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Dissecting the Politics and Money Behind Health Care

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In The Cost of Cutting, private practice surgeon Paul Ruggieri delves into the shadowy ways money influences health care.
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Food Failures: How to Collect Mushrooms (and Eat Them, Too)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Eugenia Bone, president of the New York Mycological Society, talks about the dos and don'ts of wild mushroom foraging.
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Functional Features: The Evolution of the Human Face

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Human social interaction may have been the reason faces evolved to be varied and unique.
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Artificial Sweeteners Might Sour Your Microbiome

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Researchers say artificial sweeteners may alter the microbiome and the body’s ability to control glucose levels.
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Shake Your Silk-Maker: The Dance of the Peacock Spider

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With their ornately colored bodies, rhythmic pulsations, and booty-shaking dance moves, male peacock spiders attract mates and researchers alike.
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The People's March Against Climate Change

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit, the People’s Climate March in New York City will bring a public voice to the climate change discussion.
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‘Dr.Fill’ Vies for Crossword Solving Supremacy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A computer program named “Dr.Fill” competes against human solvers for crossword puzzle glory.
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Keeping an Eye on Eruptions Around the World

Thursday, September 11, 2014

At least 20 volcanoes are probably erupting as you read these words.
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A Jovian Moon With Earth-Like Tectonics

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa may undergo processes similar to plate tectonics on Earth.
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Understanding the Urban Ecosystem

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Researchers say road salt and dissolving concrete have contributed to increased salinization in urban streams.
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Can Conservation Efforts Save the Birds?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A look at the effects of conservation efforts and climate change on bird populations in North America.
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After 40 Years, a Blue Whale Population Bounces Back

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Blue whale populations are only a fraction of what they once were globally, but a California population has nearly made a comeback.
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The Science of ‘Sameness’: Developing Generic Medications

Thursday, September 11, 2014

As of 2010, generic drugs comprise almost 80 percent of the American pharmaceutical market, compared to 10 percent in 1960.
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Randall Munroe Asks, ‘What If?’

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In his new book What If?, xkcd comic artist Randall Munroe answers his reader’s hypothetical questions with math and science.
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To Master Test Material, Give Your Brain a Break

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Salvador Dalí and Thomas Edison took very brief naps when they were stuck on artistic and scientific problems.
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The Wilderness Act Turns 50

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Fifty years ago this week, legislation set aside over nine million acres of official wilderness.
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Supermassive Dinosaur Would Have ‘Feared Nothing’

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Scientists estimate the dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani would have weighed as much as a Boeing 737.
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Hello, Stranger, Wanna Share a Cab?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Researchers found that potentially 95 percent of cab rides in New York City could have been shared.
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From Exotic Garden to Eco-Haven

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A former millionaire's estate is becoming an environmental haven and training ground.
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Experimental Therapy Saves Monkeys From Deadly Dose of Ebola

Friday, August 29, 2014

ZMapp, the cocktail of antibodies used to treat two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus, spared 18 severely ill monkeys from death.
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