CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC are the most widely watched cable news networks in the U.S. Their coverage of climate change is an influential source of information for the public and policy makers alike.
To gauge how accurately these networks inform their audiences about climate change, UCS analyzed the networks’ climate science coverage in 2013 and found that each network treated climate science very differently.
Fox News was the least accurate; 72 percent of its 2013 climate science-related segments contained misleading statements. CNN was in the middle, with about a third of segments featuring misleading statements. MSNBC was the most accurate, with only eight percent of segments containing misleading statements.
FIRST 3-D PRINTED SKULL PROSTHESIS SUITABLE FOR HUMAN USE INSTALLED
(Holland) Circumventing conventional skull substitution techniques, Dutch scientists led by Dr. Bon Verweij at the University Medical Center in Utrecht have devised the world’s first 3-D printed replacement skull prosthesis suitable for human use to assist a woman who suffers from a rare, debilitating bone disease. The transparent, semi-rigid plastic, brain-sheath was switched with the patient’s skull, that due to its idiosyncratic articulation and perpetual grown, impaired her vision and caused considerable pain.
The bleeding-edge plastic skull replaced 75% of the patient’s original skull was 3-D printed to exact specifications, made from polyetherketoneketone thermoplastic because the labor hours and cost of manually tooling an inert prosthetic skull proved cost-prohibitive. The family of trusty plastics is renowned for durability and have a particularly high melting point, making them ideal for use in sterile applications; this first 3-D printed prosthetic skull consists of a new, “mysterious material” that experts indicate is the superior example.
The notably transparent material clearly reveals the brain and vascular system just below the scalp to offer an unprecedented view of brain structures; it excitingly portends both further anatomical study and views.