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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

5 days 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 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

Saturday links: alien life

Book recommendation: Aziz Ansari is “the perfect tour guide” through the changed landscape of Modern Romance.  (Scientific American)

Revolutionary war era shipwreck discovered off North Carolina coast

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. Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date to the American Revolution. Marine...Show More Summary

American Adults Still Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables

Despite the urging scientific studies and the U.S. government, despite the prevalence of farmer’s markets and local, organic products, most U.S. adults are still not consuming enough fruits and vegetables. Read More The post American Adults Still Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables appeared first on Ecorazzi.

American Psychological Association Leaders Step Down After Torture Scandal

Image: APA Several members of the American Psychological Association announced their departure from the organization this week after a report exposed its role in enabling the US torture program. Two members of the largest scientificShow More Summary

Links 7/12/15

Links for you. Science: A Knockout Blow for American Fish Stocks Flawed evidence for convergent evolution of the circadian CLOCK gene in mole-rats (bizarre) “The internet was built to share scientific data” Change the World and Get to Bed by … Continue reading ?

International Artist Article on Tyrannosaurs

International Artist Magazine has a big feature on my recent Tyrannosaur illustrations for Scientific American in their upcoming issue #104 (August / September). Some of the sketches are reproduced full size, so you can really see them.It's...Show More Summary

Why Do Secular Scientists Keep Talking About Animal Sacrifice?  

If I were to guess the modern profession that earnestly uses the religious word sacrifice, I never would've said scientific research. According to a 2009 Pew survey, 41 percent of American scientists identify as atheists—10 times the proportion of atheists in the general public. Show More Summary

Study: Here's What Happens When You Mix Pot, Booze

Is it a worse idea to use marijuana and alcohol together than alone? A study published in May and picked up by Scientific American has answered that question for what scientists say is the first time. Researchers write in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research that no study has previously "directly...

Perovskite Solar Cells — What This Breakthrough Needs To Get To Market

Originally published on Solar Love. Varun Sivaram, Samuel Stranks, and Henry Snaith have written an article for Scientific American about the wonders of perovskite solar cells, which are capable of stunning achievements in the laboratory. Show More Summary

Pew: Party and ideology matter a lot on climate and energy but not as much on other science issues

A study and statistical modeling of a previous survey by the Pew Research Center concludes that Americans are much more likely now than a few decades ago to line up on scientific issues according to their ideological leanings and party identification. Show More Summary

We now know how much your politics inform your scientific views

America is quickly becoming more politically polarized. And a growing number of Americans' opinions on issues are either consistently liberal or consistently conservative, with less and less common ground. In other words, ideological orientation is aligning more and more with political-party leaning. Show More Summary

Fluoridation May Not Prevent Cavities, Scientific Review Shows

If you’re like two-thirds of Americans, fluoride is added to your tap water for the purpose of reducing cavities. But the scientific rationale for putting it there may be outdated, and no longer as clear-cut as was once thought.   Water...Show More Summary

We’ve Got Some Great Female Superheroes—But Study Shows We Can Still Do Better - Now's not the time to rest on our laurels, folks.

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Scientific American shared the details of a recent study that hoped to find out what the impact of this wave of current female superheroes had on people's views of gender equality.

American Voices: Teens Dream Up Condoms That Change Color When Exposed To STDs

last monthHumor : The Onion

Three teenagers in England entering a scientific contest put forward a plan for condoms that would change color when exposed to viral or bacterial sexually transmitted infections, though experts say the technology to actually make the condoms doesn’t exist yet and that there are ethical questions involved with such an invention. What do you think?

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