‘Why Am I Dead?’ He Never Asked. Here’s The Answer He Never Heard

Thought provoking and moving. Robert Krulwich , Science Correspondent for NPR reblogs Shara Yurkiewicz’s online entry from Scientific American. Krulwich leads us into the story this way: “Shara Yurkiewicz is a med student. She’s doing rounds now, moving from department to department. Much of what she sees, she’s seeing for the first time. Not yet a doctor, there areRead the Rest... ...

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Judge declares Detroit eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

Reid Wilson of the Washington Post writes about how the city of Detroit will become the largest city in U.S. history to declare bankruptcy after a federal judge ruled Tuesday the city had met the legal criteria to win protection from its creditors. To read CLICK HERE ...

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Recycle Paint?!?!

Connecticut  is the third state to pass paint stewardship legislation. This model  legislation ensures environmentally responsible end-of-life management for  leftover architectural paint and relieves state and local governments of the transportation and processing costs for post-consumer paint management. To read more about this groundbreaking program click the link below: http://www.paintcare.org/connecticut/index.php ...

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Harley-Davidson recalls over 29,000 motorcycles to fix clutch issues

(Reuters) – U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc said on Wednesday it is voluntarily recalling more than 29,000 of its 2014 touring motorcycles because of a problem with their hydraulic clutch system. ...

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Jury Rules for Mark Cuban in Setback for S.E.C.

Examine how the S.E.C. lost its case when a Dallas jury found in favor of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on October 16,22013 in a civil case that took over five years in this compelling article that deal with insider trading, government regulation and abuse of power and venue. Click HERE to read the story by Ben Protess and Lauren D’Avolio.  Read the Rest... ...

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Campaign funding and affirmative action come back before the Supreme Court

The last two terms of the U.S. Supreme Court were blockbusters, each capped off with dramatic, landmark decisions: the Affordable Care Act in 2012 and gay marriage this past June. The new court term is shaping up, in a sense, as a season of sequels. Big cases on campaign finance, affirmative action and, potentially, theRead the Rest... ...

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Walking ‘cuts breast cancer risk’

According to a news story on the BBC website walking cuts breast cancer risk for post-menopausal women who walk for an hour a day - significantly – a study has suggested. The report, which followed 73,000 women for 17 years, found walking for at least seven hours a week lowered the risk of the disease. TheRead the Rest... ...

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Shimano American Recalls Disc Brake Calipers Due to Collision Hazard

From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, September 19, 2013: Name of Product: Disc brake calipers  Hazard: The calipers on the disc brakes can fail, posing a collision hazard. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles with recalled Shimano brakes and contact a Shimano authorized dealer to receive a free installation and replacement ofRead the Rest... ...

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Sleepless in the states: Nearly 9 million pop pills for shut-eye

BY JoNel Aleccia, NBC News Desperate for rest in a frenzied world, at least 8.6 million Americans take prescription sleeping pills to catch some Zzzs, according to the first federal health study to focus on actual use. Between 2005 and 2010, about 4 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 and older popped popular prescription drugsRead the Rest... ...

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NSA gathered thousands of Americans’ e-mails before court struck down program

The Washington Post’s Ellen Nakashima reports that “[f]or several years, the National Security Agency unlawfully gathered tens of thousands of e-mails and other electronic communications between Americans as part of a now-revised collection method, according to a 2011 secret court opinion.” To read the story click here. To read the declassified FISA court ruling click here. ...

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