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What Color Is Your Favorite Song?

Science2.0 - August 22, 2015 - 10:56pm

Imagine yourself as a graphic designer for New Age musician Enya, tasked with creating her next album cover. Which two or three colors from the grid below do you think would “go best” with her music?

Would they be the same ones you’d pick for an album cover or music video for the heavy metal band Metallica?

Probably not.


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What Color Is Your Favorite Song?

General - August 22, 2015 - 10:56pm

Imagine yourself as a graphic designer for New Age musician Enya, tasked with creating her next album cover. Which two or three colors from the grid below do you think would “go best” with her music?

Would they be the same ones you’d pick for an album cover or music video for the heavy metal band Metallica?

Probably not.


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Is The International Space Station The Most Expensive Single Item Ever Built?

Science2.0 - August 22, 2015 - 7:09pm

Is the ISS the most expensive single human artefact ever, after adjusting for inflation? Well, to start with, it's a whole lot more expensive than a medieval cathedral anyway. First we need an estimate of the cost of the ISS, and this article in the Space Review estimates the total cost up to 2015 as $150 billion (in 2010 dollars). That's the total cost including all the international partners. So, how much did it cost to build a medieval cathedral?

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Is The International Space Station The Most Expensive Single Item Ever Built?

General - August 22, 2015 - 7:09pm

Is the ISS the most expensive single human artefact ever, after adjusting for inflation? Well, to start with, it's a whole lot more expensive than a medieval cathedral anyway. First we need an estimate of the cost of the ISS, and this article in the Space Review estimates the total cost up to 2015 as $150 billion (in 2010 dollars). That's the total cost including all the international partners. So, how much did it cost to build a medieval cathedral?

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Organic Food Recalls Up 700 Percent Since 2013

Science2.0 - August 22, 2015 - 5:00pm
Imagine if Big Ag industry lobbyists created a special section inside the US Department of Agriculture, where they got to define what artificial additives would go into their products and who could check their food for accuracy in labeling, all while claiming a special "health halo" for their products. Most people would object.

The $100 Big Organic industry doesn't object, though. 
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Organic Food Recalls Up 700 Percent Since 2013

General - August 22, 2015 - 5:00pm
Imagine if Big Ag industry lobbyists created a special section inside the US Department of Agriculture, where they got to define what artificial additives would go into their products and who could check their food for accuracy in labeling, all while claiming a special "health halo" for their products. Most people would object.

The $100 Big Organic industry doesn't object, though. 
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First Danish Kings Were Pirates

RealClearScience - August 22, 2015 - 5:00am
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The Shadow of a Black Hole

RealClearScience - August 22, 2015 - 5:00am
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Ants Know to Self-Medicate

RealClearScience - August 22, 2015 - 5:00am
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A Whale Skull in a Swamp

RealClearScience - August 22, 2015 - 5:00am
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FDA Labels: "Added Sugar" Is Meaningless And Confusing

Science2.0 - August 21, 2015 - 8:47pm

 Nutrition experts acknowledge that when it comes to the human body, there is no difference between sugar naturally found in foods and that which is added by manufacturers. That is, the body metabolizes sugar from colas the same way it does sugar from orange juice (yes, even organic orange juice). So why add a line to the ‘Nutrition Facts’ label that specifically cites the amount of added sugars? There’s no good reason that we can see, but that’s what the FDA plans to do.

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FDA Labels: "Added Sugar" Is Meaningless And Confusing

General - August 21, 2015 - 8:47pm

 Nutrition experts acknowledge that when it comes to the human body, there is no difference between sugar naturally found in foods and that which is added by manufacturers. That is, the body metabolizes sugar from colas the same way it does sugar from orange juice (yes, even organic orange juice). So why add a line to the ‘Nutrition Facts’ label that specifically cites the amount of added sugars? There’s no good reason that we can see, but that’s what the FDA plans to do.

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There Is No Dementia Epidemic

Science2.0 - August 21, 2015 - 11:30am

The notion of a dementia epidemic has been a big concern in ageing societies across the globe for some time. With the extension of life expectancy it seems to be an inevitable disaster – one of the “greatest enemies of humanity”, according to UK prime minister David Cameron.

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There Is No Dementia Epidemic

General - August 21, 2015 - 11:30am

The notion of a dementia epidemic has been a big concern in ageing societies across the globe for some time. With the extension of life expectancy it seems to be an inevitable disaster – one of the “greatest enemies of humanity”, according to UK prime minister David Cameron.

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Chantix Smoking Cessation Drug Is Not Helping Smokers Quit

Science2.0 - August 21, 2015 - 11:30am

The introduction of a new prescription smoking-cessation aid, varenicline, in 2006 has had no significant impact on the rate at which Americans age 18 and older successfully quit smoking, according to a new study in Tobacco Control which suggests that the primary effect of varenicline (marketed as Chantix) has only been to displace the use of older tobacco addiction therapies, such as nicotine patches and the antidepressant, bupropion (Zyban).


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Chantix Smoking Cessation Drug Is Not Helping Smokers Quit

General - August 21, 2015 - 11:30am

The introduction of a new prescription smoking-cessation aid, varenicline, in 2006 has had no significant impact on the rate at which Americans age 18 and older successfully quit smoking, according to a new study in Tobacco Control which suggests that the primary effect of varenicline (marketed as Chantix) has only been to displace the use of older tobacco addiction therapies, such as nicotine patches and the antidepressant, bupropion (Zyban).


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Skull Rack at Aztec Temple

RealClearScience - August 21, 2015 - 5:30am
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The Ruined Castles of Poland

RealClearScience - August 21, 2015 - 5:30am
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Hidden Dangers of Supplements

RealClearScience - August 21, 2015 - 5:30am
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Is There Dark Radiation?

RealClearScience - August 21, 2015 - 5:30am
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