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Public health expert issues warning over potential community breakdown in COVID response

A public health expert from the University of Stirling says governments must change the post-pandemic narrative in order to avoid community breakdown......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMay 6th, 2021

How political bias impacts believing sexual assault victims

New research from Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications reveals a relationship between political biases and attitudes about sexual assault......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 15 min. ago

Study: Half of US cosmetics contain toxic chemicals

More than half the cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada likely contain high levels of a toxic industrial compound linked to serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight, according to a new study......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 15 min. ago

A push for a shift in the value system that defines "impact" and "success"

Discussions of a broken value system are ubiquitous in science, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic served to expose inequality globally. However, according to the authors of an article publishing 15th June 2021 in the open access journal PLOS Bio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 15 min. ago

Research papers that omit "mice" from titles receive misleading media coverage

There is increasing scrutiny around how science is communicated to the public, but what is the relationship between how scientists report their findings and how media reports it to the public? A study published in PLOS Biology by Marcia Triunfol at H.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 15 min. ago

How much are AirPods? A full pricing breakdown for each model

There are three models in Apple's AirPods range. We break down their pricing, including the cost of replacement parts......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 15 min. ago

New research sheds light on how international community can maintain stability in post-conflict areas

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Colombia, Myanmar and Syria are just a handful of the places around the world currently engaged in ongoing civil wars. Even when peace agreements can be negotiated to end civil wars, maintaining stability is incredibly challenging......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 47 min. ago

Health care CEOs raked in $3.2 billion as pandemic raged

CEOs’ median pay rose to $9 million despite record layoffs of health workers. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Jonathan Kitchen) As the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the country last year, the chief executive officers of 178 US healthcare compani.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News14 hr. 15 min. ago

Recommendations for reproducibility in stem cell research

The ability to program induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and drive their differentiation into a variety of neural cells is essential for studying neurological disorders, including intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). But issues re.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 15 min. ago

Leading scientists warn of global impacts as Antarctic nears tipping points

As governments convene for the annual Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) June 14-24, 2021, an Expert Working Group of leading Antarctic scientists warns that climate change is pushing this remote polar region, which connects all our ocean b.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 15 min. ago

Why the Earth needs a course correction now

The massive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lives and economies underscores that our collective survival and well-being hinges on our willingness to confront environmental threats that have global consequences. Key to protecting lives and making c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 47 min. ago

School catchment zones help ensure equality for everyone

The South Australian government in recent months announced it was relaxing its catchment zone policy for secondary schools. This means families can apply for their year 6 or 7 child to attend any public high school in the state in 2022......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 47 min. ago

Malicious content exploits pathways between platforms to thrive online, subvert moderation

Malicious COVID-19 online content—including racist content, disinformation and misinformation—thrives and spreads online by bypassing the moderation efforts of individual social media platforms, according to new research published in the journal.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 47 min. ago

Use of PFAS in cosmetics "widespread," new study finds

Many cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada likely contain high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a potentially toxic class of chemicals linked to a number of serious health conditions, according to new research from the U.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 47 min. ago

Plexiglass Is Everywhere, With No Proof It Keeps Covid at Bay

Sales of plexiglass tripled to roughly $750 million in the U.S. after the pandemic hit, as offices, schools, restaurants and retail stores sought protection from the droplets that health authorities suspected were spreading the coronavirus. There was.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News20 hr. 15 min. ago

Companies Push Employees To Prove They Are Vaccinated for Covid-19

Companies are stepping up the pressure on workers to get vaccinated -- not necessarily with mandates but with strong nudges. From a report: For months, many employers have attempted to coax workers into receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. Companies dangled.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Supreme Court Revives LinkedIn Bid To Shield Personal Data

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Microsoft's LinkedIn another chance to try to stop rival hiQ Labs from harvesting personal data from the professional networking platform's public profiles -- a practice that LinkedIn contends threatens the priva.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Judge slams hospital staff for comparing COVID vaccine mandate to Nazi crimes

Health care workers sued hospital over a vax mandate they say violates Nuremberg Code. Enlarge / An American flag flies outside the Houston Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, June 24, 202.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

New research finds 1M deaths in 2017 attributable to fossil fuel combustion

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from across the globe has comprehensively examined the sources and health effects of air pollution—not just on a global scale, but also individually for more than 200 countries......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Impact of COVID-19 on weddings reinforces need for marriage law reforms

Coronavirus disruption to weddings has highlighted the complexity and antiquity of marriage law and reinforced the need for reform, a new study shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

The most common Zoom problems and how to fix them

Here are some of the most common Zoom problems and how to troubleshoot them. From issues with your video to problems sharing your screen, we've got you covered......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021