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Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Many of us tend to align ourselves with either numbers or words. We're either math brains or we're reading brains.

In college, my fellow English majors joked about how none of us could long-divide to save our lives, while our friends in engineering groaned about the fact that Lit 101 ...


What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

When our pals at the Two-Way wrote last month that engineers had finally come up with a way to brew some good Italian espresso on the International Space Station, we were thoroughly intrigued.

As they reported, the space-age coffee machine — called, naturally the "ISSpresso" — is a capsule-based ...


Can We Predict Which Teens Are Likely To Binge Drink? Maybe

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

More than half of 16-year-olds in the United States have tried alcohol. While many of them learn to drink responsibly, some go on to binge on alcohol, putting themselves at risk for trouble as adults. Researchers still aren't sure why that is.

But it may be possible to predict with ...


A Misspent Youth Doesn't Doom You To Heart Disease

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

We all know that a healthy lifestyle can keep heart disease at bay. But if like many of us you spent your 20s scarfing down pizza, throwing back a few too many beers and aggressively avoiding the gym, don't despair.

People who drop bad habits in their late 30s and ...


Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

Monday, June 30, 2014

Video chatting with a therapist is convenient, people who have tried it say. Research suggests online therapy can be effective, but issues with the quality of the service and privacy remain unsolved.


Science Of Stink: Blame Sulfur Compounds For Your Garlic Breath

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Garlic is delicious. But if you consume enough of it, its stench can repel not only vampires but any person within a five-foot radius.

What's behind garlic breath that make it so offensive? In a video, the folks at the American Chemical Society and the chemistry blog Compound ...


Kids In Juvenile Detention Face Risk Of Violent Death As Adults

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Delinquent children are much more likely than their nondelinquent peers to die violently later in life, a study finds. And girls who ended up in juvenile detention were especially vulnerable, dying at nearly five times the rate of the general population.

"This was astonishing," says Linda Teplin, a professor of ...


Goats In The City? Making A Case For Detroit's Munching Mowers

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

As more urban folk strive to produce their own food, gardens both large and small are popping up everywhere. And while it's not unheard of for city dwellers to keep bees and even chickens, only a brave few have been willing to try their hand at goats.

Like ...


Cool Kids Lose, Though It May Take A Few Years

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Parents, teachers and cheesy after-school specials have long tried to convince kids that being cool and popular isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Now scientists are chiming in as well.

Dating, flouting authority and surrounding yourself with good-looking friends may make you popular when you're 13, according to ...

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Suicide Rate In U.S. And Europe Climbed During Great Recession

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

When trying to tease out the painful effects of the Great Recession, economists often point to the unemployment rate. The global economic crisis, which first took hold in 2007, left thousands jobless and financially insecure.

But unemployment numbers don't tell the whole story. The recession also may have taken ...


Doctors Don't Know What Women Want To Know About Birth Control

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Women have choices in contraception, from pills and injections to intrauterine devices and the NuvaRing. But when women discuss birth control with their doctors, they may not be getting all the information they want, a survey finds.

Doctors tend to think it's most important to discuss how to use contraceptives ...


Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

Friday, June 06, 2014

We Americans love our fried shrimp, our sushi and our fish sticks. And a lot of other people around the world count on fish as a critical part of their diet, too. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, fish now accounts for almost 17 percent of the world's ...


Oldest Living Chicago Cub Returns To Wrigley Field

Friday, June 06, 2014

Lennie Merullo was 15 years old and living in Boston when he was first invited to work out with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs were in town for a trip to Boston Braves Field.

He is now 97 years old and is back in Chicago to celebrate the 100th anniversary ...


Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Peak tomato season — July through September here on the East Coast — is almost upon us, and the anticipation is palpable. Before we know it, those super sweet, juicy fruits, grown outdoors under the hot sun, will be back in abundance.

We tend to fetishize summer tomatoes, especially heirloom ...


For New College Grads, Finding Mental Health Care Can Be Tough

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

For many young people, college graduation marks the entry into what grown-ups call "the real world." But if you're a new graduate with a mental health condition, the transition can be especially challenging.

Many young people start managing their own health care for the first time when they graduate. And ...


How A Food Stylist Made Squirrel And Earthworm Look Appetizing

Friday, May 30, 2014

Communities around the world are increasingly overrun by invasive critters. Gray squirrels, which are native to North America, are an ecological nuisance in England. And nutria — or swamp rats — from South America are destroying wetlands in the Gulf Coast states.

Scientists have said that one way to ...


Today's Heroin Addict Is Young, White And Suburban

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Heroin was once the scourge of the urban poor, but today the typical user is a young white suburbanite, a study finds. And their path to addiction usually starts with prescription painkillers.

A survey of 9,000 patients at treatment centers around the country found that 90 percent of heroin users ...


If Local Farms Aren't Local Enough, Buy From The Rooftop

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Local produce just tastes better, right? That perception is part of what's driving the rush of new farming ventures to supply cities with food grown nearby.

Some urban farmers are even experimenting with growing food a few blocks away from or even inside the grocery store. Call it über-local food.



Mental Illness Can Shorten Lives More Than Chain-Smoking

Friday, May 23, 2014

Mental disorders can reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years, as much as or even more than smoking over 20 cigarettes a day, a study finds.

We know that smoking boosts the risk of cancer and heart disease, says Dr. Seena Fazel, a psychiatrist at Oxford University who ...


The Vegetables Most Americans Eat Are Drowning In Salt And Fat

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Popeye and our parents have been valiantly trying to persuade us to eat our veggies for decades now.

But Americans just don't eat as many fruits and vegetables as we should. And when we do, they're mainly potatoes and tomatoes — in the not-so-nutritious forms of french fries and pizza, ...