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The incredible tale of irresponsible chocolate milk research at the University of Maryland. Academic press offices are known to overhype their own research.

The incredible tale of irresponsible chocolate milk research at the University of Maryland

But the University of Maryland recently took this to appalling new heights — trumpeting an incredibly shoddy study on chocolate milk and concussions that happened to benefit a corporate partner. It's a cautionary tale of just how badly science can go awry as universities increasingly partner with corporations to conduct research. The story started when the University of Maryland issued a press release about a new study on the effects of a single brand of chocolate milk on cognitive and motor skill tests in high school athletes.

The scientists had found that drinking the milk appeared to improve the kids' test scores and reduce concussion-related symptoms. The scientists only looked at a Fifth Quarter Fresh, which its maker claims comes from "super, natural cows" Everyone Uses Singular 'They,' Whether They Realize It Or Not. CSA Images/Vetta/Getty Images.

Everyone Uses Singular 'They,' Whether They Realize It Or Not

Darth Vectivus - Wookieepedia. "Strength that is never touched by ruthlessness is touchingly irresponsible.

Darth Vectivus - Wookieepedia

" ―Darth Vectivus[src] Darth Vectivus, in the life he enjoyed prior to becoming a Sith, was a male Human who served as the director of the Jonex Mine Eight Eleven B asteroid mining colony in the MZX32905 star system near the planet Bimmiel. A shrewd and principled businessman, he shut down the operation when the reservoir of dark side energy over which the colony was situated began to negatively influence his employees. Because of his own Force sensitivity, he began to study and experiment with the mysterious anomaly himself, where he developed a Force technique which involved the creation of dark side–empowered phantoms.

He eventually did away with the entire mining operation and left the habitat for a time in search of the Sith. Biography Edit. Nest thermostat bug leaves owners without heating. Marco Rubio Changes Course During Thursday Night's Republican Debate. It was a debate with several ugly moments.

Marco Rubio Changes Course During Thursday Night's Republican Debate

London breaches air pollution limit for the whole of 2016 in just over seven days. London breached its own legal limit on air pollution for the whole of 2016 in just over seven days, according to worrying new figures.

London breaches air pollution limit for the whole of 2016 in just over seven days

Under EU rules the capital is allowed to exceed the maximum safe levels of nitrous oxide for 18 hours a year – an allocation it had burned through by the peak of the morning rush hour on Friday 8 January. Putney High Street and Knightsbridge were the first two areas to report breaches. Last year Oxford Street reported a breach within two days of the new year beginning. Last year the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants warned the Government that as many as 60,000 early deaths a year are caused by air pollution across the UK. How Donald Trump Lost—and Won.

Donald Trump lost, and won, the latest Republican presidential debate.

How Donald Trump Lost—and Won

The nature of his loss was subtle; the nature of his victory was scary. Let’s talk about the loss first. Your Android phone is too damn nosy. Where are you right now?

Your Android phone is too damn nosy

Can I see a list of everyone you know? Can I look through your photos? Those are impertinent questions from any source, including your smartphone. So it's no surprise that people who use Google's Android smartphone software wish they could say "no" more often. That's according to a study presented Thursday at a Federal Trade Commission privacy conference in Washington, DC. There's a catch, though, said study co-author Serge Egelman. Can Bitcoin Save Argentina's Flailing Economy?

Does the South American country's chaotic economy make it fertile ground for radical financial experiments?

Can Bitcoin Save Argentina's Flailing Economy?

In the village of El Chaltén in Argentine Patagonia, a small absurdist ritual takes place each day. Every morning, at the deli counter of the general store, its owner Felipe cuts two or three large salamis into dozens of smaller sections. Reefer madness debunked as major UK study finds marijuana does not reduce IQ in teens. A large study conducted in the United Kingdom failed to find evidence of a robust link between cannabis use and lowered intelligence among teenagers.

Reefer madness debunked as major UK study finds marijuana does not reduce IQ in teens

The study, published online January 6 in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, found a statistical association between cannabis use and decreased intellectual performance. However, this association vanished when the researchers took other variables into account. “The notion that cannabis use itself is causally related to lower IQ and poorer educational performance was not supported in this large teenage sample,” wrote Claire Mokrysz of the University College London and her colleagues. The findings are based on 2,235 teenagers who participated in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), a long-term study following children born in the Bristol area in 1991 and 1992. The children had their IQ tested at the age of 8, and again at the age of 15.

The teenage cannabis users had lower IQ scores and worse educational performance. Chipotle Will Close Restaurants Nationwide On Feb. 8 For Employee Meeting. What Happened After Zappos Got Rid of Workplace Hierarchy. Businessinsider. F.lux creators call Apple out for releasing Night Shift. When Apple debuted the beta version of iOS 9.3 this week, it showed off a new feature called Night Shift, which reduces the blue light being emitted from your phone at night.

F.lux creators call Apple out for releasing Night Shift

It works by analyzing your clock and geolocation to see if you’re in bed and should help you sleep better, given that the light from smart devices used before bed is thought to make it more difficult to nod off. However, this is not a new feature or an Apple-original. F.lux first became available on iOS in 2015, having already found success among laptop and desktop users and did exactly what Apple’s Night Shift will do now. But the company banned it almost immediately after it appeared. According to F.lux, Apple’s reason was that the app was in violation of its Developer Program Agreement. Whatever Apple’s reasoning, with almost 200,000 visits to the app’s page in less than 24 hours, there was a clear indication it was something iOS users really wanted. ➤ Response to Apple’s announcement [F.lux]

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans but Don't Follow Through. 5 Ways Elite-College Admissions Squeeze Out Poor Kids : NPR Ed. Kids growing up poor in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City have no access to several Ivy League recruited sports: sailing, crew, rugby, hockey and diving. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption toggle caption LA Johnson/NPR Kids growing up poor in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City have no access to several Ivy League recruited sports: sailing, crew, rugby, hockey and diving. LA Johnson/NPR. Hillary Clinton doesn't trust you. Hillary Clinton's campaign has spent the past few days indulging its worst instincts. It blundered into a dumb attack on Bernie Sanders, but rather than back down it raised the stakes. The Biggest Body Language Mistakes You Can Make In a Job Interview. New York Wants to Force Vendors to Decrypt Users' Phones.

A bill that is making its way through the New York state assembly would require that smartphone manufacturers build mechanisms into the devices that would allow the companies to decrypt or unlock them on demand from law enforcement. The New York bill is the latest entry in a long-running debate between privacy advocates and security experts on one side and law enforcement agencies and many politicians on the other. The revelations of the last few years about widespread government surveillance, especially that involving cell phones and email systems, has spurred device manufacturers to increase the use of encryption. New Apple iPhones now are encrypted by default, as are some Android devices. The FBI, Justice Department and other agencies have been pushing back against this trend, talking with manufacturers about potential ways around default or user-enabled encryption.

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Last week, former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave his first extended interview since resigning as Pentagon chief in November 2014. The curated interview with Foreign Policy is worth reading in its entirety, if for nothing else than the insights into how White House officials and staffers micromanaged Department of Defense decisions; Hagel claims that staffers would call generals “asking fifth-level questions that the White House should not be involved in.” The Gray Scale. Rumors are flying that scientists detected gravity waves. Barack Obama's Final State of the Union Address.

President Obama and his aides promised that this year’s State of the Union address would be different, and he delivered on that promise. Marco Rubio: We need to add to U.S. surveillance programs. Dogs Are Not People. The Psychiatrists Prescribing LSD And Ecstasy. Iran fills Arak nuclear reactor core with concrete. The First Mile Always Sucks. Let It Go. Uk.businessinsider. Google Opens Virtual Reality Division, Apps Move to Enterprise Unit. Long Guarded And Reserved, Saudi Arabia Goes Big And Bold : Parallels. EU migrant crisis: Germany sends migrants back to Austria.

Inside the vault: A rare glimpse of NASA’s otherworldly treasures. Putin: At best, Russian economy is No. 5 in the world. The Economist. Detect and Disable an Airbnb's Hidden Wi-Fi Cameras With This Script. 2016 Pritzker Prize Goes To Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena. What Twitter and Yahoo should do next. Big Budget Items. Tech companies are trying to hasten the spread of the digital revolution, but a new study suggests it could do more harm than good.

The Problem With Journalism Is You Need an Audience. You Might Not Have to Rinse Your Recyclables After All. Why You Can’t Get That Song Out of Your Head. Self-Filling Water Bottle Converts Humid Air into Drinkable H2O. The Fight for Mosul. The Grand Strategy of Rising Superpower Management. 'Hidden History' Of Koch Brothers Traces Their Childhood And Political Rise. Brain inflammation link to autism. Doctor Disruption » Principles of Design #45 – Cathedral Effect. Tesla defends selling cars directly to the customer at FTC panel. Why do we need economic growth? This paragraph on a black kindergartner's view of the world is absolutely crushing. Balance of Asia-Pacific military power shifting against U.S.: report. Iran's Khamenei welcomes sanctions lift, warns of U.S. 'deceit' It’s time to start taking Bernie Sanders seriously. Why California Is Such a Talent Magnet. Can A Little Calculus Make A Total Novice Into A Gambling Pro?

Sumner Redstone at DuckDuckGo. As America shifts toward natural gas for energy, decaying pipelines and storage facilities are at risk of leaks and explosions. Oil price falls below $28 a barrel, or less than the cost of an actual barrel. What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think : NPR Ed. Trick a Guard Box-Protected Thermostat Into Warming Up the Office. Census Reveals Just How Many Bugs Share The American Home. Read This Before the Next Time You Go to the Casino. Researchers Project Digital People into Chairs in Augmented Reality Study. Homeless people are not cockroaches or vermin – they are human and have rights. How Elon Musk thrives with a 100 hour work week. State repression in Egypt worst in decades, says activist. On the road: Centuries of Roma history.

The Wire Hanger's Flexible Symbolism.