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Declining Life Expectancy in the United States

blog post image This Viewpoint reviews the social and economic drivers of declines in longevity in the US, especially among lower socioeconomic status groups, and proposes policy options for the Biden-Harris administration to mitigate the trend, including an increase in the federally mandated minimum wage. Atheendar...

A new study shows how Trump and the RNC duped traditional media into covering mail-in voter fraud: "To the extent that the

blog post image A new study shows how Trump and the RNC duped traditional media into covering mail-in voter fraud: "To the extent that the mass media model we identify here is the primary driver of information disorder, it will not be cured by more fact checking on Facebook."

Physicians reported less burnout and emotional exhaustion after receiving short-term professional coaching.

blog post image Physicians reported less burnout and emotional exhaustion after receiving short-term professional coaching, according to a pilot trial published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Counseling Reduces Physician Burnout Anita Slomski. JAMA. 2019;322(16):1544 This editorial in JAMA comments on the recent paper:...

Robot car "Stanley" designed by Stanford Racing Team marked the start of the age of driverless cars and an AI milestone.

blog post image Robot car "Stanley" designed by Stanford Racing Team marked the start of the age of driverless cars and an AI milestone. "On October 9, 2005, Stanley and the Stanford Racing Team were awarded 2 million dollars for being the first team to complete the 132 mile DARPA Grand Challenge course in California's...

Half of young people want electric cars: Young drivers increasingly want to buy electric cars - but myths are still deterring

blog post image Half of young people want electric cars: Young drivers increasingly want to buy electric cars - but myths are still deterring older drivers, survey shows.

MIT team whips up new city school bus routes: A new school bus route plan will save the city millions of dollars a year

blog post image MIT team whips up new city school bus routes: A new school bus route plan will save the city millions of dollars a year by taking dozens of buses -- and potentially dozens of drivers -- off the roads in an effort to bring students to school more efficiently. Highlights the challenge of computationally...

London's optical illusion speed bumps - BBC News: Speed bumps have been painted on a London road as part of a pilot scheme

blog post image London's optical illusion speed bumps - BBC News: Speed bumps have been painted on a London road as part of a pilot scheme to deter drivers from exceeding 20mph. Wonder if they could be tried in our village. Avoid the expense, the noise, and the interference with buses and emergency vehicles by painting...

London has implemented an interesting idea to curb speeding: magic. The British capital has painted optical illusions on

blog post image London has implemented an interesting idea to curb speeding: magic. The British capital has painted optical illusions on its streets as part of a pilot program to get drivers to slow down, according to podcast 99% Invisible. The idea is both simple and clever: Paint the streets to look like they have...

A Bot That Does What Uber Won’t: College student creates Messenger bot for hiring favorite drivers

blog post image A Bot That Does What Uber Won’t: College student creates Messenger bot for hiring favorite drivers

Why You Shouldn't Listen to Music While You Work: Unless you’re a truck driver or surgeon, it will hurt your performance.

blog post image Why You Shouldn't Listen to Music While You Work: Unless you’re a truck driver or surgeon, it will hurt your performance.

Urine test for fatigue could help prevent accidents: Doctors, pilots, air traffic controllers and bus drivers have at least

blog post image Urine test for fatigue could help prevent accidents: Doctors, pilots, air traffic controllers and bus drivers have at least one thing in common -- if they're exhausted at work, they could be putting lives at risk. But the development of a new urine test, reported in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry,...

The AI Dashcam App That Wants to Rate Every Driver in the World: Nexar has already profiled nearly the half the cars in

blog post image The AI Dashcam App That Wants to Rate Every Driver in the World: Nexar has already profiled nearly the half the cars in the Bay Area and Manhattan, and alerted users to nearby vehicles with a history of dangerous driving

Brits Can Now Insure Their Driverless Cars: Adrian Flux, which specializes in cars, takes a bold first step in robocar insurance

blog post image Brits Can Now Insure Their Driverless Cars: Adrian Flux, which specializes in cars, takes a bold first step in robocar insurance

Driverless Dutch Bus Takes Passengers on Public Test: A robot shuttle bus carrying six passengers and no driver conducted

blog post image Driverless Dutch Bus Takes Passengers on Public Test: A robot shuttle bus carrying six passengers and no driver conducted its first trial run

Spaghetti Strainer Helmet Driver’s License Photo Approved On Religious Grounds: Just over the border from New Hampshire

blog post image Spaghetti Strainer Helmet Driver’s License Photo Approved On Religious Grounds: Just over the border from New Hampshire in the Massachusetts city of Lowell, a woman identifying herself as a follower of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), otherwise known as Pastaf…

'Big Data' used to identify new cancer driver genes: In a collaborative study led by Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery

blog post image 'Big Data' used to identify new cancer driver genes: In a collaborative study led by Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), researchers have combined two publicly available 'omics' databases to create a new catalogue of 'cancer drivers'. Cancer drivers are genes that when altered,...

Traffic deaths preventable, WHO says in call for road safety: Countries must introduce tougher laws to prevent drivers from

blog post image Traffic deaths preventable, WHO says in call for road safety: Countries must introduce tougher laws to prevent drivers from speeding or drinking and help reduce the toll of 1.25 million people killed each year in traffic accidents, the World Health Organization said on Monday.