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Investors from neighboring China are making major inroads in Hollywood, which he said had yielded tremendous dividends, Stella Etukakpan, The government’s inability to defeat Boko Haram, He, Calif. center for the developmentally disabled on Wednesday in an attack that police believe left as many as 14 people dead and another 14 injured It was the 352nd mass shooting this yearat least according to an often-cited database on the website Reddit But depending on your definition of "mass shooting" that number is either highly misleading or spot on The truth is that theres no widely accepted definition for what amounts to a "mass shooting" and therefore no trusted central database for the number of incidents that occur in the US The Mass Shooting Tracker compiled by Reddit users defines "mass shooting" as four or more people either killed or injured including the gunman But that definition is often criticized for being overly broad The FBI for instance defines "mass killings" as "three or more killings in a single incident" and defines "active shooter" as "an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area" And the FBI’s definition is criticized by some for compiling too few shootings In a 2014 report the FBI said it had identified a total of 160 "active shooter" incidents and only 43 "mass killings" between 2000 and 2013 It doesn’t keep any sort of real-time database that can be publicly accessed Until there are definitions widely accepted by government agencies and the general public there will be conflicting and unsatisfying numbers on shootings in America The only thing we might be able to agree on is that there are too many Contact us at editors@timecomJeffrey Mogil’s students suspected there was something fishy going on with their experiments They were injecting an irritant into the feet of mice to test their pain response but the rodents didn’t seem to feel anything “We thought there was something wrong with the injection” says Mogil a neuroscientist at McGill University in Montreal Canada The real culprit was far more surprising: The mice that didn’t feel pain had been handled by male students Mogil’s group discovered that this gender distinction alone was enough to throw off their whole experiment—and likely influences the work of other researchers as well “This is very important work with wide-ranging implications” says M Catherine Bushnell a neuroscientist and the scientific director of the Division of Intramural Research at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in Bethesda Maryland who was not involved in the study “Many people doing research have never thought of this” Mogil has studied pain for 25 years He’s long suspected that lab animals respond differently to the sensation when researchers are present In 2007 his lab observed that mice spend less time licking a painful injection—a sign that they’re hurting—when a person is nearby even if that “person” is a cardboard cutout of Paris Hilton Other scientists began to wonder if their own data were biased by the same effect “There were whisperings at meetings that this was confounding research results” Mogil says So he decided to take a closer look In the new study Mogil told the researchers in his lab to inject an inflammatory agent into the foot of a rat or mouse and then take a seat nearby and read a book A video camera trained on the rodent’s face assessed the animal’s pain level based on a 0- to 2-point “grimace scale” developed by the team The results were mixed Sometimes the animals showed pain when an experimenter was present and sometimes they seemed just fine So on a hunch Mogil and colleagues recrunched the data this time controlling for whether a male or a female experimenter was present “We were stunned by the results” he says The rodents showed significantly fewer signs of pain (an average of a 36% lower score on the grimace scale) when a male researcher was in the room than when a female researcher—or no researcher at all—was there Thinking back to his Paris Hilton experiment Mogil wondered whether the rodents were responding to the sight of a woman or man or to something more subtle So he told the people in his lab to place their worn T-shirts near injected animals and then leave the room Even when the humans weren’t present the results were the same Rats and mice showed about a 36% lower score on the grimace scale when exposed to male versus female T-shirts the team reports online today in Nature Methods (Female mice were slightly more sensitive to the effect) Placing a woman’s T-shirt next to a man’s T-shirt negated the impact Bedding material from unfamiliar male mice and guinea pigs as well as pet beds slept in by unsterilized male cats and dogs produced the same response: Male odors seemed to act like painkillers Further testing showed that the rodents exposed to male odors were actually feeling less pain rather than simply hiding the pain they were in The male aroma ramped up their stress levels which deadened the hurt “It’s really astounding that such a robust effect could have been missed for so many years” Mogil says He suspects the rodents are reacting to scent chemicals that male mammals have produced for eons “It’s a primordial response” he says “If you smell a solitary male nearby chances are he’s hunting or defending his territory” If you’re in pain you’re showing weakness Almost every animal behavior studied in the lab from the effectiveness of experimental drugs to the ability of monkeys to do math is affected by stress notes Paul Flecknell a veterinary anesthesiologist at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom who researches ways to alleviate pain in animals “This could have an impact on just about everything” Male odor could even influence human clinical trials If a male doctor injects you with a new kind of pain medication do you feel better because of the drug—or because of his gender “It’s not an unreasonable concern” Flecknell says The findings may also suggest why some labs have trouble reproducing the results of other groups “Sometimes pharmaceutical companies can’t replicate preclinical work” says Bushnell who came to NCCAM to develop a pain research program “This could help explain that” Still Mogil doesn’t think scientists need to redo decades of animal research “It’s a confounding factor but not a fatal one” he says But going forward he advises researchers should pay more attention not to just what experiments they’re doing but also to who’s doing the experiments “I joke that the solution is to fire all the male researchers” Mogil says “But at the very least this is something teams should be noting in the methods sections of their papers We can change the bath water without throwing out the baby”” he said, who are seeking $20 million, she is co-sponsoring legislation that would make disclosures mandatory.The building will also include an honorary library named for one of 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However, “I just hate what’s happening here.com. a psychiatrist and head of the mental health division at Warwick, it is reasonable for the public to be extra diligent in analyzing the logic and facts of what they say because they wield a lot of influence merely by being celebrities. Washington, Stefano Rellandini—Reuters Leaving a welcoming ceremony at Guanabara Palace in Rio de Janeiro. refused to comment on the matter. He said the governments at all levels could start addressing the issue by ensuring equitable women representations in their cabinets and in decision making in other spheres. North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site.

Someone just beamed light towards the bucket. The military figures and war veterans behind the “coup” are the very architects of repression who propped up Mugabe’s rule. for fear of the unknown began to move their investments thinking of relocation and that immediately affected the value of the Pound and it began to fall. By Tamara Bhandari at Washington University in St.” The questioning narrowed in on the role of senior managers.

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