Do the Right Thing!

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CNN | Next month will mark 15 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but thousands of people across the country continue to feel its effects on their health.

Thailand: Jatupat Boonphatthararaksa

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Human Rights Watch | Police arrested Jatupat, 25, a prominent activist from the New Democracy Movement (NDM), as he was distributing publications criticizing the ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) junta and urging voters in Chaiyaphum province to reject the proposed constitution.

Five Things to Know about Food Deserts

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The Food Rush | Food deserts are areas in which residents do not have ready access to fresh produce and a variety of healthy foods. They are often in low-income urban areas that are not attractive locations for the supermarkets and specialty stores many of us visit on a regular basis.

Seriously?

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I enjoy a good technological innovation as much as the next guy. But delivery droids that look like coolers on wheels? Being tested in DC? Seriously?

YA Book Review: Air

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AIR, by Ryan Gattis, is one of the best books I’ve read all year. Grey is a guy who loves to get air – to ride his bicycle as fast as possible before taking off of a ramp or other stable structure and doing flips or other risky stunts. He doesn’t do this to be […]

A Win for the Honeybees!

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Finally. There’s some good news for the little guy. In this instance, the little guy happens to be the lowly honeybee. A.k.a. The pollinators that are essential to crops around the world. The very pollinators that make it possible for us to have almonds in our cereal and melons at our cookouts. The die-off of […]

IEEE Medal of Honor to Dresselhaus

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In June, Professor Mildred Dresselhaus will formally receive the 2015 IEEE Medal of Honor for her leadership and contributions across many fields of science and engineering. She is the first woman to receive the organisation’s highest honor since its inception in 1917. | Scientific American Blog

Dice and Cats in One Physics Book

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Einstein’s dice and Schrodinger’s cat in one book? What could be more? Be still my heart! I’ll post a review once I’ve finished the book. Meanwhile, here’s a review from the New York Times. | New York Times Sunday Book Review

Nepal Earthquake How

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Saturday’s terrible earthquake was the latest result of an ongoing collision of giant pieces of our planet, a slow-moving disaster that started about 50 million years ago. | Scientific American

Extreme Condition Marine Tech

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Tomorrow’s maritime technology must be able to handle extreme conditions during Arctic and deep-water operations. A new research centre designed to develop these technologies holds promise for Norwegian industry. | GEMINI

Octopus Limbs

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How do octopuses keep track of their 8 limbs? Researchers have discovered that secret behind an octopus’s dexterity comes from the radial symmetry of its legs. Check it out! | News from Science

Eat to Beat Type 2

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Sometimes it’s hard to manage everything and still keep glucose levels in check. I know that’s the case for me when I have an asthma flare and need to take prednisone. To make it worse, because I don’t want take prednisone, I’ve been letting things go way too long and had my peak flows tank. […]

Epitome of Unintended Consequences

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I recently switched car insurance companies. I was happy with the rate I got. Soon after, I received a device to monitor my driving in the event that I wanted to try to qualify for a discount on my rate. I did not care about trying for a discount so I ignored the device – […]

Cookbook: Meat on the Side

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Nikki Dinki is my all-time favorite Next Food Network Star contestant. Her philosophy is that meat should not be the focus of a meal. This is a perfect approach for those trying to better-balance their plates while controlling Type 2. The book is slated for release in early 2016. You can read all about it […]

Reading for the Scientific Mind

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I’ve been enjoying dystopian literature of late. Dystopian literature deals with events in a flawed future. Everything is in place for the Utopia generations have hoped to achieve. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, something has gone terribly wrong. The Dystopian Novels I’ll be writing about are: The Time Machine, H.G. Wells, 1895 Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, 1932 […]

Reading for the Scientific Mind

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The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber is above all a poignant love story. It explores the bonds between Peter and Beatrice Leigh as they are tested by their very separate experiences in two very different environments.

Ending Food Insecurity

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Most of us can take it for granted that we’ll have access to three meals a day. We may choose not to eat three meals, but we have that choice because we have the money to buy food. We also may not choose to eat healthy foods, but we have a range of healthy options available […]

So why isn’t our atmosphere sucked into space

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When you think about it, Earth is a closed system. The water you’re drinking is part of the same water cycle as the water the dinosaur’s drank. The ground you’re walking on has been there for millennia. As rocks are worn away by weathering and soil erodes, the resulting materials make their way into the cycle […]