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Researchers Identify Species, Last Meal of Ancient Alaska Marine Reptile

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.25.2014 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

It's taken 64 years to for scientists to be sure, but they have finally determined that bones found on the North Slope of Alaska's Brooks Range are those of an ichthyosaur, a giant marine reptile from the time of the dinosaurs.

The Surprising Way To Stave Off Cancer And Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

In "Sleepless In America", the latest documentary from National Geographic exploring the significant health issues that arise from getting too little ...

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Show Me the Money

Seporah Raizer | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Seporah Raizer

It's shrinking the cancer, but it's also shrinking my sense of who I am and definitely who I used to be. I was very active before cancer, and now I need to rest after going to the grocery store.

The Healing Power Of Kindness

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Kindness should be viewed as an indispensable part of the healing process. After all, it's been in the Hippocratic Oath for over a century: "I will remember that... warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug."

Yes, Kim Kardashian Is Hot Nude -- But Where Are the Naked Men?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

In a fair and truly gender-equitable world, there would be an equal assortment of nude shots featuring both genders, and we wouldn't be conditioned to perceive of them as anything other than damn fine.

Best Diet? Look Beyond the Beauty Pageant

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No, looking at the never-ending parade of quick-fix contestants, we cannot say which diet is best -- because none is.

8,000 People Gather on National Mall to Raise $1.9M for Heart Disease Research

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Last Saturday the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association hosted its 11th Annual DC Heart Walk on the National Mall.

5 Reasons Chicago Is a Clean Energy Powerhouse

Amy Francetic | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Amy Francetic

Recently U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary David Danielson visited Chicago and spoke at a new tech incubator on Chicago's South Side. During Dr. Danielson's remarks, he declared Chicagoland an "emerging regional powerhouse" for clean energy.

Go From Fighting Over Toys to Sharing Toys -- In an Instant

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

Being direct doesn't always prevent tantrums. But it helps you teach the lesson you intended. For one thing, you avoid prying the toy from your child's hand -- the very thing you didn't want her to do.

Science's Top Papers: The Tools of the Trade

Christopher King | Posted 11.04.2014 | Science
Christopher King

For scientists and scholars toiling at their research and publishing their findings, the most immediate reward from the scientific community is a citation, when fellow researchers read their work and include it among the footnotes of a newly published paper.

How Suburban Sprawl, Inadequate Transit Worsen Unemployment

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Recently laid-off workers who live far from job centers take longer to find replacement employment than do residents of neighborhoods more convenient to jobs by public transit or car.

Colleges and Universities: Getting the Message Right

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

it is so important to link college and university efforts to define a message to an institution's strategic plan. A president often faces a debilitating series of skirmishes about "vision" if there is no clear consensus on a framework for discussing the future of the university.

Ebola Outbreak Highlights Struggle for Science in Africa and Inequalities in Global Health Research

Tamer Fouad, MD | Posted 10.31.2014 | Science
Tamer Fouad, MD

In part, the lack of research in "non-profitable" infectious diseases occurring in underprivileged countries has left threats like Ebola largely unaddressed. In addition, inequalities within the system of international scientific collaboration have hindered African researchers from leading the way against diseases ravaging their continent.

The Most Influential Organization You've Probably Never Heard Of

Robyn Stone | Posted 10.31.2014 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

Many of my friends nodded politely a few weeks back when I told them that I had been elected to the Institute of Medicine. They knew from the tone of my voice that this election was a huge honor for me. But, despite my enthusiasm, the announcement was generally met by a few moments of awkward silence. Some of my friends admitted that they had no idea what the IOM actually does.

Enter the PlayMatrix

David Kleeman | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
David Kleeman

The Internet added interactivity to the equation, and now the pace of change is accelerating -- mobile, tablets, wearable technology, increasing interaction between digital and physical play.

Get to Know the Job Well

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

There's only one interview technique that matters... Do your homework so you can listen to the answers and react to them and ask follow-ups. Do your h...

Does Raising the Minimum Wage Hurt Employment? Evidence from China

Prakash Loungani | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Prakash Loungani

Raising the minimum wage is a polarizing issue. One side worries that raising it will lower employment. The other side downplays the impact on employment and plays up the positive impact on the living standards of the poor.

7 Reasons Cats Aren't The Best Pets

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Research has been piling up to show that cats, like the people you meet on Match.com, are not quite what they appear to be.

Death by a Thousand Cuts

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 10.24.2014 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

With the fall in federal grant support through NIH, fewer and fewer scientists are getting the funding they need to continue research. As a result, too many are closing their laboratory doors forever. If you think that a laboratory's closing does not affect you, think again.

A Silent Struggle

Migraine Research Foundation | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Migraine Research Foundation

In my mind, I went from being a "normal," healthy person who was typically busy from early in the morning to late at night -- to someone who had to reconcile that I was living with a chronic, neurological illness that put the brakes on all that activity I had taken for granted.

Research Ethics and Ebola

Ruth Macklin | Posted 10.23.2014 | Science
Ruth Macklin

A letter published online in the Lancet on Oct. 10, by a distinguished group of scientists, ethicists and physicians from all over the world, makes an urgent plea for embarking on research for experimental Ebola treatments that would not randomize patients to a control arm that provides only conventional care or conventional care along with a placebo.

Hot Topics in Work and Family Research

Judi Casey | Posted 10.23.2014 | Education
Judi Casey

As we celebrate National Work and Family Month, here's my view of the topic areas that are getting the most attention from the global community of work and family scholars.

Being a Couch Potato Could Harm You in Ways You Don't Even Know

OZY | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
OZY

Is your sofa bad for your health? A host of scientists and advocacy groups say the answer may be yes -- and some government officials may slowly be agreeing with them. The problem lies with fire-retardant chemicals in foam sofa cushions.

The Real Orange Is The New Black: Six Experts Speak Out About Women in Prison

Ravishly | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Six experts entrenched in the system -- from the executive director of a prison reform organization, to a forensic psychologist, to a prison arts teacher -- were asked this question: What can we do to affect systemic change for women in prison? Here's what they had to say...

What Would An All-Female Supreme Court Bench Look Like?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Is this a radical notion? Considering how male-dominated the Supreme Court has long been, yes. Is this an outlandish notion? It shouldn't be.