Friday, June 3, 2011

National Doughnut Day Round Up

It's National Doughnut Day, so grab a delicious snack and settle in for this week's favorites from around the web.

Want to be inspired by getting knocked in the head with an apple? Sadly, that's no longer a possibility under Sir Isaac Newton's 400 year-old apple tree.

However, if you get hit in the head elsewhere, you can now quickly and easily find out if you have a concussion. Yup, there's an app for that. The best part? It includes data from the CDC and provides users a medium to contribute to research on youth sports and concussions.

Science Communication
If the heat is keeping you indoors, you'll definitely want to read about how the Science & Entertainment  Exchange is helping keeping what you see on TV scientifically feasible (pages 12 to 14).

Research to Improve Health
When is MRSA really MRSA? And what do new methods of diagnosing infections mean for medical research?

On this Day in New Voices
2010 - We introduced two New Voices, Alissa and Ryan. Alissa is currently in Mozambique serving in the Peace Corps, and Ryan is at the American Chemical Society.
2009 - Takao told us about Sensationalizing Science Journalism.

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