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Opinion: What an 1890s opioid epidemic can teach us about ending addiction today

14 days ago   |   STAT

In the '90s, chronic pain was rampant in America. Opioids, which had previously been taboo, were suddenly being prescribed by doctors. A supposedly safer opioid had been...
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Climate change is killing off bumblebees in Europe and North America

18 days ago   |   New Scientist

Climate change has significantly increased the likelihood of bumblebees being driven to extinction in certain regions across North America and Europe
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Bumblebees' decline points to mass extinction - study

18 days ago   |   The Guardian

Populations disappearing in areas where temperatures are getting hotter, scientists say Bumblebees are in drastic decline across Europe and North America owing to hotter and...
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Brain-imaging study shows ‘hot spot' that may explain why African Americans feel greater pain

21 days ago   |   STAT

To be Black in America is to literally feel greater pain than non-Hispanic white people and Latinxs do - at least if the pain is being inflicted by a white man wearing a white...
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Harvard Summer School Experience

24 days ago   |   Harvard

As a professional business owner for over 20 years in the IT industry, I never thought of myself as being unsatisfied with my work. But, I've always wondered what it would be...
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Wilbur Ross says coronavirus outbreak could bring back jobs to the US

25 days ago   |   The Guardian   |   5 articles

Commerce secretary says ‘I think it will help accelerate the return of jobs to North America, some to the US' The US commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, said in an interview on...
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New insights about wage inequality in Colombia

26 days ago   |   Harvard

Andres Gomez-Lievano, Juan Tellez, and Eduardo Lora. 2016. “ New insights about wage inequality in Colombia .” Latin America Policy Journal, 5, Pp. 63-74. Publisher's Version...
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The Clean Water Act was a staggering bipartisan achievement. Now Trump is gutting it | Blan Holman

27 days ago   |   The Guardian

This is the single largest loss of clean water protections that America has ever seen - and the timing couldn't be worse It may be hard to remember these days, but the nation...
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US confirms two more coronavirus cases, bringing total to five

29 days ago   |   The Guardian

Health officials in California and Arizona say they are each treating a patient infected with the deadly illness America's fourth and fifth cases of coronavirus were confirmed...
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Want to know how contentious drug pricing is in Washington? Check the receipts

1 month ago   |   STAT

WASHINGTON - Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Merck and the 31 other major drug makers that belong to the trade group PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America...
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Katherine Johnson death: Who was the NASA mathematician who helped put man...

Katherine Johnson death: Who was the NASA mathematician who helped put man in space?

KATHERINE JOHNSON has died at the age of 101, NASA has confirmed and paid tribute to the woman who helped put the first American into space. Read more ...

Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism

Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism

James Hankins. 2016. “ Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism .” In Re-Envisioning Christian Humanism: Education and the Restoration of Humanity, edited by Editor Jens... Read more ...

‘Mad' Mike Hughes Dies In Rocket Crash On Mission To Prove The Earth Is Flat

‘Mad' Mike Hughes Dies In Rocket Crash On Mission To Prove The Earth Is Flat

A self-styled daredevil who wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the Earth is flat has died after his homemade rocket crashed. ‘Mad' Mike Hughes was killed on... Read more ...

The case for biosynthesis: 5 problems with cannabinoids derived from plant...

The case for biosynthesis: 5 problems with cannabinoids derived from plant cultivation

As we look at the current and future market demands for cannabinoid ingredients, large consumer buyers are focused on purity, consistency and stability of supply. For a host of... Read more ...

Missionaries of Humanity: Popular Confucianism in China

Missionaries of Humanity: Popular Confucianism in China

James Hankins. 2019. “ Missionaries of Humanity: Popular Confucianism in China .” American Affairs, 3, 4, Pp. 154-167. Publisher's Version Read more ...

Verrocchio: The Master's Master (Exhibition Review of “ Verrocchio: Master...

Verrocchio: The Master's Master (Exhibition Review of “ Verrocchio: Master of Leonardo ” at the Firenze Palazzo Strozzi, Florence.)

James Hankins. 2019. “ Verrocchio: The Master's Master (Exhibition Review of “ Verrocchio: Master of Leonardo ” at the Firenze Palazzo Strozzi, Florence.) .” The New Criterion... Read more ...

Manetti's Socrates and the Socrateses of Antiquity

Manetti's Socrates and the Socrateses of Antiquity

James Hankins. 2019. “ Manetti's Socrates and the Socrateses of Antiquity .” In Brill's Companion to the Reception of Socrates, edited by Christopher Moore, Pp. 619-634... Read more ...

Locust plague: Threat to Africa emerges as swarms of Desert Locust breed in...

Locust plague: Threat to Africa emerges as swarms of Desert Locust breed in the millions

LOCUST swarms have invaded the Horn of Africa and the Middle East with millions of hungry insects breeding at alarming rates, the United Nations has warned. Read more ...

Hidden Figures inspiration NASA's Katherine Johnson dies aged 101

Hidden Figures inspiration NASA's Katherine Johnson dies aged 101

The NASA mathematician who served as the inspiration for hit 2016 film Hidden Figures has passed away at the age of 101. Katherine Johnson was one of several influential... Read more ...

Coronavirus latest: Will coronavirus turn into a pandemic? WHO urges world...

Coronavirus latest: Will coronavirus turn into a pandemic? WHO urges world to be ready

CORONAVIRUS has infected more than 80,000 people worldwide, fuelling fears of a global threat at hand - bit will the coronavirus become a full-blown pandemic? The World Health... Read more ...