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"The Anonymous People" Documentary: 25 Million Americans Will No Longer Be Quiet

Current public perceptions about alcohol- and other drug-use disorders are out of step with scientific knowledge. There remains a general belief that these disorders are essentially moral failings and/or bad choices. This view is completely at odds with research demonstrating that these disorders are indeed a brain disease. Show More Summary

Why American Consumers Are Of Two Minds When It Comes To Drug Companies

In my last Forbes blog, I described the ways that the American healthcare system represents both the best of times and the worst of times. We lead the world in scientific breakthroughs like gene splicing, but trail most industrialized nations of the world in life expectancy and infant mortality. Three [...]

Pointing Out The Contribution of Both Nature and Nurture

Julie Hecht (keep up with her blogs in Scientific American) has a new article about dogs following pointing gestures in Bark Magazine that not only adds to our understanding of the evolution of the domestic dog, but also points out (sorry, but really, who could resist?) the importance of both ‘nature’ AND ‘nurture’ in communication […]

Could the Hydrogen Economy Run on Ethanol?

Japan's Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. made headlines this week when it announced plans to produce a fuel-cell car that would run on ethanol, instead of hard-to-find hydrogen. As reported by Scientific American, the company expects to commercialize this approach by 2020, even though competitors like Toyota already have fuel cell cars in their showrooms. It's an interesting choice.

Scott’s Interview with Dexcom’s Director of Clinical Projects, Tomas Walker

Dexcom’s Director of Clinical Projects, Tomas Walker, talks with Scott about the information that he presented at the 76th American Diabetes Associations Scientific Sessions. Dexcom presented information at the event on a number of topics and I have some of the more interesting stuff available right now for you to hear. Tomas tells us about two topics […]

Junk Scientists: Brexit Vote Imperils Global Warming

The global elites will stop at nothing… According to the Scientific American junk scientists are concerned a Brexit vote will... The post Junk Scientists: Brexit Vote Imperils Global Warming appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Mesozoic Gliding Mammal

This little Mesozoic mammal, Volaticotherium, is flying off the newsstands. ---- Watch a trailer of the behind the scenes making-of video In the June issue Scientific American.

Cognitive Enhancement from Video Games

The July 2016 issue of Scientific American reports: Fast-paced shooter games enhance certain cognitive functions, including bettering attention, reaction times and switching from one task to another. … Surprisingly, popular marketedShow More Summary

Amy Schumer Visits a Gynecologist for a Look at Her Vagina — Sorry, ‘Sausage Wallet’

As a nation of prudes, we Americans have trouble saying the accurate and scientific name of specific part of a woman's anatomy. You know, the entry and exit point to the reproductive system. The beaver (but not The Beaver). The "sausage wallet." The okay-really-is-sex-education-that-bad-come-on-people-just-say-it vagina. As Schumer says in the sketch, ... More »

An 89-Year-Old Dynamo Covers Scientific American Mind

2 weeks agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

Photographer, actress and longtime aesthetic realist Barbara Singer.

Do Bigger Wine Glasses Make People Drink More?

It's all about perception A group of researchers in the UK have determined that serving wine in larger glasses could cause people to drink more, according to Scientific American, and it all has to do with how people perceive the amount...Show More Summary

Science News: Studying How a Dog Shakes Water from Its Body Is Important to Science but Wasteful to GOP Senator, Orcas Got Culture

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ethan Linck Scientific American: "Clothes dryers take 40 minutes and much of our daily household energy budget. But a wet dog can shake off 90 percent of water in a fraction of a second." Liubov Silanteva/shutterstock.com Confessions...Show More Summary

We Have a Natural Bias to Try and Earn More Instead of Save More, Even When It Doesn't Make Sense

If you need money, the natural inclination for most of us is to figure out how to earn more money. Writing for Scientific American, behavioral economist Dan Ariely , Kristen Berman, and Wendy De La Rosa take a look at why that is and how that’s not always a good option. Read more...

IF YOU DON’T SUPPORT NUCLEAR POWER, YOU’RE NOT SERIOUS ABOUT “CLIMATE CHANGE:” Scientific American

IF YOU DON’T SUPPORT NUCLEAR POWER, YOU’RE NOT SERIOUS ABOUT “CLIMATE CHANGE:” Scientific American joins the Push for Emission Free Nuclear Power. Here in East Tennessee, we’re doing our best to save the planet: TVA’s Watts Bar Unit 2 Produces Electricity for the First Time. “The TVA’s Watts Bar nuclear Unit 2 generated electricity onto […]

Psychologist explains how the looming terror of death drives support for Donald Trump

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Those afraid to die are apparently more likely to support Donald Trump for president, according to psychologist Sheldon Solomon. In an interview with Scientific American, Solomon prefaces that terror management follows cultural anthropologist theories that humans will do pretty much anything to...

American Academy of Ophthalmology to Launch New Scientific Journal Dedicated to Retinal Diseases

The American Academy of Ophthalmology announced plans to launch a new scientific journal focused exclusively on retina-related eye diseases and conditions.

If there’s anything stoners should do for better health, it’s brush their teeth

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

With changing state laws, many Americans want to know whether using marijuana is bad for their health, yet much of the existing research is less than scientific due to a lack of precise laboratory measurements and physical exams. A new study aims to bring more clarity to the debate about whether...

US bionic engineer Hugh Herr wins prestigious Spanish prize

MADRID (AP) — American bionic limb specialist Hugh Herr won Spain's Princess of Asturias 2016 scientific research prize Wednesday in recognition of his work to improve mobility for people with disabilities. Herr, 51, currently headsShow More Summary

UofL Professor of Surgery Named Editor-in-Chief of Prestigious Scientific Journal

Susan Galandiuk, M.D., professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville, has been named editor-in-chief of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, the scientific journal of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

“We Don’t Do Green”: The U.S. Military and the Environment

"We don't do green." I cringed when I read this quote, attributed to a senior military representative in Scientific American. I understood what he was trying to say, but the sound bite could easily be misinterpreted. The Department of Defense (DoD) most certainly “does green,” and it has for some time now.

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