Science & Society
Racial and ethnic communities in the United States prioritize health concerns differently and addressing those concerns in culturally-specific ways may be beneficial, new results from the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health show.
What happens if you adhere to every process restriction that a corporation that sells its food using the 'organic' label adheres to, but you don't pay the fees to get a government 'certification' and still try to claim you are 'organic' at a local Farmer's Market?
About $20,000 in government fines, it seems.
It was announced today that systemwide Academic Senate representing the 10 campuses of the University of California system had passed an “open access” policy.
I am making the call: despite all the buzz it is currently getting due to crowdsourced funding for lots of projects, by wading into the anti-technology culture war, I am predicting the demise of Kickstarter.
The people behind Kickstarter have declared that they are going to artificially pick the winners and losers of crowd funding and once that happens, the road to ruin is sure to follow.
Humanitarian research at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is geared toward various projects, among them saving millions of children from death and blindness due to Vitamin A deficiency.
An international analysis of conservation biologists finds that they work late at night and over weekends - just like much of the salaried corporate world and science writers.
Sociologists have challenged the perception that there is a "new and pervasive hookup culture" among contemporary college students that is substantially greater than a generation ago.
When I think of cheap knock-offs I think of things like a Rolex watch or a Gucci handbag, but apparently knock-off food is a $10-15 billion industry.
I don't even mean the faux organic stuff sold as such because some shell company in China claims it is organic and no one bothers to test it, actual food in real supermarkets is sometimes fake, or at least misleading, according to Shaun Kennedy, associate professor of veterinary population medicine at the University of Minnesota Director of the National Center for Food Protection and Defense.
I haven't seen Elysium
yet, but Ryan Britt's article "Our Science Fiction Movies Hate Science Fiction"
is interesting nonetheless:
Ripping off the heads of robots like a sweaty space-age cyberpunk Robin Hood, Matt Damon is delivering future-social-justice this week in Elysium.
Alright, so what does this have to do with anti-science-fiction? As Britt writes:
But the vast majority of science fiction films—even the very best of them--still see the SF, the tech, the speculative concept, as the antagonist of the film.
And that is the heart of the matter. As he says about Elysium:
I like the idea of "Shark Week" but I confess I am more of a reader than a television viewer. Still, when Discovery Channel whacked me as part of their "Shark Week" promotional campaign a few years back
, it felt like a 'we have arrived' moment for Science 2.0.
"Shark Week" is big. And it may be a victim of its own success.
One writer at The Guardian says Discovery Channel is sinking to tabloid status
because of this year's "Shark Week".