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7 Fitness Trackers Deliver Very Inaccurate Data, New Study Shows

ACSH - 4 hours 45 min ago

A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine determined that while wearable fitness trackers can accurately monitor heart rate, "none of the seven devices measured energy expenditure accurately." Worse yet, some produced wildly incorrect results.

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Water Structure: It's Different At Nanoscale Size And Different Temperature

Science2.0 - 12 hours 17 min ago
The surface of water drops at 100 nm size changes with temperature. At room temperature, the surface water molecules of these droplets have much stronger interactions than a normal water surface. The structural difference corresponds to a difference in temperature of -50°C.

Nanometric-sized water drops are everywhere, as droplets or aerosols in air, in our bodies as medication, and in rocks and oil fields. How they interact with their hydrophobic environment, at the curved droplet interface, a sub-nanometric region that surrounds the small pocket of water, could boost our understanding of atmospheric, biological and geological processes.
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Water Structure: It's Different At Nanoscale Size And Different Temperature

General - 12 hours 17 min ago
The surface of water drops at 100 nm size changes with temperature. At room temperature, the surface water molecules of these droplets have much stronger interactions than a normal water surface. The structural difference corresponds to a difference in temperature of -50°C.

Nanometric-sized water drops are everywhere, as droplets or aerosols in air, in our bodies as medication, and in rocks and oil fields. How they interact with their hydrophobic environment, at the curved droplet interface, a sub-nanometric region that surrounds the small pocket of water, could boost our understanding of atmospheric, biological and geological processes.
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News Of The Bizarre May 24 2017

ACSH - 12 hours 56 min ago

Your education dollars at work

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'Super-Food' Blogger, Known as 'Avocado,' Acts Like a Nut

ACSH - 20 hours 7 min ago

In the race of charlatans, David Avocado Wolfe is taking a very strong lead – Usain Bolt style, actually – due to both the bizarre nature of his ideas and the expanse of his subjects. Unfortunately, with a Facebook following 10 million strong, the audience for his anti-science ideas is large and it's listening attentively. 

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Roger Ailes and Natasha Richardson: The Hidden Dangers of Head Trauma

ACSH - May 23, 2017 - 10:35pm

The deaths of Roger Ailes, one of the founders of Fox News, and the actress Natasha Richardson both died following a head trauma. Here we explain two specific types of intracranial bleeding that ended their lives.

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Alcohol Raises Breast Cancer Risk, While Exercise Lowers It

ACSH - May 23, 2017 - 5:40pm

A new report, incorporating data on 12 million individuals from nearly 120 studies, showed that engaging in vigorous exercise cut risk by as much as 17 percent. Meanwhile light – but steady – alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing breast cancer.

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Physics-Inspired Artwork In Venice 1: Sub-Lime

Science2.0 - May 23, 2017 - 12:36pm

This is the first of a series of posts that will publish the results of artistic work by high-school students of three schools in Venice, who participate in a contest and exposition connected to the initiative "Art and Science across Italy", an initiative of the network CREATIONS, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme

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Physics-Inspired Artwork In Venice 1: Sub-Lime

General - May 23, 2017 - 12:36pm

This is the first of a series of posts that will publish the results of artistic work by high-school students of three schools in Venice, who participate in a contest and exposition connected to the initiative "Art and Science across Italy", an initiative of the network CREATIONS, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme

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And The Band Stopped Playing: AIDS 36 Years Later

ACSH - May 23, 2017 - 12:30pm

If you remember 1982, at that time AIDS was a death sentence – and a gruesome one at that. But a recent Lancet paper shows how far we've come. And the difference between what Randy Shilts describes in his book and today is nothing short of miraculous. 

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Soylent - Food For Those Too Busy For Food

ACSH - May 23, 2017 - 3:50am

As a busy working parent, I admit that I sometimes (ok, frequently) grab a granola bar as a substitute for lunch... and breakfast.

I am not saying that it is the healthiest choice. But, in today's world of running from work to school to the gym to everything else - sometimes there is no time to sit down and prepare a well balanced meal - or any meal at all. 

This is exactly the space that Soylent, a full time meal replacement product, is trying to fill. 

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The Top 100 Academic Journals Contain Little Social Science

ACSH - May 23, 2017 - 3:30am

In a field like gender studies, what constitutes a respectable outlet? We can make progress toward answering that question by utilizing SCImago's ranking of academic journals.

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Can't Sleep? Blame Air Pollution

Science2.0 - May 22, 2017 - 12:03pm
Tablet and phone marketing executives can sleep well tonight. While those devices are commonly blamed for recent sleep problems, beams of pure digital energy shot straight into the eyeballs will do that, a new paper seeks to shore up the failing claim that tiny particulate matter, PM 2.5 (2.5 microns per cubic meter of air), is impacting human health and should be the source of new regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Can't Sleep? Blame Air Pollution

General - May 22, 2017 - 12:03pm
Tablet and phone marketing executives can sleep well tonight. While those devices are commonly blamed for recent sleep problems, beams of pure digital energy shot straight into the eyeballs will do that, a new paper seeks to shore up the failing claim that tiny particulate matter, PM 2.5 (2.5 microns per cubic meter of air), is impacting human health and should be the source of new regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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'Saturday Night Live' Skit Mocks Infertility

ACSH - May 22, 2017 - 11:05am

An SNL sketch walks the fine line between comedy and perpetuating unfortunate stigmas. This time with respect to infertility.

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How The Kremlin Manipulates Environmentalists, and More ACSH Media Links

ACSH - May 22, 2017 - 10:00am

1. Organic Consumers Association, and the groups it funds, like US Right To Know and the lawyer-run partisan attack site Sourcewatch, may be in a lot of trouble.

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New Heights In Systemic Corrupt Science: Another Hockey Stick; Would You Fund For Retracting?

Science2.0 - May 22, 2017 - 6:13am
Well known: Critical science is career suicide. But did you know you are not even allowed to warn the community about fraud committed yourself? Welcome to science, where we reject the scientific method because it slows down publications, and call the public stupid for not trusting us.

The journal ‘ChemSusChem’ was informed already a year ago about fraud in their journal. 'Chemical Communications' has been informed about manipulations that inflate claims by 300%.
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New Heights In Systemic Corrupt Science: Another Hockey Stick; Would You Fund For Retracting?

General - May 22, 2017 - 6:13am
Well known: Critical science is career suicide. But did you know you are not even allowed to warn the community about fraud committed yourself? Welcome to science, where we reject the scientific method because it slows down publications, and call the public stupid for not trusting us.

The journal ‘ChemSusChem’ was informed already a year ago about fraud in their journal. 'Chemical Communications' has been informed about manipulations that inflate claims by 300%.
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The Pfizer Penicillin Protest Was Silly. Here's Why

ACSH - May 21, 2017 - 9:39pm

Can someone please explain the logic here? Does this make any sense at all?

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Europe In My Region 2017

Science2.0 - May 21, 2017 - 8:08pm
The European Commission has launched a couple of weeks ago the campaign "Europe in my region 2017", an initiative aimed at getting the general public informed on the projects funded by the European Community in their area of residence or activity. There are open day events scheduled a bit everywhere, a blog contest, a photo contest, and other initiatives of interest. -->

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