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October 6, 2009

This year's first round of winners represents a historical first for the prize.

October 5, 2009

History's lessons on the resurgence of a disease.

October 5, 2009

A new study suggests that natural surroundings make us more caring people, whereas cityscapes bring out our inner miser. But is it really that simple?

October 4, 2009

Smoking bans reduce heart attacks by over a third.

September 24, 2009

New virus sculptures explore the public perception of scientific images.

September 17, 2009

The “debate” was ridiculous, but the idea is fantastic.

September 9, 2009

In a New Technique, Scientists Have Turned Fat Cells into Stem Cells.

September 2, 2009

Using ferrets to predict the virus's virulence.

March 24, 2009

Have you ever heard your date sneeze and thought: “Ooh. She wants me.” No? Me neither. But that apparent non-sequitur isn’t as far-fetched as it seems. One hundred forty-six people […]

February 5, 2009

Elizabeth Shirtcliff doesn’t want anyone to forget about the children of Katrina. The University of New Orleans psychologist warns that kids who have been through a traumatic event, like Hurricane […]

December 30, 2008

A glass of red wine or a few too many has been known to make morning-after memory a touch foggy. But, in moderation, this beverage may prove a potent adversary […]

December 11, 2008

Transorbital lobotomy. A sort of clinical-sounding affair that amounted to nothing more than the insertion of a couple of ice picks into a hapless patient’s brain by way of the […]

December 9, 2008

Nestled in two trapezoids on the second tier of the food pyramid, dairy and red meat are often lauded as sources of calcium and protein but linked to cancer and […]

December 3, 2008

At first glance – or puff – marijuana might seem like a less-than-ideal candidate for boosting memory. But if you’re an aging lab rat at the Ohio State University department […]

November 25, 2008

After waiting nearly two hours for a bus in the rain, my muscles felt tight and my pulse was racing. But I dialed up Creedence Clearwater Revival on my iPod, […]


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