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November 21, 2008

Google’s cleverness seems to know no limits. Evidence of this was last month’s “Goggles” add-on for Gmail that forces the intoxicated emailer to answer five math questions correctly–in less than […]

November 10, 2008

Could you eat for only one dollar per day? For many living in poverty, this isn’t a hypothetical question. Unfortunately, our government’s food policies often discourage people strapped for cash from making […]

November 3, 2008

Tomorrow, November 4th, is the moment of truth when the American people will elect either John McCain or Barack Obama to the most powerful office in the United States, and […]

October 14, 2008

In the early 1980s, bets would probably have been on virologist Robert Gallo, then at the National Cancer Institute, to win a Nobel Prize. At a time when scientists were […]

September 18, 2008

In all likelihood, a creationist from the crystal meth capital of Alaska will be president of the United States in about 18 months. But until then, we can pretend that […]

July 25, 2008

As this year’s Tour de France draws to a close, you might be wondering how many calories it takes to power all of the riders during 21 days and about […]

June 12, 2008

I had no idea that vaccines could be green…until Jenny McCarthy told me so. And she’s singing a new verse to an old song — the theory that vaccines cause […]

June 11, 2008

Today Scienceline features an article about a recently discovered cell in the immune system called T helper cell 17 (Th17). It appears to play a key role in autoimmune disorders, […]

April 25, 2008

Today, April 25th is World Malaria Day, declared by the World Health Organization. Malaria can be prevented and cured, but over one million people still die from the disease each […]

April 24, 2008

Sunday, the New York Times ran a front-page article about food shortages forcing people and governments to embrace the genetically modified crops many have previously shunned. That article came hot […]

April 3, 2008

As an avid reader of I was a little shocked to see an op-ed penned by Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey regarding autism. First of all, in my limited […]

March 13, 2008

A study discovers that water supplies are tainted with an array of everyday drugs.

March 8, 2008

Every time I think about becoming a vegetarian, it looks good on paper and even feels good in practice for a few days. But then my stomach rolls over, begging […]

February 29, 2008

We’ve come a long way from Jack Palance dragging a giant Oscar with his teeth. As the opening sequence of Sunday’s Oscars showed, visual effects are now as important to […]

February 11, 2008

It doesn’t get headlines like AIDS, SARS or even its relative pandemic bird flu, but make no mistake, regular old seasonal flu is a terrible, terrible plague. Every year, the […]


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