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Human Development Could be Harmed by Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Released During Natural Gas Extraction

More than 15 million Americans live within one mile of unconventional oil and gas (UOG) operations that combine directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to release natural gas from underground rock. Scientific studies still are inconclusive on the potential long-term effects on human development. Show More Summary

Can a magazine live forever? Scientific American, at 170, is giving it a shot

The oldest continuously published magazine in the United States, Scientific American, is marking its 170th birthday this week — cause for a promotional celebration at its New York offices Wednesday night and also an occasion to lookShow More Summary

Video Game Ratings Board Says No Changes Coming After Doctor’s Group Links Violent Vid Games To Aggression

Only days after the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C., which is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the U.S., called on the Entertainment Software Rating Board to refine its video game rating system for violent video games, the ESRB said no. Show More Summary

How ambiguity panic motivates conservative culture warriors

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Melanie Tannenbaum at Scientific American has a two-part piece on Donald Trump’s appeal (and a third coming) to conservative voters, which I recommend reading in full. But one piece of the first part really struck me as interesting, because it says a lot about the psychological issues behind...

Five ways to improve environmental reporting

In the weeks following the death of Cecil the Lion, a 13-year-old African lion killed during a trophy hunt, media outlets big and small wondered what would now become of the lions still living in Africa. Scientific American interviewed the researcher tracking Cecil, who said the hunt had served as a catalyst for millions of people to “express their enthusiasm...

Does Your Diet Meet the 2015 Guidelines?

2 weeks agoHealth / Fitness : GymLion

    March is National Nutrition Month. This is a good time to re-evaluate your diet. The Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recently came out with their report and said that Americans are not getting enough fruits, whole grains, and vegetables. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Depression, bipolar may raise heart disease risk in teens

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association claims major depression and bipolar disorder should be considered risk factors for heart disease among adolescents.

Coca-Cola takes heat for funding ‘energy balance’ group

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola found itself on the defensive Monday after a report said the beverage giant had been secretly funding a “scientific” group that says Americans are getting fatter because of a lack of physical fitness — not sugary drinks. The group, Global Energy Balance Network, bills itself as a not-for-profit “dedicated to identifying and [...]Show More Summary

A Scientific Explanation for Why Drinking Coffee Makes Some People Poop

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A recent video by the American Chemical Society series Reactions ventures to explain the science behind why drinking coffee makes some people poop. Although scientists have looked into the matter, the process that leads about 30% of people from the coffee counter to the bathroom is not fully understood. The episode does explain the direct effects a […]

The Transformation of American Democracy to Oligarchy

The United States has the world's largest economy, is the most important contributor to scientific advancements, has the most powerful military and some of the best universities in the world, is a democratic state, and accepts more immigrants than any other nation. Show More Summary

Pollution Spurs Rapid Adaptation in Trout

3 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Research on wild fish populations is adding to a growing body of evidence that human activities—particularly polluting the environment—can spur rapid evolution in complex life-forms. LINK (via:Scientific American)

Google announces finalists for its 2015 Science Fair who want to change the world

Google’s annual Science Fair aims to find bright young minds who can change the world and today the company has announced the finalists for 2015. Backed by LEGO Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic,...Show More Summary

Why Cecil Was Such an Important Lion

Unlike the hundreds of anonymous African lions killed every year by trophy hunters, Cecil the lion has a name, a public face, and a scientific legacy. Since his gruesome killing, apparently at the hands of an American dentist after he...Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - Why Do Married People Have Lower Heart Disease Risk?

Married people are at a lower risk of getting a heart disease and stroke. A large study that was released on March 28, 2014 and presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session on March 29, 2014, found...Show More Summary

Lager Is About to Get a Lot More Interesting

Unlike its trendy cousins favored by craft brewers, lager hasn't changed much over the centuries, notes a post at Scientific American. In fact, "lagers are boring," it declares. That looks set to change, however, thanks to researchers in Finland. They report in the Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology the...

Americans Become More Accepting Of Gays Every Day, Study Suggests

last monthNews : 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 The rainbow-filled celebrations across the country following the Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage last month were a long time coming. Show More Summary

American Voices: Gelernter

Cultural Offering: David Gelernter on American life. Commentary: David Gelernter on "The Closing of the Scientific Mind."

Congress continues to intervene in Dietary Guidelines

Let’s review where we are on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) filed its scientific report in February.  More than 25,000 people filed comments.  Now, USDA and Health and Human Services staff must deal with the comments and write the actual dietary guidelines, the policy document scheduled for release […]

Centuries-Old Shipwreck Discovered Off North Carolina Coast

Scientific sonar spots unknown shipwreck, possibly dating to the American Revolution Scanning sonar from a scientific expedition has revealed the remains of a previously unknown shipwreck more than a mile deep off the North Carolina coast. Show More Summary

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