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Antibiotic Resistance From Unexpected Sources--Herbicides, Dust, And Metals

More disturbing news was revealed this week on new sources of antibiotic resistance in the environment. First, in a troublesome report in mBio?, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology, researchers showed that three commercial herbicides—Monsanto’s dicamba (Kamba) and glyphosate (Roundup), and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D)—could make strains of Escherichia [...]

Post Racial America in the Age of Obama

At no other time in our country's great history has an idea of a post-racial society caught the eye of many Americans; yet this vision has neither materialized nor even blossomed. Many argue the emergence of an African American candidate has fueled the debate regarding where race and politics fit in America. Show More Summary

Start Your April Fools' Day Off Right With These Chemistry Jokes. They're A Gas!

It's April Fools' Day! What better way to celebrate than to nerd out with some cringeworthy chemistry jokes? The American Chemical Society has got you covered, with a new round of witticisms in its latest video (above). For instance:...Show More Summary

An Open Response To the Society of American Travel Writers For Having Stripped Me of My Travel Photography Awards

This morning I was notified by the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) that I have been stripped of all travel journalism awards given by the organization and its foundation for the use of performance enhancing drugs. In particular I have been stripped of the following awards: 2012, 2013 and 2014 Lowell Thomas Awards for [...]

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Ben Zimmer was recently in Pittsburgh, where he gave the keynote address at the American Copy Editors Society conference. He mentioned that one of the copy editors (Bill Walsh of the Washington Post) was confused by a sign for a newShow More Summary

ATS and ERS Publish Statement on Current State and Future Directions of COPD Research

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) have published a statement describing the state of current evidence on the diagnosis, assessment, and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), identifying gaps in knowledge and making recommendations for the directions of future research.

Among Low-Income Working Families, a Sharp Racial and Ethnic Divide

Co-authored by Deborah Povich Report: Low-Income Working Families: The Racial/Ethnic Divide The growing national concern about income inequality across much of American society should focus on the sharp and damaging divide within the...Show More Summary

Don't forget these changes to the AP Stylebook

The Associated Press Stylebook announced some changes last week at the annual conference of the American Copy Editors Society. (Full disclosure: This columnist, as president of the ACES Education Fund, is a member of the ACES board.)...Show More Summary

7 of the Biggest Reasons America Is Screwed

Why the wealthy and the right always prevail. Our current political situation is unprecedented. The vast majority of Americans keep falling behind economically because of changes in society's ground rules, while the rich get even richer -- yet this situation doesn't translate into a winning politics. Show More Summary

Another Round of Cringeworthy Chemistry Jokes That Hope to Get a Reaction From the Audience

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“What do you do with a sick chemist? Well if you can’t helium, and you can’t curium, you’re going to have to barium.” The American Chemical Society series Reactions has released another round of cringeworthy chemistry jokes they hope will get a reaction from the audience. Like the first video in the series, the jokes are primarily […]

ASCP, CAP, AMP, and ASCO Issue Draft Colorectal Cancer Molecular Marker Testing Guideline and Announce Opening of Public Comment Period

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today released a draft of a clinical practice guideline on the use of molecular marker testing for patients with primary or metastatic colorectal carcinoma. Show More Summary

[SPONSORED POST] Learn how to survive and thrive as a freelancer

IS FREELANCING IN YOUR FUTURE? LEARN HOW TO SURVIVE & THRIVE American Society of Journalists and Authors, North America’s top association of independent writers, brings together 500+ nonfiction writers, editors, agents and publishers April 30? May 2 in NYC. Join us for ASJA2015: Connect for Success! Register now: Over 50 panels and hands?on workshops … Read More

Why We Should Declare an Emoticon of the Year

You've heard about the words of the year—Oxford's vape, Merriam-Webster's culture, and's exposure, to name a few. And perhaps you're even eagerly awaiting the American Dialect Society's own WOTY vote, which will take place this coming weekend (I'll be live-tweeting from it!). Show More Summary

No Need to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery, Study Shows

Delaying rotator cuff surgery on patients with shoulder stiffness may not be necessary, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day.

Researchers Highlight Shoulder and Elbow Injury Possibility in Youth Players

Pitching speed, player's height, and pitching for multiple teams may correlate with a history of shoulder and elbow injuries, according to new research released today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day.

For Type V AC Joint Injuries, Early Surgery May Not Be the Best Approach

Early surgery may not be the best treatment option for patients with Type V AC joint injuries, according to new research from Tripler Army Medical Center. The study, presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day, showed military personnel returned to duty faster when surgery was not performed.

Young Athletes at Greater Risk for Re-Injury after ACL Surgery

One in three young athletes who undergo ACL surgery experiences re-injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day. The study examined the long term success of surgery for patients aged 18 years and younger.

The SAA Archaeological Record on "Archaeological Practice on Reality Television"

Many in the North American and global archaeological community are undoubtedly awaiting the upcoming Society for American Archaeology conference, to be held this year in San Francisco in three weeks time. If blessed with the proximity,...Show More Summary

ACES: AP’s guidance on suicide terms shows sensitivity

ACES On Friday at the American Copy Editors Society conference, The Associated Press revealed some of the upcoming changes to the 2015 AP Stylebook, and among them is updated guidance on suicide terms. From our earlier story with the...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Monica Lewinsky

I am twenty-two, and find myself branded as That Woman in one of the most persisting microcosms of American society – a college campus.

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