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Jon Krakauer Offers New Theory on How Chris McCandless Died

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.14.2015 | Books
Alaska Dispatch News

Author Jon Krakauer posted "How Chris McCandless Died: An Update" Wednesday at The New Yorker online with the fifth theory he has put forward since 1993 to justify his claim that the young man did not die of reckless behavior but of poisoning.

Xavier Cortada's Art: Inspired by Science, and Uniquely Miami

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

It had all the trappings of a typical Miami funeral. The eulogists, stifling their tears. The aria, Handel's mournful Piangero la Sorte Mia. The loud lamentations of the black laced lloradera.

Scientists Solve Mystery Behind Why Fish Won't Dive So Deep

| Nathan Collins | Posted 03.04.2014 | Science

Ocean-going fish can’t live any deeper than 8200 meters, according to a new study. All fish have their limits—you’ll never find sharks below 4 k...

I Sing The Body Hypoxic

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2013 | TED Weekends
John Berardi, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOf course, you may never want to make your body bigger, smaller, and then bigger again. You may never want to hold your breath for 17 minutes. And you may never want to run through a forest fire.

Life On Earth May Have Come From Cosmic Source

Posted 03.12.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/08/2013 10:09 AM EST on SPACE.com Life's building blocks can form in the harsh environment of deep space, a new study...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Tiny Solution For Big Oil Problem?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

"Directed evolution" may save our polluted planet. At least, chemical engineer Dr. Frances Arnold sees it that way. The recent National Medal of T...

Old Tools for New Tasks: How Your Brain Decides When Change Is Good

Ben Thomas | Posted 03.05.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

When you learn something new -- a sequence of letters, for example -- an ancient structure known as the midbrain sends squirts of the chemical dopamine to your prefrontal cortex, effectively tagging the new information as "for your immediate attention."

Suicide Attempts Linked To Inflammatory Chemical

Posted 12.18.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 12/18/2012 01:56 PM EST on LiveScience A chemical in the brain may explain why some peo...

Blood-Mimicking Breakthrough May Save Lives On Battlefield

Posted 05.31.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 05/30/2012 05:59 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Wounded soldiers or surgery patients could soon get new...

PHOTOS: Freaky Glow-In-The-Dark Life Shines In New Museum Show

Posted 03.29.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/28/2012 10:33 AM EDT on LiveScience NEW YORK — Some living things can light up dark pla...

WATCH: How To Extract Your Own DNA

Posted 03.13.2012 | Science

At 40,000 times thinner than a human hair, our DNA isn't usually much to look at. But if you're curious about your genetic material and don't happen t...

Can Nanosensors Save Lab Animals?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Science

If rats could clap, they just might. That's because German scientists have developed a new technology they say could reduce the number of experiments ...

Robobug Spies, First Responders: Coming Soon?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Science

Some call them robobugs, others insect cyborgs. No matter what, scientists have been pushing hard to outfit bugs with tiny electronic sensors--saying ...

The Chemicals Of Care: How Self-Compassion Manifests In Our Bodies

Kristin Neff | Posted 08.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristin Neff

The power of self-compassion is not just an idea; it's very real and actually manifests in our bodies. When we soothe our own pain, we are tapping into the mammalian care-giving system.

Green Revolution Can Provide Food and Fuel

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Stephan B. Tanda

The human race will be around in a hundred years, even if oil won't -- in a big way at least. We will have long gone back to living off the land by that point, just as we did before the modern industrial revolution changed life seemingly irrevocably.

Are We Hard-Wired to Suffer?

Jeffrey Hull, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Hull, Ph.D.

We are culturally awash, once again, in a biochemical, reductionist moment. With this narrative in vogue, we take umbrage in labeling our issues, and deficits as "hard-wired" -- unchangeable.

Scientific Link To Autism Identified

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

After careful review of countless scientific studies, The Center's Life Sciences group was able to formulate a scientifically verifiable model for the...

The Biochemistry of Sales

Rick Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Foster

Any seasoned salesperson will describe a sales-positive customer in the following terms: relaxed, focused, high-trust, happy. The question is, can salespeople consciously create these biochemically-induced states?

The Key to Losing Weight that Nobody Talks About

Dr. John Neustadt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. John Neustadt

What's completely ignored in the diet debate but essential to long-term success, is the need to realign the body's biochemistry in order to reach a healthy weight.