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The American Chemical Society Web Series ‘Reactions’ Explains the Chemistry of the iPhone 6

7 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The American Chemical Society’s web series Reactions (see previously) explains the chemistry that goes into building the iPhone 6 (see previously) and making it work in a recent episode. The iPhone 6 is almost here and the preorders are piling up. But what do you really know about the insides of the iPhone 6, or any smartphone for […]

NAMS issues first comprehensive recommendations on care of women at menopause and beyond

CLEVELAND, Ohio (September 17, 2014)—The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has published its key, evidence-based recommendations for the comprehensive care of midlife women—on everything from hot flashes to heart disease. The special...Show More Summary

American Association of Law Libraries Report on Access to Justice

The American Association of Law Libraries recently released a report of a special committee it formed on Law Libraries and Access to Justice. It describes how law libraries can foster greater access to justice in society:"From the earliest days of their profession, law librarians have facilitated access to legal information. Show More Summary

The future of the American bird

yesterdayOdd : Kottke.org

The Climate Report from the National Audubon Society makes for sobering reading. Due to shifting climates, over 300 species of US birds are in danger of losing their habitats or even extinction within the next century. Here are the primary findings: Of the 588 North American bird species Audubon studied, more than half are likely to be in trouble. Show More Summary

The Chemical Elements Within Your Smartphone

Ever wonder what that mini monolithic-shaped computer you carry around in your pocket is made of? Hot on the tail of Apple’s iPhone 6 announcement, the American Chemical Society has produced a video titled “What’s in your iPhone?” that delves into some of the chemical elements used to make smartphones. Check it […]

Long-Term Results of RTOG 0236 Confirm Good Primary Tumor Control and Positive Five-Year Survival Rates for Lung Cancer Patients Who Received Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Patients with inoperable, early-stage lung cancer who receive stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) have a five-year survival rate of 40 percent, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 56th Annual Meeting.

African American Women Need A Hand Not A Fist

For the last several weeks to months, African Americans across the nation have cried foul about the way African American men are treated. Our collective cries have crossed multiple segments of society. Whether it’s unemployment, police brutality, lack of educational opportunities…the calls for change and improvement have been loud and nonstop. The Show Me State Keep Reading ?

Five radiation oncology treatments to question

The American Society for Radiation Oncology has released its second list of five radiation oncology-specific treatments that are commonly ordered but may not always be appropriate.

A Brief Guide to Overcoming Instant Gratification

By Leo Babauta It’s no secret that we live in the Age of Instant gratification. That’s not news. But Paul Roberts has written an excellent essay at The American Scholar looking at the breadth of this phenomena on our society — it’s a must read. A sample quote from Roberts’ essay: ‘The notion of future […]

Fireball lights up the night sky over the eastern United States

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A blazing meteor lit up the night sky like fireworks across a dozen eastern U.S. states and prompted almost 160 sighting reports, the American Meteor Society said on Monday. The meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere over central Pennsylvania late on Sunday and wowed observers from Virginia to...

Penn Medicine at ASTRO Annual Meeting--2014

Penn Medicine radiation oncologists will present over 20 abstracts at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 56th Annual Meeting at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, September 14 to September 17.

ASTRO Releases Second List of Five Radiation Oncology Treatments to Question, as Part of National Choosing Wisely(r) Campaign

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today released its second list of five radiation oncology-specific treatments that are commonly ordered but may not always be appropriate, as part of the national Choosing Wisely(r) campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation.

Blood Test for Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-a (VEGF-A) and Transforming Growth Factor-?1 (TGF-?1) Prior to Treatment Could Help Determine Tailored Treatment Options for Esophageal Cancer Patients

A blood test may be beneficial in indicating neoadjuvant treatment regimens for patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 56th Annual Meeting.

Audubon Society: Nearly half of North American bird species 'severely threatened' by global warming

Click here to use the Audubon Society's interactive map No mincing words from the Audubon Society: The numbers are stark: Of the 588 species Audubon studied, 314 are likely to find themselves in dire straits by 2080. Unless, that is, the oil boomers in the Bakken—and everyone else—start to consider the future. Show More Summary

Nick Gillespie on a Century of Youth Icons, From Flappers to Hipsters

4 days agoNews : Reason

If youth is wasted on the young (and it is!), it's also a constant source of desire and anxiety in American society. There's virtually no social panic or cultural love affair like the ones about the kids these days, whether it's fear...Show More Summary

Continuing conversation with NRC Chairman Macfarlane

On September 11, 2014, the American Nuclear Society hosted a roundtable discussion for nuclear bloggers with Allison Macfarlane, the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The meeting was broadcast as a webinar, but there were also seats available in the conference room from which Dr. Show More Summary

High Flux Isotope Reactor Named Nuclear Historic Landmark

The High Flux Isotope Reactor, or HFIR, has been designated a Nuclear Historic Landmark by the American Nuclear Society. The reactor was conceived in the late 1950s as a production reactor to meet anticipated demand for transuranic isotopes ("heavy" elements such as plutonium and curium). Show More Summary

Post-9/11 check-up: "How well-informed is our society to defend America (and freedom) against Islamist revolution?

A DemoCast original production. America's 13-year check-up. Taking stock of Americans' understanding of the jihadist attacks of September 11, 2001 and their relevance in understanding the goals of Islamism and how to defend freedom against Islamism's global revolution. Show More Summary

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