The portrait of an operating room

The portrait of an operating room

Marie Rossettie blends traditional and new art techniques to give the human body more vibrancy

In a tiny basement in Union, New Jersey, a suburban town 40 minutes from Manhattan, Marie Rossettie peers over her tangerine-orange glasses at her artwork of a bleeding heart before blasting it with a blowtorch. More…

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Not just a hospital problem anymore

Not just a hospital problem anymore

Even animals that live far from humans are developing resistance to antibiotics, alarming puzzled researchers

The fly — household pest, or environmental hero?

Housefly larvae help scrub antibiotics from manure at factory farms

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Sparrow songs tune into context

Sparrow songs tune into context

Understanding how swamp sparrows use context in their songs could shed light on the evolution of human language

Sparrow songs tune into context

Understanding how swamp sparrows use context in their songs could shed light on the evolution of human language

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Should obese women take the pill differently?

Should obese women take the pill differently?

When hormones in oral contraceptives are less effective, obese women need a new strategy to prevent unwanted pregnancy

Valuable cord blood sits unused in banks

High costs are keeping patients from using stem cells harvested from umbilical cords

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The twisted tale of laser fusion

The twisted tale of laser fusion

A science historian unearths a story of secrecy, jealousy and the dream of unlimited energy

Finding Philae: the case of the missing comet lander

Two months after its historic comet landing, Philae’s whereabouts are still unknown