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Irish Rep Brings James Joyce’s “The Dead” to Life

At the American Irish Historical Society, actors re-create the Christmas joy and loss that permeates the masterly story.

#MeToo Is Changing Minds

If there’s one thing most Americans can agree on, it’s that internet comments are the worst. Or, at the very least, they can attract some of the ugliest elements of society, the most incorrigible misogynists, racists, homophobes, and...Show More Summary

Leaving the house every day may help older adults live longer

(Wiley) In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of community-dwelling individuals aged 70 to 90 years who were participating in the Jerusalem Longitudinal Study, leaving the house daily was linked with a lower risk of dying over an extended follow-up period, independent of social, functional, or medical factors.

Five Brookhaven Lab scientists named 2017 American Physical Society Fellows

(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Anatoly Frenkel, Morgan May, Rachid Nouicer, Eric Stach, and Peter Steinberg were recognized for their outstanding contributions to astrophysics, materials physics, and nuclear physics.

Sci-Hub Loses Domain Names, But Remains Resilient

Sci-Hub, often referred to as the "Pirate Bay of Science," lost three of its domain names this week. The suspensions are likely the result of the lost court case against the American Chemical Society. Despite the setback, Sci-Hub remains...Show More Summary

Study calculates contribution of risk factors to cancer in the United States

(American Cancer Society) A new American Cancer Society study calculates the contribution of several modifiable risk factors to cancer occurrence, expanding and clarifying the role of known risk factors, from smoking to low consumption of fruits and vegetables.

People willing to trade treatment efficacy for reduced side effects in cancer therapies

(American Society of Hematology) When choosing their preferred treatment, people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia place the highest value on medicines that deliver the longest progression-free survival, but are willing to swap someShow More Summary

Taking proton pump inhibitors not linked to higher dementia risk

(American Geriatrics Society) In a new research article published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, scientists were able to conclude that developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease (the most common form of dementia) did not appear to be linked to taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

Six USC professors named fellows of esteemed scientific society

(University of Southern California) Five USC scientists and one Keck School of Medicine of USC physician have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor awarded to AAAS members by their peers.

The art and science of glassblowing (video)

(American Chemical Society) If you've ever tapped a screen to send a tweet, opted for a glass bottled soda because of taste, or drooled over art glass in a gallery, then your life has been changed for the better by the transparent yet durable combination of sand and simple chemicals we call glass. Show More Summary

Cato survey: “The State of Free Speech and Tolerance in America”

I’m a bit late getting to this major survey from my colleague Emily Ekins and associates. Some highlights good and bad: By 71% to 28%, Americans lean toward the view that political correctness silences discussions society ought to have,...Show More Summary

Eminent IUPUI quantum physicist Zhe-Yu 'Jeff' Ou elected American Physical Society fellow

(Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science) IUPUI Professor of Physics Zhe-Yu "Jeff" Ou has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. This highly regarded honor recognizes Ou's pioneering theoretical...Show More Summary

For adults younger than 78, risk for heart disease linked to risk for problems walking

(American Geriatrics Society) A team of researchers from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm examined the factors that put older adults at higher risk for developing physical limitations as they age. Findings published in the...Show More Summary

Robotic device tracks plant growth at the cellular level

(American Society of Plant Biologists) Determining how various treatments and conditions affect the mechanical properties of plant cells could allow scientists to understand plant growth at the cellular level and devise ways to enhance it. Show More Summary

Salk scientist Gerald Joyce named 2017 AAAS Fellow for contributions to science

(Salk Institute) Salk Professor Gerald Joyce has been a named a 2017 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society. He earned the recognition for his distinguished...Show More Summary

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Health and University Hospital Unite with the American Cancer Society in the Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Health, and University Hospital have committed to increasing colorectal cancer screening across New Jersey by joining a national effort with the American Cancer Society in the fight against this disease.

Rice University scientists named AAAS Fellows

(Rice University) Rice University professors Janet Braam and José Onuchic have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.

AACE and Endocrine Society Partner to Address Insulin Affordability and Access

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the Endocrine Society have teamed up to address the high cost of insulin and the associated burdens placed on the millions of Americans who rely on costly daily insulin injections.

Nearly 1 Million Americans Have Multiple Sclerosis, NMSS Prevalence Study Finds

An estimated 947,000 people in the U.S. have multiple sclerosis (MS) — more than double the long-accepted figure of 400,000 — according to a newly completed study organized and funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). Show More Summary

Want to Live Longer? Every Movement Counts, Even Cleaning the House

You don’t have to break a sweat to reap the health benefits of physical activity, according to new research in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In a study of women age 65 and older, just 30 minutes a day of light exercise—like running errands and cleaning the house—was linked to a lower risk…

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