High-tech radar and laser scans have uncovered a hidden military traverse underneath the infamous Alcatraz penitentiary, according to research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Binghamton University archaeologist Timothy de Smet and colleagues used terrestrial laser scans, ground-penetrating radar data and georectifications (the process of taking old digitized maps and linking them to a coordinate system so that they can be accurately geolocated in 3D space) to locate and assess the historical remains beneath the former recreation yard of the Alcatraz penitentiary. This unique, nondestructive research method revealed that remnants of buried structures, including a "bombproof" earthwork traverse along with its underlying vaulted brick masonry tunnel and ventilation ducts, ran east to west beneath the recreation yard of the Alcatraz penitentiary. de Smet said he was shocked to discover that the historical structures were maintained in such good … [Read more...] about High-tech laser scans uncover hidden military traverse at Alcatraz Island
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How important is it to consider a romantic partner’s genetic profile before getting married? It is logical to think that genetic factors may underlie many traits already used by matching sites – like personality and empathy – which many assume could promote initial chemistry and long-term potential in specific couples. So it is perhaps not surprising that there are now websites that combine genetic testing and matchmaking. But does matching intimate partners on the basis of specific genes have any scientific foundation? Studies have shown that genetically identical twins, raised separately, rate the overall quality of their marriages similarly, suggesting some enduring genetic contribution to marital life. However, the specific genes that are relevant to marriage, and why, remain a mystery. As such, predicting marital compatibility on the basis of specific combinations of genetic profiles rests on tenuous scientific footing. Currently, researchers are … [Read more...] about How your genes could affect the quality of your marriage
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Bryan Marquard Globe Staff December 11, 2018 Dr. Lisa Schwartz dealt first-hand with the importance of accurate, understandable medical information while she was a resident in New York City nearly 30 years ago. With no translators on staff at a Chinatown health clinic, she’d enlist a janitor, a patient’s child, or someone in the waiting room to explain basic details to those who didn’t speak English.And when she and her husband, Dr. Steven Woloshin, went to Dartmouth College on a research fellowship, they soon saw that language wasn’t the only hurdle patients faced. Imprecise details on medicine labels could mislead. Media reporting on medical studies often lacked skepticism and focused on a press release’s grand claims that the numbers didn’t support. Often the numbers themselves were needlessly confusing.“Every time … [Read more...] about Dr. Lisa Schwartz, 55, a beacon for medical clarity and accuracy
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Obituaries Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Obituaries | Dr. Lisa Schwartz, Advocate for Patients, Is Dead at 55 Supported by BySam Roberts Dec. 6, 2018 Dr. Lisa Schwartz, who with her husband devoted her life to warning patients about the dangers of unnecessary medical tests and treatment and excessive diagnoses, died on Nov. 29 in Lebanon, N.H. She was 55. Her husband, Dr. Steven Woloshin, said the cause was cancer. Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Woloshin were the directors of the Center for Medicine and Media at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, part of Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine. There they trained hundreds of journalists to become more skeptical about claimed scientific breakthroughs and miracle cures, and to better communicate the benefits and risks of medical tests and treatment. They often … [Read more...] about Dr. Lisa Schwartz, Advocate for Patients, Is Dead at 55
By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Scott Paul Beierle, the man who opened fire at a Tallahassee, Florida, yoga studio and killed two people Friday, was a military veteran and a former teacher who held two master’s degrees. >> Read more trending news According to a news release from the Tallahassee Police Department, Beierle, 40, was identified as the shooter at the Hot Yoga studio and was found dead at the scene of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Maura Binkley, 21, and Nancy Van Vessem, 61, were killed, according to the news release. At least four other people were injured and another person was pistol-whipped, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.According to his LinkedIn profile, Beierle described himself as a “job seeker” since June 2013. His profile notes that he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and government in 2003 from the … [Read more...] about Who was Scott Beierle, the shooter at the Tallahassee yoga shop?