Researchers at Dartmouth College examined a database of television advertisements broadcast between March 2012 and February 2013 on 139 network and cable channels and found that more than 608 hours of advertisements for energy drinks were aired. Nearly half of those advertisements, 46.5 percent, appeared on networks with content themes likely to appeal to adolescents. —> Read More Here
US researchers build tiny electronic scaffolds using a new technique aimed at merging biology with electronics. —> Read More Here
Women suffering a heart attack wait much longer than men to call emergency medical services and face significantly longer delays getting to a hospital equipped to care for them, putting women at greater risk for adverse outcomes. —> Read More Here
Women who experience hot flashes earlier in life appear to have poorer endothelial function — the earliest sign of cardiovascular disease — than women who have hot flashes later in life or not at all, according to two new studies. —> Read More Here
Sitting for many hours per day is associated with increased coronary artery calcification, a marker of subclinical heart disease that can increase the risk of a heart attack, according to research. Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease and the leading cause of death in the United States. —> Read More Here
Charge your phone with URINE: Pee-powered toilet could be ‘everlasting’ source of electricity, say inventors
The Bristol University scientists behind the ‘pee-power’ toilet hope it can be used by aid agencies in disaster zones to supply much-needed electricity to refugee camps. —> Read More Here
Brown University in February dropped an investigation into whether a male student slipped date rape drugs into a woman’s drink at a fraternity party, and found another male student not responsible for sexually assaulting one of the two women who drank from it, documents obtained this week by The Huffington Post show.
The university blamed the labs it hired to test for the drugs for providing faulty toxicology reports, and earlier this week announced it would lower the sanctions against Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity where the drugging allegedly took place.
Brown University is already under federal investigation by the U.S. Department of Education into how it handles sexual violence on campus. Both men and women have come forward to accuse the school in Providence, Rhode Island, of failing to adequately punish offenders. And now, the messy handling of the drugging investigation has left alleged victims angry they were denied a hearing, while the fraternity is accusing the school of unjustly punishing it.
Two women, who asked to remain anonymous, say their drink was spiked with a date rape drug at a Phi Psi fraternity party on Oct. 17, 2014. A female senior had asked a male —> Read More Here
Chuck Lorre and the cast and crew of “The Big Bang Theory” paid touching tribute to Leonard Nimoy at the end of Thursday’s episode. The show closed with a photo of the late “Star Trek” star accompanied by the caption: “The impact you had on our show and on our lives is everlasting.”
Nimoy never appeared on “The Big Bang Theory,” but he did provide his signature voice to an episode, bringing life to a Mr. Spock action figure owned by Sheldon (played by Jim Parsons).
A new study by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that marijuana, like other pollen-bearing plants, is an allergen. —> Read More Here
By mapping the distribution of water and ‘semi-heavy water’ over the Martian surface, scientists have revealed that the red planet had an ancient ocean covering nearly 20 percent of its landmass. —> Read More Here