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Why do we see colors with our eyes closed?

Why do we see colors with our eyes closed?

Those mysterious blobs and patterns that bedazzle the backs of your eyelids are no illusion. What you see is real light — and it’s coming from inside your eyes.

By | Posted December 29, 2014

Otters get the flu, too

Otters get the flu, too

Research shows that sea otters have gotten sick with H1N1, also known as swine flu

By | Posted December 26, 2014

Oxycodone, morphine and the chemistry of addiction

Oxycodone, morphine and the chemistry of addiction

Both pain medications are often abused, but oxycodone may be more addictive

By | Posted December 23, 2014

No need for the pharmacy; just press print

No need for the pharmacy; just press print

New research into 3D printers could mean cheap, personalized medicine — but could it also mean greater access to recreational drugs?

By | Posted December 17, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Behind the brew

INFOGRAPHIC: Behind the brew

Here is a behind-the-scenes look at what’s in your glass

By | Posted December 15, 2014

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

By | Posted December 11, 2014

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

By | Posted December 9, 2014

Valuable cord blood sits unused in banks

Valuable cord blood sits unused in banks

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

By | Posted December 5, 2014

Natural history museums: fact or fiction?

Natural history museums: fact or fiction?

It’s tempting to view natural history dioramas as pure representations of fact — but these displays may be shaped by cultural assumptions and theatrical urges

By | Posted December 3, 2014

'The little telescope that could'

‘The little telescope that could’

Hubble Space Telescope faces an uncertain future as it approaches its 25th birthday

By | Posted December 2, 2014

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