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Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Decline of the Physical Exam in Modern Medicine

The Decline of the Physical Exam in Modern Medicine:

One morning a few years ago, my older brother phoned me in a panic. Our father had been having episodes of numbness and tingling in his left arm. My brother was worried they were transient ischemic attacks, or ministrokes. via Pocket

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cutting off the bees at the knees

A comprehensive story on the continued failure of bee colonies and its potentially fatal impact on American agriculture.

The beauty of zipper merging, or why you should drive ruder

The beauty of zipper merging, or why you should drive ruder:

Of all of the reasons for traffic snarls, impending lane closures bring out a particularly brutal combination of road rage and etiquette confusion. via Pocket

Sunday, July 13, 2014

When the Juvenile Justice System Isn’t the Answer

When the Juvenile Justice System Isn’t the Answer:

IF you want to understand just how miserable a childhood can be, 16-year-old “Jane Doe” is a good place to start. That’s what the authorities in Connecticut call her to protect her identity. via Pocket

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Darkness

Darkness:

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The Best Chef's Knife

The Best Chef's Knife:

After an extremely close voting round, the Wusthof Classic Cooks Knife has cut through the competition as your choice for Best Chef’s Knife. You praised it specifically for its durability, hand-protecting shape, heft, balance, and of course, sharpness. via Pocket

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Don't cross the pollinators: Starting July 1, they're protected by law

Don't cross the pollinators: Starting July 1, they're protected by law:

BRISTOL TOWNSHIP, Minnesota — Pollinating his zucchini crop by hand has been one of Jonas Hochstetler’s daily chores between roughly 7:30 and 8:30 in the morning during this month of June. via Pocket

Scientists find Achilles' heel of antibiotic resistant bacteria

Scientists find Achilles' heel of antibiotic resistant bacteria:

Scientists at the University of East Anglia demonstrate how the bug responsible for E. coli and salmonella builds an impenetrable wall to keep out drugs The global threat of antibiotic resistance could finally be tackled after British scientists discovered a chink in the armour of deadly bacteria. via Pocket

Friday, June 20, 2014

Religion for $1,000, Alex

Religion for $1,000, Alex:

WITH Easter and Passover freshly behind us, let’s test your knowledge of the Bible. How many mistakes can you find: Noah of Arc and his wife, Joan, build a boat to survive a great flood. via Pocket

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Expendables: How the temps who power corporate giants are getting crushed

The Expendables: How the temps who power corporate giants are getting crushed:

It’s 4:18 a.m. and the strip mall is deserted. But tucked in back, next to a closed-down video store, an employment agency is already filling up. Rosa Ramirez walks in, as she has done nearly every morning for the past six months. via Pocket