When ‘Energy’ Drinks Actually Contained Radioactive Energy

Refreshingly radioactive? / Shutterstock By Dr. Timothy J. Jorgensen / 11.02.2016 Director of the Health Physics and Radiation Protection Graduate Program and Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine Georgetown University Modern life have you feeling frazzled? Flagging a bit as you rush through your day? Maybe you’re one of the millions of consumers who lean on[…]

The Constitutional Duty to Seat a Full and Working Supreme Court

By Ray Raphael / 10.31.2016 Historian, America’s Founding Two weeks ago, Senator John McCain announced that he would oppose “any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up.” Should Democrats win the presidency but not the Senate, other Republican senators will be under intense pressure from their base to follow[…]

Mesoamerican Art and Architecture – A Brief Introduction

The routes of the four Voyages of Christopher Columbus, 1492-1504 to the Caribbean Islands and the coast of Central America By Dr. Maya Jiménez Lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art and Assistant Professor of Art History Kingsborough Community College, CUNY What does “pre-Columbian” mean? The original inhabitants of the Americas traveled across what is now known[…]

Eleven Texas School Boards Ordered to the Classroom

Houston ISD trustees admonish TEA for delaying campus turnaround plan implementation. Graphic by Todd Wiseman / The Texas Tribune The Texas Education Agency told 11 school boards and superintendents they must take special training because their plans for fixing underperforming schools haven’t made the grade. By Aliyya Swaby / 11.02.2016 The superintendents and elected school[…]

Stepping Into ‘Blue’

Still from Derek Jarman’s Blue. Photo: Liam Daniel © 1993 Basilisk Communications Ltd. By Jennelyn Tumalad / 11.01.2016 The sound of bells ring as the screen fills with blue. As they echo and fade, Derek Jarman’s voice begins, “O blue come forth, O blue arise, O blue ascend, O blue come in.” Blue (1993) was[…]

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8-Year-Old Boy Gains 25 Pounds to Qualify for Procedure Saving Father’s Life

Cao Yinpeng, an 8-year-old from Xuzhou, East China’s Jiangsu province, underwent a rigorous fattening up regiment, in order to qualify for a bone marrow transplant necessary to save his father’s life. Earlier this year, Cao’s father was diagnosed with leukemia and doctors told the family that he needed a hematopoietic stem cell transplant to survive. Unfortunately,[…]

Why Losing Control Can Make You Happier

By Raj Raghunathan / 09.28.2016 Human beings have a deep-seated desire for certainty and control. Several studies show this need serves at least two important purposes. First, it helps us believe that we can shape outcomes and events to our liking. That is, the more in control we feel, the more efficacious we feel about[…]

The Ocean is Losing Its Breath – and Climate Change is Making it Worse

A massive fish die-off occurred in Redondo Beach, California in 2011 caused by oxygen-starved fish. seadigs/flickr By Dr. Karin Limburg / 10.31.2016 Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Global climate change produces many effects – warming air energizes the atmosphere and intensifies storms; warmer[…]

Our Potential for Self-Healing

Image by Brian Rolfe  By Theresa Wade / 11.02.2016 Do We All Have the Power to Heal Our Bodies? The healing potential of the human being expands far beyond the world’s general understanding. Evidence can be found for this throughout all cultures and their related spiritual belief systems. Years ago, I was confronted with a[…]

Marijuana on the Ballot 2016

If all goes well, after November 8, marijuana could be legal for medical or recreational use in 29 states. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) ‘Marijuana prohibition has been a costly failure—to individuals, communities, and the entire country’ By Nadia Prupis / 11.02.2016 A potential sea change in marijuana legislation is coming, with ballot measures in several states[…]