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My cats get high off of catnip, so why can't I?

My cats get high off of catnip, so why can’t I?

Here’s why the herb drives cats crazy

By | Posted March 16, 2018

Why fungi adapt so well to life in space

Why fungi adapt so well to life in space

In many ways, these little microbes are better prepared for space travel than we are

By | Posted March 7, 2018

Science has a negativity problem

Science has a negativity problem

Exciting new discoveries get all the attention — leaving just-as-important negative results in the dust. And fixing the problem is easier said than done.

By | Posted July 10, 2017

Giving antibiotics a boost

Giving antibiotics a boost

Dr. Luca Guardabassi is finding new ways to weaken drug-resistant bacteria

By | Posted June 21, 2017

Death with dignity

Death with dignity

When end-of-life wishes collide with untenable costs

By | Posted May 24, 2017

You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

Having a colonoscopy? Those bowel cleanses remain a necessary inconvenience, but doctors are working to make them less unpleasant

By | Posted April 19, 2017

A twinkle of light in a microscope’s eye

A twinkle of light in a microscope’s eye

Researchers are using biological glow sticks and finely-tuned cameras to look deeper within cells.

By | Posted December 21, 2016

Your brain on opioids

Your brain on opioids

The biology of America’s biggest drug problem

By | Posted December 7, 2016

Return of the gas chamber

Return of the gas chamber

A shortage of lethal injection drugs drives some states to think the unthinkable

By | Posted February 21, 2016

When antidepressants aren't enough for late life depression

When antidepressants aren’t enough for late life depression

A two-drug combo can work better than antidepressants alone in some people

By | Posted January 4, 2016

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