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Researchers are held to a strict code of ethics when carrying out experiments on human subjects. For example, they are expected to obtain informed consent from participants. Yet, the obligations of websites remain murky, and some are using this to their advantage. On the heels of Facebook's revelation that it manipulated users' feeds to study emotions, dating website OKCupid admitted to carrying out its own experiments, one of which involved falsifying compatibility information to see how it would impact users' likelihood of initiating communication. OKCupid defended its actions, saying the data collected will help them improve on the site, but...
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The handshake has been the preferred gesture of greeting, parting, congratulating, thanking, and sealing a deal in many cultures for some time now, but, in the interest of health, it may be time to loosen our grip on the handshake and take up "pounding it" or high-fiving instead. Shaking hands transfers 10 times more bacteria than fist bumping, while high-fiving falls somewhere between the two on the bacterial transfer spectrum. Still, none of these options is completely sterile, prompting one infection control expert to make the tongue-in-cheek suggestion that we reinstate bowing and curtsying, thereby eliminating hand contact entirely.
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American teens are increasingly using synthetic human growth hormone (HGH) without medical supervision in an effort to enhance their athletic performance and appearance. Just five percent of high-school students polled in 2012 said they had used synthetic HGH without a prescription, but by 2013 that number had jumped to 11 percent. The non-profit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, which carried out the surveys, said the findings highlight the need for better regulation and labeling of over-the-counter products purporting to contain synthetic HGH.
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FirstEnergy Corp. says construction is underway on a new transmission substation in West Virginia to help meet the electric demands of the area's rapidly expanding Marcellus Shale gas industry. The company ...
More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution ...
More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia are rallying in Pittsburgh to oppose new proposed pollution regulations. Gov. Tom Corbett ...
Gasoline prices fell 7 cents in West Virginia this week. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular was $3.61. That's about a nickel less per gallon compared with the same week a year ...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Jeter got a surprise presidential farewell before playing his final game in Texas, when former President George W. Bush took part in a pregame ceremony Wednesday night.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of a top official.
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DETROIT (AP) — Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close.
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ILLINOIS - The competitors are puffing out their chests and rolling up their sleeves.  McDonald's is now joining Burger King in using social issues to perk up their marketing.  Today, McDonald's uncovered their newest two secret weapons!  McBreakfast Shakes to celebrate breastfeeding mothers.
As a boy, Jesse was a chicken plucker. He stood on a line in a chicken factory and spent his days pulling the feathers off dead chickens so the rest of us wouldn't have to. It wasn't much of a job, but at the time, Jesse didn't think he was…
MINNESOTA- After January's tragic shooting of Target CEO, Mark Pointe, the retail giant has been looking for ways to make their stores, employees and staff feel safe.  Today, Target announced a no-gun policy even in communities where it is permitted by law.  In today's press conference Target announced they are…
Tim Burton is once again digging through Hollywood graveyards for his next big hit.  After a string of unfortunate remakes (Planet of the Ape, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, and the abysmal failure Dark Shadows), Burton is resurrecting something a little fresher... his box-office hit, Beetlejuice.  This time,…

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