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How much do candidates’ faces influence voters?

Featured Media Resource: [VIDEO] “How Quickly Do You Judge a Face? ” (Science Friday)By looking at a face for less than a second, we can judge someone’s age, gender, race, emotional state and even their trustworthiness. There’s evidence that these split-second decisions can affect voters’ views of political candidates. Do Read More … Source:: DoNow … Continue reading How much do candidates’ faces influence voters? →

How Would You Use 3-D Mapping Technology?

Featured Media Resource: [VIDEO] “3-D Mapping Your World With a Backpack” (KQED/QUEST)Hyper-realistic video games. They’re made using a technique called 3-D mapping. In the real world, 3-D mapping indoors is much more difficult than 3-D mapping outdoors. The solution? A 3D mapping backpack. Next up: your smartphone. Do Now If your Read More … Source:: … Continue reading How Would You Use 3-D Mapping Technology? →

Would You Buy a Genetically Modified Pet?

Featured Media Resource: [VIDEO]: Science Creates Glowing Kittens, Monkeys and Sheep! (DNews)With advances in technology, genetic engineering of animals is becoming increasingly common. This video describes the fluorescent protein that’s turning animals bioluminescent, and the implications it has for science. Do Now Would you buy Read More … Source:: DoNow Science

Who Should Be Responsible for Funding Global Health Initiatives?

Featured Media Resource: VIDEO: Jimmy Carter’s Last Wish (Vocativ) Jimmy Carter describes his dream for the last guinea worm to die before he does. Do Now U Who Should Be Responsible for Funding Global Health Initiatives? #DoNowUHealth How to Do Now To respond to the Do Now U, you can comment below or post Read … Continue reading Who Should Be Responsible for Funding Global Health Initiatives? →

Should We 3-D Print Our Own Medicine?

Featured Media Resource [AUDIO] “Good Thing/Bad Thing: 3D Printed Pills” (Science Friday) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first 3-D printed pill last August. The drug, called SPRITAM, is produced by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company and used to treat epilepsy. Jim Ruble, who specializes in Read More … Source:: DoNow Science

Is Storing Health-care Data in the Cloud a Good Idea?

Featured Media Resource: VIDEO: Benefits of Cloud Computing in the Healthcare Sector? (Sucre) Hear how cloud computing can benefit health-care services. (Note: This video does not address the challenges of storing health-care data in the cloud.) Do Now U Is cloud computing the future of health care? Do you think the benefits Read More … … Continue reading Is Storing Health-care Data in the Cloud a Good Idea? →

Would You Upload Your Mind to Live Forever?

Featured Media Resource [VIDEO] “Episode 6: Who Will We Be? (The Brain with David Eagleman – PBS)You might picture a shriveled brain floating in a jar, but that is not what scientists have in mind. Neuroscientists have begun to theorize Read More … Source:: DoNow Science

Is a Gluten-Free Diet Beneficial to Your Health?

Featured Media Resource: VIDEO: What the Heck Is Gluten? (AsapSCIENCE) Learn about gluten and its effects on people with celiac disease. Do Now U Do you think a gluten-free diet is beneficial to health, even without celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten? #DoNowUGluten How to Do Now To respond to the Read More … … Continue reading Is a Gluten-Free Diet Beneficial to Your Health? →

Is a Gluten-Free Diet Beneficial to Your Health?

Featured Media Resource: VIDEO: What the Heck Is Gluten? (AsapSCIENCE) Learn about gluten and its effects on people with celiac disease. Do Now U Do you think a gluten-free diet is beneficial to health, even without celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten? #DoNowUGluten Source:: Read More … Source:: DoNow Science

Who Would Be On Your Exploration A-Team?

Featured Media Resource [AUDIO] Science FridayAn interview with “underground astronaut” Hannah Morris on what it’s like to descend into the cave where fossils of the early hominin Homo naledi were discovered. Do Now What would you like to explore, and what skills would you look for Read More … Source:: DoNow Science

Should We Install Fields of Artificial or Natural Turf?

Featured Media Resource: AUDIO: Crumb Rubber: Have Your Kids Been Exposed To A Cancer Risk? (WGBH) Hear findings from a report by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting about the debate over artificial fields. Do Now U Should we continue to install artificial surfaces and turf, knowing potential dangers and Read More … Source:: … Continue reading Should We Install Fields of Artificial or Natural Turf? →

Should Schools Start Later to Improve Academic Performance?

Featured Media Resource: [AUDIO] http://blogs.kqed.org/education/files/2015/10/20150808_wesat_high_schoolers_and_snooze_buttons_a_public_health_crisis_.mp3 High Schoolers and Snooze Buttons: A Public Health Crisis [NPR Weekend Edition]This report describes new findings from health researchers about the consequences of schools having early start times. Do Now Should the start time of schools be moved forward? In Read More … Source:: DoNow Science