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A lot of bad nutrition science makes headlines. To teach his news colleagues a lesson, a science journalist conducted a flawed study, sent out press releases and watched who bit. Did he go too far?
Some reports are saying that as many as 1,400 people have died in India due to the country's latest severe heat wave, where temperatures are reaching well over 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
Several news organizations are posting photos of melting asphalt in New Delhi streets.
Indians are hoping for monsoon season rains to come soon and provide some relief from the sweltering temperatures.
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal reached BBC Correspondent Justin Rowlatt in Delhi.
“Everybody here is being warned, take things easy. Don’t push it in this terrible heat,” says Rowlatt.
But many of India’s poorest residents don’t have the luxury of taking a few days off work.
“They’re desperate for the work, so they go out and continue to work hard (in the heat),” Rowlatt says. “What people are waiting for is the great release of the monsoon, which cools temperatures down.”
Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than traffic accidents and New Hampshire, the first in the nation primary state, is suffering from a heroin epidemic. The candidates are hearing about it.
Mark Aranguri, trained firefighter and father of four, tells his story about being homeless in Los Angeles.
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About a quarter of U.S. adults have at least one tattoo. Yet doctors say we still don't understand the full extent of the skin's reaction to tattoos. For some people, problems linger for months.
France has one of the world's highest dropout rates, and the reforms are meant to make the middle school curriculum more interesting. But critics say the changes amount to a "dumbing down."
In a new study, an easy-to-use app did just as good a job as the machines in an eye doctor's office. That's a boon for people in low-income countries — and really for anyone with vision issues.