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5 online tools to track the flu

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Forty seven states reported widespread Influenza activity last week, up from 41 the week before, according to the CDC. The good news is that several websites offer useful--or at least interesting--information regarding the season's outbreak. Google.org Flu Trends is a good place to start. First, it shows the regions...
5 online tools to track the flu
Todd Akin's out, but is the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology still "anti-science"?

Q:What famous person do other people tell you that you most resemble? A:I've heard LL Cool J and Usher. http://me.chacha.com/s/CDC

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Q:What famous person do other people tell you that you most resemble? A:I've heard LL Cool J and Usher. http://me.chacha.com/s/CDC

President orders CDC study violent video game effects

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A Presidential Memorandum has been issued in the wake of the Newtown, CT shootings, to "protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence." Embedded in the proposal is a requirement for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct research into any potential connection between video...
President orders CDC study violent video game effects

The CDC Just Released an iPad App That's Basically 'Contagion: The Game!'

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Solve the outbreak! (Photo: App Store) The Centers for Disease Control (A-town, represent) has just released a new iPad app, meant to educate the public on how its “disease detectives,” a.k.a. epidemiologists, a.k.a Dustin Hoffman in Outbreak, fight epidemics. It is called “Solve the Outbreak,” and the announcement makes it sound...
The CDC Just Released an iPad App That's Basically 'Contagion: The Game!'

The Slow Death of the Landline: Quarter of U.S. Households are Now Wireless-Only

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One out of four households in the U.S. is now wireless-only. According to the latest statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of wireless-only households continues to move up slowly. In the first half of 2009, 22.7% of all households had cut their landline and...
The Slow Death of the Landline: Quarter of U.S. Households are Now Wireless-Only
Mosquitos survive collisions with objects 50 times their weight: raindrops

Weekend Ar(t)s: The state of zombie preparedness

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Always be prepared... for zombie attacks. CDC During the weekend, even Ars takes an occasional break from considering the state of e-health or salivating over what's at E3. Weekend Ar(t)s is a chance to share what we're watching/listening to/reading or otherwise consuming this week. One bit of recent, gruesome...
Weekend Ar(t)s: The state of zombie preparedness

Jail For File-Sharing Not Enough, Labels Want ISP-Level Spying Regime

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Earlier this week, Japan approved an amendment to its Copyright Law that will soon give the authorities the power to jail Internet users for up to two years for simply downloading copyright material. Uploading copyright material has been illegal for some time, but the criminalization of downloading has caused some...
Jail For File-Sharing Not Enough, Labels Want ISP-Level Spying Regime
Obama calls for CDC research on link between gun and gaming violence in new plan

Le Kiosk raising €5.6 million to make bundled tablet mags social

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Earlier this summer, I wrote about Le Kiosk, a French start-up trying to bring an a la carte tablet magazine subscription buffet to the UK, France and Italy. Now Le Kiosk is taking a €5.6 million ($7.1 million) second-round investment to add social features and Windows 8 apps for its...
Le Kiosk raising €5.6 million to make bundled tablet mags social

Colorectal Cancer Researchers, CDC Staff, and DoD Staff Address C3 Advocates During C3’s 4th Annual Call-on Congress

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Colorectal Cancer Researchers, CDC Staff, and DoD Staff Address C3 Advocates During C3’s 4th Annual Call-on Congress
Early Flu Season Found Lurking in Social Data
'Plague Inc.' game creator to speak at the CDC about public health

Obama calls for study on video-game violence

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U.S. President Barack Obama called on Congress to provide funding for research on violence in video games and possible connections to real-world gun violence as part of a wide-ranging package of policy moves announced Wednesday. Obama asked Congress to allocate $10 million for a study by the U.S. Centers...
Obama calls for study on video-game violence

A critical take on the EPA's chemical safety standards

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CDC Let’s say you open up a lab report you’ve received, one containing the analysis of a sample of your drinking water, or a sample of the indoor air where you work. You navigate the maze of acronyms and unfamiliar words to find some numbers. Now… what the heck...
A critical take on the EPA's chemical safety standards
Latest trial of a virus engineered to kill cancer shows promise

Third of US drivers may have subconscious death wish, text while driving

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Nearly a third of American drivers apparently have a death wish, based on data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC's study is based on data collected in the US during October 2011, and the organization found that approximately one in three American drivers send...
Third of US drivers may have subconscious death wish, text while driving
The history of supercomputers

DailyDirt: Caffeine In Everything

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No one likes feeling drowsy when they want to be awake and alert. For centuries, folks have been self-medicating by drinking various beverages with caffeine (and Coca-cola originally had a more potent drug in it). We've come a long way from just boiling tea leaves in water, and here are...
DailyDirt: Caffeine In Everything

LeKiosk Books Another $7.1M For Its Online Store, As It Strives To Become The 'Spotify Of Magazines'

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Tablets, with their larger touchscreens that are less cumbersome than laptops, have been shown to lend themselves naturally to long-form content consumption, and that is spawning a new breed of services to fit the bill. One of those is Paris-based LeKiosk, a digital periodical “stall” that has now closed a...
LeKiosk Books Another $7.1M For Its Online Store, As It Strives To Become The 'Spotify Of Magazines'
Google and CDC show US flu epidemic among worst in a decade
An influenza primer, updated for 2012/13

Obama Urges $10 Million to Study Video Games and Violence

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In a highly-anticipated press conference Wednesday morning to address gun violence in the United States, President Barack Obama called for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to renew scientific inquiry into the relationship between “video games, media images, and violence,” and urged Congress to support a bill that...
Obama Urges $10 Million to Study Video Games and Violence
This year's flu season wasn't as bad as Google said
CDC tells US doctors to watch for H7N9 bird flu from China

Obama Tasks CDC With Study Of Video Games And 'Violent Media'

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In the middle of a much larger speech introducing his "Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions," Obama threw in a little something for the videogame crowd: Congress should fund research into the effects that violent video games have on young minds. While it may seem like a shot across the bow...
Obama Tasks CDC With Study Of Video Games And 'Violent Media'

Over half of American homes don't have or use their landline

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It’s not really surprising but over half of Americans don’t have or use a land line, according to data published late last week by the Centers for Disease Control. The study tracks the demographics of land line telephone use and was designed to help the CDC adapt its data collection...
Over half of American homes don't have or use their landline
Asthmapolis Wants To Hack The Inhaler And Help 26 Million Americans Better Track And Manage Their Asthma

DailyDirt: The Flu Season Is Here...

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This year's flu season seems to be unusually miserable and widespread. One of the flu strains getting passed around this year hasn't been seen for a few years, so people's immune system resistance to it may be weak. If you haven't caught the bug yet, here are just a few...
DailyDirt: The Flu Season Is Here...
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