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Little Considered: Treatment Of Transgendered Prison Inmates

Science2.0 - November 22, 2014 - 6:18pm

It's pretty common in culture, from Turkey to Tennessee, for a public that otherwise does not condone rape to joke about it when it comes to male criminals. And the more heinous the crime, not only does it become acceptable, but almost demanded in a justice system that often favors criminals over victims.

But raping women isn't acceptable in civilized countries. In the modern decade, 'gender' has become a subjective thing. Anthropology papers will even strangely let 'other', including alien life forms, be considered a valid gender in their surveys.


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Little Considered: Treatment Of Transgendered Prison Inmates

General - November 22, 2014 - 6:18pm

It's pretty common in culture, from Turkey to Tennessee, for a public that otherwise does not condone rape to joke about it when it comes to male criminals. And the more heinous the crime, not only does it become acceptable, but almost demanded in a justice system that often favors criminals over victims.

But raping women isn't acceptable in civilized countries. In the modern decade, 'gender' has become a subjective thing. Anthropology papers will even strangely let 'other', including alien life forms, be considered a valid gender in their surveys.


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Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Genetic Clues Of Severe Food Allergy

Science2.0 - November 22, 2014 - 4:22pm

Scientists have identified four new genes associated with a severe food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), which has only recently been recognized as a distinct condition. Its hallmark is inflammation and painful swelling in the esophagus, along with high levels of immune cells called eosinophils. It can affect people of any age, but is more common among young men who have a history of other allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema. 


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Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Genetic Clues Of Severe Food Allergy

General - November 22, 2014 - 4:22pm

Scientists have identified four new genes associated with a severe food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), which has only recently been recognized as a distinct condition. Its hallmark is inflammation and painful swelling in the esophagus, along with high levels of immune cells called eosinophils. It can affect people of any age, but is more common among young men who have a history of other allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema. 


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Archaea Can Survive Anywhere, Now They Might Be A Source Of Antibacterial Drugs

Science2.0 - November 22, 2014 - 4:13pm

Archaea are a family of single-celled organisms that can thrive in environments like boiling hydrothermal pools and smoking deep sea vents deep underground, which are too extreme for most other species to survive.


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Archaea Can Survive Anywhere, Now They Might Be A Source Of Antibacterial Drugs

General - November 22, 2014 - 4:13pm

Archaea are a family of single-celled organisms that can thrive in environments like boiling hydrothermal pools and smoking deep sea vents deep underground, which are too extreme for most other species to survive.


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50 Percent Of Patients Don't Take Prescription Medications According To Guidance

Science2.0 - November 22, 2014 - 4:06pm

It's a story as old as medicine. When it comes to treatments, people don't always obey the written word. When it comes to antibiotics, for example, people may stop taking them when they feel better so they can save them for another incident. 

Prescription medication guidelines are written specifically, to help people get the effect. So why do only 50 patient of patients take prescription medication as they should, 160 years after medicine became a proper field?


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50 Percent Of Patients Don't Take Prescription Medications According To Guidance

General - November 22, 2014 - 4:06pm

It's a story as old as medicine. When it comes to treatments, people don't always obey the written word. When it comes to antibiotics, for example, people may stop taking them when they feel better so they can save them for another incident. 

Prescription medication guidelines are written specifically, to help people get the effect. So why do only 50 patient of patients take prescription medication as they should, 160 years after medicine became a proper field?


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Comfort Food in Space

RealClearScience - November 22, 2014 - 7:30am
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The World's Biggest Telescope

RealClearScience - November 22, 2014 - 7:30am
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Your Mind Can't Handle the Moon

RealClearScience - November 22, 2014 - 7:30am
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Automation Makes Us Dumb

RealClearScience - November 22, 2014 - 7:30am
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L'Aquila Scientists Free But Political Risks Remain

Science2.0 - November 21, 2014 - 10:30pm

L'Aquila is still in repair. Roberto Taddeo

By Lawrence Torcello, Rochester Institute of Technology

It has been five years since an earthquake hit the Italian city of L’Aquila leaving 309 people dead.

In the aftermath one public official and six earthquake scientists were charged with multiple counts of manslaughter. Each defendant was sentenced to six years in jail.

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L'Aquila Scientists Free But Political Risks Remain

General - November 21, 2014 - 10:30pm

L'Aquila is still in repair. Roberto Taddeo

By Lawrence Torcello, Rochester Institute of Technology

It has been five years since an earthquake hit the Italian city of L’Aquila leaving 309 people dead.

In the aftermath one public official and six earthquake scientists were charged with multiple counts of manslaughter. Each defendant was sentenced to six years in jail.

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Is Religion A Consolation Worth Having?

Science2.0 - November 21, 2014 - 9:18pm

King's College Chapel: beauty, art, profundity – but truth? Tom Thai, CC BY-SA

By Simon Blackburn, University of Cambridge

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Is Religion A Consolation Worth Having?

General - November 21, 2014 - 9:18pm

King's College Chapel: beauty, art, profundity – but truth? Tom Thai, CC BY-SA

By Simon Blackburn, University of Cambridge

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3X Saturated Fat In The Diet Doesn't Increase It In Blood

Science2.0 - November 21, 2014 - 8:16pm

Doubling and even nearly tripling saturated fat in diets does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a controlled diet study.

The researchers found that total saturated fat in the blood did not increase - and went down in most people - despite being increased in the diet when carbohydrates were reduced. Palmitoleic acid, a fatty acid associated with unhealthy metabolism of carbohydrates that can promote disease, went down with low-carb intake and gradually increased as carbs were re-introduced to the study diet.


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3X Saturated Fat In The Diet Doesn't Increase It In Blood

General - November 21, 2014 - 8:16pm

Doubling and even nearly tripling saturated fat in diets does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a controlled diet study.

The researchers found that total saturated fat in the blood did not increase - and went down in most people - despite being increased in the diet when carbohydrates were reduced. Palmitoleic acid, a fatty acid associated with unhealthy metabolism of carbohydrates that can promote disease, went down with low-carb intake and gradually increased as carbs were re-introduced to the study diet.


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Did Some Baseball Stars Get Favorable TV Coverage In Steroid Controversy?

Science2.0 - November 21, 2014 - 6:35pm

Retired baseball stars Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro each have Hall of Fame-worthy numbers, more than 500 home runs.


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Did Some Baseball Stars Get Favorable TV Coverage In Steroid Controversy?

General - November 21, 2014 - 6:35pm

Retired baseball stars Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro each have Hall of Fame-worthy numbers, more than 500 home runs.


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