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2017 ASCB Celldance Videos Showcase Pathogens and Actin in Motion

PLOS Pathogens discusses Celldance’s winning video and scientific communication with Meningococcus research and author Dr.Guillaume Duménil  Every year, The American Society for Cell Biology (ACSB) provides an avenue for researchers worldwide to enrich their science

81 percent of Americans can’t name a single living scientist

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A new poll released by the firm Research!America shows that the vast majority of Americans are unable to name a single living scientist. Via Scientific AF, the new poll shows that 81 percent of Americans could not correctly identify a single living scientist when asked by pollsters. Of the 19...

'Economists Say' a Lot of Things. Many of Them Are Wrong: New at Reason

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Appeals to what 'economists say' is used to coat liberal policy positions with a veneer of scientific certitude. David Harsanyi writes: "A wave of optimism has swept over American business leaders, and it is beginning to translate into...Show More Summary

The Final Frontier --U.S. Air Force Space Command "Tracks 23,000 Objects in Space" (WATCH Podcast)

“There’s three strategic trends that I see in space.” General Jay Raymond, Commander of Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs. He recently visited Scientific American to talk about Space Command, which is responsible for space and cyber for the...        

Malcolm Gladwell published in the Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

(American Academy of Ophthalmology) In his best sellers The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell writes about the unexpected implications of scientific research, urging readers to think different. In an editorial published...Show More Summary

Americans' attitudes about science in 2017: High confidence, low visibility

Scientists and the nation's scientific enterprise remain largely invisible to the public, according to national public opinion surveys commissioned by Research!America in 2017. Yet public perception of science is positive with a majority (67%) in agreement that public policies should be based on the best available science.

Americans' attitudes about science in 2017: High confidence, low visibility

(Research!America) Scientists and the nation's scientific enterprise remain largely invisible to the public, according to national public opinion surveys commissioned by Research!America in 2017. Yet public perception of science is positive with a majority (67%) in agreement that public policies should be based on the best available science.

Op-Ed Contributor: Tom Brokaw: You Can Find the Entire World Inside Your Hospital

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

American health care is a universe of scientific genius and selfless compassion populated by the most diverse population in the country.

Flashback – Eco v. Macho

December 28, 2017 Posted by Jay Livingston It’s not manly being green. That’s the finding of two researchers (Aaron Brough and James Wilkie) writing at Scientific American two days ago (here). men may shun eco-friendly behavior because of what it conveys about their masculinity. Show More Summary

Stupid men resist green behavior because it’s ‘unmanly’

A new study says that some men act less eco-friendly than women because they see such behavior as unmanly. I say they’re just plain unintelligent. Research from Scientific American says there may be a different explanation for why women...Show More Summary

Insecure men refuse to adopt eco-conscious habits because it makes them seem ‘less manly’: study

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Research shows that men are much less likely to engage in environmentally-friendly behavior than women — and it may be because they’re afraid it’ll make them appear less masculine. Scientific American‘s research suggests not that men don’t care about the environment, but...

Zuesse: Americans Are Only Now Beginning To Learn They Live In A Dictatorship

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The first time when it became clear to me that I live in a dictatorship was in 2014 when reading, prior to its publication, the landmark (and still the only) scientific empirical...Show More Summary

Archaeology as blood sport: How an ancient mastodon ignited debate over humans’ arrival in North America

When the scientific journal Nature published in April an article arguing that a mastodon site in San Diego was more than 130,000 years old, it created a firestorm in the world of American archaeology.

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Yesterday was the anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first flight in 1903. Why Is Your First Instinct After Hurting Your Finger to Put It in Your Mouth? The Scientific American Guide to Cheating in the Olympics. How to Have a British...Show More Summary

"It’s absurd and Orwellian, it’s stupid and Orwellian, but they are not saying to not use the words in reports or articles or scientific publications or anything else the C.D.C. does."

"They’re saying not to use it in your request for money because it will hurt you. It’s not about censoring what C.D.C. can say to the American public. It’s about a budget strategy to get funded."An unnamed "former federal official" explained...Show More Summary

American Pain Society Scientific Summit Explores Pain Mechanisms

Understanding Pain Mechanisms is the theme of the American Pain Society's Scientific Summit, www.americanpainsociety.org, March 4-6 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The conference brings together leading pain researchers and clinicians...Show More Summary

Link: Language development in the Tsimané

A nice article in Scientific American by Dana Smith looks at a new study of language development in the Tsimané people of Bolivia: “Parents in a Remote Amazon Village Barely Talk to Their Babies—and the Kids Are Fine”. The researchers...Show More Summary

Science community considers approaches to climate disinformation

(American Institute of Biological Sciences) Although human-caused global warming is accepted by leading scientific organization around the world, public opinion about humanity's role fails to keep pace with consensus views. NumerousShow More Summary

CHOP researchers highlight advances in pediatric heart disease at 2017 AHA scientific sessions

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) recently presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, Calif. Show More Summary

Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Highlight Advances in Pediatric Heart Disease at 2017 A.H.A. Scientific Sessions

Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, Calif.Show More Summary

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