Sue Rakoski

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The friends you keep can predict your risk of gun violence

A person’s social network is a better predictor than race, age, gender, poverty, or gang affiliation of whether they will become a victim of gun …

Why College Campuses Get Hit By Meningitis Outbreaks

For the past nine months, Princeton University in New Jersey has been trying to halt an outbreak of bacterial meningitis in its students without success. So it's going to offer students a vaccine that's not yet approved for broader use in the US.<p>Since bacterial meningitis is a serious infection of …

Take aspirin before bed to cut morning heart risk

Taking a single aspirin tablet before bed can reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack in the morning, a new trial has suggested<p>Taking aspirin before going to bed might reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack in the morning, according to a new study.<p>A trial involving 290 heart attack …

Behind The Scenes of Three of My Most Popular Landscape Photos

In the following post I’m not going to remind you again that you need to bring your tripod with you. I’m not here to warn you that weather is …

Digital Photography

Anatomical FlipbookL.W. Yaggy & James J. West, 1885

<b>Anatomical Flipbook</b><br>L.W. Yaggy & James J. West, <b>1885</b>

The Science of Snobbery: How We're Duped Into Thinking Fancy Things Are Better

Wine snobs, string quartets, and the limits of intuition<p>Several months ago, this author sat at a classical music concert, trying to convince himself that wine is not bullshit.<p>That may seem like a strange thought to have while listening to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major. But Priceonomics had …

Scientists discover life after brain death

The brain may live on after what's long been considered brain death. New research from the University of Montreal finds that there's a deeper state of coma beyond what doctors have been considering to be the final line. Traditionally, when an EEG recording — a measurement of electrical activity …

Drug erases brain tumor in mice

A re-purposed, FDA-approved drug can stop and ultimately erase human brain tumor cells implanted in mice.<p>Encouraged by the findings, researchers now …

Chemistry's Biggest Loser: Official Atomic Weights Change For 19 Elements

The periodic table gets a few tweaks.<p>Cadmium, are you looking a bit chubbier these days?<p>Improved measurements of different elements and their isotopes have changed the official atomic weights of 19 elements, the International Union of Applied Chemistry and the U.S. Geological Survey announced …

Rare Earth

To treat obesity, consider 100 trillion gut bugs

A drug that appears to target specific intestinal bacteria in mice may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes in humans.<p>Mice fed a high-fat …

Medical Research