Articles by Joseph Orovic
Antibody Discovery Could Put Universal Flu Vaccine On The Horizon
September 17 2012 7:34 PM
Scientists have made a significant leap towards a possible vaccine and cure for influenza in new antibodies that neutralize and block both strains of the seasonal virus, according to The Scripps Research Institute and Crucell Vaccine Institute.
PB&J Ban: Arkansas School Blacklists Delicious Peanut Spread, Causes Facebook Backlash
September 16 2012 5:59 PM
A Viola, Ark., schoolboy was denied his homemade peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich at lunch because of a ban on peanut products, sparking an outcry on Facebook over lunchtime rights and the ever-growing list of child-safety-oriented rules that leave some parents hungry for common sense.
Netanyahu Talks Football, Nuclear Bombs and Iran While Avoiding 2012 Race [VIDEOS]
September 16 2012 3:02 PM
Benjamin Netanyahu football talk on two Sunday talk shows was meant to draw a stark focus on Israel's threats to prevent a nuclear Iran at a time when the world has been fixed upon global anti-American Muslim protests. His main hope is the U.S. doesn't drop the ball.
An Open Letter To Apple: I Don't Want Your Stinkin' iPhone 5, Or Anything Else. It’s Not Me, It’s You. And We’re Over.
September 12 2012 7:52 PM
Like all bad addictions, I’ve come to realize joy and utility no longer mask the negatives of Apple's intrusion into my life. My wallet, my brain and the people around me have suffered as a result of my dealings with the Cupertino giant. So I’m calling it quits. Apple, this thing of ours? It's over.
McDonald's Adds Calorie Counts To Menus
September 12 2012 2:27 PM
McDonald's customers across the U.S. will know how many calories they're shoving down their gullet every time they order a Big Mac, as the fast food giant announced starting Monday it will post calorie counts alongside all items listed on its menu.
Polls: Voters Give Obama Approval Bump, Expect President To Win Debates
September 11 2012 6:56 PM
President Barack Obama’s approval rating enjoyed a small bump since the Democratic national convention, while Mitt Romney is already behind in the presidential debate game, according to a national polls conducted by CNN/ORC International released Monday.
9/11 Cancer Link Finally Recognized, But Funds For Responders And Volunteers May Be Lacking
September 10 2012 6:42 PM
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has recognized about 50 forms of cancer as byproducts of being near Ground Zero during and in the months following 9/11. That opens the door to monitoring and treatment for survivors, first responders and nearby residents.
Buried Antarctic Lake Ellsworth To Be Explored For New Life, Climate Change Clues
September 10 2012 1:45 PM
A dozen British scientists, engineers and researchers will drill down in December to a buried Antarctic lake 2 miles under an ancient ice sheet, gathering water and sediment samples in the hopes of discovering clues about the Earth's climate history and possibly new life forms.
Romney, Ryan Defend Proposals, Yet Sidestep Specifics, In First Major Post-Convention Interviews [VIDEO]
September 09 2012 5:38 PM
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, defended their tax, economic, and health-care ideas while trying to direct a more precise attack on Democratic President Barack Obama during interviews on four of the major Sunday-morning television talk shows this weekend.
Does The FBI’s Looming Biometric Database Bring Big Brother Closer?
September 09 2012 2:40 PM
The FBI's Next Generation Identification would use photographs and biometric data to help law enforcement entities nationwide identify "persons of interest." If NGI's early stages are any indication of where it's heading, privacy advocates and ordinary citizens are right to fear it.
Do Democratic Presidents Historically Pull Nation Out Of Fiscal Rut?
September 06 2012 9:20 PM
The 2012 campaign has focused on a myriad of social and ideological issues, with some smatterings of tax policy and truckloads of mudslinging. A new book argues voters should look past the obfuscation and consider what is best for their wallet. Its authors claim history has proven one thing: when it comes to economic success, the left has had the upper hand.
Obama's DNC Speech Moved Indoors Over Weather Concerns, Leaving Thousands Out In The Rain
September 05 2012 4:10 PM
President Barack Obama’s Democratic National Convention address in Charlotte is moving indoors after organizers said safety concerns from rough weather forecasts forced them to shift the gathering. The GOP contends the weather is a safe cover story for what is actually tepid enthusiasm and possibly many empty seats.