The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government’s influential advice compendium, took more than a year to compile. It cites hundreds of scientific papers. It is built on the recommendations of an expert panel. The book shapes what millions of people eat. Yet ever since it was published last month, a very public, very […]
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The popular scientific press here looks at the work of 21st Century Medicine on cryopreservation. Specifically, the topic is the present efforts to provide conclusive proof that low-temperature vitrification of tissue, the process employed...Show More Summary
Arlington, Va. - The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), the official scientific journal of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), published an update to a previously issued evidence-based clinical practice guideline on chiropractic management of low-back pain (LBP). Show More Summary
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new scientific statement issued today by the American Heart Association underscores knowledge gaps that remain when it comes to women and heart attacks, and outlines the priority steps needed to better understand and treat heart disease in women. The statement, chaired by Dr. Show More Summary
A new scientific statement issued by the American Heart Association underscores knowledge gaps that remain when it comes to women and heart attacks, and outlines the priority steps needed to better understand and treat heart disease in women. Show More Summary
Mosquito-borne dengue fever may have finally met its match. According to Scientific American, the disease’s first vaccine has been approved in three countries that suffer from the affliction- Brazil, the Philippines and Mexico. Medical...Show More Summary
Investigations into the Volkswagen emissions scandal, wherein the iconic German car maker had installed software in their diesel models to cheat American emissions tests, are ongoing, and the U.S. government is still considering the fines it will levy. But the software, according to VW America CEO Michael Horn in a congressional hearing, was no indication […]
Over at Scientific American, Amanda Baker has a story about what scientists say they would tell their younger selves. I reached out to eight of my colleagues who are currently in STEM fields and asked them a series of questions about their childhood interests in science, school experiences, and roadblocks that they faced on their…
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) would like to invite you to cover the ATS 2016 International Conference (ATS 2016), the world's premier scientific forum on the latest developments in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. ATS 2016 will take place May 13-18 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Post by Stephanie Booth. Acne is the most common skin disorder in the US. Unfortunately, about 40 to 50 million Americans suffer from spotty complexions. And clearing up your skin isn't as simple as washing your face and trying not to eat fries. Show More Summary
Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Obama has just announced a 3 year moratorium on leasing federal land for new coal mines, pending a review of the impact of coal on the global climate. According to Scientific American; Obama Halts Federal Coal Leasing Citing Climate Change The U.S. temporarily halts coal leasing on federal lands…
A cast and fossils from a brand new species of titanosaur, one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered, went on display on Thursday in New York for the first time. It comes from a species so newly discovered that its scientific name...Show More Summary
Former BGS Yasmiyn Irizarry’s research on how teachers treat students of different races is featured in Scientific American’s podcast. From the Social Science Research article: Education scholars document notable racial differences in teachers’ perceptions of students’ academic skills. Show More Summary
Eat this. Don’t eat that. Five cups of coffee a day is fine. Like most retail nutrition advice, the new issue of Dietary Guidelines for Americans is presented as if there were scientific certainty about what we ought to eat. Here is the way the Dietary Guidelines, which federal government published last week, touts its credentials: […]
President Obama talked a lot about American scientific achievements and our "spirit of discovery" tonight, but he got in a few jabs at Republican climate denial during his State of the Union tonight.
A technique called optogenetics has transformed neuroscience during the past 10 years by allowing researchers to turn specific neurons on and off in experimental animals. By flipping these neural switches, it has provided clues about which brain pathways are involved in diseases like depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Show More Summary
I have written a little about Bayes Theorem, mainly on Science-Based Medicine, which is a statistical method for analyzing data. A recent Scientific American column has some interesting things to say about it as well. I thought a brief overview would be helpful for those who are not sure what it is. This statistical method […]
Categories: Science Skepticism Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Michael Shermer, writing for Scientific American, asks “Did This Extinct Human Species Commit Homicide?” Nope. I know, it’s always the same.... (Read more...)
I came across an advertisement in the April 1956 issue of Scientific American that I simply had to share. Does anyone recognize the basic concept described by the Ford Instrument Company (a division of Sperry Rand Corporation) almost exactly 50 years ago? The post Innovative closed cycle gas cooled reactor – circa April 1956 appeared first on Atomic Insights.