Hunter Thacker

12 Flips | 4 Magazines | 363 Likes | 2 Following | 1 Follower | @HunterThacker | Keep up with Hunter Thacker on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Hunter Thacker”

99 percent of microbes in your body are completely unknown to science

Whenever you feel lonely, just remember: you're always carrying several hundred trillion friends with you. A dizzying number of microbes call the …

Space-Grown Bacteria Could Pose Major Problems for Astronauts

Zero gravity had unexpected effects on E. coli samples, causing them to behave differently. That could present problems trying to treat them.<p>When …

To save the planet, scientists figured out how to fix cow farts

The secret to climate-friendly cattle.<p>Raising cattle contributes to global warming in a big way. The animals expel large amounts of methane when they burp and fart, a greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. U.S. beef production, in fact, roughly equals the annual emissions of 24 …

Biology

New IBD treatments may combine antifungals and probiotics

A new review now published in the journal <i>Digestive and Liver Disease</i> suggests that new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease might come from …

Gut bacteria found to have a role in both PTSD and Alzheimer's disease

One of the biggest new areas of medical research in the 21st century is the investigation into the holistic effect of the gut microbiome on the human …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

60 Top Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be an Outstanding Leader

Inspiring, motivational quotes to help you become a better leader, a better boss...and maybe even a better person.<p>Being a leader--being the boss--can feel like the hardest job of all. No matter how large your team, no matter how collaborative and engaged your employees, ultimately it's up to …

AP FACT CHECK: A Washington week of bluster

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first spending plan for the government and a report by the Congressional Budget Office on Republican …

Health Care

Trump asks vaccine skeptic Robert Kennedy Jr. to lead commission on 'vaccine safety'

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a proponent of a widely discredited theory that vaccines cause autism, said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump asked him to chair a new commission on vaccines.<p>Hours later, however, a spokeswoman for Trump's transition said that while Trump would like to create a …

Lawmakers broach possible Trump campaign coordination with Russia

The comments come amid an explosive report about allegations of compromising information on the president-elect.<p>Members of Congress made clear Tuesday they're increasingly willing to broach a taboo topic: possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.<p>Their emboldened …

First Bumblebee Declared Endangered in U.S.

The rusty patched bumblebee population has declined 87 percent over the past two decades.<p>For the first time in the United States, a species of bumblebee is endangered.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday on its website that the rusty patched bumblebee (<i>Bombus affinis</i>), once a common …