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Evolution, Climate and Vaccines: Why Americans Deny Science

Americans like science. So why do they reject scientific conclusions?

Americans Aren't With Donald Trump On Vaccines

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

President-elect Donald Trump’s skepticism about the safety of childhood vaccines contrasts not only with the scientific consensus, but also with the opinions of Americans ? fewer than one-quarter of whom think immunization should beShow More Summary

Police Programs Focusing on Treatment Over Jail May Lose Support Under Trump

Police organizations promoting an approach to opioids that emphasizes treatment over jail are concerned the incoming Trump Administration may focus on prosecution rather than treatment, Scientific American reports. The post Police Programs Focusing on Treatment Over Jail May Lose Support Under Trump appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Trump's five most "anti-science" moves

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Scientific American summarized five of Donald Trump's "major moves many see as hostile toward science." They are: • Trump’s pick for head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has actively battled its mission "To lead the EPA,Show More Summary

Save the Date to report on meeting of largest medical specialty organization in US

(American College of Physicians) Health care journalists can report on a broad array of clinical and policy topics and interview expert physician leaders at Internal Medicine Meeting 2017, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP), March 30 - April1 1, in San Diego (Thursday through Saturday) at the San Diego Convention Center.

Contrary to decades of hype, curcumin alone is unlikely to boost health

(American Chemical Society) Curcumin, a compound in turmeric, continues to be hailed as a natural treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including cancer and Alzheimer's disease. But a new review of the scientific literature on curcumin has found it's probably not all it's ground up to be. Show More Summary

Here's the difference between dog and cat owners

Ever wondered what owning a pet reveals about your personality? Scientific American combined hundreds of studies to determine which traits that owners of certain pets are likely to have.  Produced by Rob Ludacer Follow TI: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

ACC.17 media registration open; important dates announced

(American College of Cardiology) The 66th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology will be March 17-19, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The meeting will feature thousands of posters in addition to late-breaking clinical trial sessions.

Lars Bildsten wins 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics

(American Institute of Physics) The American Institute of Physics and the American Astronomical Society announced today, on behalf of the Heineman Foundation for Research, Educational, Charitable, and Scientific Purposes, that California...Show More Summary

Genetics say the origins of the Irish potato blight were South American

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A new study seems to settle a scientific debate about the historic1800s famine.

Atmospheric Rivers, Illustrated

Graphics from the Scientific American archive show how these storm systems impact California -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Chemistry of Cough Syrup and Whether or Not It Really Works

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The American Chemical Society series Reactions analyzed the chemistry of cough syrup and looked at a systematic review of scientific studies to determine just how effective it really is at stopping coughs, and whether other remedies might work better. What do you do when you have a bad cough? If you reach for the cherry-flavored […]

Maritime Monday for December 26th, 2016

Berenice Abbott (July 17, 1898 – December 9, 1991) was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white, scientific photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930s.  Abbott first became involved with photography in 1923, when Man Ray hired her as a darkroom assistant at his portrait studio in Montparnasse. Show More Summary

Black language matters: A linguistic analysis

A new scientific study reveals the critical role that dialect unfamiliarity and prejudice against speakers of African American Vernacular English [AAVE] and other non-standard dialects can play in the criminal justice system. The study, "Language and Linguistics on Trial: Hearing Vernacular Speakers in the Courtroom and Beyond," by John R. Show More Summary

The Future of Symbiartic

After 5.5 years, Symbiartic on Scientific American is swappin’ shells like a hermit crab. Kalliopi Monoyios, Katie McKissick, and Glendon Mellow say good-bye, and share a bit of what the future... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican....

EurekAlert! Fellowships 'validating' for Chinese, Indian science reporters at the dawn of their careers

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Winners of the 2017 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters say the opportunity to attend the world's largest general scientific meeting and network with reporters and scientists offers validation for their hard work while strengthening their resolve to communicate science to the public.

American Association of Anatomists announces winners of $75,000 for Scientific Gap Funding

(American Association of Anatomists) The American Association of Anatomists is proud to announce the winners of our inaugural Fellows Grant Award Program (FGAP). FGAP supports scientific researchers with up to $25,000 in grant funding...Show More Summary

Review suggests that teens benefit from later high school start times

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A review of the scientific literature by a workgroup representing the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sleep Research Society, and American Academy of...Show More Summary

10 Wednesday AM Reads

Its Fed day! Get ready with our morning train reads: • The Irrationality Within Us: Why we are not as rational as we think, and why that matters (Scientific American) • What Would Bertrand Russell Say About Russell Index? (RealClearMarkets)...Show More Summary

Exploring Estonia’s Wilder Side: 4 Bucket-list Worthy Adventures

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Sadly, Estonia isn’t on the radar for most American travelers. In fact, according to a very scientific survey that I conducted, more than 90% couldn’t find it on a map if they tried. It’s a shame because the country is a place of beautiful and bold contradictions. Show More Summary

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