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What Americans Fear Most Isn't Ebola Or Terrorism, It's...

Science2.0 - October 21, 2014 - 8:29pm

What makes Americans afraid is the topic of the first comprehensive nationwide study by Chapman University. According to the Chapman poll, the number one fear in America today is not Muslim terrorists or Russian imperialism or Ebola, it's...walking alone at night.

The Chapman Survey on American Fears included 1,500 nationally representative participants. The top five things Americans fear the most are:


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What Americans Fear Most Isn't Ebola Or Terrorism, It's...

General - October 21, 2014 - 8:29pm

What makes Americans afraid is the topic of the first comprehensive nationwide study by Chapman University. According to the Chapman poll, the number one fear in America today is not Muslim terrorists or Russian imperialism or Ebola, it's...walking alone at night.

The Chapman Survey on American Fears included 1,500 nationally representative participants. The top five things Americans fear the most are:


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Limiting Global Warming To 2°C: The Philosophy And The Science

Science2.0 - October 21, 2014 - 8:00pm

How much more glacial melting can the planet stand? NASA

By Micheal Mann, Pennsylvania State University and Lawrence Torcello, Rochester Institute of Technology

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Limiting Global Warming To 2°C: The Philosophy And The Science

General - October 21, 2014 - 8:00pm

How much more glacial melting can the planet stand? NASA

By Micheal Mann, Pennsylvania State University and Lawrence Torcello, Rochester Institute of Technology

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To Reduce Drug-Related Harm, It's Time To Be Honest About The Pleasure

Science2.0 - October 21, 2014 - 7:30pm

Getting high on own supply. Dance by Shutterstock

By Adam Winstock, King's College London

Despite the language we use about drugs, many people don’t see themselves as “drug users” but as rational adults who aren’t on a mission to seek moral disintegration and cause themselves harm.

People who use drugs are just people who happen to use drugs (they might also do yoga, go the cinema, get degrees, litter the streets or be into base-jumping) – normal people who care about their loved ones, their health and well-being and want to make the most of that wonderful thing that we all share: life.

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To Reduce Drug-Related Harm, It's Time To Be Honest About The Pleasure

General - October 21, 2014 - 7:30pm

Getting high on own supply. Dance by Shutterstock

By Adam Winstock, King's College London

Despite the language we use about drugs, many people don’t see themselves as “drug users” but as rational adults who aren’t on a mission to seek moral disintegration and cause themselves harm.

People who use drugs are just people who happen to use drugs (they might also do yoga, go the cinema, get degrees, litter the streets or be into base-jumping) – normal people who care about their loved ones, their health and well-being and want to make the most of that wonderful thing that we all share: life.

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True Cost Of Diverted Tobacco Payouts Measured In Lives

Science2.0 - October 21, 2014 - 6:17pm

Not enough tobacco company money is going into public health campaigns. Credit: REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

By Nicholas Freudenberg, City University of New York

The #20 Million Memorial created earlier this month by the United States Centers for Disease Control, is an online tribute to honor the 20 million spouses, mothers, fathers, children, sisters, brothers, and friends who have died of tobacco-related diseases since 1964.

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True Cost Of Diverted Tobacco Payouts Measured In Lives

General - October 21, 2014 - 6:17pm

Not enough tobacco company money is going into public health campaigns. Credit: REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

By Nicholas Freudenberg, City University of New York

The #20 Million Memorial created earlier this month by the United States Centers for Disease Control, is an online tribute to honor the 20 million spouses, mothers, fathers, children, sisters, brothers, and friends who have died of tobacco-related diseases since 1964.

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Data Transmission Gets A New World Record

Science2.0 - October 21, 2014 - 4:01pm

Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video is the goal of a microwave circuit that has set a new world record for data transmission. 


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Data Transmission Gets A New World Record

General - October 21, 2014 - 4:01pm

Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video is the goal of a microwave circuit that has set a new world record for data transmission. 


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Hunters Unite: Global Warming Implicated In Animal Size

General - October 21, 2014 - 3:14pm

Alpine goats appear to be shrinking in size, according to scholars at Durham University, and that is due to global warming over the past 30 years, they say.  

Young Chamois now weigh about 25 percent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s, they found, and note that in recent years, decreases in body size have been identified in a variety of animal species and have frequently been linked by other scholars to changing climate. 


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Hunters Unite: Global Warming Implicated In Animal Size

Science2.0 - October 21, 2014 - 3:14pm

Alpine goats appear to be shrinking in size, according to scholars at Durham University, and that is due to global warming over the past 30 years, they say.  

Young Chamois now weigh about 25 percent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s, they found, and note that in recent years, decreases in body size have been identified in a variety of animal species and have frequently been linked by other scholars to changing climate. 


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Great Earthquakes Doubled In The Most Recent 10 Year Period - What That Means

General - October 21, 2014 - 3:05pm

Since December 2004 there have been 18 quakes of 8.0 or greater on the moment magnitude (Mw) scale – a rate more than twice that seen from 1900 to mid-2004.

Some of that difference could be due to unprecedented advances in technological and scientific capacity to detect earthquakes. Like the distance of Babe Ruth's homeruns, anecdotes about past earthquakes have the mist of legend shrouding them, but modern earthquakes have a variety of ways they can be understood - and that helps recalibrate risk for future earthquakes.


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Great Earthquakes Doubled In The Most Recent 10 Year Period - What That Means

Science2.0 - October 21, 2014 - 3:05pm

Since December 2004 there have been 18 quakes of 8.0 or greater on the moment magnitude (Mw) scale – a rate more than twice that seen from 1900 to mid-2004.

Some of that difference could be due to unprecedented advances in technological and scientific capacity to detect earthquakes. Like the distance of Babe Ruth's homeruns, anecdotes about past earthquakes have the mist of legend shrouding them, but modern earthquakes have a variety of ways they can be understood - and that helps recalibrate risk for future earthquakes.


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Viral Mutation: Why You May Be More Susceptible To Last Year's Flu

Science2.0 - October 21, 2014 - 2:54pm

Why were so many middle-aged adults hit especially hard by the H1N1 influenza virus during the 2013-2014 influenza season?

 Vaccines work by stimulating the immune system to produce antibody proteins against particles (called antigens) from an infectious agent, such as bacteria or a virus. The immune system saves the cells that produce effective antibodies, which then provide immunity against future attacks by the same or similar infectious agents. Seasonal influenza typically kills 36,000 Americans, alone, and nearly 500,000 individuals around the world each year. 


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Viral Mutation: Why You May Be More Susceptible To Last Year's Flu

General - October 21, 2014 - 2:54pm

Why were so many middle-aged adults hit especially hard by the H1N1 influenza virus during the 2013-2014 influenza season?

 Vaccines work by stimulating the immune system to produce antibody proteins against particles (called antigens) from an infectious agent, such as bacteria or a virus. The immune system saves the cells that produce effective antibodies, which then provide immunity against future attacks by the same or similar infectious agents. Seasonal influenza typically kills 36,000 Americans, alone, and nearly 500,000 individuals around the world each year. 


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Egg Donors: Do Parents Prefer Beauty, Brains Or Health?

Science2.0 - October 21, 2014 - 2:46pm
Sperm donation for fertility issues has been common for some time and ovum donation has become increasingly accepted by women as well.

That leads to sociological questions about selection; everyone says they will love their kids no matter what, but given a book to choose from, what traits in a donor do people consider most important, beauty, intelligence or health?
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Egg Donors: Do Parents Prefer Beauty, Brains Or Health?

General - October 21, 2014 - 2:46pm
Sperm donation for fertility issues has been common for some time and ovum donation has become increasingly accepted by women as well.

That leads to sociological questions about selection; everyone says they will love their kids no matter what, but given a book to choose from, what traits in a donor do people consider most important, beauty, intelligence or health?
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Children Who Drink Milk Substitutes Have Lower Vitamin D - But Why?

Science2.0 - October 21, 2014 - 2:29pm

Some children are allergic to milk, so they drink milk substitutes such as soy or rice. And almond milk has become a well-marketed fad to due health claims.

But there may be negatives: though many of those products are fortified, children who drink them have lower levels of Vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow's milk, according to a paper in the Canadian Medical Association Journal

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Children Who Drink Milk Substitutes Have Lower Vitamin D - But Why?

General - October 21, 2014 - 2:29pm

Some children are allergic to milk, so they drink milk substitutes such as soy or rice. And almond milk has become a well-marketed fad to due health claims.

But there may be negatives: though many of those products are fortified, children who drink them have lower levels of Vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow's milk, according to a paper in the Canadian Medical Association Journal

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