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The Difference Between Love and Lust

Renee Fisher | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Renee Fisher

Researchers from the University of Chicago, taking a break from doing things like finding a cure for cancer or chronic chapped lips, decided to study the difference between love and lust.

Lifestyle Medicine and the Parable of the Tiny Parachute

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A commentary was published last month on the blog site of the prestigious British Medical Journal telling us, in essence, that lifestyle medicine is ineffective. Specifically, it said that screening for chronic disease risk factors in the general population, and addressing them with lifestyle counseling in the clinical setting, is of no value.

New CDC Data on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Health Demonstrate Disparities, Resiliencies

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sean Cahill, Ph.D.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people experience both disparities and resiliencies in health, according to data released July 15th by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

How To Feed More People Without Wrecking The Environment

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green

By some assessments, the human population will require twice as much food in 2050 as we do now. Some have estimated that an area the size of South Af...

To All Corporations: This Is What People Mean When They Talk About Fairness

Ujwal Arkalgud | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Ujwal Arkalgud

As people, we've become accustomed to asking questions publicly, digging deeper and going past the advertising noise that bombards our senses every single waking minute.

Revolutionary Way To Be Healthy #3: Rage Against The Machine

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

The more Couric dug into the topic -- for herself, her family, and her audience -- the more she realized that the most essential and scientific truths about the drivers of obesity and disease simply were not reaching the American population.

HIV: Two Steps Forward and Just One Step Back

Ace Robinson | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Ace Robinson

HIV care, treatment and research seem to be more often taking two steps forward with each step back. For the first few decades after HIV was isolated and characterized, we far too often took two steps backward with each step forward.

Sustainability Science Requires the Freedom to Observe and Understand the Planet

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

Earth system science provides the fundamental evidence base for humanity's decisions, but the fact is that we know far more about the functioning of our economy than about the planet.

The Truth About Boomer Sex

Renee Fisher | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Although her memories certainly still involve body positions she would now need manuals to achieve, she would welcome any research that would take into account her current arthritis and other unmentionable issues.

WATCH: Should We Design Our Babies?

Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 1:20 - 2:20pm MDT (3:20 - 4:20pm EST). The discussion of “designer babies” often revolves around gender or hair color, but the me...

The Global Trust Gap Driving Radicalization and Recruitment

Edit Schlaffer | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Edit Schlaffer

A new acronym is haunting the media: ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Levant). And to be honest I would not have been able to decipher it myself some w...

The Fate of Front-of-Pack Labeling That Actually Works

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

News came in the past week that the front-of-pack nutrition guidance program offered by Canada's Heart and Stroke Foundation, presented as a seal of approval in the form of a check mark, was being decommissioned. With all due respect to my friends at the Foundation, and the good intentions that brought the system into existence -- good riddance to it.

When Neurotic Behavior Is Actually Good for You

Devora Rogers | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Devora Rogers

If you've just spent three hours researching which travel bag to buy, know that you're not alone.

Live Social Media TV Offers Behavioral Data

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

TV must use mobile app technology in this way for a variety of programming -- from presidential debates to sports and awards show -- for it to find a happy ending in the fragmented social media world that searches for audience attention.

Unlocking Big Data's Value Potential Through Design with Small Data

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Finn Birger Lie Big Data is perceived as the next value opportunity for corporations to innovate and grow. To be of any real value, h...

I'm a Scientist With Learning Disabilities and That's Okay!

Collin Diedrich | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science
Collin Diedrich

Intelligence, like pretty much everything else subjective, is on a spectrum. And just because you may be lower than average in one or every single area, doesn't have anything to do with how good you will be at your job whether that's a scientist, clinician or business woman.

Why Science? An Unemotional Argument for Federal Investment in Research

William H. Press | Posted 06.20.2014 | Science
William H. Press

How did we become the world's leading economy and one of its wealthiest nations per capita? One critical reason is that the U.S. has always invested in innovation. We spend more than any other country on R&D. Has this spending made us richer? The clear answer comes from a long run of economists who have studied this subject intensively. Here is what they have learned.

Work Much? A Professor's Summertime Blues

Hinda Mandell | Posted 06.20.2014 | Comedy
Hinda Mandell

Not all college professors spend their summer months running for Congress. But nearly every college instructor I know fields some variation of this question: "So, do you actually work in the summer?"

Research Without Consent in the Emergency Room

Ruth Macklin | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Macklin

A new study poses one of the most vexing ethical questions concerning research with human beings: When is it acceptable to conduct research without the consent of the research subject?

Study: Saturated Fat as Bad as Sugar!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Folks, when it comes to food, and food for thought alike, it is mostly stupidity that is killing us. Stupidity is worse for us than either sugar or saturated fat.

Bacon Consumption, Price Rising

BurgerBusiness | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
BurgerBusiness

Bacon is the priciest component of many burger builds.

This Is Why It's So Great To Be A Midwesterner, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Huzzah for America's Middle West! Its heartland. Its breadbasket.

So What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Such an Expert?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.18.2014 | Books
Dr. Jim Taylor

Once I switched hats from enthralled follower to the social scientist that I am, the bloom fell off the rose, as it were, as my feelings shifted from admiration to resentment at having fallen for his smoke-and-mirrors act.

Research Funding: When Is the Money Dirty?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

All research starts with biased funders and researchers -- because in the absence of such bias, it would be research no one would bother doing. I don't think anyone runs studies in the absence of hopes and preferences pertaining to the outcomes.

Celebrities Show Heart for amfAR's Inspiration Gala (VIDEO)

Daniel Garofali | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Daniel Garofali

The Normal Heart may have educated us on how events unfolded when the virus first became known but, as one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations, amfAR celebrates its success in funding more than 3,300 grants to researchers around the world working to find a cure.