Deadly, extreme weather may
be on the rise
and Earth's CO2 count remained above
400 ppm for an entire month, for the first time in human history. So it's hard to understand why an editor from Scientific American
was warned not to bring up climate change
The hosts of the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends called Scientific American editor Michael Moyer a “coward” on Thursday after he revealed on Twitter that the network had barred him from talking about climate change a day earlier. ... A study released by the Union of Concerned Scientists earlier this year found that 72 percent of the statements about climate change made on Fox News in 2013 contained misleading information. That’s an improvement from 2012, when only 7 percent of the statements were entirely factual.
- Neandertals may have died out, but new evidence shows they weren't so slow.
Meet the lady behind the shortage of "death" drugs.
- Five conditions led by heart disease and cancer cause the vast majority of deaths in the US and many could be prevented:
The death rate from the five major causes varies at least twofold between the healthiest states – such as Colorado, Utah and Vermont – and the least healthy, most of which are found in the Southeast, Frieden said, citing a new CDC study.
- And the leading cause of death may, in the not too distant future, be even more preventable:
Scientists successfully restored damaged cardiac muscle in macaque monkeys suffering the after-effects of experimentally induced heart attacks, paving the way to clinical trials. Researchers injected 1bn immature heart muscle cells derived from human embryonic stem cells into each animal’s heart. Over several weeks, the new cells developed, assembled into muscle fibres, and began to beat in correct time. On average, 40% of the damaged heart tissue was regenerated.