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In a Johns Hopkins Survey, 90 percent of doctors said they’d rather die by cardiac arrest than be resuscitated. Only a quarter of the public feels the same way.

Are Doctors More Likely to Refuse CPR? Evidence that doctors approach their own end-of-life care differently from everyone else Do doctors respond to the prospect of their own deaths differently from the way other people do? That’s what Dr. Ken Murray, a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at USC, suggested last November in a …

In a Johns Hopkins Survey, 90 percent of doctors said they’d rather die by cardiac arrest than be resuscitated. Only a quarter of the public feels the same way. Read More »

Although they spend 16 hours a day in water, hippos can’t swim because they are too muscular and sink. Instead they just run around under the surface.

Hippos Can’t Swim—So How Do They Move Through Water? More Stories “Depending on water level they walk or they swim,” said Dagmar Andres-Bruemmer of the Frankfurt Zoological Society. Except the swimming isn’t really swimming per se, she said. Rather, it’s a kind of gallop. “For all intents and purposes the hippo does not swim,” said …

Although they spend 16 hours a day in water, hippos can’t swim because they are too muscular and sink. Instead they just run around under the surface. Read More »

Bill Murray hired an assistant who ‘was profoundly deaf and spoke only in sign language’ to make communication as difficult as possible between him, the director and the studio during the filming of ‘Groundhog Day’

‘Groundhog Day’: My favorite Bill Murray story In 2010, I wrote a story about Bill Murray that examined his unique status with the current crop of moviemakers and his unusual method of managing his career — no publicist, no agent, just a 1-800 number. In the course of reporting the story, I interviewed several filmmakers …

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Meet a new disorder “Orthosomnia,” wherein someone is so obsessed with getting good sleep that they actually lose sleep over it.

What Is Orthosomnia? All About the New Sleep Disorder You’ve Never Heard Of Thanks to digital sleep trackers, doctors are seeing more people who have an unhealthy obsession with getting a “healthy” amount of shuteye. Sabra Abbott, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of neurology at Northwestern University, has been treating people with sleep disorders for …

Meet a new disorder “Orthosomnia,” wherein someone is so obsessed with getting good sleep that they actually lose sleep over it. Read More »

Meet the “Cat Telephone”. In 1929, Princeton researchers opened a cat’s skull and connected the auditory nerve to a telephone. When one researcher spoke in the cat’s ear, the other could hear it through the receiver 50 feet away. The experiment ultimately became the basis for cochlear implants.

The Cat Telephone By Arthur Kim ’18 What do a cat and a telephone have in common? They were the same thing in an experiment conducted in 1929 by Professor Ernest Glen Wever and his research assistant Charles William Bray here at Princeton University. Wever and Bray took an unconscious, but alive, cat and transformed …

Meet the “Cat Telephone”. In 1929, Princeton researchers opened a cat’s skull and connected the auditory nerve to a telephone. When one researcher spoke in the cat’s ear, the other could hear it through the receiver 50 feet away. The experiment ultimately became the basis for cochlear implants. Read More »

Researchers historically have avoided using female animals in medical studies specifically so they don’t have to account for influences from hormonal cycles. This may explain why women often don’t respond to available medications or treatments in the same way as men do

Women’s hormones play role in drug addiction, higher relapse rates Women’s hormonal cycles may not only make them more prone to drug addiction but also more affected by triggers that lead to relapse, a new Vanderbilt University study revealed. The findings are especially significant since there are virtually no addiction studies in women that account …

Researchers historically have avoided using female animals in medical studies specifically so they don’t have to account for influences from hormonal cycles. This may explain why women often don’t respond to available medications or treatments in the same way as men do Read More »

LA libraries started “The Great Read Away” program that allows kids to read books to clear their late fees. In the first six months of the program over 3,500 previously “locked accounts” had been cleared, and now 80% of parents are more likely to let their kids go to the library.

But local libraries are providing a way out for such book lovers, and creating new lures for other children, who haven’t caught the reading bug, by doing away with late fees, automatically signing up students for library cards through their schools and allowing them to “read away” their fines and fees. So on Thursday, Leilany …

LA libraries started “The Great Read Away” program that allows kids to read books to clear their late fees. In the first six months of the program over 3,500 previously “locked accounts” had been cleared, and now 80% of parents are more likely to let their kids go to the library. Read More »

In 1994, the Surgeon General of the U.S. was fired for saying masturbation is “part of human sexuality, and perhaps should be taught.”

Minnie Joycelyn Elders (born Minnie Lee Jones; August 13, 1933) is an American pediatrician and public health administrator. She was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the first African American appointed as Surgeon General of the United States. Elders is best known for her frank discussion of her views on …

In 1994, the Surgeon General of the U.S. was fired for saying masturbation is “part of human sexuality, and perhaps should be taught.” Read More »

In 1920s Paris, James Joyce would get drunk, start fights, and then hide behind Ernest Hemingway for protection, screaming, “Deal with him, Hemingway!”

Published in the 1634 book A General History of Ireland by Geoffrey Keating, and Patrick Weston Joyce’s A History of Ireland in 1880, it was widely known. Two of the earliest and most influential vampire novels were written by Irishmen – Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla, as well as Stoker’s classic – suggesting that local legend …

In 1920s Paris, James Joyce would get drunk, start fights, and then hide behind Ernest Hemingway for protection, screaming, “Deal with him, Hemingway!” Read More »

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of such Nintendo games as Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda, has a hobby of guessing the measurements of objects, then checking to see if he was correct. He enjoys the hobby so much he carries a tape measure with him everywhere.

Shigeru Miyamoto (Japanese: 宮本 茂 Hepburn: Miyamoto Shigeru, pronounced [mijamoto ɕiɡeɾɯ]; born November 16, 1952)[4] is a Japanese video game designer and producer for the video game company Nintendo, currently serving as one of its representative directors. He is best known as the creator of some of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling video games …

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of such Nintendo games as Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda, has a hobby of guessing the measurements of objects, then checking to see if he was correct. He enjoys the hobby so much he carries a tape measure with him everywhere. Read More »