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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...

Researchers: Humans Crowded Out Neanderthals

AP | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Were the Neanderthals simply crowded out by the ancestors of modern humans? That's the theory of a pair of British researchers, who say...

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?

Can Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

cnn.com | 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

psychology.about.com | 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...

Dinosaurs Evolution: New Study Details Where Dinosaurs Originated, How They Evolved

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Newly described dinosaur fossils from New Mexico are helping scientists better understand the early development of these ancient cr...

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.

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...