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Activist Robert Kennedy Jr. Denies He Wants to "Jail Climate Change Deniers" - Actually Wants to "Execute" Climate Villain Corporations and Think Tanks

8 hours agoNews : Reason

In his article, "Jailing Climate Deniers" over at EcoWatch, prominent environmental activist Robert Kennedy Jr. magnanimously allows that individual Americans - even misguided souls who question the scientific consensus on man-made global warming - have a First Amendment right to speak their piece. Show More Summary

Today in media history: In 1982 journalists described a new technology called the compact disc

11 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The press has been writing about new audio technology since the Edison phonograph. In 1877 Scientific American reported that “Mr. Thomas A. Edison recently came into this office, placed a little machine on our desk, turned a crank….We...Show More Summary

The odd beauty of 60-Year-old preserved brains from the Texas State Mental Hospital

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

In 2011 while on assignment for Scientific American magazine, photographer Adam Voorhes discovered over 700 glass jars of damaged, deformed or rare brains preserved in formaldehyde that had been essentially forgotten in the bowels of the University of Texas Mental Hospital in the 1960s. Show More Summary

Comment on "Educators need to think long-term about the role of technology in learning"

"The third and final task remains the big challenge for educa- tional technology: personal development via experiential learning." [Source: Scientific American, Oct 2014, page 15] Yes, there is a way - Role play. By allowing the students to step into the shoes of other in a safe environment, the learning can be vivid and realistic. See my book The Power of Role-based e_learning

Brian Miller (Orlin Culture Shop)

Brina Miller is a Colorado based illustrator who brands himself as Orlin Culture Shop. His clients include Adobe, GQ Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Scientific American, and Penguin Publishing, among others. Miller works in a sharp, angular style that feels both modern and delightfully retro (maybe modern-retro-futuristic, or something like that). He utilizes both high and low […]

The extraordinary technology that frees 'locked-in' patients

For more of The Week's videos, subscribe to our YouTube page. Watch a trailer for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Sources: Hawking.org, NBC News, Popular Science (2), Scientific American More

Baader-Meinhof scientifically explains the coincidences in our daily lives

(Business News) Baader-Meinhof is the phenomenon that explains why after you buy the newest thing, you suddenly see everyone else using it. Science! Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Struck by Lightning 3 times in his Life and Again after Death

A man named Walter Summerford was struck by lightning 3 times in his life. After his death, his gravestone was also struck. According to Scientific American sportsman named Major Walter Summerford, struck three times, whose gravestone took a shot four years after his death. This article was published on May 1, 2014 where Steve Mirsky […]

Small weight gain can raise blood pressure in healthy adults

Gaining just five pounds can increase your blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. Many people understand the health dangers of large amounts of extra body weight, but reasearchers in this study wanted to see the impact of a small weight gain of about five to 11 pounds. read more

Now depression can be diagnosed by a blood test

American scientists have developed a new blood test for depression, Psych Central reports. The researchers, from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, say this is the first unbiased scientific way to diagnose the illness. Show More Summary

WIND MAKES THE GRID MORE RELIABLE

Study of Eastern U.S. Shows Wind Energy Could Stabilize the Grid Robert Fares, Sept. 16, 2014 (Scientific American) “…[W]ind turbines might actually be a valuable tool for controlling and stabilizing the grid in the future…To understand...Show More Summary

Manifest Injustice – the End Result of Scientific Fraud

By Louis Conte and Wayne Rohde “I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before...

Cars Will Cook the Planet Absent Shift to Public Transportation

Scientific American: "If the world's cities focused their investments on expanding public transportation, walking and cycling, they could save more than $100 trillion in public and private capital and urban transportation operating costs between now and 2050,"

Bad Graphics, STEM Diversity Edition

There was a article in Scientific American about diversity in STEM collecting together the best demographic data available about the science and engineering workforce. It’s a useful collection of references, and comes with some very pretty graphics, particularly this one, showing the demographic breakdown of the US population compared to the science and engineering fields:…

The case for walking or cycling (or taking the train) to work

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Your commute is making you unhappy, and you probably didn't need a scientific study to tell you that. In 2000, 76 percent of Americans drove to work alone every day. In addition to the frustrations of rush-hour traffic, those commutes also tend to be longer and start earlier in the morning than, say, walking or biking to work, according to the U.S. Show More Summary

Methane – damned if you do, dammed if you don’t

Drowned tropical forests release too much methane Eric Worrall writes: A new study performed in Laos suggests that building Dams in tropical locations exacerbates climate change. According to Scientific American; “In Asia, Africa and South America, …, masses of methane are produced from dams by the drowning of tropical forests in them. As long…

Why Inflammation Matters for Diabetics

2 weeks agoHealth : Healthland

Anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of certain kinds of disease among diabetics, found a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. In the laboratory, the researchers studied cultured cells from a human aorta, the blood vessel that comes out of the heart…

Are Laptops Really Bad For Learning?

A study was recently published in the Journal of Psychological Science and subsequently reported on in The Atlantic, Scientific American, The Association for Psychological Science, several educational blogs, The Washington Post, and elsewhere online. Show More Summary

For Kids with Both Asthma and Obesity, which Came First?

A new article in the September issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), examines the premise that obesity contributes to childhood asthma - rather than the other way around.

The Hard Life Of The First American

Submitted by Erico Tavares of Sinclair & Co. The Hard Life of the First American A forthcoming book titled “Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton” provides a very detailed account of what might have been the life of this remarkable American ancestor, who roamed Washington State 9,000 years ago. Show More Summary

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