American scientists have developed a new blood test for depression, Psych Central reports. The researchers, from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, say this is the first unbiased scientific way to diagnose the illness. Show More Summary
Study of Eastern U.S. Shows Wind Energy Could Stabilize the Grid Robert Fares, Sept. 16, 2014 (Scientific American) “…[W]ind turbines might actually be a valuable tool for controlling and stabilizing the grid in the future…To understand...Show More Summary
By Louis Conte and Wayne Rohde “I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before...
Scientific American: "If the world's cities focused their investments on expanding public transportation, walking and cycling, they could save more than $100 trillion in public and private capital and urban transportation operating costs between now and 2050,"
There was a article in Scientific American about diversity in STEM collecting together the best demographic data available about the science and engineering workforce. It’s a useful collection of references, and comes with some very pretty graphics, particularly this one, showing the demographic breakdown of the US population compared to the science and engineering fields:…
Your commute is making you unhappy, and you probably didn't need a scientific study to tell you that. In 2000, 76 percent of Americans drove to work alone every day. In addition to the frustrations of rush-hour traffic, those commutes also tend to be longer and start earlier in the morning than, say, walking or biking to work, according to the U.S. Show More Summary
Drowned tropical forests release too much methane Eric Worrall writes: A new study performed in Laos suggests that building Dams in tropical locations exacerbates climate change. According to Scientific American; “In Asia, Africa and South America, …, masses of methane are produced from dams by the drowning of tropical forests in them. As long…
Anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of certain kinds of disease among diabetics, found a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. In the laboratory, the researchers studied cultured cells from a human aorta, the blood vessel that comes out of the heart…
A study was recently published in the Journal of Psychological Science and subsequently reported on in The Atlantic, Scientific American, The Association for Psychological Science, several educational blogs, The Washington Post, and elsewhere online. Show More Summary
A new article in the September issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), examines the premise that obesity contributes to childhood asthma - rather than the other way around.
Submitted by Erico Tavares of Sinclair & Co. The Hard Life of the First American A forthcoming book titled “Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton” provides a very detailed account of what might have been the life of this remarkable American ancestor, who roamed Washington State 9,000 years ago. Show More Summary
We all know Queen Bey reigns supreme, but now we have the evidence to prove it! Yeah, science! According to The Harris Poll, which took a survey of 2,036 Americans between July 16 and 21 of 2014, Bey is number three on the list of America’s Favorite Musicians. Before you scream, "Third? Queen Bey is number one! [...]
Here's what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while. If you're like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental epidemic that the scientific community calls "sitting disease." Read Full Story
It's a fact now that most American workers aren't taking any vacations. Last week we reported that about 40 percent of Americans don't plan on using all of their paid time off this year. And you're probably one of them. You hoard up your precious vacation days and keep saying you'll use them, but something gets in the way. Show More Summary
Submitted by Michael Snyder of The American Dream blog, Are people dumber than they used to be? Were previous generations mentally sharper than us? You may have suspected that people are getting stupider for quite some time, but now we actually have scientific evidence that this is the case. Show More Summary
The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) says there’s strong scientific evidence to support later school start times for middle and high schoolers
A recent literature review by the Cochrane Collaboration found no scientific evidence that care provided by a nurse anesthetist is as safe and effective as patient-centered, physician-led anesthesia care, prompting the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA(r)) to call for further examination to measure patient safety and anesthesia care delivery.
Is the world spinning, and you don’t know why? Scientific American MIND editor Ingrid Wickelgren explains how your inner ear can throw you off balance. [Scientific American | Via IO9]
New science in molecular and genetic testing for breast, colon, and prostate cancer, as well as leukemia, will be among the special features at the College of American Pathologists' annual scientific and education meeting, CAP'14--THE Pathologists' Meeting, Sept. 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.
In May 2013 a scientific paper emerged detailing twelve basic physical exercises that use only body weight, a chair and a wall. Published in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal, the routine meets the latest requirements for “high intensity effort” – physically depleting you in just seven minutes. Show More Summary