Imperial Valley News
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Nearly a decade ago, Sasha Costanza-Chock - now an assistant professor in MIT’s program in Comparative Media Studies/Writing - volunteered at the Garment Worker Center in Los Angeles, an organization that advocates for the rights of low-wage workers. Activists at the group wanted to inform local garment workers, many of whom are immigrants, about their rights.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Researchers have made great progress in recent years in the design and creation of biological circuits - systems that, like electronic circuits, can take a number of different inputs and deliver a particular kind of output. But while individual components of such biological circuits can have precise and predictable responses, those outcomes become less predictable as more such elements are combined.
Ames, Iowa - An Iowa State University psychology professor is leading an international research team developing new interrogation methods designed to reduce false confessions and more effectively gather intelligence critical to national security.
Iowa City, Iowa - Jodeane Cancilla, director of the Macbride Raptor Project, holds Zephyr, a Swainson’s hawk on her gloved hand and tells a room full of middle school students how the bird lost its right wing after a collision with a car.
Washington, DC - American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s two final rules requiring restaurants, vending machines, movie theaters and grocery stores to display calorie information. The American Heart Association, along with other groups, advocated for Congress to include these two rules in the Affordable Care Act.
Washington, DC - Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications may be up to 12 times more likely to abuse those drugs illegally than teens who have never received a prescription, often by obtaining additional pills from friends or family members, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.