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  • The Super Blood Wolf Moon Arrives Sunday Night
    A rare total lunar eclipse begins Sunday night. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Pamela Gay, host of the podcast "Astronomy Cast," about what's been dubbed the "super wolf blood moon." ... read more
    Source: Science: NPRPublished on 2019-01-20
  • ‘Inheritance’ Author: Genetic Test Unravels Family History, Identity
    Dani Shapiro found out through a genealogy website that the man who raised her was not her biological father. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Shapiro about her book. ... read more
    Source: Science: NPRPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Bullied Into Bad Science?
    There's been an interesting discussion on Twitter about senior scientists who pressure their students or postdocs into scientific misconduct or otherwise poor science: Bullying students into providing the "right" results: research misconduct by proxy? This is probably among the worst but receives little attention — Simon Eickhoff (@INM7_ISN) January 19, 2019 Today, I was made aware of a site called Bullied Into Bad Science which aims to tackle this problem. Founded by behavior ... read more
    Source: Discover MagazinePublished on 2019-01-20
  • Superbugs and antivaxxers make WHO’s list of 10 global health threats
    Source: CNN HealthPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Cypher’s Choice: Painful Reality or Pleasant Delusion?
    The care of people with dementia poses an agonizing philosophical dilemma -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... read more
    Source: Scientific AmericanPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Pro-Vaccination Message Should Be Apolitical, As NYT Argues But Fails To Demonstrate
    Vaccination is a critically important public health measure. Anti-vaccination disinformation needs to be countered in a non-political fashion, as the NYT Editorial Board argues but fails to demonstrate. ... read more
    Source: Forbes | SciencePublished on 2019-01-20
  • Remains of Tiny, Strange Creatures Have Been Discovered in a ‘Lost’ Antarctic Lake
    Thousands of feet below the Antarctic ice, tardigrades once lived. ... read more
    Source: ScienceAlertPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Change Your Phone Settings So Apple And Google Can’t Track Your Movements
    No more default settings. ... read more
    Source: ScienceAlertPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Baby Cuttlefish Have an Incredible Strategy to Avoid Enemies Even Before They Hatch
    Nature is so clever. ... read more
    Source: ScienceAlertPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Researchers Identify a 2-Minute Trick That Stops You Craving Fatty Foods
    Counterintuitive. ... read more
    Source: ScienceAlertPublished on 2019-01-20
  • A.I. Policy Is Tricky. From Around the World, They Came to Hash It Out.
    Dozens of senior policymakers who are trying to agree on rules for artificial intelligence gathered at M.I.T. There was even some consensus. ... read more
    Source: New York Times – TechnologyPublished on 2019-01-20
  • How To Answer Ridiculous Arguments Against Science
    What do you do when a skeptic or fanatic tosses out a dozen arguments at once? Focus on just one, and be simple. ... read more
    Source: Forbes | SciencePublished on 2019-01-20
  • Amazon Knows What You Buy. And It’s Building a Big Ad Business From It.
    The online retail giant is taking advantage of what it knows better than anyone: consumers’ online shopping habits. ... read more
    Source: New York Times – TechnologyPublished on 2019-01-20
  • For Penguin Awareness Day, Enjoy This Rare Photo Of 5 Different Penguin Species
    A wildlife photographer captured a rare photo of five different penguin species congregating on the South Sandwich Islands. ... read more
    Source: Forbes | SciencePublished on 2019-01-20
  • In the Nature–Nurture War, Robert Plomin Is Fighting a Losing Battle
    One of the leading behavioral geneticists of our time is promulgating outdated and potentially pernicious notions about the interplay of nature and nurture. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... read more
    Source: Scientific AmericanPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Do You Have Early Signs Of Cervical Cancer? How AI Technology May Help
    Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and Global Good have been developing a deep learning computer algorithm to help identify precancerous lesions in the cervix. ... read more
    Source: Forbes | SciencePublished on 2019-01-20
  • The ‘mega monk’ who wants us to slow down and embrace our imperfections
    Haemin Sunim is the Buddhist monk whose hugely successful self-care advice books have made him a celebrityWhen a smart café opened in his neighbourhood in New York, where he used to live, Buddhist monk and bestselling author Haemin Sunim went along to sample the delicious-looking cake. Hearing the prices, however, he balked and ordered just tea instead – but that cake stayed in his mind all afternoon. The next day, he was still thinking about it, and the day after that until, finally, he had to go back and treat himself. The verdict? “It was delicious but not extraordinarily delicious,” ... read more
    Source: The Guardian – Health and WellbeingPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Medical Students Push For More LGBT Health Training To Address Disparities
    One in 5 LGBT adults has avoided medical care for fear of discrimination, according to a recent survey, and 80 percent of physicians surveyed say they feel "not competent" to treat LGBT patients.(Image credit: Mengwen Cao for NPR) ... read more
    Source: Health: NPRPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Federally Funded Companions Keep Seniors Connected To Their Neighbors
    Isolation is a part of life for many seniors, but a national program helps curb the loneliness by pairing homebound residents with peers, who make weekly visits. ... read more
    Source: Health: NPRPublished on 2019-01-20
  • How Much Is That CAT Scan? Now You Can Check (If You Know Billing Codes)
    Starting this month, hospitals must publish prices for procedures and services online. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal of Kaiser Health News tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro it's not very user friendly — yet. ... read more
    Source: Health: NPRPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Bangladesh ‘Tree Man’ returns to hospital as condition worsens
    A Bangladeshi father dubbed "Tree Man" for the bark-like growths on his body returned to hospital on Sunday after his condition worsened, he told AFP. ... read more
    Source: Medical XpressPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Taiwan’s traditional medicine stores struggle on life support
    Traditional medicine store owner Gu Cheng-pu knows her dispensary can only stay open as long as her ailing father-in-law lives, their careers hostage to a quirk in Taiwanese law that is killing off the industry. ... read more
    Source: Medical XpressPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Total lunar eclipse set to wow star gazers, clear skies willing
    Astronomy buffs across the United States have been promised all the makings of a spectacular total lunar eclipse on Sunday except one - clear skies. ... read more
    Source: Reuters: Science NewsPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Medical News Today: Central obesity linked to brain shrinkage
    A recent study has linked central obesity to shrinkage in certain parts of the brain. The question now is whether obesity causes brain shrinkage. ... read more
    Source: Medical News TodayPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Facebook Backs University AI Ethics Institute With $7.5 Million
    The social media giant is giving Technical University of Munich a $7.5 million grant. ... read more
    Source: Forbes | SciencePublished on 2019-01-20
  • How to Watch the Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon on Sunday Night
    You don’t really need to call it a “Super Blood Wolf Moon.” ... read more
    Source: New York Times – SciencePublished on 2019-01-20
  • Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Aphasia
    Having experienced a serious brain injury at just 26 years old, I developed aphasia. This is the story of my recovery, and how I relearned everything. ... read more
    Source: Medical News TodayPublished on 2019-01-20
  • How To See Tonight’s ‘Perfect’ Super Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, Tomorrow’s Kissing Planets
    A red moon will be visible tonight from North and South America, and Western Europe. Just a few hours later the planets Venus and Jupiter will pass very closely in the pre-dawn sky. ... read more
    Source: Forbes | SciencePublished on 2019-01-20
  • My rich and grumpy dad said my Christmas gifts were awful | Dear Mariella
    Mariella Frostrup tells a man caught up in festive family tensions to ditch the present-giving charadeThe dilemma My father complained to my wife that the Christmas presents I bought for him and his partner weren’t good enough. He is 66. I bought them some artisan chocolate, which he described as “broken chocolate” because it came wrapped in a clear plastic bag (it was from a small local business that hand-wraps items), and a handmade candle that was called “crappy” by his partner. Given that they’re both wealthy, retired, own three houses and enjoy numerous holidays each year, should I feel ... read more
    Source: The Guardian – Health and WellbeingPublished on 2019-01-20
  • The pain of Tourette’s: ‘I’m always covered in bruises’
    Charity Tourettes Action has discovered that patients are facing long delays in diagnosis. ... read more
    Source: BBC News – HealthPublished on 2019-01-20

 

 

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