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Formaldehyde Exposure In Marijuana Vaping

Science2.0 - June 12, 2017 - 6:35pm
Formaldehyde sounds scary because it is for dead bodies. But it is also produced in our natural cellular respiration. Clearly "the dose makes the embalming fluid" but groups who want to scare people about diet soda whisper about its presence. And it is present, in levels that will be carcinogenic if you drink 7,000 sodas per day. More recently its presence in nicotine vaping liquid was being touted.
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Formaldehyde Exposure In Marijuana Vaping

General - June 12, 2017 - 6:35pm
Formaldehyde sounds scary because it is for dead bodies. But it is also produced in our natural cellular respiration. Clearly "the dose makes the embalming fluid" but groups who want to scare people about diet soda whisper about its presence. And it is present, in levels that will be carcinogenic if you drink 7,000 sodas per day. More recently its presence in nicotine vaping liquid was being touted.
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Alan Alda's Art And Science Of Relating And Communicating

Science2.0 - June 12, 2017 - 5:30pm

You are about to hear a huge sigh of relief from the entire science journalism community, because Alan Alda, a man who can interview E.O. Wilson and Jim Watson with ease, who hosted the terrific Scientific American Frontiers, and founded the Alan Alda Center for Communication Science at Stony Brook University, has trouble communicating.

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Alan Alda's Art And Science Of Relating And Communicating

General - June 12, 2017 - 5:30pm

You are about to hear a huge sigh of relief from the entire science journalism community, because Alan Alda, a man who can interview E.O. Wilson and Jim Watson with ease, who hosted the terrific Scientific American Frontiers, and founded the Alan Alda Center for Communication Science at Stony Brook University, has trouble communicating.

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The Anti-Pharma Demagoguery of Jeffrey Sachs

ACSH - June 12, 2017 - 3:07pm

Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs is one of the world's most influential public intellectuals. His war against global poverty is commendable, if not always congenial. His expertise is rightly sought by national and international media outlets.

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Blood Glucose Testing for Type 2 Diabetes, a Standard, May Bite the Dust

ACSH - June 12, 2017 - 3:00pm

People with type 2 diabetes who are not using insulin, are typically instructed to monitor their blood glucose levels regularly. But a new study suggests that doing so may not provide any long-term benefits for controlling those levels. This could be the end of what has been the standard of care for these patients.

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Medical Standby, Blood Glucose Testing with Type 2 Diabetes, May Bite the Dust

ACSH - June 12, 2017 - 3:00pm

People with type 2 diabetes who are not using insulin, are typically instructed to monitor their blood glucose levels regularly. But a new study suggests that doing so may not provide any long-term benefits for controlling those levels. This could be the end of what has been the standard of care for these patients.

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Medical Standby — Blood Glucose Testing For Those With Type 2 Diabetes — May Bite The Dust

ACSH - June 12, 2017 - 3:00pm

People with type 2 diabetes who are not using insulin, are typically instructed to monitor their blood glucose levels regularly. But a new study suggests that doing so may not provide any long-term benefits for controlling those levels. This could be the end of what has been the standard of care for these patients.

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Chemistry, Politics and the Death Penalty

ACSH - June 12, 2017 - 12:51pm

Regardless of people's views on capital punishment, it's unlikely that many would approve of chemically torturing prisoners to death. But because European drug companies now refuse to sell U.S. prisons drugs that can be used for lethal injections, some have tried using untested alternatives for executions. The results have been horrific. The reason? Pharmacological ignorance. 

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Ravens Do Hold Grudges, Forevermore

ACSH - June 12, 2017 - 12:35pm

Edgar Allan Poe had a fascinating but strange mind, and perhaps he wasn't truly mad to think a raven was after him. Turns out, if you wrong a raven, it will shun you... Forevermore.

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We Made The EPA Nervous, A Boot Camp For Biotech, and More Outreach Last Week

ACSH - June 12, 2017 - 10:29am

ACSH President Hank Campbell gives a bootcamp on biotech to science communicators, the EPA would prefer not to have awkward questions asked, and more outreach this past week.

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Yes! To Hell With Out Of Africa

Science2.0 - June 12, 2017 - 7:37am
Ah, life is good lately; can’t stop winning. Almost never recommend anybody, ‘cuz humans disappoint, but if I do, its winners. Remember that “Erectus walks among us” guy with his “Out of Europe” theory? Yep – that’s the one I recommended, the most despised of the low. I only recommend those who are near my level. Well, ok, that orange fat disappoint I endorsed for POTUS is obviously not anywhere near my level, but that’s another story – I knew he would win and I just love to “Told’yer so!”
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Yes! To Hell With Out Of Africa

General - June 12, 2017 - 7:37am
Ah, life is good lately; can’t stop winning. Almost never recommend anybody, ‘cuz humans disappoint, but if I do, its winners. Remember that “Erectus walks among us” guy with his “Out of Europe” theory? Yep – that’s the one I recommended, the most despised of the low. I only recommend those who are near my level. Well, ok, that orange fat disappoint I endorsed for POTUS is obviously not anywhere near my level, but that’s another story – I knew he would win and I just love to “Told’yer so!”
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Can Small Breast Cancers Be Good? The Dance of Therapy and Diagnosis

ACSH - June 11, 2017 - 5:00pm

Diagnosis and treatment are linked. A new study sheds light on how improvements in one inform the other, or in other words, their dance of accommodation. 

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Are Small breast cancers 'good'? - the dance of therapy and diagnosis

ACSH - June 11, 2017 - 5:00pm

Diagnosis and treatment are linked, a new study sheds light on how improvements in one inform the other, their dance of accommodation. 

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The 'Lassie Effect' Can Motivate Exercise

ACSH - June 10, 2017 - 5:19pm

One way to motivate people to exercise is for them to get a dog. After all, unless you live in the outback and let the animal run free, having a dog means walking it — except in a few circumstances. Australian investigators described the owner- and pup-associated reasons for a person to increase their walking level.

 

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Indoor Tanning Sharply Down, Indicating Welcomed Trend

ACSH - June 9, 2017 - 6:02pm

There's been a significant decrease in the number of American adults who use tanning beds, according to results of a recent study. By analyzing voluminous survey data, researchers concluded that indoor tanning plunged 33 percent from 2010 to 2015. 

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Alan Alda On The Art And Science Of Communication

ACSH - June 9, 2017 - 4:54pm

Good news for everyone who writes science: Alan Alda is as terrified as the rest of us about getting it wrong.

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Physics World's Review Of "Anomaly!"

Science2.0 - June 9, 2017 - 12:18pm
A new review of my book, "Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab", has appeared on the June issue of "Physics World". It is authored by Gavin Hesketh, a lecturer at University College London, and you can read it here. -->

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Physics World's Review Of "Anomaly!"

General - June 9, 2017 - 12:18pm
A new review of my book, "Anomaly! Collider Physics and the Quest for New Phenomena at Fermilab", has appeared on the June issue of "Physics World". It is authored by Gavin Hesketh, a lecturer at University College London, and you can read it here. -->

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