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ASHG supports Genetic Privacy Provisions in 21st Century Cures Act

(American Society of Human Genetics) The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) commends Congress for strengthening privacy protections for genetics research participants as part of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R.34) passed on Dec. Show More Summary

New book offers usability 'expert over your shoulder'

(Human Factors and Ergonomics Society) Usability Assessment guides user experience professionals and students step by step in the process to achieve optimum design.

Expectation versus reality in the acceptance of self-driving cars

(Human Factors and Ergonomics Society) New research on public acceptance of automated vehicles reveals that drivers' perceptions depend on how realistic a picture they have of the current technology's capabilities.

Cell Atlas launched at ASCB 2016 Meeting

After the completion of the human genome in 2001, another major milestone was reached with the launch of the Cell Atlas at the 2016 American Society of Cell Biology Meeting in San Francisco. An open-access interactive database with unparalleled...Show More Summary

The Evolution of Recreational Cannabis In The District

Here, in the tiny back room of this building, human society in America was shifting. The post The Evolution of Recreational Cannabis In The District appeared first on The Good Men Project.

A space engineer explains why humans will never go past Mars

Louis Friedman, an aerospace engineer and author of "Human Spaceflight: From Mars to the Stars," believes that humans may never travel past Mars. The former head of The Planetary Society says technology will replace exploring humans. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Geologists Detect Vast Unexplored Underground Oceans

One of the recurring tropes of science fiction is the discovery of hidden underground human societies or untouched ecosystems full of bizarre, otherworldly creatures. Now that we have explored nearly every corner of the Earth and have satellites peering down on us from above, deep underground environments...

78 dogs rescued from feces-filled home in El Cajon

The hours-old puppies that softly whined from inside a towel-lined crate were only two of the 78 dogs found in a feces-filled house in El Cajon on Thursday morning.  San Diego Humane Society officials called the small home on El Monte Road near Petree Street “the worst hoarding situation” they’ve...

ASTRO Applauds Nominations of Tom Price and Seema Verma to Top Federal Health Posts

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today expressed its support for the nominations of Tom Price, MD, as Health and Human Services (HHS) Department Secretary and Seema Verma as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator.

Human groups key to preserving natural resources

Learning between human social groups may be key to sustaining the environment, according to a new study that uses mathematical modeling to understand what factors most influence societies to conserve natural resources.

How Consumerism Is Used to Control Society

I find few things more degrading than watching grown men fight over cut-priced consumer goods on a shopping mall floor like starving, agitated beasts on Black Friday. It always makes me wonder: how has human civilization gone from Plato to this? Everyone is sweating over the fact that Trump is going to get access to […]

Best Black Friday news ever? Humane Society runs out of pets - CNET

Waiving adoption fees completely clears out the Indianapolis Humane Society's stock of cats and dogs.

The Simple Life Versus A Complicated Life – Which Is Preferable?

“Through much of human history, frugal simplicity was not a choice but a necessity – and since necessary, it was also deemed a moral virtue. But with the advent of industrial capitalism and a consumer society, a system arose that was committed to relentless growth, and with it grew a population (aka ‘the market’) that […]

Rocket Road Trip: Watch a new video series on NASA's human spaceflight program

The Planetary Society debuts a new, five-part video series on NASA's human spaceflight program. We went on a 10-day, 450-mile journey throughout the southern U.S. to see how the agency is preparing to send humans beyond low-Earth orbit for the first time since 1972.

Footage Of Cows Happily Playing With Bales Of Hay

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Cows are more intelligent and graceful than most people think, but they're also simple creatures who don't mind spending their days standing around in fields munching grass with the rest of their herd. But just like in human societyShow More Summary

Ants were farming long before humans

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It is generally understood that human society turned to agriculture about 10,500 years ago in the region that is the Middle East today, and that turn in the human way of life set us down the path to modern civilization. Now, researchers have found another species that is not nearly as...

Telecommuting and Remote Access in the Age of Cyber Insecurity

This article is the first in a two-part series. A new survey  from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported what most of us suspected. Since 1996, the percentage of organizations offering telecommuting benefits has tripled – going from 20 to 60 percent. As working from home or on the road increases in popularity,...

Individual lifespans are becoming more similar

(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) The higher the life expectancy in a society, the smaller the difference between the ages at which people will die. Scientists discover a novel regularity for vastly different human societies and epochs.

Individual lifespans are becoming more similar

Scientists discover a novel regularity for vastly different human societies and epochs

How much attention do drivers need to pay?

(Human Factors and Ergonomics Society) MiRA, which takes a systems view of the driver in the context of the environment, represents a step toward the detection and classification of inattention.

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