Puzzling out panic attacks

Puzzling out panic attacks

How your brain can create an extreme stress response

You’re walking toward a podium, about to deliver a speech. You’ve been feeling nervous all day. It’s gotten worse as you’ve watched the auditorium fill with people. You try to take a few deep breaths to calm yourself down. Instead your body breaks out in a cold sweat. More…

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Click by scroll, gonna make this garden grow

Click by scroll, gonna make this garden grow

Organic gardener and blogger Frank Meuschke cultivates crops online.

What does a hibernating brain look like?

Brian Barnes has studied questions like this for decades in Alaska — and he’s getting warmer

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When science bites back

When science bites back

The release of genetically modified mosquitoes to control dengue is still raising opposition from Key West residents

Did hunter-gatherers really spend more energy than modern humans?

An anthropologist travels to Africa to find out

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Gluten: Friend, foe or just a fad?

Gluten: Friend, foe or just a fad?

For healthy people, doctors warn that gluten-free may not be worth the hype

Saving the world one pill at a time

Improper medication disposal can cause some surprising problems — but reform may be on the way

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The future of rare earth recycling

The future of rare earth recycling

Companies are scrambling to find ways to reuse costly rare earth elements

Science and art collide in space images

What are we really seeing when we look at photos of planets and stars?