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  • I-73: One giant step forward, same old error

    08/19/2017 10:50:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Nerve ^ | June 29, 2017 | Robert Meyerowitz
    When it comes to spending and infrastructure, one of South Carolina’s great white whales rose from the deep with news last week that the Army Corps of Engineers approved a permit to begin work on the South Carolina leg of I-73. Ultimately, the interstate highway could take motorists from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula straight down to Myrtle Beach.The permit covers the whole state length, slicing across its northeastern corner, starting near Bennettsville. Construction could begin within two years, supporters say, on a project first contemplated in 1982.The southern half alone, linking I-95 to the Conway Bypass, is estimated to cost more...
  • Study says french fries may lead to higher risk of death

    06/13/2017 12:54:24 PM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    AP ^ | June 13, 2017
    A new American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study says that french fries are linked to a higher risk of death.The study looked at potato consumption for people over 45 but younger than 79. Of the 4,400 people tested over eight years, 236 passed away.
  • Californias past megafloods and the coming ARkStorm

    02/25/2017 7:47:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies
    Watts up with Thar? ^ | / 1 week ago February 17, 2017 | Guest Blogger
    Guest Essay By Larry Kummer. Posted at the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: To boost our fear, activists and journalists report the weather with amnesia about the past. Ten year records become astonishing events; weather catastrophes of 50 or 100 years ago are forgotten. It makes for good clickbait but cripples our ability to prepare for the inevitable. Californias history of floods and droughts gives a fine example if we listen to the US Geological Surveys reminder of past megafloods, and their warning of the coming ARkStorm. A 43-day storm that began in December 1861 put central and southern...
  • Study: Those High-Priced Antioxidants May Be Killing You

    02/20/2017 3:40:54 PM PST · by cba123 · 66 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 20 February | Stewart Lawrence
    BEIJING Fear of mortality is one reason Americans spend so much on antioxidant products, including Vitamin C supplements and beta-carotene, which promise a longer healthier life. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than half of adults in the U.S. consume some kind of antioxidant product, spending $37 billion each year. But a study conducted in China where aging is akin to a national obsession these days claims that antioxidants dont work as billed. The study is published in the journal Redox Biology. A new study finds that antioxidant supplements may be more harmful to the...
  • Study Shows Retirees Leaving Sand And Sunny Beaches For Western Mountains

    01/11/2017 8:09:54 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 98 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | January 3, 2017 | United Van Lines 40 Annual
    South Dakota narrowly overtakes Oregon, which held the top spot for the previous three years, as the nation's "Top Moving Destination." This is the first time South Dakota has held the no. 1 spot. Vermont inched out Oregon for the no 2. position, with Oregon rounding out the top three. Those are the results of the United Van Lines' 40th Annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers' state-to-state migration patterns over the past year. Retirees are continuing to move to the Mountain and Pacific West.
  • Right-Wing People are Better Looking than Those on the Left, Study Claims

    01/11/2017 11:49:32 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 58 replies
    Research has found that being attractive influences many things in a person's life -- their salary, their popularity and grades in school, even the prison sentences they receive. So why not their politics? A recently published study in the Journal of Public Economics concludes that the attractiveness of a candidate does correlate with their politics. They find that politicians on the right are more good looking in Europe, the United States and Australia. The research also suggests that voters correctly see candidates who are more good looking as more likely to be conservative.
  • Actual study of real data: Nope, white cops are not more likely to shoot black suspects

    11/21/2016 2:57:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/16 | Dan Calabrese
    You've been had, America You know that massive rash of racist police shootings in which white officers shoot black suspects just because theyre black? Right. Neither do I. Because a few overhyped videos presented by the media without context dont prove that any such thing is happening. Of course, thats not stopping gullible celebrities and athletes from protesting and declaring this isnt right. There is no solid information to suggest that a this even exists, but when youre engaging in very public moral preening, youre not going to let that stop you. But what might stop you is some actual...
  • Walmart Stores In White Neighborhoods Are 'Better': Study Claims

    09/06/2016 10:49:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 103 replies
    13newsnow.com ^ | Sep. 5, 2016 | Faith Abubey, WVEC
    GREENSBORO, NC -- Are some Walmarts "better than others? We're talking good customer service. Clean stores. Stocked shelves. Short check-out times. According to a new study, yes. Andy Reich, a Columbia University Assistant Professor of Sociology says his study has revealed not all Walmarts are created equal. To simplify his findings, he says, White and rich neighborhoods have better Walmarts than Black and poor neighborhoods. People used words like unorganized, nasty and worst to describe stores in communities of color much more than they used those words to describe Walmarts in Whiter communities, Reich said in a Skype interview....
  • Harvard Study: Whites are more likely to be shot and killed by a cop than blacks

    07/13/2016 11:35:25 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 34 replies
    The Tribunist ^ | July 12, 2016 | Tribunist Staff
    f you ever need an argument settled, once and for all, just ask a Harvard professor to conduct a study. They do it right. And, to their credit, they report on the resultseven when those results dont support their own agendas. Check out the bomb theyve just dropped on Black Lives Matter and all of the armchair pundits.
  • Black Harvard economist finds no racial bias in officer-involved shootings

    07/11/2016 4:44:04 PM PDT · by Hube · 16 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/11/2016 | College Fix Staff
    The youngest black professor ever to receive tenure at Harvard and recipient of an economics prize for most promising American economist under 40 has just upended the conventional wisdom on police shootings. There is no racial bias when officers fire on suspects, according to a new study by Prof. Roland Fryer black suspects are actually less likely to be shot than other suspects.The study looked at more than a thousand shootings in 10 major police departments, The New York Times reports. Fryer and student researchers spent 3,000 hours putting together data from police reports in Houston, Austin, Dallas and...
  • 'Sleeping giant' glacier may lift seas two metres: study

    05/18/2016 5:31:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 137 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/16 | Marlowe Hood
    Paris (AFP) - A rapidly melting glacier atop East Antarctica is on track to lift oceans at least two metres, and could soon pass a "tipping point" of no return, researchers said Wednesday. To date, scientists have mostly worried about the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets as dangerous drivers of sea level rise. But the new study, following up on earlier work by the same team, has identified a third major threat to hundreds of millions of people living in coastal areas around the world. "I predict that before the end of the century the great global cities of...
  • Earth could become hotter than thought, study warns (clouds influence not correctly accounted for)

    04/09/2016 9:40:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/8/16 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Global warming could make the planet far hotter than currently projected because today's scientific models do not correctly account for the influence of clouds, researchers said this week. The study in the journal Science was led by researchers at Yale University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. When climate scientists look ahead to how much the planet's surface temperature may warm up in response to a doubling of carbon dioxide -- a byproduct of fossil fuel burning -- they typically predict a rise of between 2.1 and 4.7 degrees Celsius (3.75 to 8.5 degrees Fahrenheit). But these models...
  • Do Dogs Know Other Dogs Are Dogs?

    01/01/2016 7:11:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 87 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 12-29-15 | Julie Hecht
    This is not a philosophical riddle. Despite their highly variable appearance, dogs can recognize each other by sight alone. Do you see dogs everywhere? My ears perk up to the jingle jangle of metal-on-metal, hopeful that it predicts a dog and his collar, disappointed when it turns out to be keys on a belt (boring). A person walking down the street with their arm outstretched holds the promise of a leash with a dog on the other end (sometimes it's a stroller holding a kid. Oh well). From a distance, my eyes play a cruel trick on me, where shopping...
  • Affordable Care Act Hasn’t Made Health Care Affordable, Study Finds

    12/30/2015 10:46:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/30/15 | Millie Dent - The Fiscal Times
    Despite its name, the primary goal of the Affordable Care Act was to expand health care coverage to millions of Americans who had been uninsured. And while it's done that - 15 million non-elderly adults have gained coverage - making that insurance "affordable" remains a significant challenge. Government subsidies for enrollees with incomes below 400 percent of the federal poverty level were designed to help with that, but rising premiums and high deductibles mean that getting health care coverage and treatment remains a financial burden for many Americans. A new study from the Urban Institute shows just how high the...
  • Dog has been man's best friend for 33,000 years, DNA study finds

    12/16/2015 6:04:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2015 | Staff
    Man's best friend came about after generations of wolves scavenged alongside humans more than 33,000 years ago in south east Asia, according to new research. Dogs became self-domesticated as they slowly evolved from wolves who joined humans in the hunt, according to the first study of dog genomes. And it shows that the first domesticated dogs came about 33,000 years ago and migrated to Europe, rather than descending from domesticated European wolves 10,000 years ago as had previously been thought.
  • The New Study Quran Raises Questions: Is This an Attempt to "Reform" Islam?

    12/13/2015 10:08:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Am ^ | 12/12/2015 | James Arlandson
    Ten years in the making under the editorship of Seyyed Hossein Nasr, using beautiful font, and published by Harper Collins, the Study Quran is modeled after various Study Bibles, such as the NIV, ESV, NASB, Catholic Study Bible, to name only those. It is a new translation of the 114 surahs (suras) or chapters. Then on nearly every verse, sometimes down to a phrase or clause within a verse, the team of scholars offers comments. First, in the General Introduction, Nasr says he wanted to employ only Muslim commentators who accept the Quran as the Word of God. He...
  • Record 30 per cent growth of Indian students in US: Report

    11/16/2015 4:59:26 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    PTI/Business Today ^ | Monday, November 16, 2015 | Lalit K. Jha
    Washington - Registering an unprecedented growth of nearly 30 per cent last year, a record 132,888 Indian students are now studying in the US, making an estimated contribution of more than $3.6 billion to the American economy, a report said. While China remains the top country of origin of international students in the US, increasing by 11 per cent to 304,040, India's growth outpaced China's this year, with students from India increasing by 29.4 per cent to a record high of 132,888, said the latest Open DoorsReport on International Educational Exchange. This is the highest rate of growth for Indian...
  • CDC: Obesity Still Rising in US, Women Overtake Men

    11/12/2015 7:42:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 12, 2015 | Associated Press
    Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows. For the past several years, experts thought the nation's alarming, decades-long rise in obesity had leveled off. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Thursday that the obesity rate has climbed to nearly 38 percent of adults, up from 32 percent about a decade earlier.
  • Solar Energy Contributes to Climate Change Some, Study Finds

    11/04/2015 4:11:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Weather ^ | 11/03/15
    A recent study reveals an aspect about solar energy we never expected or thought possible - it contributes to climate change. The study, conducted by climate change research scientist Aixue Hu of the National Center for Atmospheric Research and published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that solar panels tend to cause regional cooling when converting sunlight into electricity and increase urban area temperatures when said electricity transforms into heat. Researchers conducted climate model sensitivity experiments to look at the effects of solar panels placed in various regions.
  • Feds Spend $107,379 Studying Disgust

    10/27/2015 6:52:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending over $100,000 studying disgust, hypothesizing that all bullying behavior begins with feelings of revulsion.Researchers at Columbia University want to see if they can “successfully regulate” disgust emotions in teens in order to stop bullying.“Whether it’s being the victim, being the perpetrator, or having to watch this upsetting cycle of peer rejection and victimization, few adolescents are unaffected by bullying’s harmful impact,” a grant for the project states. “This effect can last long past adolescence, as both being the bully and being the victim are linked to the development of both short- and...