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Great Pacific Garbage Patch might be 16 times bigger than we thought

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

For better or for worse, science is revealing more and more about the huge amount of plastic we're pouring into the ocean. New research has shown that its most tangible manifestation, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), is a whole...Show More Summary

More than 2,500 cancer cases a week could be avoided

(Cancer Research UK) More than 135,500 cases of cancer a year in the UK could be prevented through lifestyle changes, according to new figures from a Cancer Research UK landmark study.

Dickey Amendment: Did Congress Just Unleash the CDC on Guns?

6 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Photo lllustration by The Daily Beast Language tucked into a government spending bill in Congress may end the de facto 22-year-old ban on gun research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bill released by lawmakers on Wednesday included funding for school safety and strengthening background checks for guns. Show More Summary

Care home admissions risk breaching human rights of older people

(University of East Anglia) Thousands of older people in low and middle-income countries are at risk of abuse and human rights violations when being admitted to care homes, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia...Show More Summary

Facebook’s New Data Restrictions Will Handcuff Even Honest Researchers

It was already hard for researchers to use Facebook's data. It looks like it's about to get harder.

How stem cell therapy could be a future cure for alcoholism

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

An intriguing new study has found that a single dose of human mesenchymal stem cells administered to rats bred to be high alcohol drinkers significantly reduced their voluntary alcohol intake. The research bolsters the growing hypothesis...Show More Summary

AI can quickly and accurately analyze heart scans, study says - CNET

7 hours agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Researchers find machine learning can classify heart anatomy on an ultrasound scan faster, more accurately and more efficiently than a human.

Tiny Mummy’s ‘Alien’ Appearance Finally Explained

Researchers hope their new research will settle debate over the origins of Ata, a naturally mummified infant found in the Chilean desert.

The New Spending Bill Could Finally Pave the Way for Federal Research on Gun Violence

Federal research on gun violence has been effectively impossible for longer than I’ve been alive. In the past 22 years, we’ve had 669,721 firearm deaths and countless other incidents that left largely invisible survivors struggling to heal and adapt to their new reality. Show More Summary

Bozo The Clown Dead

Read to the end before you judge me. My mother was in the Home Bureau. I’m pretty sure she joined the Home Bureau during World War II, to volunteer in her spare time (she had a day job working in a lab on organ transplant research) to make things out of cloth that could be … Continue reading Bozo The Clown Dead ? The post Bozo The Clown Dead appeared first on Greg Laden's Blog.

Early numeracy performance of young kids linked to specific math activities at home

New research links specific numerical activities undertaken by parents to certain math skills in young children. Published today in open-access journal " rel="nofollow">Frontiers in Psychology, the study also finds that the more parents engage in mathematical activities with their children, the higher their early numeracy performance.

Forced sterilization programs in California once harmed thousands – particularly Latinas

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

By Nicole L. Novak, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa and Natalie Lira, Assistant Professor of Latina/Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Postcard of the Napa State Hospital in Napa, Calif., circa 1905.... The post Forced sterilization programs in California...

Researcher at the heart of Cambridge Analytica scandal calls Facebook’s account a ‘fabrication’

Last week, Facebook firmly bolted the gate after the departing horses and told the world that it was suspending Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group from Facebook. That’s the kind of announcement that should have come at least two years ago, given Facebook’s knowledge of the matter. Show More Summary

End Of Days: Sudan, The Last Male Northern White Rhino On Earth, Died This Week

Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies From Age Related Complications We were extremely sad to learn that the world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, died this week in Kenya. According to NBC News reports, researchers announced ...

New AJPH Research: NYC Smoking Age, Opioids Up 500% in Brazil, Defense Dept. Policies and Traumatic Brain Injury, Medicaid Expansion and Opioids

In this issue, find research on NYC smoking age, opioids up 500% in Brazil, Defense Dept. policies and traumatic brain injury, Medicaid expansion and opioids

Waterbirds affected by low water, high salt levels in lakes

(The University of Montana) A recent study from researchers at the University of Montana, National Audubon Society, Oregon State University and East Cascades Audubon Society shows food sources for migratory birds decline with low water levels and high salt content in lakes.

Spacewatch: European Space Agency increases research in other solar systems

The Ariel mission to study the composition of exoplanets is one of a number of exploratory missions at the ESA The European Space Agency announced this week that its next science mission will be a space telescope to study the composition of planets around other stars. Show More Summary

Google’s François Chollet: AI researchers with a conscience shouldn’t work at Facebook

10 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Facebook is under fire from a lot of critics this week as fallout continues from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, including from an unexpected source: Google. In a series of tweets published Thursday, Google researcher François Chollet warns that the problem with Facebook isn’t just the privacy breach or recent lack of trust, it’s the fact […]

After more than two decades, Congress clarifies limits on gun research

The Dickey Amendment isn't gone, but Congress has finally opened the door -- at least a little -- to government research on gun violence.

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