LA cargo train thefts are indicator of greed and outdated infrastructure

Jan 14, 2022 @ 2:03 AM ET By Ben Alonzo

Thousands of boxes litter the ground in east Los Angeles, California – anything from electronics to COVID test kits are being stolen from cargo trains. Science problems are made more visible by news stories like this. Major retailers, such as Amazon, Target and REI were among the stolen packages most commonly targeted. Thieves look for ….read more

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Avoiding stress eating and boredom during the coronavirus pandemic

Apr 06, 2020 @ 4:40 AM ET By Ben Alonzo

Because of coronavirus social distancing orders, millions of Americans are stuck at home and will be at-risk for eating out of boredom. Avoiding the habit of gaining weight will require some discipline and creativity, especially as stay-home orders continue for over a month during the coronavirus pandemic. Unhealthy foods, high in carbohydrates, sugar and sodium, ….read more

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Americans have stolen and wasted millions of medical gloves and N95 masks

Apr 02, 2020 @ 5:53 PM ET By Ben Alonzo

Medical-grade gloves and N95 masks have become something to never be taken for granted. This personal protective equipment (PPE) serves a critical role in healthcare by preventing disease transmission. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a US hoarding trend, involving stolen supplies from hospitals, research facilities and even factory warehouses. Millions of PPE have been stolen by ….read more

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5 really cool things going on in science these days

Mar 20, 2019 @ 4:17 AM ET By Ben Alonzo

Science is pretty cool, but most of its accomplishments go unnoticed – that is until the average person sees direct benefits. Imagine preventing major diseases, repairing skin, lowering medical costs, working smarter, and making life more fun. These are all things science has to offer each and every one of us – it’s awesome. Who’s ….read more

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