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Chief Coca-Cola Scientist Steps Down Amid Controversy Over Obesity Research

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

Pixabay Coca-Cola’s chief scientist and health officer, Rhona Applebaum, has left the company after helping set up a nonprofit research group tasked with downplaying the role of sugary drinks in the obesity epidemic. In August, The New...Show More Summary

Global landmine casualties increase, Afghanistan largely to blame: study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Long-term progress in reducing the number of landmine casualties was reversed last year, and rebel groups used the mines in 10 countries, the largest number since 2006, researchers said on Thurs...

Observations from Ouagadougou: The Days before the Election

[This guest post is part of a series on Burkina Faso’s 2015 Elections. My colleague Daniel Eizenga, a Research Associate with the Sahel Research Group and Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Florida, has been based in Burkina Faso’s … Continue reading ?

Star Wars x LRG “The Force Awakens” Collection [Photos]

LRG (Lifted Research Group) is the official clothing sponsor for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The streetwear brand just dropped their “The Force Awakens” collection for Fall/Winter 2015. Continue

Nature Publishing Group releases landmark white paper -- Turning Point: Chinese Science in Transition

Nature Publishing Group (NPG), part of Springer Nature, today releases Turning Point: Chinese Science in Transition, a White Paper which takes the pulse of China's scientific research at a critical time in its development. It is theShow More Summary

Pine cones inspire microbots powered by changes in humidity

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

As strange as it sounds, the future of skin care could involve tiny robots powered by changes in humidity. This week, a group of Seoul National University researchers shared their research into creating tiny robots inspired by the slow...Show More Summary

The Looming Land Of The Not-So-Free: 40% Of Millennials Would Censor Offensive Speech

America: Land of the free and future home of censorship? A new study by Pew Research shows that American Millennials are far more likely to support the government banning offensive speech about minority groups than other generations....Show More Summary

Drowned starlings puzzle scientists

Drowning has emerged as a mysterious cause of death among groups of young common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), according to research by a team of scientists.

8-Hour Sleepers More Likely To Be Heart Healthy

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

ORLANDO, Fla. — People who get at least 8 hours of sleep each night are more likely to have good heart health than those who get less sleep, a new study finds. In the study, researchers compared groups of people who slept for different...Show More Summary

Drowned starlings puzzle scientists

Drowning has emerged as a mysterious cause of death amongst groups of young common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), according to research by a team of scientists led by international conservation charity the Zoological Society of London...Show More Summary

France New Emergency Laws Threaten Traditional Liberties - US Rights Group

France’s new emergency regulations imposed after the Paris terrorist attacks endanger the rights of French citizens, Human Rights Watch western Europe researcher Izza Leghtas said in a release.

Final year individual bonuses are counter-productive

Rewarding teamwork or group efforts enhances business performance, say researchers. The work has found that it makes better business sense to reward team performance rather than provide individual bonuses -- and that group rewards generate the top-performing individuals.

Scientists discover 308-million-year-old tropical forest in the Arctic

A recent study published in the journal Geology shared some surprising findings: the icy landscape of Svalbard, Norway was once home to an ancient tropical forest. A group of researchers from Cardiff University found fossilized tree stumps belonging to lycopsids, a tropical tree, during the course of field work in the area. Show More Summary

“Why the Fed Should Not Raise Interest Rates” By Clark S. Judge

The weekly column from Clark Judge: Why the Fed Should Not Raise Interest Rates By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute For months now, the biggest economic question in Washington and even the world has been, when will the U.S. Show More Summary

Common cause for complications after kidney transplantation identified

The BK polyomavirus often causes complications after kidney transplantation. The research group of Professor Hans H. Hirsch from the Department of Biomedicine at the University of Basel has now been able to show, that the immunosuppressive...Show More Summary

NYU Study Finds Adults Aged 50-59 Now Largest Age Group in Opioid Treatment Programs

Researchers found a pronounced age trend in those utilizing opioid treatment programs from 1996 to 2012, with adults aged 50 and older becoming the majority treatment population in NYC, which has one of the largest methadone treatment systems in the U.S. and consistently provides access to treatment in the public system.

Tiny robots inspired by pine cones

The future of bio-inspired engineering or robotics will greatly benefit from lessons learned from plants, according to a group of researchers. They will share details about how studying plants enabled them to create tiny robots powered exclusively by changes in humidity.

Family Research Council: Josh Duggar’s Former Employer Addresses Porn Addiction

The Family Research Council, Josh Duggar’s former employer and a well-known conservative political lobbying group, has talked in the past about pornography, expressing the belief that any indulgence in porn is dangerous to the soul, as well as to healthy relationships and to an individual’s own mental health. Show More Summary

Electronic plants developed at Linköping University

Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have created analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants. The group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE), under the leadership of Professor Magnus Berggren, have...Show More Summary

Stance Wants To Sex Up Socks With $86 Million Raised And Flagship Store Rollout

"It's a commodity that had been an ignored category," says head of retail Dan Levine of the brand's success. According to market research firm NPD Group, the hosiery market as a whole grew 3 percent to $7.3 billion in the 12 months ending May 2015.

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