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Scientists Grow Bioartificial Rat Limb In Lab
Next step: lab-grown baboon arms.
Snowden Reflects on State of Our Privacy Two Years After Leaks
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden pens NYT op-ed on second anniversary of his first revelation.
Brain-Eating Amoebae Have Killed 7 In Pakistan in 2015
Lax chlorination may be in part to blame for the rise of deadly protozoan infections in the country.
FDA Backs Approval of “Female Viagra”
The pill to treat low sexual desire in women will be the first ever on the market.
20-Foot ‘Gigantic Shark’ Fossil Found in Duck Creek Formation of Texas
The 20- to 22-foot sharks swam the Earth between 100 million and 105 million years ago.
Eating Placenta Has No Benefits for Mom
An analysis of existing studies asserts there isn’t enough research to support this postnatal trend.
I Met One of the World's Rarest Species and It Was Amazing, Tiny and Felt Like Sandpaper
The tiny pocket shark, one of only two known specimens, attracts a crowd of adoring fans.
Smartphone-Controlled Headset That Aims to Alter Moods Released in U.S.
Tech company Thync have released a device which they claim can calm you down or pump you up.
Hawking Says He Would Consider Assisted Suicide If He Had 'Nothing More to Contribute'
“I am damned if I’m going to die before I have unraveled more of the universe.”
Hellboy: Scientists Say Find Is One of the Strangest Horned Dinosaurs Ever
"This new animal is definitely one of the weirdest horned dinosaurs."
2015 Newsweek Green Rankings: FAQ and Advisory Council
Frequently asked questions about Newsweek's annual rankings of the environmental impact efforts of the world’s largest companies.
Air Force Uses ISIS Fighter's Social Media Brags to Target Air Strike
“[The airmen] do some work, long story short, about 22 hours later…[they] take that entire building out.”
To Quiet Calls for Fracking Curbs, Texas Bans Bans
George P. Bush backs Texas's efforts to halt municipal fracking bans.
Staph Bacteria Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
A new study supports the hypothesis that the chronic disease is caused by exposure to certain microbes.
30 Percent of Americans Have Had an Alcohol-Use Disorder
But only 20 percent of those get treatment.
Apple’s Tim Cook Blasts Silicon Valley Firms for Selling Off Privacy
The CEO also attacked attempts by Washington to build backdoors into products.
First Church of Cannabis Earns Tax Exempt Status
Donations to this pot-smoking congregation may be written off in federal filings with the IRS.
Baked Alaska: A Snowless Climate Threatens the Survival of the Yupik People of Togiak
The Yupik people of Togiak are watching their world melt away from under their feet.
The Cultural and Geopolitical Impacts of Climate Change
Traditional ways of life are getting harder
Bullying May Account for One-Third of Depression Cases
Those picked on as kids are twice as lucky to be depressed at age 18.
FDA Questions Safety of ‘Female Viagra’
A drug in testing to treat low libido in women has side effects that may prevent its approval.
Israel May Restart Water Fluoridation Shortly After Ending Practice
The controversial practice has been banned or stopped in many countries.
Don’t Take Your Desk Job Sitting Down
How much do you really need to stand each day to benefit your health?
Using Pictionary to Study Creativity and the Brain
Researchers at Stanford are trying to see what parts of the brain underlie creativity.
Lion Kills American Woman in South Africa
The woman had rolled her window down in a lion park, counter to park policy.
What Is MERS and Should You Be Concerned?
Here’s what you need to know about the respiratory virus.
Caitlyn Jenner Just Set a New Twitter Record
President Obama set the previous record when he joined Twitter on May 18.
Tiny Transformer: Origami Robot Assembles Itself, Zips Across Land and Water
A robot developed by researchers at MIT uses heat and magnetic fields to spring into action
Exclusive: New Super Suit Simulates Aging for Millennials
Former Walt Disney Imagineering team and an insurance company create a costume that turns the wearer into grandpa.
Virgin Births: Endangered Sawfish Can Reproduce Without Sex
This is the first time such a “virgin birth” has been witnessed in the wild.