January 15, 2021

Study: Opioids more likely to kill Americans than car crash

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By Solange Ranger From Newsmax A shocking report published Monday by the National Safety Council says Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in an automobile crash. Americans now have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, compared to a 1 in 103 chance of dying in a vehicle […]

5 Animals that create art

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By Kristina C. From Care2 Animals can paint and make sculptures. But is it art? In a study published in 2006, Gisela Kaplan and Lesley J. Rogers examined this question very carefully. The researchers considered how animals perceive colors — elephants only see two pigments, while humans can see three — and attempted to understand if they feel any pleasure from looking at their […]

What happens to zoo animals when a natural disaster approaches?

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By Laura Goldman From Care2 With catastrophic hurricanes and other emergencies now occurring on a fairly regular basis, it’s more important than ever for zoos to protect their captive animals from harm. Unlike pets that can evacuate their homes with their owners, most zoo animals have to shelter in place during a disaster. “The stress of […]

Clearing cobwebs

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By Paul McGowan From PS Audio New information, new ideas, new concepts, different points of view all help us clear the mental cobwebs that collect over time. Like our fondness for an old pair of slippers, it’s easier to glide through life’s ruts than to clean house with new ideas. But learning and growing are […]

Guy sues 3M after a 40-year battle over who invented an everyday product

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By Allan Smith From Business Insider An inventor who says he has more than 35 patents to his name is reopening a battle with a major company over who truly invented an everyday product. It’s the Post-it note. And the origins of this fight date back more than 40 years. Alan Amron claims that he, […]

Progress made to rein in shell corporations, but more action needed

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By John Ydstie FromWBFO 88.7 Buffalo The revelations in the Panama Papers have generated anger and disgust. Politicians and leaders in countries from Russia to Iceland to the oil-rich Gulf States are implicated. The irony is that while the shady world of shell corporations and offshore accounts is still massive — costing governments hundreds of […]

A study finds men are overconfident and immodest — which may be why they’re more successful as entrepreneurs

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By Shana Lebowitz From Business Insider A new study finds stressed-out men are less likely to be high-status leaders A psychologist has a simple theory that explains why you dread going to work in the morning Scientists say middle managers are more likely to be anxious and depressed Though it’s widely known that women own […]

Pope should redistribute Vatican’s income first

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By Greg Richter From Newsmax Conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage says if Pope Francis wants income redistribution he should start with his own Church. On his Friday show, Savage said he would bid $1 million for Michelangelo’s famous painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. “The reason I’m offering […]