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Indian Secret Societies

Indian Secret Societies – Societies or brotherhoods of a secret and usually sacred character existed among very many American tribes, among many more, doubtless, than those from which there is definite information. On the Plains theShow More Summary

AGU Throws Science, Climate Under The Bus

The American Geophysical Union just lost whatever remaining credibility it had as a scientific society earlier today when it announced no change in policy regarding taking money from ExxonMobil. We talked about this before, here. Margaret Leinen, the AGU president, issued a communication today that says this: Last week the AGU Board of Directors discussed…

Why Apple's New Bedtime Feature Could Help Promote Healthy Sleep

After reviewing the scientific evidence in 2015, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine together with the Sleep Research Society now recommends that “adults should sleep 7 or more hours per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health”. Show More Summary

Why Apple's New Bedtime Feature Could Help Promote Healthy Sleep

After reviewing the scientific evidence in 2015, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine together with the Sleep Research Society now recommends that “adults should sleep 7 or more hours per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health”. Show More Summary

REPOST – Racial Trauma is Real: The Impact of Police Shootings on African Americans

Racial Trauma is Real: The Impact of Police Shootings on African Americans From Psychology Benefits Society, a blog from the APA Public Interest Directorate • July 14, 2016 By By Erlanger A. Turner, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychology,...Show More Summary

American Society of Human Genetics and Mayo Clinic launch educational collaboration

BETHESDA, Md., and ROCHESTER, Minn. — The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine (CIM) announced today a formal collaboration under which the two organizations will facilitate the use of genomics in medicine through the education of health professionals. Show More Summary

American Society of Anesthesiologists Hosts ANESTHESIOLOGY(r) 2016

From novel procedures to treat chronic pain to new research that may help treat Alzheimer's disease, ANESTHESIOLOGY(r) 2016 is the premier gathering in the field, showcasing the cutting-edge research taking place in this medical specialty that serves millions of patients undergoing operations, procedures and tackling pain every year.

American Support For Humanitarian Assistance Reflected In $1.2 Billion Pledge

I've often traveled to New York for the opening week of the UN General Assembly, but this year I'm honored to join other civil society leaders at President Barack Obama's Leaders' Summit on Refugees. And U.S. civil society, once again,...Show More Summary

Sam Bee Has a Few Choice Words for Jimmy Fallon About His Infamous Trump Interview

Experiencing serious Trump fatigue, Samantha Bee posed an important question on Monday night’s episode of Full Frontal: “Why do so many Americans think playing footsie with fringe hate groups is a disqualifier from polite society, much...Show More Summary

Future Fatigue | Designing the Future

Often expressed informally through back channels, there’s a strong contrarian strand of thought that holds librarianship—if not all of American society—spends too much time, energy, and ink trying to predict what’s next. Too great aShow More Summary

Expanded design-build law is overdue in New York

Poor road conditions and traffic congestion cost motorists about $6.3 billion statewide, or an average of $694 per driver, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ report card on... To view the full story, click the title link.

Samantha Bee Rips Into Networks For Falling For Trump's Birther Stunt

Sam Bee asks the right question: "Why do so many Americans think playing footsie with fringe hate groups isn't a disqualifier from polite society, much less the presidency?" Her answer will not please some of Trump's enablers, like NBC...Show More Summary

The Five Second Rule Is A Lie, Says Science

Our long-held rationalization for eating a Cronut that fell to the floor just a few short seconds ago has been exploded like so many streams of food illness-related diarrhea. A new study published by the American Society for Microbiology...Show More Summary

A top education VC says these 6 startups could transform how we teach kids

Ever since the days of overhead projectors and microfilm readers, American schools have had to play catch up with the rest of society in the technology they offer. "Teachers have very complex jobs, and traditionally have had archaicShow More Summary

Found: The World's Longest Lightning Strikes, In Both Length and Time

(Photo: colinedwards99/CC BY 2.0) Lightning happens in a flash, but that doesn’t mean they are always forgotten. In a recently released paper from the American Meteorological Society (h/t Science Alert) two lightning strikes in particular...Show More Summary

Latin American scientists reject letter from Nobel Prize laureates in support of GMOs

The Union of Latin American Scientists Committed to Society and Nature (UCCSN-AL) rejects the letter signed by several Nobel Prize laureates in favour of genetically modified crops and the transgenic rice called "golden rice."

Snowden Another Great Film by Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone fought as a young man in Vietnam where he experienced the dark side of American society, which he came to chronicle in films ranging from Platoon, JFK, Nixon, Wall Street, the Doors, Born on the Fourth of July, W, and many...Show More Summary

Several Upcoming Academic Conferences

There are several relevant academic conferences on the near horizon. American Neurological Association (ANA) Baltimore, MD 16-18 October National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) Seattle, WA 19-22 October Society for Neuroscience (SfN) San Diego, CA 16-16 November

U.S. Opioid Epidemic Costs Lives and Billions of Dollars

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Fatalities related to opioids are rising drastically — in 2014, about 18,893 overdose deaths in the U.S. were related to prescription pain relievers, and 10,574 deaths were related to heroin, the American Society of Addiction Medicine reported. Show More Summary

Dr. Oz and Donald Trump Are America’s Greatest Frauds

Donald Trump and Dr. Mehmet Oz have a lot in common. They’re both hucksters selling dangerous snake oils to the American public, obvious frauds who have yet to be cast out of normal society thanks to the mainstream frameworks in which they operate: for Trump, the political arena; for Oz, the medical establishment. Show More Summary

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