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Is Augmented Reality Diminished Reality?

Is Augmented Reality Diminished Reality?

Jul 23, 2016 - It's called augmented reality, and it's coming to a smartphone near you. In fact, with Pokémon GO it has arrived with a bang. But apparently augmentation and reality ain't what they used to be.

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Blood Donations, Sexual Orientation, and Societal Health

Blood Donations, Sexual Orientation, and Societal Health

Jul 13, 2016 - The FDA is considering lifting restrictions on blood donation based on sexual orientation. If they do, increasing the blood supply will be only the most straightforward benefit.

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How Brock Turner Can Help Us Unearth the Depths of Our Patriarchy

How Brock Turner Can Help Us Unearth the Depths of Our Patriarchy

Jun 23, 2016 - The latest meager sentence for rape may be less a single miscarriage of justice than a signal of just how deeply embedded sexism remains...

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SAGE: A Simple Window on Cognitive Function

SAGE: A Simple Window on Cognitive Function

May 19, 2016 - Self-administered online tests are a dime a dozen. But one of the simplest has shown itself an effective tool for showing you something about what's going on with your most complex organ

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First Opinion: Immediate Doctor Access from the Comforts of Home

First Opinion: Immediate Doctor Access from the Comforts of Home

Apr 28, 2016 - With First Opinion, the doctor is always in...

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Looking Loneliness in the Face

Looking Loneliness in the Face

Apr 19, 2016 - The professor had never received such a note on an exam: "Please don't waste your time grading this, as I am not in your class! I just did not want to be lonely."

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Growth That Isn't Good: The Unhealthy Side of Getting Bigger

Growth That Isn't Good: The Unhealthy Side of Getting Bigger

Mar 23, 2016 - Economic growth is generally regarded as a goal. But when it's not part and parcel of increasing human happiness, growth can tear us down.

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Alcohol: The True Gateway Drug?

Alcohol: The True Gateway Drug?

Mar 14, 2016 - Generations of kids have been warned that marijuana is the gateway drug to more dangerous substances. It's a classic case of both logical fallacy & government misinforming the public—all while a likelier candidate has been pushed with government sanction.

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Depression Screening is Long Overdue

Depression Screening is Long Overdue

Mar 3, 2016 - Clinical depression is so common, so potentially damaging, and so often undiagnosed that a board coalition of experts now recommends that primary care providers screen everyone over 12 for what is the most common of all mental disorders.

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Feel the Bern for a Healthier American Political System

Feel the Bern for a Healthier American Political System

Feb 1, 2016 - If the political system is broken—a popular notion these days—shouldn't the Americans vote for candidates who fall outside the status quo? Luckily, there's someone running for president who can lead us somewhere better.

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