17 Nov 2016

Daily Reads - November 17, 2016

AP - Surgeon General Report: 'Addiction is Not a Character Flaw'
"The report, 'Facing Addiction in America,' details the toll addiction takes on the nation - 78 people die each day from an opioid overdose; 20 million have a substance use disorder - and explains how brain science offers hope for recovery."

Popular Science - Scientists Just Synthesized the Deadly Toxin of an Adorable Frog
"Found in the skin of the golden poison dart frog Phyllobates terribilis, this toxin is so potent that one milligram of it would be enough to kill between 10 and 20 humans."

BuzzFeed - We Need To Talk About “Alcohol Blankets”
"Your body's natural response to pull blood away from the skin so it can warm itself up is impaired by alcohol’s vasodilation activity in the skin, says Raslau. So you still feel warm in a superficial way even if you're rapidly losing heat."

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