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How pharmacists can help solve medication errors

How pharmacists can help solve medication errors

In today’s health care system, no one person – maybe not even you – knows exactly what drugs you’re taking. What’s more, no one health care provider knows how you, the patient, take your medications and at what doses. No single, up-to-date record consistently displays...
Killer whale still carrying dead baby after 16 days

Killer whale still carrying dead baby after 16 days

Killer whale still carrying dead baby after 16 days 9 August 2018 Image copyright Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research Image caption Whale J35 seen supporting her dead calf A killer whale has captured the world’s attention by carrying her dead calf on her back...

Heat and Light: Trailer

Coming August 28th, The Conversation US presents Heat and Light: Stories from 1968, the year that changed America. 1968 was a year of huge social upheaval for the United States. We go deep into six key but lesser known stories from that year, guided by people who were...
Who are the Sikhs and what are their beliefs?

Who are the Sikhs and what are their beliefs?

New Jersey’s first Sikh attorney general, Gurbir Singh Grewal, was a target of disparaging remarks recently. Two radio hosts commented on Grewal’s Sikh identity and repeatedly referred to him as “turban man.” When called out on the offensiveness of their comments, one...
Can Trump’s White House legally ban reporters?

Can Trump’s White House legally ban reporters?

As long as reporters have covered government officials, they’ve sought greater access than the government was willing to allow. The White House excluded a CNN reporter from an international trade announcement with the president of the European Commission on July 25,...
5 autores latinos que merecen ser leídos

5 autores latinos que merecen ser leídos

Tal vez les parezca el retrato de los migrantes latinoamericanos en la política norteamericana actual –es decir, como unos invasores amenazantes – exageradamente negativa. Lo cierto es que los estereotipos que plantean que los latinoamericanos son ajenos, o una...
PGA Championship servers hacked and files locked

PGA Championship servers hacked and files locked

PGA Championship servers hacked and files locked 9 August 2018 Image copyright Montana Pritchard/PGA of America Image caption The PGA Championship is taking place in Missouri this week. Hackers have broken into servers belonging to PGA of America, which runs the PGA...
The case for boosting WNBA player salaries

The case for boosting WNBA player salaries

As someone who has studied the WNBA for years, I’ve been excited to witness, over the course of this season, continued growth in viewership and attendance, along with sponsorship revenue. Last year, total attendance for the WNBA’s 12 teams reached 1,574,078, with an...

The world of plastics, in numbers

From its early beginnings during and after World War II, the commercial industry for polymers – long chain synthetic molecules of which “plastics” are a common misnomer – has grown rapidly. In 2015, over 320 million tons of polymers, excluding fibers, were...

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