The Rise of Live-Streamer Style

Matt Haag wasn’t exactly dressing to impress during his teenage years on the competitive Call of Duty circuit. The 26-year-old recalled, sheepishly, the basketball shorts and Payless kicks he wore on flights to tournaments around the country back in 2008. All of his gamer friends and teammates looked the same way: schlubby. But in the…

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Soft Bedding and Unsafe Sleep Practices Cause Most Infant Suffocation Deaths

The most common cause of injury deaths in babies under a year old is unintentional suffocation, and almost all of these deaths are preventable, a new report found. Researchers used a federal government case registry to look at the causes of infant deaths by injury between 2011 and 2014. Of 1,812 sudden and unexpected infant…

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PROFILE: The Many Lives of Jan Morris

CRICCIETH, Wales — Everyone here seems to know Jan Morris, even the waitress at the local fish restaurant. “Have you met Jan before?” she asks as Morris materializes from what, due to a trick of the light, looks to be the ocean itself, clouds of white hair wafting and fluffing around her face. Morris is…

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Medical News Today: Study explores the neuroscience of overindulging

In a recent study in mice, scientists found a particular brain circuit that helps explain why it is so easy to overindulge in unhealthful foods. Researchers find a brain circuit in mice that plays a role in overindulging in high-calorie foods. There is a large bag of chips in our lap; we are not hungry,…

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36 Hours in Kobe, Japan

In 1868, after more than two centuries of isolationism, the opening of the port of Kobe brought a wave of international influences to this sunny city on the main Japanese island of Honshu. These days visitors will find Western-style mansions built by foreign diplomats, music influenced by the United States, and dim sum in the…

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Conflicting laws may keep contaminated needles in circulation, add to hep-C cases

IMAGE: Sharing contaminated needles is the most common reason people contract hepatitis C. A recent study led by Steve Davis, a researcher in the WVU School of Public Health, suggests fear… view more  Credit: WVU MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Acute hepatitis C infections rose 98 percent between 2010 and 2015 nationwide, largely because more people were injecting drugs. Using…

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ASHG announces 2019 winners of International DNA Day Essay Contest

IMAGE: First-place winner Sophia Chen and science teacher Dr. Devin Parry (courtesy Lakeside School) view more  Credit: Lakeside School, Seattle, Washington ROCKVILLE, Md. — As part of its celebration of National DNA Day, The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) announced today the winners of its 2019 DNA Day Essay Contest, which encourages high school students…

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Research calls for analysis of corporate ethics in the global sports industry

IMAGE: Dr Geoffrey Kohe view more  Credit: University of Kent A new book co-written by a University of Kent sports scientist recommends corporations and organisations engage more effectively with communities — rather than taking a ‘top down’ approach — to improve relationships and outcomes in the sport sector. Such outcomes include approaches to the financial resourcing…

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