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It’s All About Food – Guests Milton Mills, MD and Ted Genoways – 05.16.17

Milton Mills, MD, Health and Politics Critical Care Physician, Inova Fairfax Hospital Member, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine National Advisory Board Member of the Board of Directors, Plant-based Prevention Of Disease, Inc. Milton Mills, MD practices urgent care medicine in the Washington DC area, and has served previously as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine, and currently as a member of …

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Connect The Dots – Listen to Sainath Suryanarayanan, a scientist at the University of Wisconsin and co-author with Daniel Kleinman of Vanishing Bees – 02.01.17

Listen to Sainath Suryanarayanan, a scientist at the University of Wisconsin and co-author with Daniel Kleinman of Vanishing Bees: Science, Politics and Honeybee Health talking about the multifactoral causes of colony collapse disorder and the need for biological, sociological and ecological diversity.

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Death and Extinction of the Bees

Since 2006 beekeepers have been noticing their honeybee populations have been dying off at increasingly rapid rates. Subsequently researchers have been scrambling to come up with an accurate explanation and an effective strategy to save the bees and in turn save us homo sapiens from extinction. Recent harsh winters that stay freezing cold well into spring have been instrumental in …

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Reports on Peptides and Proteins from Indian Institute of Technology Provide New Insights [Action of Caffeine as an Amyloid Inhibitor in the…

Reports on Peptides and Proteins from Indian Institute of Technology Provide New Insights [Action of Caffeine as an Amyloid Inhibitor in the Aggregation of A beta(16-22) Peptides] By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly — A new study on Peptides and Proteins is now available. According to news reporting out of Gauhati, India, by NewsRx editors, research …

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Nadia Prupis – US to Fail Paris Emissions Pledge Without ‘Fundamental Change’: Report

The U.S. is on track to miss its 2025 emissions reduction pledge agreed to in the Paris climate accord last year—because it doesn’t have the proper policies in place to meet the target, according to new research. In fact, the country is so far behind in emissions slashing that even if it implemented a slew of new clean energy programs now, it …

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Roslyn Fuller – Heartbreaking Stories from Academia: America’s Universities Treat Most Faculty Like Peons, and the Results Are Not Pretty

“What is education?” Ruth Wangerin asks me, when I Skype the sociology professor at her home in New York. “Is education a good for its own sake? Is it a process of weeding people out? Or is the student a customer paying for certification and the adjunct is there to train them?” It’s a good question. Wangerin is an adjunct …

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Pam Frost Gorder – New genus of bacteria found living inside hydraulic fracturing wells

Researchers analyzing the genomes of microorganisms living in shale oil and gas wells have found evidence of sustainable ecosystems taking hold there—populated in part by a never-before-seen genus of bacteria they have dubbed “Frackibacter.” The new genus is one of the 31 microbial members found living inside two separate fracturing wells, Ohio State University researchers and their colleagues report in …

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George Monbiot – The Purse is Mightier Than the Pen

What is salient is not important. What is important is not salient. The media turns us away from the issues that will determine the course of our lives, and towards topics of brain-melting irrelevance. Television channel controllers, perhaps the least accountable arbiters in public life, see themselves as edgy and provocative, but they have purged from the schedules almost all …

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Ilana Yurkiewicz – Medical disrespect

He comes to the operating room late, greets no one, and berates the nurse for not setting up the stepstools the way he likes. He tells the resident she doesn’t know the anatomy and sighs when she adjusts her grip on a surgical tool. He slaps the hand of the medical student when she reaches for the retractor to pull …

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World’s carbon dioxide concentration teetering on the point of no return

The world is hurtling towards an era when global concentrations of carbon dioxide never again dip below the 400 parts per million (ppm) milestone, as two important measuring stations sit on the point of no return. The news comes as one important atmospheric measuring station at Cape Grim in Australia is poised on the verge of 400ppm for the first …