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Most Americans Get Science News From Corporate Media - And That's Bad

Science 2.0 - 2 hours 9 min ago
Though every politician and both U.S. parties claim to be pro-science, that isn't reflected in corporate media coverage. The New York Times will publish conspiracy theories drafted by US Right To Know, a corporate front group created by Organic Consumers Association. Washington Post will host a panel on food science and refuse to invite any scientists. 

The public does not trust corporate media science journalism, that is why science journalism jobs in newspapers have disappeared even as science has become more important than ever. To get the facts right, the public now goes to targeted outlets, like Science 2.0, the American Council on Science and Health, and similar groups that are politically agnostic and scientifically credible.
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The Word 'Doctor' May Not Mean What You Think It Means

ACSH - 2 hours 36 min ago

With the ever-changing health care landscape, it is important for patients to know not every member of their care team has interchangeable training when it comes to invoking the term "doctor."

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Marathon Lessons From a Novice: Does Epsom Salt Work For Sore Muscles?

ACSH - 3 hours 21 min ago

There are not a lot of people that I would run 26.2 miles for.

However, the team of scientists and physicians at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center are some of them. They are world leaders in the research and treatment of celiac disease and also happen to be my son's physicians. They have helped him become the healthy boy that he is today and there is no end to my gratitude for them. 

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Today's Teens Far Cry from Fast Times at Ridgemont High

ACSH - 7 hours 56 min ago

Today's teens are delaying their transition into adulthood as revealed by a recent study published in Child Development.

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Fly away home? Ice age may have clipped bird migration

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
The onset of the last ice age may have forced some bird species to abandon their northerly migrations for thousands of years, says new research led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln ornithologist. Published Sept. 20 in the journal Science Advances, the study challenges a long-held presumption that birds merely shortened their migratory flights when glaciers advanced south to cover much of North America and northern Europe about 21,000 years ago.
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JDR special issue on orofacial clefting and dental and craniofacial anomalies

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a special issue in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) on orofacial clefting and dental and craniofacial anomalies. Topics in this special issue range from tooth number and root formation, human and animal genetic studies on orofacial clefting, reviews that prioritize the variants most likely to cause disease, the pathways required for palatogenesis, experimental articles on the periderm and drug therapy articles that rescue cleft palate in mutant mice.
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Researchers take tips from 'Twister' to chase elusive storm data

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn State researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution.
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Wave Glider surfs across stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
A hardy ocean drone made a first-ever attempt to surf across Antarctica's stormy Drake Passage gathering data about ocean mixing.
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Motivation may be less limited than we think

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
Although we tire at specific tasks, study finds motivation to work may be stable throughout the day
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New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn State researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution.
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Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
As the embryonic brain develops, a complex cascade of cellular events occur, starting with progenitors -- the originating cells that generate neurons and spur proper cortex development. If this cascade malfunctions then the brain can develop abnormally. Eva Anton's lab at UNC has shown how the deletion of the protein APC in progenitor leads to massive disruption of brain development and the Wnt protein pathway, which previously was linked to genes associated with autism.
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Plants combine color and fragrance to procure pollinators

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
Who knew that it's possible to predict the fragrance of a flower by looking at its color?This is true for many of the 41 insect-pollinated plant species growing in a Phrygana scrubland habitat on the Greek island of Lesbos. An international research team published their findings Sept. 4 in Nature Ecology & Evolution.
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Communication key to preventing spread of drug-resistant bacteria

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium.
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NASA finds very heavy rainfall in Hurricane Maria

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
NASA looked into Hurricane Maria and found that powerful convective storms within the hurricane were dropping heavy rainfall.
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Immune cells may heal bleeding brain after strokes

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
By studying rodents, researchers showed that instead of attacking germs, some neutrophils may help heal the brain after an intracerebral hemorrhage, a form of stroke caused by ruptured blood vessels. The study suggests that two neutrophil-related proteins may play critical roles in protecting the brain from stroke-induced damage and could be used as treatments for intracerebral hemorrhage.
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Comet or asteroid? Hubble discovers that a unique object is a binary

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope helped an international team of astronomers find that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. These include a bright halo of material, called a coma, and a long tail of dust.
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Oxidative stress produces damage linked with increased risk of preterm birth

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
A group of scientists led by Ramkumar Menon at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has gained new insights into what factors lead to preterm birth. This study is currently available in The American Journal of Pathology.
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Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: two asteroids orbiting each other and exhibiting comet-like features, including a bright coma and a long tail. This is the first known binary asteroid also classified as a comet. The research is presented in a paper published in the journal Nature today.
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Monitoring the heart's mitochondria to predict cardiac arrest?

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
A new device can assess in real time whether the body's tissues are receiving enough oxygen and, placed on the heart, can predict cardiac arrest in critically ill heart patients.
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WSU researchers see popular herbicide affecting health across generations

Eurekalert - 15 hours 56 min ago
Washington State University researchers have found that a rat exposed to a popular herbicide while in the womb showed few apparent health effects, but the grand-offspring of that rat did have more disease, as did a great-grand offspring third generation.
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