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BMJ Week: Sword swallowing and its side effects.

blogs.discovermagazine.com — It's that time of year again: the British Medical Journal's Christmas Edition is out, featuring some of the most hilarious research published since... well, since forever! All this week, we will be featuring the best of this and past years' BMJ Christmas Research Articles to get you in the holiday spirit.
Dec 17, 2014

You don’t even need to understand the medical language to find this sword-swalling how-to totally fascinating: blogs.discovermagazine.com/seriouslyscien…

Dec 16, 2014

RT @JenLucPiquant: BMJ Week: Sword swallowing and its side effects. "Major complications more likely when the swallower is distracted." disq.us/8ld90j

Dec 16, 2014

BMJ Week: Sword swallowing and its side effects. "Major complications more likely when the swallower is distracted." disq.us/8ld90j

Why Must the Media Supersize Everything?

blogs.discovermagazine.com — An emerging scandal-no matter how trivial or short-lived-is often sensationalized with the "gate" suffix. A similar hyping tendency is perhaps now on display with large, powerful storms. The hurricane that developed in the Caribbean in 2012, before weakening and making landfall in New York and New Jersey, was christened Superstorm Sandy.

NCBI ROFL: Impact of Yankee Stadium Bat Day on blunt trauma in northern New York City.

blogs.discovermagazine.com — "STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of blunt trauma in northern New York City before and after the distribution of 25,000 baseball bats at Yankee Stadium... ...MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Seventy-seven patients sustained bat injuries, 38 (49%) before and 36 (47%) after Bat Day.
Dec 16, 2014

I reject these findings RT @Julianwrites: Impact of Yankee Stadium Bat Day on blunt trauma in northern New York City. blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2010…

Stunning Before and After Photographs Show the Impact of Global Warming on Greenland's Glaciers

blogs.discovermagazine.com — I love NASA's Earth Observatory so much that I check in with it every day knowing I'll be rewarded with a visual treat about the Earth. But I'm a journalist, which means I have an urge to try to break news first.
Dec 16, 2014

Stunning Before and After Photographs Show the Impact of Global Warming on Greenland's Glaciers - ImaGeo bit.ly/1wFFyEL

BMJ Week: Sex disparity of the Darwin Awards support the Male Idiot Theory (MIT).

blogs.discovermagazine.com — It's that time of year again: the British Medical Journal's Christmas Edition is out, featuring some of the most hilarious research published since... well, since forever! All this week, we will be featuring the best of this and past years' BMJ Christmas Research Articles to get you in the holiday spirit.
Dec 15, 2014

RT @srslyscience: BMJ Week: Sex disparity of the Darwin Awards support the Male Idiot Theory (MIT). bit.ly/1AcRheq

News Media #Fail: Storms DID Ease California's Historic Drought. But Erasing it Could Take Years

blogs.discovermagazine.com — If you've been following news reports about California's epic drought in the aftermath of the recent storms there, it would be understandable if you've found yourself perplexed. "Finally, Some Good News In The California Drought" read the headline in Huffington Post.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @Revkin: Tom @Yulsman does fabulous job cutting through conflicting headlines on California rain-snow dump and mega-drought. blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2014/12…

Dec 14, 2014

RT @dwtitley: Much climate commentary on daily wx events verges on silliness. RT from @Revkin @Yulsman cuts through the clutter: blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2014/12…

Dec 14, 2014

RT @Revkin: Tom @Yulsman does fabulous job cutting through conflicting headlines on California rain-snow dump and mega-drought. blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2014/12…

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