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March 2, 2012

 

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Anxiety’s Rose-Colored Glasses

Recent research on human decision-making in high-pressure situations has yielded some surprising results.

March 1, 2012

 

star cluster

Space, Hardly Empty

If recent research is correct, the blackness between stars harbors more excitement than you could possibly comprehend.

February 17, 2012

 

mushroom pine needles

Plastic-Eating Fungus?

A discovery by students at Yale University might one day mean we can throw plastic into the compost pile.

January 31, 2012

 

Outlet

Getting Smarter

Small, targeted electric shocks to the brain have been shown to sharpen cognitive faculties. Would you plug yourself in?

January 25, 2012

 

Crab Nebula; Supernova

Cosmic Shatter

New calculations suggest the rending of neutron star crusts may afford astrophysicists a glimpse at the insides of these bizarre celestial bodies.

January 18, 2012

 

Chest X-ray

How To Create A Superbug

When the drugs we use to heal us create unintended monsters.

January 11, 2012

 

Cigarette

No Easier Path to Smoking Cessation

A new study shows quitters using nicotine replacement therapy are just as likely to relapse as those who stop smoking cold turkey.

January 3, 2012

 

headphones

Your Sense Of Hearing Could Use A Vacation Too

Do your ears a favor in 2012 and resolve to turn down the volume.

December 23, 2011

 

EARTHCORE

Between A Hard Place And A Hard Place

Scientists armed with diamond anvils are pushing their investigations deeper and deeper into the center of Earth without actually having to go there.

December 13, 2011

 

abacus little girl

Women Are As Naturally Good At Math As Men

New research shows it's high time to trash the long-held notion that women are biologically determined to be worse than men at math.

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