An archive of research links and resources highlighting preschool,
kindergarten and child research studies, conducted by educational and
independent sources and how they relate to childhood development, family
cohesiveness and educational values.
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EFSA identifies insecticides as risk factor for bee colony collapse
by Caroline Scott-Thomas
February 16, 2013
Bayer CropScience has defended the use of neonicotinoid insecticides following a report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) identifying three such substances as potentially risky to bees.
EFSA's report highlighted three neonicotinoid insecticides - clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam - saying that they should only be used 'on crops not attractive to honey bees'. The investigation into insecticides is part of broader research into potential causes of colony collapse disorder, the rapid loss of adult bees from a colony or hive.
Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey
by Andrew Schneider
November 7, 2011
More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores isn't exactly what the bees produce, according to testing done for Food Safety News. The results show that the pollen frequently has been filtered out of products labeled "honey."
The removal of these microscopic particles from deep within a flower would make the nectar flunk the quality standards set by most of the world's food safety agencies. The food safety divisions of the World Health Organization, the European Commission and dozens of others also have ruled that without pollen there is no way to determine whether the honey came from legitimate and safe sources. In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration says that any product that's been ultra-filtered and no longer contains pollen isn't honey. However, the FDA isn't checking honey sold here to see if it contains pollen.
Hackers Reveal Nasty New Car Attacks--With Me Behind The Wheel
by Andy Greenberg
July 24, 2013
A pair of Pentagon-funded hackers prove it]s possible to take control of your car with a few keystrokes. Time for Detroit to wake up.
Stomping on the brakes of a 3,500-pound Ford Escape that refuses to stop-or even slow down-produces a unique feeling of anxiety. In this case it also produces a deep groaning sound, like an angry water buffalo bellowing somewhere under the SUV's chassis. The more I pound the pedal, the louder the groan gets-along with the delighted cackling of the two hackers sitting behind me in the backseat. Luckily, all of this is happening at less than 5mph. So the Escape merely plows into a stand of 6-foot-high weeds growing in the abandoned parking lot of a South Bend, Ind. strip mall that Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have chosen as the testing grounds for the day's experiments...
Study: Preschool Kids Drive Flu Epidemics
by Miranda Hitti
October 1, 2005
When the flu strikes, preschool kids may be the first age group affected, passing the flu on to other people, a new study shows.
If so, vaccinating 3- and 4-year-olds against flu might help curb flu epidemics, write researchers in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
EPA Lung Cancer Study Based on Faulty Data
by Steven Milloy
November 11, 2003
As Congress foams at the mouth over financial fraud perpetrated on Enron shareholders and employees, it's allowing the Environmental Protection Agency to perpetrate a much more costly fraud on all of us.
The researchers had no data on how much fine particulate air pollution was inhaled by even one of the 500,000 study subjects. Instead the researchers simply guessed at how much fine particulates study subjects might have inhaled - more like eeny-meeny-miny-mo than science.
More Vaccines Equal More Infant Deaths: Study Documents
by Heidi Stevenson
July 14, 2012
Vaccines are proclaimed to save babies' lives. But is it true? This study provides compelling evidence that it is not, that in reality they're killers.
The reason for giving vaccinations to infants is supposedly to protect them from harm. If that's true, then it would follow that the countries giving the most vaccines would have the lowest rates of infant mortality. But they don't. In fact, a new study documents just the opposite. The Journal of Human & Experimental Toxicology published a study in which the authors carefully compared the vaccination rates of the nations with the lowest infant mortality rates to see if there's a correlation between number of vaccines and death rates of infants. The results could not be clearer. The more vaccinations a country gives, the more babies die.
Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease
July 1, 2014
The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, including alopecia, asthma and eczema.
A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, say junk food diets could be partly to blame. 'This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of the environmental factors driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases,' they said.
A 3D Printer That Turns Coke Bottles Into Whatever You Can Imagine
by Andrew Liszewski
Star Trek's replicators were not only able to produce any food or products our far-off descendants wanted, they were also able to make it from any kind of waste products.
It was the ultimate recycling scenario, one that the new Ekocycle Cube 3D Printer hopes to emulate by using a new filament made in part from recycled plastic bottles. The Ekocycle printer will be available from Cubify for $1,200 later this year, and will use filament cartridges that contain at least three recycled 20 oz. PET plastic bottles, but the material still retains the flexibility and durability of standard 3D printer filament.
Children need better on-line protection, AOL says
Globe Technology (Canada)
by Jack Kapica
May 18, 2005
Ask Internet safety advocates about the need to protect children from the Internet, and they will tell you the trick is to put the computer in the living room, where surfing can become a family activity.
Yet almost half of respondents to an AOL Canada survey say they would put an Internet-connected computer into the privacy of their children's bedroom. At the other extreme, almost 30 per cent of parents also said they don't intend to allow their children to go on-line at home at all.
Official Google Blog: A new approach to China
January 12, 2010
We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn...
...and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China.