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Health and Science
Scientists Grow Bioartificial Rat Limb In Lab
Next step: lab-grown baboon arms.
The Shape of Your Beer Glass Is Making You Drunk
People can’t accurately gauge the volume of their pints—and the more they drink, the worse it gets.
Is it Possible to Define Love?
The only thing constant about the rules of attraction is that they’re perpetually changing.
Helmet Sensors Try to Answer if Football Can Ever Be Safe
The question isn’t, “Is football dangerous?” It’s, “Can it ever be safe?”
Exploring the World of Autism Through Musical Theater
In the play Max Understood at San Francisco’s Cowell Theater, the guesswork of the parents in the play and their increasingly desperate attempts to understand what is going on in the mind of their son, is at the heart of the story.
Why Go to the Doctor When Your Phone Can Make You Better?
Apps are about to make most doctor’s appointments obsolete.
The Healthy Way of Being Dirty
One in nine cells in your body are bacteria. Feed them, says a new book.
Pesticides on Vegetables and Fruit Linked to Lower Sperm Counts
Want to father a child? Maybe you should avoid apples.
New Online Platform Allows You to Open Source Your Body
Participants volunteer personal biological information for researchers and scientists.
3-D Silk Structure Enables Scientists to Grow Blood Cells Outside the Body
The model could help treat platelet function disorders.
How to Boost Your Baby’s Brain Power
What parents can do with their baby, and with each other, to boost a newborn's brain power.
Is Air Pollution Harming Children's Brains?
Children's brains may be affected by pollution through age 10.
W.Va May Roll Back Chemical Rules One Year after Spill
When a toxic leak threatens your water supply, just lower your pollution standards!
The Mystery of the Elite Controller and How We Will Cure HIV
A possible AIDS cure mimics a rare, natural-born immunity.
Craigslist Hookup Pages Linked to 16% Rise in HIV Cases
The study was conducted over a decade and concluded that the site’s personal ads led to an increase in the disease.
The Man Who Fought His Way Back From A Coma
At first, the only phrase musician Edwyn Collins could say was "the possibilities are endless".
Puberty Comes Earlier and Earlier for Girls
Girls are entering puberty faster than ever, and jeopardizing their health and happiness.
Scientists Figure Out How to Unboil an Egg
The method could save the biotech industry a lot of headache, and a lot of money.
Cyclist Study Finds Exercise Makes Your Body Age More Slowly
A study of older cyclists found that living an active lifestyle makes your body appear younger.
Tobacco Road to Wellness
From Ebola to cancer, plantibodies could be the future of disease prevention and treatment.
Human Microbes Quickly Colonize People's Surroundings
Your personal microbiome travels with you wherever you go.
The Shock-Therapy Diet
An electric zap to the brain can improve your willpower
Mental illness may finally yield to science after centuries of confusion and myth
A Picture of Health
An algorithm can scan family photos and predict genetic disorders with astonishing accuracy
Kangaroo Mother Care Could Save Millions of Lives In Poor Countries
Premature birth is a mass killer in developing countries. But it doesn’t have to be.
The U.S. Is Sitting on Promising Ebola Vaccines
The disease is spreading faster and farther, but lack of funds and short attention spans keep a cure at bay
Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?
By 2037 there will be twice as many women aged over 100 as men and no one seems to know why
Part Human, Part Machine, Cyborgs Are Becoming A Reality
For today's bionic people, an antenna for colourblindness is just the first step - the goal is to receive signals from space
Drinking Soda as an Adolescent May Damage Memory
Sweetened drinks can cause inflammation in the hippocampus, the region in the brain responsible for memory and learning
Pesticide Exposure Can Make Your Grandchildren Ill
Exposure to DDT-replacement Methoxychlor could cause diseases three generations later, in offspring who were never exposed to the pesticide themselves.