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‘Fcking Ahole': Conservatives go berserk after Bill Nye links Texas floods to climate change

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A seemingly innocuous Twitter post from scientist Bill Nye linking historic flooding in Texas to climate change sent conservatives into a frenzy this week. According to Scientific American, Houston saw 10 inches of rain within 24 hours on Monday, causing what Republican Gov. Greg Abbott called the...

"A growing body of scientific evidence shows that exercise alone has almost no effect on weight loss..."

"... [R]esearchers who reviewed surveys of millions of American adults found that physical activity increased between 2001 and 2009, particularly in counties in Kentucky, Georgia and Florida. But the rise in exercise was matched by an increase in obesity in almost every county studied. Show More Summary

‘Cannibal In The Jungle': Animal Planet Brings The Un-True Story Of American Cannibal Timothy Darrow And The Indonesian Hobbit Legend To Television

For Monster Week, Animal Planet combines the fictional, untrue story of Dr. Timothy Darrow and real scientific discovery for a new, two-hour movie entitled The Cannibal In The Jungle airing on the channel tonight. Here is the synopsis. Show More Summary

Born This Day: Oliver Perry Hay

Hay (May 22, 1846 – Nov. 2, 1930) was an American paleontologist whose catalogs of fossil vertebrates greatly organized existing knowledge and became standard references. Hay's primary scientific interest was the study of the Pleistocene vertebrata of North America and he is renowned for his work on skull and brain anatomy. Show More Summary

Playing politics with science: House Republicans vote to restrict research funding

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

US House Republicans voted to place limits on funding for scientific research, including climate change studies, as they passed legislation that more narrowly defines their priorities. Many in the American scientific community criticized the bill, which passed 217 votes to 205 and sets funding...

Octopuses can see in the dark: Theme and variation

The original: New York Times: For an Octopus, Seeing the Light Doesn’t Require Eyes Which in other formats would be: Scientific American: Octopuses Don’t Require Eyes To See American Ethnologist: Visibility of Surface and Surface of Visibility:...Show More Summary

Scientific American: Baby Monkey Experiments ‘Cruel,’ ‘Should Be Stopped’

Scientists agree that experiments on baby monkeys are "cruel," "do not translate well to human mental health," and "should be stopped." The post Scientific American: Baby Monkey Experiments ‘Cruel,’ ‘Should Be Stopped’ appeared first on PETA.

Pauline Camacho, MD, FACE, Appointed President Elect of Major Physician Organization

Pauline Camacho, MD, FACE, was elected president elect of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) at its 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Nashville on Saturday, May 16.

Helping doctors help patients at the end of life

Thousands of American health care providers are unprepared to provide quality end-of-life care to their patients, write the editors of Scientific American in this month’s Science Agenda column. The editors argue that every medical student should be more extensively trained—and evaluated on—the skills needed to help patients navigate life’s final stages. read more

Deadly food poisoning is lurking: A new highly contagious, antibiotic-resistant bug has arrived

A frightening new Scientific American report details the growing threat of shigella across the United States

Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia opens exhibition of Jenny Holzer's war paintings

last weekArts : Artdaily

In cooperation with the Written Art Foundation of Frankfurt, Germany, under the scientific coordination of Gabriella Belli, the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia announces an exhibition of paintings by the American conceptual artist Jenny Holzer. Show More Summary

The Joseph Goldberger story - logic is the beginning of wisdom not the end

Note to self - a cautionary tale for all of those involved in organisational life, evidence based HR and HR analytics....Joseph Goldberger (1874 - 1929) was an American physician and epidemiologist and an advocate of the scientific and social recognition of the link between poverty and disease. Show More Summary

Nerve Involvement Explains Why Some Cancers Are Very Painful

More than half of all cancer patients experience pain, most often associated with the malignancy type, body location and disease progression. Pain researchers participating in a symposium at the American Pain Society Annual Scientific...Show More Summary

Explore GM's Insane Vision Of Autonomous Driving From The 1950s

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The 1950s: the era of American optimism! A decade of scientific advancement! All predicated on the idea that the future is something to look forward to, and that we can make a better world for our children! Read more...

Study of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Is Most Cited in AACR Journal

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced that a scientific paper describing potential drug targets following the unprecedented genomic sequencing of 14 metastatic triple-negative breast cancer patients was the most cited study in 2013 of any published that year by AACR's journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.

American Pain Society Presents 2014 Achievement Awards

The American Pain Society (APS), www.americanpainsociety.org, today announced the recipients of its prestigious achievement awards during the organization's annual scientific meeting. Every year, APS rewards excellence in pain research,...Show More Summary

How to interrogate someone

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

"Enhanced interrogation" methods don't work, but according to the US government's High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, the following strategies, outlined in Scientific American, can be quite effective: Read the rest

US Dietary Guidelines: Historic Battle for People and Planet

The broad public support for sustainability in the scientific recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been described as 'unprecedented' according to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Thus far 22,000...Show More Summary

When you teach science as recall rather than as thinking?

Dan Berrett said: Rates of scientific literacy among American adults hover below 30 percent. More than a third of them aren’t convinced that the planet is warming, and only half think human activity is causing climate change, despite consensus among scientists that it is. Even long-settled subjects are still clouded by doubt: 30 percent of [...]

Americans Are Cool With All Kinds Of Sex, Just Not The Extramarital Kind

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you. The Background Between sexting, hookup apps and dating sites for people seeking affairs (yes, really), it's easier to cheat now than ever. Show More Summary

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