Low-flying aircraft and technology – today’s commentary from a local MTSU professor

COMMENTARY: Low-flying aircraft, technology and the FAA. With today’s commentary, here is MTSU Professor Larry Burris… Verbatim: “We’ve talked a lot here about the dangers inherent in technology, the Internet and computers. Loss of privacy, stolen data and fake news. But last week I heard of an incident in another state where all these problems … Read more

These healthy diets are associated with a lower risk of death, according to a study of 119,000 people over four decades

Eat healthy, live longer. That’s the conclusion of a large study published this month in JAMA Internal Medicine. Scientists led by a team from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health found that people who adhered most closely to at least one of four healthy eating patterns were less likely to die from cardiovascular … Read more

Bullying with “science” is the opposite of real science

Copernicus certainly had no idea when he started the scientific revolution in the 16th century that an unintended effect would be the empowerment of agenda-driven bullies and fanatics. Of course, science is a pillar of modern life for which we should be deeply grateful. It has given us longer and healthier lives, incredible material abundance, … Read more

The Correlation Trap – How Science Works

Grant Wall, a well-known sports journalist, collapsed and died while reporting on the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He was 48 years old. For the previous few days, he shared that he had a cough and congestion, chest discomfort, and felt generally unwell. Obviously there was a lot of it. He had sought care and … Read more

Opinion: How big tech’s entry into healthcare can make you money

CES 2023 marked a “Back to Normal” for the annual tech event. With more than 100,000 back in Las Vegas, it felt like the CES of yesteryear, but for healthcare and digital health technology, everything was new. With several megatrends taking the spotlight at this year’s show, including automotive, devices and the metaverse, healthcare-focused tech … Read more

Fitness for all | Art and Culture | Style Weekly

When Brandi Walker first opened Body Arc a year ago, the fitness studio was the realization of a dream she first said existed years ago. As a queer gym in Richmond, Body Arc takes a different approach to the concepts of health and strength—one free of the body shaming and toxic masculinity that keep millions … Read more

Christmas and the Scientific Question | Letters to the Editor

Modern science has challenged the Christian metanarrative and its understanding of redemption. Bishop Robert Barron, the effeminate of modern Catholic evangelization with millions of followers, noted that among young people, they are most concerned about questions of faith and science. Where are we as a Church on the Big Bang Theory, the Webb Telescope, black … Read more

Small, big health care reform efforts | Durango Herald | Opinion

If north La Plata County residents over age 60 had their way, they would have universal health care, with the government negotiating prescription prices. At least that’s the overwhelming result of a survey by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County, with 77 percent wanting a taxpayer-funded universal health care system like Medicare. … Read more

Opinion: Mental health support is especially important in the college, transition to adulthood | Opinion

I have struggled with anxiety and depression my whole life and started treatment at the age of 11. Many people struggle with mental health at some point in their lives, and college can make things better or worse. For me, going to college was a positive experience. Living away from home allowed me to feel … Read more