Jason Goodwin

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Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer <b>Debbie Weingarten</b> gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray …

Farming

Google is right: We work better when we’re happy

New research confirms what Google already knows—greater employee happiness results in higher productivity without sacrificing quality.<p>Economists …

Labor Economics

Meet The Stars Of Vine: These Kids Have Millions Of Followers And Make Eye-Popping Amounts Of Money

All she has to do is press the re-Vine button to share a sponsor's video with her followers and an advertiser will cut her a large check.<p>Giraldo is a star on Vine, the Twitter-owned video platform that launched in January 2013. There, millions of people post 6-second clips and share them with the …

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How to Live with Our Human Fragility

In 1988, Bill Moyers produced a series of intelligent, inspiring, provocative conversations with a diverse set of cultural icons, ranging from Isaac Asimov to Noam Chomsky to Chinua Achebe. It was unlike any public discourse to have ever graced the national television airwaves before. The following …

Is there a way to exploit the metabolic quirk of cancer?

One night, as I alluded to in this post, Tim and I were having dinner and the topic of cancer came up. Personally and professionally I have a great …

Food Politics by Marion Nestle

<i>by</i> Marion Nestle<p>The New York Times has issued a splendid guide to how to use the political process (behind a paywall, alas) to get what our country …

Agriculture

Soda could soon have a warning label like cigarettes do

Soon, bottles of pop could come with a health warning akin to cigarettes, if California Sen. Bill Monning’s new bill passes. The senator proposed the …

Parenting style tied to school success for preemies

<b>U. WARWICK (UK) —</b> Parents of preterm babies can increase the likelihood of their child’s academic success by adopting a sensitive style of parenting, …

Parenting

‘Calm’ astrocytes shield brain after stroke

<b>UC DAVIS (US) —</b> Stem cell research has focused on developing therapeutic neurons as the best treatment for stroke, but new findings show that …

Neuroscience

Genome of methane-gobbling bug sequenced

<b>U. QUEENSLAND (AUS) —</b> Researchers have sequenced the genome of a recently discovered micro-organism that consumes the potent greenhouse gas …

Biology

Let’s make genetically modified food open-source | Kurzweil

“GMO agriculture relies on the relatively new science of bioinformatics (a mixture of bio- and information science), which means that DNA sequences …

Researchers regenerate retina in mice using neuronal reprogramming | Kurzweil

A stained vertical wild-type mice retinal section (left) and a schematic representation of retinal tissue (right) (credit: Cell Reports)<p>Researchers …

Cell Biology

Crowdsourcing speeds medical research | Kurzweil

A crowdsourced study located more than 1,400 automated external defibrillators in Philadelphia (credit: University of Pennsylvania)<p>“Human computing …

Scientists Debate New Study on GMO-Fed Pigs

Science commentators involved in the genetically modified food debate have weighed in on a new study that says pigs fed genetically modified grains …

GMO and Monsanto: Glyphosate Weed Killer Found in Human Urine across Europe | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

People in 18 countries across Europe have been found to have traces of the weed killer glyphosate in their urine, show the results of tests …

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