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The problem with cowboy doctors in health care

Some months back I read an interesting interview with Jonathan Skinner, a researcher who works with the group at the renowned Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. More than anyone else I can think of, the people at the Dartmouth Atlas have studied and tried both to understand and to explain the amazing variations we see […]

Weekly Notes On Gaming Industry: Electronic Arts & Activision Blizzard

The first trimester of 2015 has brought some respite for the game developers, as the gaming industry is showing some signs of improvement in terms of software sales. According to the research group NPD, gamers spent $595 million on new physical software, hardware, and other accessories, up 3% year-over-year (y-o-y) in April 2015. Show More Summary

Bittersweet Victory? GLAAD Insiders ‘Thrilled’ By Josh Duggar’s Resignation From Anti-Gay Group

Josh Duggar’s shocking molestation scandal not only caused irreversible damage to his family’s pious image, but it also cost him his high-powered job at the Family Research Council, a group… READ ON

Oculus acquires Surreal Vision in hopes to bring the real world to VR

Oculus VR is announcing they have acquired Surreal Vision as part of its Oculus Research group. Surreal Vision is best known as being one of the top computer vision teams in the world focused on real-time 3D scene reconstruction. The...Show More Summary

Soccer apparel sales strike past the competition

Soccer apparel and footwear sales have kicked their way past baseball and football, according to research firm NPD Group.

What is the most humane way to kill a cane toad?

Like many pests, cane toads are killed in their thousands in Australia every year, especially by community-based 'toad-busting' groups. New research has now revealed the most humane way to do it.

Researching Society's Edges

We're often asked about how we go about our work of identifying, tracking and forecasting the future of small business. One of the key tools is identifying and studying edge communities. These are groups that exist outside of the mainstream...

Kinect educational game much more effective than regular educational games

According to a new study done by the researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh), the Kinect educational games are five times as effective as the regular (phone, tablet) version of the game. In the study, a group of kids had to build real-world block towers which is able to withstand a shaking table. The researchers […]

One step closer to a single-molecule device

A new technique to create a single-molecule diode has been developed by scientists, and, in doing so, they have developed molecular diodes that perform 50 times better than all prior designs. This research group is the first to develop a single-molecule diode that may have real-world technological applications for nanoscale devices.

Steve Chapman on Harvard's Asian-American Quota

2 days agoNews : Reason

Today, nearly 5 percent of Americans have Asian ancestry, tracing to countries from India to Japan. The Pew Research Center reports that they are "the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States."  They are overrepresented in fields like medicine, engineering and computer science. Show More Summary

Oldest Person In The World Jeralean Talley Celebrates 116th Birthday in Detroit

Jeralean Talley of Inkster, in the Detroit area of Michigan, is the person the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) considers the oldest in the world. Talley celebrated her 116th birthday on Saturday at a restaurant in Inkster. She will also celebrate her birthday at her church, the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist, on Sunday. Show More Summary

Researchers find Android factory reset faulty and reversible

Android's factory reset function isn't as effective as we'd all like it to be, according to a team of Cambridge University researchers. The group estimates that as many as 500 to 630 million Android devices might not be capable of completely wiping the data saved in their internal disks and SD cards. Show More Summary

Huckabee Comes to Defense of Accused Child Molester

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, the Republican from Arkansas who is running for president, has come to the defense of the former director of the conservative Family Research Council's lobbying group who resigned this week amid allegations that he had molested children.

Tony Perkins: Pastors Will Be Dragged "Kicking And Screaming" From The Pulpits

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

But not right away! Miranda Blue writes at Right Wing Watch: Family Research Council President Tony Perkins wrapped up his group’s annual “Watchmen on the Wall” pastors’ conference by warning the conservative pastors in the audienceShow More Summary

Listen back to QUB conference on Cross Currents in British and Irish Working Class Life

5 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

A research group from QUB’s Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities (ICRH) hosted a conference today to look at Cross Currents in British and Irish Working Class Life. Alongside the talks were songs, films and plenty of debate. All the talks and panels are now online … and you can look back at images, more...

Most Say Guinta Should Resign

A new American Research Group survey finds that 74% of registered voters in New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district say Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH) should resign from Congress following the FEC finding that Guinta broke federal campaign finance laws by accepting [...]

Alaska Medicaid Expansion Would Significantly Increase Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

The Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), the education and research arm of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List, published a new paper examining how expansion of the Medicaid program in Alaska will significantly increase the number of abortions in the state. The analysis comes as the Alaska legislature considers a law that would expand […]

This Rapper’s a Machine

A group of computer science researchers at a university in Finland say they’ve programmed a computer that can out-rap the best of them.

Ginger for chemotherapy-induced nausea: Does it work?

Ginger for chemotherapy-induced nausea: Does it work? Looking for relief from the nausea and vomiting that chemo can cause? Research shows that ginger may help. Groups offer support for brain tumor survivors If you're a brain tumor survivor, you don't have to go it alone. Support organizations can help you navigate your treatment and recovery. […]

Corpus Avesticum conference

BIBLIOGRAPHIA IRANICA: Corpus Avesticum meeting: “?orde Avesta.” A conference in Berlin which starts today, in which a group of specialists in a research network meet to discuss their work on producing a new, and much needed, edition of the Avesta.

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