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Research by Western Illinois University has linked Facebook usage to narcissism, according to The Guardian. The study, which surveyed nearly 300 college students, found Facebook users who had more Facebook friends were often tagged in more photos and updated their newsfeed more often. Those users often also scored higher on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. The [...] [Read More]
Most of the urinary tract infections in the United States are caused by E. coli bacteria found in chicken, according to new research reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Read More]
Doctors in Barcelona, Spain, insisted for months that a woman with a tumor was merely pregnant, UPI is reporting. She’s suing. [Read More]
You’ve heard about the “pink slime,” right? It’s that meat filler made from slaughterhouse scraps that is treated with ammonia. (Yum!) Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced plans to buy 7 million pounds of it. A federal microbiologist nicknamed the filler “pink slime.” The Daily, the iPad newspaper from News Corp., has figured [...] [Read More]
Public radio program “This American Life” has issued a retraction for its most popular podcast episode in history, a Mac fanboy and storyteller’s investigation inside Apple factories in Shenzhen, China. Host Ira Glass announced today that Mike Daisey fabricated significant parts of the episode “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory.” It aired on January 6 [...] [Read More]