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Asteroid Belt Holds Clues To Era Of Swinging Planets

The asteroid belt, a ring of rubble between Mars and Jupiter, has sometimes been written off as discarded leftovers from […]

A Milk Mystery: Did Gloomy Weather Make Us Love The Stuff?

Humans have a love-hate history with milk. For thousands and thousands of years, adults couldn’t digest dairy products without an […]

A Little Acid Turns Mouse Blood Into Brain, Heart And Stem Cells

Back in 1958, a young biologist at Cornell University made a stunning discovery. He took a single cell from a […]

Ancient Plague’s DNA Revived From A 1,500-Year-Old Tooth

Scientists have reconstructed the genetic code of a deadly strain of bacteria that caused one of the most deadly pandemics […]

Entrepreneurs Looking For ‘Windfall’ Cash In On Climate Change

In 2008, as scientists documented a record melt in the Arctic ice and Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth was […]

You’d Think We’d Have Baby-Making All Figured Out, But No

“Oh, just put a pillow underneath your hips during sex, then you’ll definitely get pregnant,” a good friend told me. […]

Stricter Autism Criteria Unlikely to Reduce Services For Kids

The clinical definition for when a child has some form of autism has been tightened. And these narrower criteria for […]

Soil, Weedkillers And GMOs: When Numbers Don’t Tell The Whole Story

I love numbers. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but I think a good bar graph can be […]

Grand Canyon May Be Older (And Younger) Than You Think

In recent years geologists have hotly debated the age of the Grand Canyon. Some think it’s young (just 6 million […]

A Reading Teacher Who Lost The Ability To Read

Here’s a medical mystery that begins with a kindergarten teacher. We’re not using her full name to protect her medical […]

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