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Why Do Dogs Have Such Short Lives?

Why Do Dogs Have Such Short Lives?

Quora  11. 3.2014
Loss of genetic diversity also shortens lifespans. In a healthy population, essentially all individuals have several defective genes, but...

What Is it Like for a Medical Student to Cut Open a Body for the First Time?

Quora  10.29.2014
I simultaneously felt awe, fear, excitement, humility, cowardice, courage, frailty, strength, embarrassment, curiosity, sorrow, and joy....
Surgeons Perform First-Ever 'Dead Heart' Transplants

Surgeons Perform First-Ever 'Dead Heart' Transplants

Jacqueline Howard  10.29.2014
In what's being hailed as a major medical breakthrough, surgeons in Australia have successfully performed the first-ever "dead heart" transplants--replacing...
Dead Pigs Dumped Into The Ocean... For Science!

Dead Pigs Dumped Into The Ocean... For Science!

10.28.2014
Some experiments are odder than others, but a new study conducted by researchers at Canada's Simon Fraser University in takes the cake...
The Good News & The Bad News About Beating Obesity

The Good News & The Bad News About Beating Obesity

David Freeman  10.27.2014
There's no escaping the fact that obesity raises the risk for diabetes, heart disease, and other medical problems. But as obese people...
New Microscope Allows Scientists To View The World Like Never Before

New Microscope Allows Scientists To View The World Like Never Before

Jacqueline Howard  10.24.2014
You've never seen cells up-close quite like this. Developed at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a powerful new microscope can record the...
Professor Sees Major Problem With 21-Day Ebola Quarantine

Professor Sees Major Problem With 21-Day Ebola Quarantine

David Freeman  10.17.2014
Hospital workers and public health officials in the U.S. have come under fire for a series of missteps in their response to the Ebola crisis,...
Poop Pills May Offer A Better Way To Cure This Deadly Infection

Poop Pills May Offer A Better Way To Cure This Deadly Infection

David Freeman  10.14.2014
A promising new study puts a decidedly positive spin on the epithet "eat sh**." It shows that pills containing human fecal matter are...
Lab-Grown Penises May Show Up Way Sooner Than You Thought

Lab-Grown Penises May Show Up Way Sooner Than You Thought

Ryan Grenoble  10. 9.2014
Laboratory-grown penises might sound like something from bad science fiction, but scientists are working to make them a reality. In fact,...
'Life After Death' May Be Possible, In A Way

'Life After Death' May Be Possible, In A Way

Macrina Cooper-White  10. 8.2014
What happens after we die? Are we snuffed out like lights, or do we continue to exist in some way? Those are age-old questions, for sure....
Design, Intelligent Or Otherwise, In Real Time

Design, Intelligent Or Otherwise, In Real Time

David Katz, M.D.  10. 7.2014
Now that Ebola is here, it has captured the attention it arguably deserved from us long ago. The latest news is that the patient first...
That Spiffy New iPhone May Mean He's Looking For A Fling

That Spiffy New iPhone May Mean He's Looking For A Fling

Ryan Grenoble  10. 7.2014
Peacocks have their extravagant plumage, bull elk their haunting bugle. And men? They have the iPhone 6. At least that's the word from...
What Next For The Ebola Outbreak? Here's What The Math Says

What Next For The Ebola Outbreak? Here's What The Math Says

David Freeman  10. 6.2014
Everyone's talking about Ebola--and no wonder, now that the deadly disease has been diagnosed in the U.S. for the first time ever. Will...

God and Some Scientists

Kelly James Clark  10. 2.2014
In a recent New York Times op-ed, evolutionary biologist David Barash recounts telling the undergraduates in his animal behavior class...