Molly Webster

Molly Webster appears in the following:

Around the World, Phony Drugs Infiltrate Pharmacies

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The World Health Organization reports that one in four pharmaceuticals are fake. The problem hits home in the developing world, where scant regulation lets useless and sometimes dange...


Sky High: NASA Looks Back at the Moon Landing

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Four decades ago, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and "Buzz" Aldrin took off in the Apollo 11 spacecraft, headed straight to the moon. The tour was one small step for ma...


Live Long and Starve

Friday, July 10, 2009

Scientists may have discovered the key to eternal youth: starving. A new report says that strict adherence to an extremely low-calorie diet can extend length of life. This has been sh...


More Unemployment, More Murders and Suicides

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

A new study reveals a surprising cost of rising unemployment: during a recession, murder and suicide rates increase. The solution? Support groups. Here to tell us more is study co-aut...


Hackers vs. Your Social Security Number

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Your social security number is now a part of almost every form, including health insurance paperwork and the application for your library card. In fact, researchers reporting in this ...

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The Secret (Love) Life of Fireflies

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summer brings warm evenings dotted by the light of fireflies. The apparently serene scene is full of murder, deception, and secret trysts as the fireflies communicate with eac...


Breaking Down the (Fire) Wall in Iran

Friday, June 26, 2009

Call it the Iranian two-step. The government has done its most to throw up an internet firewall, staring on the day of the election. Reports are that connections are slow, emails are ...


Breaking Down the (Fire) Wall in Iran

Friday, June 26, 2009

In Iran, the day of the election, the internet was shut down completely. In the last two weeks, it has been slowed down, hacked, and carefully watched. How did the Iranians set up suc...


Iran, Health Care— and Smoking: Takeaway Roundtable

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

When President Obama spoke to the nation yesterday he touched on everything from the ongoing political turmoil in Iran to health care here at home to his trouble quitting smoking. The...

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A New Look at Brain Injuries in Soldiers and Athletes

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

In the past, athletes involved in high-impact sports such as boxing or football would refer to the periods their brains went dim as "punch drunk." They'd find themselves thinking slow...


A 'Corpse Flower' with the Smell of Death

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It has deep red flesh. It measures more than six feet high. It blooms only about once a decade. But the most memorable thing about the "Corpse Flower" at the Huntington Botanical Gard...

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South Africa: HIV Infections May Be Declining At Last

Friday, June 12, 2009

The news out of South Africa this week indicates there's something for the HIV-stricken country to celebrate. A new report says that HIV infections among young teens are down. In add...


Doctors to Schools: It's Your Job to Prevent Bullying

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

In July, the American Academy of Pediatrics will come out with a new statement on how to prevent childhood bullying. They suggest that schools adopt a program in which children are ...

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Can Yogurt Slow the Spread of HIV?

Monday, June 08, 2009

HIV is sometimes referred to as a disease of the gut because of the voracity with which it attacks a victim's gastrointestinal tract. As researchers look at ways to limit the diseas...

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We've Looked at Clouds From Both Sides Now

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The skies are changing. Cloud enthusiasts in the United Kingdom believe they have found a new genus of cloud to put on the typical cloud list we all learn as children (you know: cirru...


Could Mosquitoes Bring Disease to Galapagos Reptiles?

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Biologists have discovered that mosquitoes on the Galapagos have evolved to pierce the skin of reptiles, including iguanas and endangered tortoises. The mosquitoes daily reptilian sna...


Teenage Wasteland? How Teen Texting Affects Behavior

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Teenagers send thousands upon thousands of text messages each month (some as many as 24,000!). So researchers are beginning to wonder: what’s the effect of the furious finger work? Re...

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How To Catch A Liar

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Duped. Tricked. Hornswoggled. Deceived. How can you tell if someone is fooling you? According to a new article out in today's Science Times, it's all in how they tell the story. The n...


I Am The Virus

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ever since this whole "swine flu" thing erupted it's been nothing but talk about humans, humans, humans. But what's it been like to be a virus these last few weeks? Today, we shrink d...

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Hitting harder than a fist: Childhood bullying linked to teen psychosis

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Bullying causes more than tears, according to new research. Scientists reporting in the May issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry say that childhood bullying can lead to...

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