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Americans' support for science remains strong

Americans' support for science remains strong

A large majority of Americans have favorable views of science and scientists, believing that the benefits from science outweigh any negatives and agree that science and technology will create more opportunities for future generations.

This is according to a survey of more than 1,500 people conducted by the National Science Foundation and is part of a report -- Science and Engineering Indicators -- that the National Science Board provides to the president and Congress every two years.

Most precise measurement of reactor Antineutrino spectrum reveals intriguing surprise

Most precise measurement of reactor Antineutrino spectrum reveals intriguing surprise

Members of the International Daya Bay Collaboration, who track the production and flavor-shifting behavior of electron antineutrinos generated at a nuclear power complex in China, have obtained the most precise measurement of these subatomic particles' energy spectrum ever recorded. The data generated from the world's largest sample of reactor antineutrinos indicate two intriguing discrepancies with theoretical predictions and provide an important measurement that will shape future reactor neutrino experiments. The results have been published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Food availability a problem in smaller urban cities, a Kansas State University study finds

Food availability a problem in smaller urban cities, a Kansas State University study finds

MANHATTAN, KANSAS -- Average neighborhood income may play a role in creating food deserts in cities of all sizes, according to a Kansas State University study.

36 Million Americans Cook In The Nude

36 Million Americans Cook In The Nude

A new survey finds that 15 percent of U.S. adults (that's about 36 million people) cook in the nude. Or at least have.

Science presentations at AAAS from Princeton University

Citizen Science and Information Technology: Engaging People for a Better Planet Daniel Rubenstein, Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Saturday, Feb. 13, 8 a.m., Marriott Balcony A (Marriott Wardman Park)

Educator challenges AAAS to join the search for Next Einstein

Washington, DC, February 14, 2016 -- African education leader Thierry Zomahoun called on global scientific community to pick up chalk and help him uncover a new Einstein in Africa. President and CEO of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Zomahoun delivered a speech to a packed room at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Big data and patient-powered research aim to solve complex diseases

Los Angeles -- Over the past forty years, little has been learned about how to prevent, diagnose and effectively treat one of the most complex infectious diseases in the country -- chronic Lyme disease. But now, big data tools like patient registries have the potential to change that.

Registry data used to examine gender gaps in blood thinners, appropriate use

WASHINGTON (Feb. 12, 2016) - The American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry was the source of data for several research studies published in the final three months of 2015, including a study examining outcomes between certified and non-certified physicians, gender gaps in the use of oral anticoagulants, and appropriate use criteria.

Are There Differences in PCI Outcomes Between Certified and Non-Certified Physicians?

Poor air quality kills 5.5 million worldwide annually

New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world's fastest growing economies, China and India.

Mecca's cardiac hospital describes how it copes with the Hajj

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 12 February 2016: Mecca's cardiac hospital has described how it copes with the huge patient influx during the Hajj and gives details of the echocardiography service in an abstract presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association (SHA).1

The conference is being held 12 to 15 February in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Experts from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will present a special programme.2