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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:19:00 -0500A magnetic pulse to a certain spot in the brain of healthy volunteers restored recently "forgotten" thoughts, researchers found. The study is shifting the understanding of short-term recall.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:36:00 -0500Commercial labs can now make the large, clear diamonds people prize for engagement rings and other jewelry in as little as 72 hours. How will this change the diamond industry?
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:04:00 -0500When the volcano started rumbling, North Korean researchers realized they didn't have the tools to predict if it might erupt. So they reached out to Western scientists for help.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:05:00 -0500Ball's Antarctic Tundra Beetle was small and brown, and it has been extinct for millions of years. The scientists who discovered it named it in honor of another beetle scientist's 90th birthday.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:18:00 -0500Despite assumptions that peanut and other allergies are becoming more common in the U.S., experts say they just don't know. One challenge: Symptoms can be misinterpreted and diagnosis isn't easy.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:08:00 -0500Researchers who developed a collection of human stem cells with glowing internal structures have begun sharing them with colleagues. The glow reveals the secret workings of cells.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:07:00 -0500Researchers have discovered that there are fewer drunk driving fatalities on days of the month when millions of Americans receive food stamps. Figures show the deaths go down significantly.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:09:00 -0500The House could vote Wednesday on a vast bill that stretches nearly a thousand pages and holds changes large and small for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:04:00 -0500There's a plethora of projects to gather data about the brain, various kinds of cancer and every type of cell in the body. But researchers are struggling to keep up with the information explosion.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:55:00 -0500To develop a new variety of kale tailored to American palates, plant researchers are surveying consumer attitudes on the leafy green. The takeaway so far? "Be less like kale."
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:03:00 -0500Our canine pals remember lots of facts, like where to find the food bowl. Now there's evidence they also have aspects of "episodic memory," which allow them to relive experiences and events.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:06:00 -0500Research indicates that people who got more in social security payments — as a result of a congressional formula glitch in the 1970s — appear to have lower risks of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:31:00 -0500The asteroid smashed into Earth. And from miles under the Earth's surface, rock hurtled upward to a height twice that of Mount Everest and then collapsed outward to form a ring of mountains.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:03:00 -0500For parents with kids on special diets, be it vegan, paleo or gluten-free, holidays can mean more anxiety than fun. The solution lies in working together with their children to plan the perfect meal.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:46:00 -0500The prevalence of Alzheimer's and other dementias declined by almost 3 percent from 2000 to 2012, a study finds. That could be a result of people getting more education, and better health overall.