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Don't Let Them Make a Cop Killer the Face of the Movement

The death of two New York City police officers is tragic. They were two men of color who likely experienced the realities of a racist society, and were unjustifiably slain. Ismaaiyl Brinsley murdered Asian American and Hispanic American...Show More Summary

Chinese media on The Interview

Here are the last few paragraphs from Global Times: The US society stands on the upper stream of global competition of culture. It needs to show some good manners instead of being too aggressive. The American elites should not just speak like gentlemen, but behave like them. The biggest motive for Sony Pictures may be […]

New Holland Wins Four Innovation Awards

Our friends at New Holland are being honored for their engineering innovation. This company news release says New Holland won fourprestigious AE50 Awards for smart engineering innovations by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Show More Summary

Study on world's biggest animal finds more than 1 population in the southeastern Pacific

Scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), the Universidad Austral de Chile, the Blue Whale Center, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), NOAA, and other organizations are examining molecular clues to answer a big question: how many types of blue whales exist in the waters of the southeastern Pacific? read more

Sanchirico Presents Two Tax Papers in Italy

Chris Sanchirico (Pennsylvania) presents two papers at the 10th Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Law and Economics at the University of Rome: As American as Apple Inc.: International Tax and Ownership Nationality, 68 Tax L. Rev. ___ (2014): The ownership nationality of large US multinational companies plays an...

Do Carrots Really Help You See Better? [Science Video]

From the American Chemical Society: You heard it from your mom over and over again. “Eat your carrots, they’ll help you see better!” So is it true? We teamed up with chemist Chad Jones, host of the Collapsed Wavefunction podcast, to crack the carrot case wide open. Show More Summary

American Pain Society Releases Pain Research Agenda for the 21st Century

Some 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to the Institute of Medicine, but funding to support scientific research that could lead to effective new therapies for pain remains inadequate. Recognizing this dilemma,...Show More Summary

‘Reactions’ Asks and Answers the Question ‘Do Carrots Make You See Better?’

5 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Chemist Chad Jones of The Collapsed Wavefunction podcast appeared in a recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions to answer the question “Do Carrots Make You See Better?” In the episode, Jones explains the World War II origins of the myth that eating a lot of carrots improves eyesight as well as the chemistry of […]

Is the Grand Canyon a Fake?

5 days agoOdd : Neatorama

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research. by Earle E. Spamer, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[EDITOR’S NOTE: This is at least the third in Earle Spamer’s series of deep explorations of the Grand Canyon.]There are more than 400 physiographic “Grand Canyons” in the world. Show More Summary

FCC receives complaints over Tom Brady's muted sideline tirade

While once we had Janet Jackson's breast to blame for the decay of American society, it appears we can now blame New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's potty mouth for our downfall. Just as the Federal Communications Commission...Show More Summary

American Society of Nephrology Obtains Highest ACCME Accreditation

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world's largest organization of kidney health professionals, has received the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's highest level of accreditation--Accreditation with Commendation. ASN is among the top of continuing medical education providers that have obtained Accreditation with Commendation.

‘NYT’ writer takes Salaita’s side, saying U of Illinois violated ‘intellectual and academic freedom’

Steven Salaita's rude tweets served to change American society on the Gaza onslaught, which should have provoked moral outrage but did not, says UMass philosophy prof Joseph Levine

Top Blood Transfusion-Related Complication More Common Than Previously Reported

Two studies published in the January issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists(r) (ASA(r)), shed new light on the prevalence of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and...Show More Summary

Column: The welfare conundrum

World Poultry Vol. 30 #8 featured the headline: “US consumers want more humanely raised chicken”. The report was based on a survey conducted by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Nowhere is it stated how the survey was carried out. Was it among ASPCA members? High net-worth consumers?

ASTRO Recognized with Distinguished "Accreditation with Commendation" Status From the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) education credentials have been recognized and upgraded by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) from Accreditation to Accreditation with Commendation, approved at the ACCME's December 2014 meeting.

Super Slow Motion Video of Rain Drops Falling on a Bed of Sand

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

The American Physical Society has compiled a set of super slow motion videos that demonstrate the beautiful and fascinating fluid dynamics that occur when a raindrop strikes a bed of sand. As the society notes, the impact is similar to that of an asteroid impact. Surprisingly, we found that liquid-drop impact cratering follows the same […]

The Lawless Society

The release of the Senate’s torture report reminds us of the central fact of American society, today. Any semblance of equal justice under the law is now gone from what our leaders claim is the world’s leading democracy. Instead, of a constitutional democracy living under the law. We have a gangster government that fails to [...]

Obama to Americans: Racism is “Deeply Rooted” in our society

WASHINGTON — In an interview with BET, or Black Entertainment Television, President Barack Obama said American society still has deep roots of racism. RealClearPolitics reported Obama’s quote along with a video clip of that specific statement, which transcript read as: “When you’re dealing with something as deeply rooted as racism or bias in any society […]

In Bungled Covert Operation, USAID Contractor Recruited Hip-Hop Artists to Help Topple Cuban Government

From the United States government contractor, which brought you “Cuban Twitter” and a band of untrained young Latin Americans sent to infiltrate Cuban society through the organization of an HIV workshop, comes another bungled covert operation against Raul Castro’s government: an operation to recruit notorious Cuban rappers and co-opt the country’s hip-hop music scene in [...]

Fracking Green Chemistry Roundtable Launched

Apache, Dow Chemical and Marathon Oil are among the members of the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute’s newly formed roundtable to identify opportunities for the oil and gas industry to use green chemistry and engineering in hydraulic fracturing. The ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable is open to new members; to be considered a founding […]

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