Molly Webster appears in the following:
The science behind keeping (and breaking) New Year's resolutions
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Gained five pounds when you wanted to lose ten? Started smoking again after swearing you wouldn't? Not eat vegetables at every meal? Forget to not watch television? Who hasn’t had a N...
New report analyzes the Columbia space shuttle wreck
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
In 2003, the Columbia space shuttle disintegrated in the skies above Texas. All seven astronauts were lost. A 400-page NASA report released yesterday investigates the equipment fa...
Personalized medicine may help drugs work better
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Most pharmaceutical drugs only work for about half the people who take them. Why? Because our DNA can inhibit them from functioning in our bodies. But personalized medicine -- in whic...
The science of gift giving
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Feeling a little sheepish because you got your sister socks, and she got you a new purple iPod? Evolution can be blamed for the guilt — if not your poor taste in gifts. Jonah Lehrer, ...
What President-elect Obama needs to know about water
Monday, December 22, 2008
With a fixed amount of water on earth, a growing population means the competition for water is increasing.
The DSM gets a makeover
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Psychiatry's number one diagnostic manual is being re-written -- and it's making everyone crazy. Gender identification disorder may be in, while sleepwalking disorder is on the outs. ...
Colonoscopy more likely to catch cancer on your left side
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
It has long been rumored that colonoscopy screening tests are 90 percent effective at locating cancer in your colon. Yet a new study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicin...
What President-elect Barack Obama needs to know about population
Thursday, December 11, 2008
"Do we want jaguars with four wheels or four legs? What kind of world do we want?" — Joel E. Cohen on allocating earth's resources
In Poland, climate is on world leader's minds
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
But will the economic slowdown hamper environmental progress?
The ethics of war robots
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Now that it's possible to program unmanned combat vehicles to make decisions about where (and who) to strike in war situations, new questions of ethics have risen: In which situations...
Scientists may have seen dark matter
Friday, November 21, 2008
Beetles killing millions of acres of pine
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
» Video: "America's Disappearing Forests" (The New York Times) » "Bark Beetles Kill Millions of Acres of Trees in West" (The New York Times) "If you stand on a mountaintop in ...
Walking makes you smart
Thursday, November 13, 2008
"Just looking at a picture of nature was relaxing enough to actually produce some cognitive benefits." -- Jonah Lehrer
Rethinking the roles of genes
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Dead bats in caves all over New England share one common trait: unusually white, fuzzy noses. A new study points to a fungus as the culprit.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The largest children's study ever undertaken in the United States kicks off in 2009. Researchers plan on tracking 100,000 kids from the womb to the age when they can legally crack ope...
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Blame evolution for our urge to skewer Wall Street
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
How many times have you heard the phrase, “Life’s not fair?” And yet, we haven’t let it stop us from trying to make everyone equal. We right wrongs, punish evil-doers, stop injustice....
Biologists are using giant tortoise DNA to bring an extinct turtle back from the dead
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Down in the Galapagos, a long extinct sea turtle may be resurrected from the dead. An international team of researchers has found that a living breed of tortoise carries some of the s...
In a modern-age whodunnit, the brain is used as evidence in an Indian trial
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
India has become the first country to convict a person of a crime based on a brain scan. This past summer, a woman was given a life sentence for murder after prosecutors strapped her ...