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89SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe Here we go again: another Facebook controversy, yet again violating our sense of privacy by letting others harvest our personal information. This flareup is a big one to be sure, leading some people to...
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Baby sea turtles find safety on the beaches, but threatened in the ocean

154SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe On beaches from North Carolina to Texas, throughout the wider Caribbean and Mexico’s Pacific Coast, one of nature’s great seasonal events is underway, or almost here for some areas. Adult female sea turtles are crawling out of the ocean, digging deep holes in the sand and laying eggs. After about 60 days, baby sea...
Why it’s so hard for doctors to understand your pain

Why is it so hard for doctors to understand your pain?

91SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe We’re all human beings, but we’re not all alike. Each person experiences pain differently, from an emotional perspective as well as a physical one, and responds to pain differently. That means that physicians like myself need to evaluate patients on an individual basis and find the best way to treat their pain. Today, however,...

Expat US scientist returns to Trump’s America to stand up for science

100SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe Donald Trump’s presidency has not been good for science or scientists. Since Trump took office 15 months ago, his administration has proposed to terminate many federally funded research programs and slash funding for others. Trump’s appointees are working to roll back environmental regulations and conservation policies. The president and some of his Cabinet members...

Human Body Biomechanics for Beginners: Part I: Shoulder Blades

79SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe This series is designed to give you a basic introduction to how various parts of your body move. Knowing these basics will help you become aware of your movements and move better. Part I of this series will introduce you to your scapulae, commonly known as shoulder blades. The singular of scapulae is scapula....

US-Mexico relationship will survive ambassador’s resignation, but just barely

75SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe After two years on the job, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson has announced that she will retire on May 5, 2018 — the latest in a growing list of career diplomats to step down under Donald Trump. Jacobson has worked in Latin America diplomacy for three decades, including in the Obama administration’s effort...

While Mexico plays politics with its water, some cities flood and others go dry

117SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe When Cape Town acknowledged in February that it would run out of water within months, South Africa suddenly became the global poster child for bad water management. Newspapers revealed that the federal government had been slow to respond to the city’s three-year drought because the mayor belongs to an opposition party. Cape Town is...

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