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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400Researchers had a hypothesis that when you really want something, you start to focus on it obsessively. It produces a kind of tunnel vision and creates problems for thinking in the long-term.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0400Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide, or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason why, two economists say.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:01:00 -0400Research hasn't yet confirmed the early hints that a mix of IV vitamins and steroids might stop the fatal organ failure of sepsis. But an effective treatment for sepsis would be a really big deal.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:35:00 -0400Since August 2016, there have been nearly 3,000 cases of mumps diagnosed in Arkansas. A epidemiologist explains how her team used online data and mathematical modeling to understand the outbreak.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:05:00 -0400It's aimed at rotavirus, a nasty pathogen that can cause diarrhea and kills more than 500 children a day. The secret to the vaccine is the same thing that makes space ice cream so cool.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:01:00 -0400Measuring the quality of those little swimmers usually requires a trip to the doctor. Researchers have come up with a smartphone accessory that would let men do that at home in less than five seconds.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400The researchers say that when the highly intelligent kea parrots hear a call associated with play, they start playful tussling, aerial acrobatics, or throwing objects into the air.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:12:00 -0400The green sea turtle drew international sympathy when it emerged that she had consumed nearly 1,000 coins that had been thrown into her pool. She died despite two emergency surgeries.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:02:00 -0400Move over Japanese women. You've been dethroned as the population with the healthiest hearts. This group of people can fight off heart disease even into their 80s. What's their secret?
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:01:14 -0400Some recent studies in synthetic biology, they say, raise new questions about the ethical limits of creating entities that might feel pain or resemble human embryos — or mimic humans in other ways.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:19:00 -0400More and more doctors are offering ketamine, an anesthetic and club drug, to severely depressed patients who haven't responded to other treatments.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:39:00 -0400Labor statistics specialists under George W. Bush and Barack Obama warn that if the safety regulation is repealed, record keeping on worker injuries will become less accurate and less reliable.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:52:00 -0400After another major coral bleaching event, a new study has concluded that securing a future for coral reefs "ultimately requires urgent and rapid action to reduce global warming."
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:04:00 -0400The South American polka dot tree frog initially appears unremarkable. But when researchers in Argentina shone an ultraviolet light on the frog, it glowed.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:07:00 -0400The tardigrade, a strange animal smaller than a grain of sand and with hooks for feet, can survive in a dried-up state for a decade. Its secret might help improve how drugs are shipped and stored.