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U.S. Army Personnel to Compete in eSports to Boost Recruitment

November 12th, 2018

In other news: Too Fat to Fight: Military Threatened by Childhood Obesity. Via: Stars and Stripes: The Army is putting together a team of video gamers from within its ranks to try to reach young Americans in the digital worlds where they spend much of their time. More than 15 years after launching “America’s Army,” […]

Cancer-Linked Chemicals Manufactured by 3M Are Turning Up in Drinking Water

November 5th, 2018

Via: Bloomberg: Water tests show that 110 million Americans have levels of PFAS in their water that the most cautious scientists call unsafe, according to the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization that advocates for public health issues. At the same time, new studies show how the chemicals can cause harm even at tiny doses. […]

There’s Something Different About The Gut Microbes of Babies Born at Home

November 4th, 2018

Via: ScienceAlert: Compared to the babies born at home, the findings reveal that hospital-born infants had a lower diversity of gut flora, and this change persisted for the entire month. “The reasons for the differences between infants born at home versus in hospitals are not known, but we speculate that common hospital interventions like early […]

Analyst Estimates Bayer Could Have $800 Billion in Future Roundup Liability

November 4th, 2018

Via: WakingTimes: The judge decided to reduce the punitive damage award from the original total of $289 million following a verdict reached earlier this summer, down to $78.5 million. A decision which concerned jurors who decided on the higher award amount in order to send a clear message to Monsanto that they deserve to be […]

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley

October 26th, 2018

Begins? haha That’s a good one. Just off the top of my head, I thought of this one from 2011. Via: New York Times: The people who are closest to a thing are often the most wary of it. Technologists know how phones really work, and many have decided they don’t want their own children […]

Microplastics Found in 90 Percent of Table Salt

October 19th, 2018

Via: National Geographic: Microplastics were found in sea salt several years ago. But how extensively plastic bits are spread throughout the most commonly used seasoning remained unclear. Now, new research shows microplastics in 90 percent of the table salt brands sampled worldwide. Of 39 salt brands tested, 36 had microplastics in them, according to a […]

Sperm Counts Continue to Fall

October 14th, 2018

Via: The Atlantic: Men’s sperm have been decreasing in number and getting worse at swimming for some time now—and, at least in the United States and Europe, new research says it’s getting worse. A pair of new studies unveiled this week at the Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in Denver […]

Too Fat to Fight

October 10th, 2018

Via: Army Times: It’s well known at this point that just under 30 percent of Americans ages 17 to 24 ? the prime age to join the Army ? aren’t eligible to join. But beyond that, almost a third of those who sit down with a recruiter to take the first steps are immediately disqualified. […]

More Than One-Third of U.S. Adults Consume Fast Food Each Day

October 6th, 2018

Via: Newsweek: On a given day, 36.6 percent of American adults will consume fast food, and that percentage only rises with higher income brackets. Researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics studied the fast food consumption of adults in the United States. Released Wednesday, the report compares the […]

High Sugar Content of Modern Fruit Varieties Causing Illnesses in Zoo Animals

October 1st, 2018

Via: Sydney Morning Herald: Selective breeding has made the fruit we eat so full of sugar, Melbourne Zoo has had to wean its animals off it. … “The issue is the cultivated fruits have been genetically modified to be much higher in sugar content than their natural, ancestral fruits,” says Dr Michael Lynch, the zoo’s […]

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