tuesday titled Food Frontiers that is sponsored by PepsiCo. Food Frontiers' self-stated goal is to cover science, nutrition and health policy.

ScienceBlogs head responds to criticism of Pepsi blog:
As the discord surrounding the PepsiCo-sponsored nutrition blog Food Frontiers grew, Adam Bly issued a letter to all ScienceBlogs authors defending his company's decision to launch the blog.

ScienceBlogs ends Pepsi-sponsored nutrition blog: After an outpouring of criticism for a PepsiCo-sponsored nutrition blog, ScienceBlogs has pulled the plug on Food Frontiers.

Legalized marijuana in California: high teens and a more powerful tobacco industry?: A new report from the RAND Corporation shows that legalizing marijuana in California - something that voters will vote on in November - would reduce the price of the drug by as much as 80 percent and increase consumption by an undetermined amount.

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