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Health Sep 05CDC obesity data reveals wide gap between white and black Americans
Overall obesity rates in U.S. Map of overall obesity rates in U.S. Image courtesy of CDC. This week, the Center for Disease Control released new data on obesity in the United States. The discrepancy between rates for…
Nation Sep 04Demanding higher wages, fast-food workers plan biggest national strike to date
The largest fast-food employee protest is poised to happen across the nation today. Organizers, including fast-food workers from KFC, Burger King, McDonald’s and other convenience restaurants, are demanding a pay bump to $15 an hour and fervently pushing to unionize.
Science Sep 02A map of every device connected to the internet on the planet
John Matherly, founder of internet search engine Shodan, created a map that shows the location of internet-connected devices across the globe.
Science Aug 29Scientists can now see what cocaine does to your brain’s blood flow
Researchers unveiled a breakthrough imaging technique Thursday that show what blood flow in the brain looks like on cocaine. For the first time, researchers have been able to prove “cocaine induced microischemia,” a precursor to stroke that arises when blood…
Health Aug 25E-cigarettes an option to curb smoking? The American Heart Association says yes
The American Heart Association published recommendations Monday to control the e-cigarette market. The policies, featured in Circulation, focus on the role of advertisers and clinicians in dealing with the product, as well as the vitality of more research.
Science Aug 21California honey production crippled by drought
An exceptional cut in rainfall has adversely affected honey production in the Golden State. The drought, now in its third year, has ravaged flowering plants thereby reducing the number of spots available for bees to collect nectar.
Education Aug 18Why is math easier for some kids than for others?
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine found that when kids begin processing mental math, the brain reorganizes itself to use its short-term memory center, the hippocampus.
Nation Aug 15A year after scathing documentary, SeaWorld promises change to whale tanks
SeaWorld will build bigger and better environments for killer whales, the star attraction of the marine amusement park chain, the company said Friday. SeaWorld asserts the changes have nothing to do with animal cruelty allegations made by 2013 documentary “Blackfish.”…
Economy Aug 14Soaring hazelnut prices drive sweets-lovers nuts
A spring frost in Turkey destroyed hundreds of thousands of hazelnut flower buds and is responsible for an expected global deficit of the nut. Prices of hazelnuts are expected to increase 60 percent. Turkey produces around three-quarters of…
Science Aug 12NASA’s carbon dioxide imaging mission shows first sign of success
A NASA spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has achieved final orbit, producing its first science data this week.