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Writer, author, on medicine, obesity, tech, & business, for Atlantic, Scientific American, Inc. Blog: Fat&Skinner. Book: WRONG

America Is Burning: The Fight Against Wildfires Gets Real

mensjournal.com — Traffic jams are a fact of life in Southern California. But few motorists have seen the likes of the one that stranded thousands of vehicles in May on Interstate 5 near San Marcos, about 35 miles north of San Diego.

Inside NASA's New $18-Billion Deep-Space Rocket

scientificamerican.com — Is NASA's Space Launch System a flying piece of congressional pork or our best shot at getting humans to deep space? or THIS IS A PREVIEW. subscribe to access the full article.Already a subscriber or purchased this issue? Sign In Deep inside a giant but little known NASA facility, crews have for years been staging elaborately faked space missions.

GM Foods on Trial

scientificamerican.com — Proponents of genetically modified crops say the technology is the only way to feed a warming, increasingly populous world. Critics say we tamper with nature at our peril. Who is right? THIS IS A PREVIEW. to access the full article.Already purchased this issue? Sign In Robert Goldberg sags into his desk chair and gestures at the air.

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Autopsies

discovermagazine.com — 1 Until the Renaissance, understanding of human anatomy was based on the dissection of animals, with human autopsies considered an affront in virtually all cultures. 2 Italy's University of Bologna became the first institution to use forensic autopsies, approving them in the 14th century to settle legal questions about cause of death.

The Truth about Genetically Modified Food - Scientific American

scientificamerican.com — Proponents of genetically modified crops say the technology is the only way to feed a warming, increasingly populous world. Critics say we tamper with nature at our peril. Who is right? Robert Goldberg sags into his desk chair and gestures at the air. "Frankenstein monsters, things crawling out of the lab," he says.

Infographic: E-cigarette and legal marijuana market growth

inc.com — BRINGING INNOVATION TO MARKET A by-the-numbers look at the growing market for vaping and legal pot. Advertisement Ploom's products appeal to users of both e-cigarettes and legal marijuana, two fast growing-and controversial-markets. Would you sell a product that could be used illegally?

Ploom's Vaporizers Tackle a Marketing Challenge

inc.com — TECHNOLOGY Silicon Valley startup Ploom has a high-tech spin on smoking tobacco (and certain other plants). It also has a huge marketing challenge. Advertisement Here they are," says James Monsees,extracting two smallish white boxes that scream upscale gadget and laying them on the table with a proud grin.

AirStrip Lets Doctors Roam

inc.com — Advertisement AirStrip, an app that lets doctors use their mobile devices to monitor a hospital patient's vital signs remotely, is one of the many mobile technology startups that is helping to cut health care costs under Obamacare. Here's how it works: Vitals To Go This system, developed by AirStrip Technologies in San Antonio, comprises hardware, software, and services, and is FDA approved.

The Startups Saving Health Care

inc.com — Advertisement Three years ago, Sterling Lanier, a serial entrepreneur then running a successful market research firm, got a phone call from a medical researcher he knew at the University of California, San Francisco. The researcher wanted him to help with a pro bono project that involved gathering data on thousands of breast-cancer patients.

Why the Series A Crunch Might Be a Good Thing

inc.com — Ash Rust had good reason to think his start-up would take off. He's a co-founder of SendHub, a start-up that lets companies set up corporate phone systems using their employees' smartphones. In 2012, Rust and co-founder Garrett Johnson raised $2 million in seed funding in two weeks.
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Jul 03, 2015

Study: Foodies are thinner. B/c we needed another way to prove that affluence is protective for obesity ow.ly/P9BnS

Jul 03, 2015

@Haub_KSU @NoGimmicksNutri Lo-fat diets can work great. But hi sacrifice/benefit. Most need gentler balanced diet for long-term adherence

Jul 03, 2015

@NoGimmicksNutri @Haub_KSU Lo-fat big in science 80s-90s. Moderate fat since. Hi-fat is anti-science-consensus, tied to "cals don't matter"

Jul 03, 2015

@NoGimmicksNutri Yeah, eating healthier requires developing a wimpy notion of "sinful"

Jul 02, 2015

@Haub_KSU Silly, dishonest & pernicious to equate moderating fat as 1 element of cal-reducing strategy w/ 1980s low-fat diets

Jul 02, 2015

@Haub_KSU They are; thx, evolution! Need to be tricky & motivated to work around it. Unhelpful to focus on processing, or praise fat

Jul 02, 2015

@Haub_KSU Healthier: Lower in fat & refined carbs; more protein, fiber & whole grains; reasonable portions, appealing, satiating

Jul 02, 2015

@NoGimmicksNutri Hey, whatever works. Doesn't work well for me, nor, I suspect, for most people. Better if all meals were healthier

Jul 02, 2015

@daviddespain @whsource Exactly. & chefs know how to do it. It's lazy, irresponsible cuisine to depend on fat & sugar

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