Risking and embracing failure is part of the job for explorers and adventurers like aeronaut Salomon August Andrée. His fatal attempt at reaching the North Pole motivated others to push their own limits. The September issue of National Geographic investigates “famous failures” and why they mattered.
Science Genius rap battles are part of a national push for minority science education. A U.S. Department of Commerce study found that blacks and Latinos are half as likely as whites to have a job in science or engineering.
The program is part of a national push for science education among minorities. A U.S. Department of Commerce study found that blacks and Latinos are half as likely as whites to have a job in science or engineering.
The new co-host for TV chatfest The View is a vivacious and outspoken model, actor and activist for children, seemingly a perfect person to have at the table of the successful network talk show. But Jenny McCarthy is also one of the nation’s leading skeptics about the safety of childhood vaccines.
Doctors are supposed to engage patients in shared decision-making over complex choices like whether or not to get tested for prostate cancer. But most doctors don’t do that, a survey finds. And efforts to train doctors to do a better job haven’t been all that successful.
Have you ever heard something your staff person said on the phone that you wish you hadn’t? It amazes me that even though doctors willingly hand over their phone, such a critical practice tool, to their staff, they do so without making proper phone etiquette training a mandatory requirement for the job. Sure, everyone is familiar with answering the phone but that doesn’t mean they are qualified to do so.
It’s our job, as doctors and nurses, to be deliberate in asking our patients how they will explain their cancer to others, to make sure they understand. Keeping such a diagnosis hushed, from those who love and care for us, is an unfair burden we shouldn’t allow cancer to dictate, too.
More than 1,000 sick and dying sea lion pups have been found stranded since the beginning of the year, from Santa Barbara to San Diego. As scientists try to figure out why, one animal rescue worker says that in nearly three decades on the job, he’s never seen anything like it.