Marosfoi: None. E. Langan: None. Edit: This may be a product of my environment and age, but for me, traveling has been so important to me. I think seeing other parts of the world really helps you put things into perspective. I highly recommend at least one trip a year even if it just to a neighboring state/ country..
“Driving while distracted should just feel wrong just as driving without a seat belt or driving while intoxicated,” LaHood said at the end of a two day conference on the problem. “We’re not going to break everyone of their bad habits but we are going to raise awareness and sharpen the consequences.”As a first step, LaHood said President Barack Obama signed an executive order late Wednesday banning all federal workers from texting while driving on government business, driving government vehicles or using government equipment.The administration also will push to disqualify school bus drivers who are convicted of texting while driving from keeping their commercial driver’s licenses.Researchers, safety groups, automakers and lawmakers gathered to discuss the perils of distracted driving, hearing sobering data from the government that underscored the safety threat as more motorists stay connected with cell phones and mobile devices.The Transportation Department reported that 5,870 people were killed and 515,000 were injured last year in crashes connected to driver distraction, often involving mobile devices or cell phones. Driver distraction was involved in 16 percent of all fatal crashes in 2008 and was more prevalent among young drivers.Senate Democrats said support was building in Congress to move against text messaging by drivers.
The most common form of OA was ‘bronze’. This may have implications for research; the lack of a license permitting the free re use of an article’s contents can substantially restrict the impact of the data therein, for example by preventing other groups from conducting further analyses. In a recent Nature Index article, Piwowar notes that in the current age of machine learning and ‘big data’, it is especially important that data are freely available for computational analysis.
While tests were done to rule out the most common causes of microcephaly other than Zika for the babies in the study, tests to positively confirm that the mothers and babies were infected with Zika were not done. “In an ideal world, we should have pre delivery testing of the mother,” says Silverman. “And at the very least, Zika testing of the babies.” Such testing was less readily available when the Brazil study was done than it is now, he says..