Publication: Scientific Blogging - Culture

First reported Apr 28 2014 - Updated Apr 28 2014 - 1 reports

Treat Homelessness By Making Them Not Homeless

It used to be that homelessness was a way of life - the hobo lifestyle was one of odd jobs and flop houses. But as governments increasingly regulated buildings, flop houses were no longer viable and it is illegal to hire people unless they are registered ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Culture - Apr 28 2014]
Entities: Illegal
First reported Apr 28 2014 - Updated Apr 28 2014 - 1 reports

Estimating Costs Of Natural Disasters - Toward An Accurated Approach

Costs of natural hazards are at historically high levels, and show an increasing trend, which is expected, because wages and inflation go up every year, but estimates are almost meaningless. When estimated damage gets high-profile media claims, like ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Culture - Apr 28 2014]
First reported Apr 28 2014 - Updated Apr 28 2014 - 1 reports

A hard-fought chess game

The 35th international chess tournament in Mogliano Veneto this year did not feature strong grandmasters or international masters, but a pack of 24 local players of average strength around 2150. Still, it was a very hard-fought competition, with almost ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Culture - Apr 28 2014]
Entities: Chess, Competition
First reported Apr 25 2014 - Updated Apr 25 2014 - 1 reports

Soy-Dairy Protein Blend Increases Muscle Mass

A new study finds benefits to consuming a blend of soy and dairy proteins after resistance exercise for building muscle mass. The researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch found that using a protein blend of soy, casein and whey post-workout ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Culture - Apr 25 2014]
First reported Apr 25 2014 - Updated Apr 25 2014 - 1 reports

Storing Doping Samples For 10 Years Will Stop Sports Cheats

It's believed that cheats are always a step ahead of testing. But if blood samples were stored longer - 10 years - the 'biological' profiles of athletes would be around long enough for testing to catch up. And much wider use should be made of  the athlete's ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Culture - Apr 25 2014]
Entities: Doping, Sport, Profiling
First reported Apr 24 2014 - Updated Apr 24 2014 - 1 reports

Learning Lessons From Yesterday

Learning Lessons From Yesterday It is well said that people who do not learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them.  History can teach many valuable lessons if only we are willing to learn.  Never forget, though, that history started a femtosecond ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Culture - Apr 24 2014]
Entities: Femtosecond
First reported Apr 24 2014 - Updated Apr 24 2014 - 1 reports

Debris Find - Likely Came From A Caravan

Debris Find - Likely Came From A Caravan Yet another mystery object turns out to be unrelated to missing flight MH370. FAIRFAX Media has received photos of the debris found near Augusta which investigators have since confirmed isnot linked to the missing ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Culture - Apr 24 2014]
First reported Apr 24 2014 - Updated Apr 24 2014 - 1 reports

Youth Baseball: Take The Bat, Leave The Candy At Home

Nothing is more antithetical to baseball culture than apple slices and kale chips - fans want crackerjack and beer and hot dogs. For events, that's okay, but it is also a recurring part of youth sports, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Culture - Apr 24 2014]
First reported Apr 24 2014 - Updated Apr 24 2014 - 1 reports

Small Business Owners Don't Expect Fairness, They Are Thinking About Survival

During the 2012 US Presidential election, both political parties were tripping over themselves to claim they cared about small business, either by sabotaging them with more costs in the way of health care on one side or by constantly giving breaks to ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Culture - Apr 24 2014]
First reported Apr 24 2014 - Updated Apr 24 2014 - 1 reports

SPASER Tech: Your T-shirt's Ringing

A new version of SPASER (surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing. 'Hey, is that your t-shirt ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Culture - Apr 24 2014]
First reported Apr 24 2014 - Updated Apr 24 2014 - 1 reports

Kepler - Young Earth Creationist

In the latest episode of Cosmos we got some history regarding how science has tried to converge on the age of the Earth. With that, we also got another jab at religion. Why use yet another religious contrast from hundreds of years ago to show the awesome ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Culture - Apr 24 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Despite Guns, We Are Not More Violent Than Our Ancestors

If some drug-addled sociopath shoots up a movie theater or an elementary school, there is lots of speculation about the cause. In frustration and helplessness, people search for a magic bullet - things they can ban - to keep it from ever happening again.In ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Culture - Apr 23 2014]

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...Their model "enables obesity trends to be forecast forward providing estimates of the dynamic epidemiology of the disease"
...Well, they use the weaseling "may have been" that has become famous in advocacy claims for meaning "we are claiming causation but we can't prove it so we will hint at it"
"We found that many infants are not placed to sleep on the back, and many still routinely share a bed during sleep" said lead author Eve Colson, M D , professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine

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The metronome seems such a simple thing, just a machine that goes tick tick, and you then play in time with it. So, why is it that beginner musicians often have so much difficulty keeping in time with it? And why is it that humans find it hard to play ...
Women Underrepresented In Biomedical Research [Published Scientific Blogging - Culture - May 15 2014]
Two decades ago, the inclusion of women in biomedical research was mandated by law but sex-specific research is still not the norm. As a result, many women receive recommendations from their doctors for prevention strategies, diagnostic tests and medical ...
GMOs and Food Science On AgriTalk [Published Scientific Blogging - Culture - May 15 2014]
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