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The Dead Thread - Part 5. The American Way of Death. The Final Rip Off.
by BayAreaObserver in #Science   5 comments, latest 6 days ago
Just before her death in 1996, Mitford thoroughly revised and updated her classic study. The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the profession’s lobbyists...
Friends Are Genetically Similar
by Patrick in #science   Posted 8 days ago
https://www.nature.com/scitabl You and your friends are surprisingly genetically similar, according to a study appearing in PNAS. The similarity isn't immense -- about 1%, roughly the same as between fourth cousins...
The Dead Thread - Part 4. How Do You Want to Be Dead ?
by BayAreaObserver in #Science   2 comments, latest 2 months ago
Beyond the familiar “green burial” business of escaping the toxic culture of the conventional death industry, what I particularly like is the idea of using the cost of burials to...
The Dead Thread - Part 3. At the end of her life, my mother started seeing ghosts, and it freaked me out by Steven Petrow
by BayAreaObserver in #Science   1 comment, latest 2 months ago
Last summer, six months before my mother died, I walked into her bedroom, and she greeted me with a tinny hello and a big smile. She then resumed a conversation...
The Dead Thread - Parts 1 and 2. Symptoms and The Gentler Symptoms of Dying
by BayAreaObserver in #Science   Posted 2 months ago
Part 1. The Symptoms of Dying. You and I, one day we’ll die from the same thing. We’ll call it different names: cancer, diabetes, heart failure, stroke. One organ will...
This is what its like to be struck by lightning
by BayAreaObserver in #Science   7 comments, latest 4 months ago
If hit by lightning, there’s a 9 in 10 chance to survive—what are the lasting effects? They could suffer a variety of short- and long-term effects. The list is lengthy...
The life-saving treatment thats being thrown in the trash
by BayAreaObserver in #Science   1 comment, latest 6 months ago
Today, transplanted umbilical cord blood can treat or cure more than 80 conditions. Transplanted umbilical cord blood can be used to treat or cure more than 80 conditions, from leukemia...
Arctic global warming update
by iwog in #science   42 comments, latest 10 months ago
Both the North Pole and South Pole ice extent broke the charts (again) this Fall. In the South, this might represent a breakdown of the entire system as a recent...
Evolution continues down to the present day
by someone else in #science   77 comments, latest a year ago
http://www.economist.com/news/ The effects of two thousand years of evolution, covering a hundred or so generations, are such that if ancient Britons were given all the benefits of a modern diet...
Cats Cannot Taste Sweets
by someone else in #science   10 comments, latest a year ago
http://www.scientificamerican. Sugar and spice and everything nice hold no interest for a cat. Our feline friends are only interested in one thing: meat (except for saving up the energy to...
Science reveals when you peak at everything
by BayAreaObserver in #science   5 comments, latest a year ago
What does science say is the best age? Well, that depends on your priorities. Scientists have studied a range of physical and mental traits and found peaks from childhood straight...
Research: Possible reason found for early onset of puberty in girls
by tvgnus in #science   9 comments, latest a year ago
http://www.centralvalleybusine #science
Scientists reveal proposal to build human genome from scratch
by BayAreaObserver in #science   3 comments, latest a year ago
Scientists reveal proposal to build human genome from scratch. The Human Genome Project–Write would design human chromosomes from the ground up. Last year, researchers working to synthesize the genome...
Genes for modern human intelligence came from neanderthals
by someone else in #science   9 comments, latest a year ago
http://www.nature.com/nature/j I do want to know," I insisted. After three years of correlating the reconstructed Neanderthal genome with modern human populations, she had to have found something interesting. The idea...
As El Nino fades, expect return to dry weather
by tvgnus in #science   Posted a year ago
http://www.centralvalleybusine #science
Campus rape epidemic explained
by Dan8267 in #science   2 comments, latest 2 years ago
http://www.sciencedaily.com/re In the largest, most in-depth study to date on regret surrounding sexual activity, a team of psychology researchers found a stark contrast in remorse between men and women, potentially...
Teach monkeys to use money and they become prostitutes
by Dan8267 in #science   4 comments, latest 2 years ago
Scientists taught monkeys to use money and immediately the female ones started the oldest profession. During the chaos in the monkey cage, Chen saw something out of the corner of...
Science was big loser in GOP victories
by tovarichpeter in #science   5 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://www.wfs.org/blogs/len-r November 5, 2014 - The American public voting in the midterm elections have rendered a verdict against science and against reducing carbon. They may have done this inadvertently edged...
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