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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.

Y Chromosome Does More Than Determine Sex, New Study Shows

LiveScience | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 04.26.2014 | Science

Men have lost most of the genes originally included on the Y chromosome during evolution, but those genes essential for survival have persevered, new...

Does Racism Accelerate Aging?

Nigel Barber | Posted 03.25.2014 | Science
Nigel Barber

The authors evidently began with the notion that racism makes people old and were determined to extract that conclusion from their results. That requires a certain flair for creative obfuscation.

Man And Supermodel

Peter Mehlman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
Peter Mehlman

Facebook has transitioned from connecting us to people we know but wish we didn't to people we don't know but wish we did.

Of Mice and Men: Unseen Dangers in Laboratory Protocols

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

New work calls into question the standard model used to assess potentially negative impacts of drugs. If this analysis is correct, we may well be greatly misunderstanding long-term interactions drugs can have on our bodies, both with respect to cancer formation and significant tissue damage.

5 Apples A Day May Actually Keep The Cardiologist Away

Posted 12.24.2011 | Fifty

Just when the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" seems to lose any real meaning behind that condescending rhyme, science steps in to rev...

Japanese Workers and Children Overexposed to Radiation

Alexia Parks | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home
Alexia Parks

While the world news media has shifted its attention elsewhere, tragedy continues to unfold at Tokyo Electric Power's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear...

Obesity And Genetics Study Finds Missing DNA Can Promote Childhood Obesity

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Some children get severely obese because they lack particular chunks of DNA, which kicks their hunger into overdrive, researchers rep...