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Scientists Are Homing In On The Secrets Of Limb Regeneration

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 06.30.2016 | Science

Limb regeneration may seem like a science-fiction super power reserved for lizards and starfish, but a new study is helping scientists make more sense...

Closing the Gap From Scientific Discovery to Solutions

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

The latest cognitive neuroscience research reveals key ways to improve brain health in people of all ages and stages. These discoveries are incredibly timely -- now, more than ever.

Ending the Federal Government's Doublethink on Marijuana

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Seen as a whole, the current federal attitude towards marijuana can truly be described as "doublethink." There are so many contradictions in the government's attitude that they are indeed hard to accurately count.

Lynne Peeples

The Public Health Consequences Of Shoddy Science | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green

The current outbreak of measles, on pace to become the largest since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. more than a decade ago, was made ...

11 Scientific Studies That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

Reading a lot about the science of human behavior can make you cynical, sometimes deservedly so, but cynical nonetheless. On this blog I try to be ...

PSST! 20 Best Tips For Making Sense Of Scientific Research

natureheader | William J. Sutherland, David Spiegelhalter & Mark Burgman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Calls for the closer integration of science in political decision-making have been commonplace for decades. However, there are serious problems in the...

LISTEN: Brain Having A Seizure Sounds...Weird

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

Maybe you know what a seizure looks like, but ever wonder what one sounds like? To create the strange music in the recording above, Stanford Universit...

Overcoming Genophobia

Misha Angrist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Misha Angrist

DNA in a test tube is prosaic: the "stuff of life" looks a lot like what emerges from a child's runny nose. But there has long been something taboo in that tube.

Do Pop-Up Books Teach Children Anything?

McCune Online | Tom Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

New research finds children learn less from pop-up books than they do from old-fashioned volumes illustrated with photos....

Sexy at 60? We knew that.

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

It's officially news: women over 50 have sex lives. But I could have told you that. What I don't understand is how they could set the bar so low. Once a year...and they call that sex?

NIH Director Francis Collins Blames Resignation Of Top Health Official From Autism Panel On "Tension And Lack Of Trust"

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Dr. Landis resigned from the IACC on Saturday after the Age of Autism blog published handwritten notes - assumed to be written by Dr. Landis - speculating on the motives of an autism mother and IACC member.

Can Cell Phones Cause Cancer? | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In the year since a U.S. cancer researcher's warning drew wide attention, more evidence is emerging that long-term cell phone use is associated with c...

Dreams: Exercise For The Brain, New Study Suggests | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

According to a new study by sleep and dream expert J. Allan Hobson, dreams might just be the brain's way of preparing for all of experiences it will e...

Up To 90 Percent Of U.S. Paper Money Contains Traces Of Cocaine: New Study

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Sunday, the American Chemical Society, a nonprofit scientific society chartered by Congress, released a study claiming that up to 90 percent of U.S...