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UPDATED: Conflicting Reports on Illegal Killing of Cecil the Lion’s Brother Jericho in Zimbabwe

23 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Update: Conflicting reports are surfacing about the death of Jericho, with a field researcher saying the lion is “alive and well.” Original post follows. More heartbreaking news out of Zimbabwe as Jericho, the brother of slain lion Cecil,… The post UPDATED: Conflicting Reports on Illegal Killing of Cecil the Lion’s Brother Jericho in Zimbabwe appeared first on Towleroad.

New method to predict the amount of nicotine emitted from e-cigarettes

Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers at the VCU Center for the Study of Tobacco Products (CSTP) have developed the first ever, evidence-based model that can predict with up to 90 percent accuracy the amount of nicotine emitted by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette). The study was published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. read more

National Journal's Rose Colored Reporting on Texas CREDO Study

by Jim Horn When the mainstream Washington media finds news on low test scores among public schools, they love to accentuate the negative and to ignore the positive. On the other hand, when new research about charter schools that can't be ignored comes to the corporate editorial offices, the spinners go to work to do just the opposite. Show More Summary

Beyond the Sad Death of Cecil the Lion: Why Trophy Hunting Can Be Good

4 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

On July 29, Global Tiger Day, to mark an iconic keystone species on the verge of extinction, the media and public were mesmerized by the killing of Zimbabwe’s beloved lion Cecil. Collared for an Oxford University research project and a major tourist attraction, Cecil was killed by a Minnesota dentist, Dr. Show More Summary

Lack Of Education Is As Deadly As Smoking, Study Finds

A study undertaken by researchers at the University of Colorado, NYU, and UNC Chapel Hill has unearthed a disturbing statistic:... The post Lack Of Education Is As Deadly As Smoking, Study Finds appeared first on Lifehack.

“Every time I worked with a fetal liver, I imagined that somewhere in California a woman had made th

“Every time I worked with a fetal liver, I imagined that somewhere in California a woman had made the agonizing, heartbreaking decision to end her pregnancy. Yet she had also donated her aborted fetus to medical research. I thought of this as I isolated the golden-tinged cells inside the vent hood. Show More Summary

Early Life Starvation Leads To Epigenetic Changes That Are Passed Down For Generations, Research On Worms Finds

Early life starvation can lead to epigenetic changes that persist for multiple generations, according to a new research from Duke University. To be more specific — third-generation nematode worms still show signs of having survived famine. Show More Summary

Plants Use Signals Previously Only Thought To Be Associated With Animals When Stressed, Research Finds

Even though plants don’t possess a nervous system they use signals previously assumed to only be associated with animals when exposed to stress, new research from the University of Adelaide has found. While the machinery may be different,...Show More Summary

Brown Dwarfs Feature Powerful Auroras Like Planets

In a finding that shows that brown dwarfs, often referred to as failed stars, have more in common with regular planets than might otherwise be expected, researchers have found that brown dwarfs are home to powerful auroral phenomena near their poles. Show More Summary

Stellar Orbits In Milky Way Change Dramatically, Research Finds

Stellar orbits within the Milky Way can change considerably over time, according to new research published in The Astrophysical Journal. The new work shows — via the use of map created via the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) — that roughly...Show More Summary

New Laws Explain Why Fast-Growing Networks Break

Researchers are uncovering the hidden laws that reveal how the Internet grows, how viruses spread, and how financial bubbles burst. The post New Laws Explain Why Fast-Growing Networks Break appeared first on WIRED.

Chimps In Habeas Corpus Case Will No Longer Be Used For Research

14 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Hercules and Leo were used for researched at Stony Brook University will be retired. They were at the center of a court case that tested whether chimps had the same legal "personhood" as humans.

Researchers warn of bogus emails offering Windows 10

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some hackers are exploiting Microsoft's offer of free upgrades to its new Windows 10 operating system. Security researchers are warning about a wave of bogus spam emails with malicious attachments, labeled as ifShow More Summary

Tool Helps Public Health Agencies Prioritize Health Risks

Public health agencies across the globe are challenged with preventing the spread of chronic diseases while dealing with limited funds and devastating budget cuts. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri has applied the Public...Show More Summary

Mount Sinai to Collaborate with Columbia Care on Medical Marijuana Research

The Mount Sinai Health System will work with Columbia Care LLC, a provider of medical marijuana, on research projects that evaluate the potential of related, experimental treatments.

Many Newly Licensed Drivers Don't Know How To Drive; New Assessment Aims To Help

Passing the state driver's licensing test does not always mean new drivers have the critical skills they need to drive safely, but researchers said they developed a simulator-based assessment that can evaluate performance, licensureShow More Summary

Billionaire Who Funds Cecil The Lion's Researchers Speaks Out, Offers Matching Grant

Billionaire Tom Kaplan, who is a longtime supporter of Big Cat conservation and funded the project that was monitoring Cecil, has probably given more than almost anyone to saving these animals.

China Must Reduce Dependence On Coal To Achieve Energy Security

China must reduce its dependence on coal, and shift its attention to a variety of fuels, if the country is to have long-term energy security. These are the primary findings from new research published by the University of East Anglia in England. Show More Summary

Baines&Fricker reveal a stylish portable research lab for Fieldwork

Baines&Fricker were commissioned by consultancy firm Fieldwork to design and make a portable research lab. The lab comes in a custom built flightcase with rollers on one side. The flightcase doubles as a base when stood on one end. The lab’s to a

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