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The wrong first step to revive athletes in cardiac arrest

Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 19, 2017 - About three million people have viewed the YouTube video of the death of American collegiate basketball player Frank Gathers from cardiac arrest during a game in 1990. The sequence of the events clearly shows the that for two entire minutes following his collapse, he received no form of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

In Defense of the TV Reporter Standing Outside During a Hurricane

If you watched just about any TV news coverage of Hurricane Irma, you saw a familiar scene: the beleaguered on-air reporter standing outside, jaw set, eyes squinched, braving the buffeting rain and winds all in the name of bringing you...Show More Summary

Family Breaks Museum's 800-Year-Old Coffin

And this is why you should always pay attention to those signs in museums asking that you please not touch the exhibits. A family visiting England's Prittlewell Priory Museum recently broke an ancient coffin when they lifted a child over a barrier and into it to take a photo, the...

Meet What May Have Been the Largest Land Animal Ever

One hundred million years ago, a sauropod that stretched more than 120 feet and weighed some 70 tons existed—perhaps the largest creature to ever roam the Earth. Over the past few years, researchers have excavated fossils from six young-adult dinosaurs from a Patagonian quarry, and New Scientist puts stats...

Here’s How We Made Our Study Reproducible

This story was originally published on the Conversation and is republished here with permission. If you keep up with health or science news, you’ve probably been whipsawed between conflicting reports. Just days apart you may hear that...Show More Summary

Misguided Attempt to Free Thousands of Minks Goes Horribly Wrong

Between 30,000 and 40,000 farm-raised minks were released into the wild near Eden Valley, Minnesota. earlier this week when burglars—presumably animal rights activists—cut the fence to a mink-pelt farm and opened the cages holding the...Show More Summary

Trump Is 'Silencing Civil Servants, Stifling Science'

Joel Clement wants you to know he's not a member of the "deep state," or a representative of Big Government. Instead, call him "a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant … a worried citizen"—and now, per his opinion piece Wednesday in the Washington Post, a "whistleblower" on the...

Innovative Whales Discover Easy New Food Source

The hatcheries of southeast Alaska spend months raising juvenile salmon until they're ready for life on their own in the wide-open ocean. The big day comes, the young fish are released, and they're... immediately eaten by a hungry whale that's been waiting for this exact moment. A study published Tuesday...

Classic Chords #23 Rush Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer is perhaps the best known Rush song. It was the Canadian power trio’s breakthrough hit in terms of sales and popular appeal and was the opener on their 1981 album Moving Pictures. I remember listening to it on vinyl the day it came out and wondering how on earth I was going to … Continue reading "Classic Chords #23 Rush Tom Sawyer"

You Can Now Buy Chocolate Powder to Snort

If news reports are to be believed, health-conscious club-goers have a new drug of choice—instead of cocaine, they’re snorting chocolate. Chocolate snuff, designed in 2007 for the birthday party of two members of the Rolling Stones, has made its way through Europe’s club scene in recent years. Show More Summary

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