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Indigenous Archaeology Again

My friend Dimitri Nakassis directed me toward a recent article in American Anthropologist 118 (2016) by Mary Leighton titled “Indigenous Archaeological Field Technicians at Tiwanaku, Bolivia: A  Hybrid Form of Scientific Labor.” I’ve blogged about Leighton’s work here a few months ago particularly her effort to dissect the organization and realities of field work as… Read More ?

AARDA Salutes #Autoimmune Heroes for Scientific Advisory Board Service

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) announced today its latest Autoimmune Heroes - the 22 Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) members who have loyally and generously donated their time and talent to helping AARDA realize...Show More Summary

How One Turtle's Tale Helps Promote Ocean Conservation

How One Turtle's Tale Helps Promote Ocean Conservation: Our rescued loggerhead turtle is on a mission—for science!  Scientific American magazine profiled our turtle-y awesome guest, who’s visiting us as part of the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores loggerhead turtle rescue and rehabilitation program.

An exercise in good health

(Queen's University) A new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association led by Queen's University professor Robert Ross provides unequivocal evidence to confirm that cardiorespiratory fitness, a reflection of overall cardiovascular health, should be measured in clinical practice to provide additional information for patient management.

Researcher suggests kratom may have medical benefit as opioid alternative

(American Osteopathic Association) Anecdotal evidence and current scientific research indicate kratom may have a medical benefit as an alternative to opioids. This special report, to publish in the JAOA, highlights how a DEA ban on kratom...Show More Summary

New Poll: 64% Support Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks. 78% of Millennials and 67% of Women Do Too

A new poll indicates that a strong majority of Americans support legislation to protect unborn babies from abortions after 20 weeks when scientific evidence indicates they can feel pain. National Review reports 64 percent of voters support the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, according to the poll from the Polling Company Inc./WomenTrend. Support was […]

Scientific Proof that South Park Has a Finger on the Pulse of America

A Stanford University study has documented what South Park told Americans a year ago – students can’t tell the difference between real and fake news. Granted, what is “real” and what is “fake” news is the subject of intense debate even among adults (and college professors), and advertisers and partisan hacks don’t make finding the truth obvious. Show More Summary

Tufts University computer scientist elected AAAS Fellow

(Tufts University) Diane Souvaine, Ph.D., a professor of computer science at Tufts University, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest scientific society. Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

Your Diet App Might Be Missing Key Information

There’s an app for almost everything, but in the health sector those apps fall short. According to a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, most healthy diet programs designed for smartphones...Show More Summary

Five USF faculty members named AAAS fellows

(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) Five of the University of South Florida's leading scientific researchers have been named to the new class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest and one of its most prestigious scientific societies.

DAN RATHER: Now, More Than Ever, We Must Stand Up for Science. That the author of “fake, but accu…

DAN RATHER: Now, More Than Ever, We Must Stand Up for Science. That the author of “fake, but accurate” was published by Scientific American speaks volumes about what has become of that magazine.

Know-it-all neuroscientist explains Trump’s election victory to the rest of us

Alex Gamma points us to the latest atrocity of pseudo-science in the popular press: There’s a horrible piece in “Scientific American” arguing that knowing some neuroscience explains the results of the election, in particuar why people...Show More Summary

Mount Sinai Cardiologists Honored at American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital, and Jeffrey W. Olin, DO, FAHA, Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Vascular Medicine and Vascular Diagnostics Laboratory...Show More Summary

Scientists fear the worst under a Trump presidency

From the fight against climate change to dwindling budgets for research, the US scientific community fears the worst under Donald Trump, seen by many as the most hostile to science of any American president in history. Trump will beShow More Summary

Save The Date: Major Scientific Meeting in Portland, Oregon Nov. 20-22, 2016

The 69th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics this month will cover fluid dynamics advances across many disciplines, with applications including forensics, biomimetic devices, sports dynamics, bubble formation and more

Science Saves! Disgraced Newsman Dan Rather Confesses His Religious Faith in Science

Disgraced CBS anchorman and non-scientist, Dan Rather penned an overwrought defense of science in Scientific American.  When historians look back at the presidential election of 2016 they will certainly have many questions, but perhaps the biggest one isn’t getting enough attention today. Show More Summary

Stephen Tilles Installed as ACAAI President, Bradley E. Chipps Elected President-Elect

Stephen A. Tilles, MD, Seattle, WA was installed as president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco on November 14. Bradley E. Chipps, MD, Sacramento, CA, was elected ACAAI president-elect.

Brain's Support Cells Could Explain Mysterious "Spreading Pain" - Scientific American

In people who suffer from pain disorders, painful feelings can severely worsen and spread to other regions of the body. Patients who develop chronic pain after surgery, for example, will often feel it coming from the area surrounding the initial injury and even in some parts of the body far from where it originates. Show More Summary

College Students with Food Allergies Find Big Challenges in Staying Safe

A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found most colleges don't have integrated systems in place to support food-allergic students.

School Staff Know More Than They Think They Do About Treating Anaphylaxis

A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found only 18 percent of non-nursing school staff surveyed felt very confident in their ability to recognize anaphylaxis symptoms. Only 19 percent felt very confident that they could correctly treat a child having a severe allergic reaction.

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