Christopher Collins

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Has science lost its way?

There were many impassioned political orations delivered at Saturday’s so-called March for Science. Sadly, I heard nothing about the truly serious problem plaguing science today.<p>The single greatest threat to science right now comes from within its own ranks. Last year <i>Nature</i>, the prestigious …

Science

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Samsung Pay now has its own rewards program

Earn points with every purchase<p>Samsung Pay is launching a rewards program that will give you points on every purchase you make using the service, in an attempt to incentivize customers to use its mobile payment product. Users can accrue points for every purchase made through Samsung Pay, and if you …

Samsung Pay

Brain Games Might Cut Alzheimer's Risk

A computerized brain training program cut the risk of dementia among healthy people by 48 percent, U.S. researchers said Sunday in reporting an analysis of the results of a 10-year study.<p>The preliminary findings, presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto, are the …

Dementia

I Was a Washington Post Reporter. And a Crack Addict.

This is my story.<p>As was the case every Halloween, on October 31, 1989, a couple of <i>Washington</i> <i>Post</i> reporters were sent to cover the festivities in Georgetown, where thousands of mostly white and affluent revelers partied through the night. I was dispatched to the other side of town—Potomac Gardens, a …

Drink Responsibly: A Healthy Guide to Imbibing

There's a smarter way to enjoying a cocktail that won't derail your healthy lifestyle.<p>Socializing is a major part of life and lets face it alcohol plays a major role in that. As someone who teaches a holistic approach to health, it is all about finding balance. When implementing any sort of health, …

Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Our society lags behind the rest of the developed world in education, health care, violence and more<p>Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies …

India, China Top List Of Nations With Most Slaves

Nearly 30 million people live in slavery worldwide, with most of them in Asia and Africa, according to a report released Thursday.<p>The Walk Free Foundation's ranking incorporates factors that include the traditional definition of slavery — owning another person — as well as things such as child …

Colorado, CDC to probe whether synthetic marijuana is tied to deaths

Colorado and federal officials are investigating whether about 75 hospital cases, including three deaths, are connected to the use of synthetic marijuana.<p>In a news release, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said on Friday that it is teaming with local hospitals and the …

Are the Suburbs Where the American Dream Goes to Die?

New research shows upward mobility is higher in denser cities<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>Rumors of the American Dream's demise have been greatly exaggerated -- at least in parts of America.<p>That's the message of a new study that looks at the connection between geography and social mobility in the United …

Former employees: Bank of America regularly lied to homeowners

Sworn testimony from a class-action suit also reveals that staffers were rewarded for foreclosures<p>Bank of America employees regularly lied to homeowners seeking loan modifications, denied their applications for made-up reasons, and were rewarded for sending homeowners to foreclosure, according to …

New Research Suggests Rapid Treatment Of HIV With Antiretrovirals Can “Cure” The Virus

More research seems to be pointing to how rapid treatment of the HIV virus with medication can “eliminate” the disease in some cases. The findings come two weeks after a baby infected with HIV at birth was found to be free of the virus after a few years.<p>Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris …

Medicine