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A Sprinkle of Seaweed Could Deflate Gassy Cows loading...
A Sprinkle of Seaweed Could Deflate Gassy Cows
Scientists are working to curtail the seven billion metric tons of CO2 equivalents cattle spew into the atmosphere every year.
A Third of People Given Antibiotics Don't Need Them loading...
A Third of People Given Antibiotics Don't Need Them
Flu, STIs, and other ailments are being unnecessarily treated with the bacteria-fighting drugs—and patient demand is partly to blame.
Here's What Placebos Can Heal—And What They Can't loading...
Here's What Placebos Can Heal—And What They Can't
The latest research in biochemistry reveals that your brain can actually self-medicate.
Watch What Happens When Scientists Tickle a Rat loading...
Watch What Happens When Scientists Tickle a Rat
Their responses may hold some important secrets to how our own brains work.
Fatal Fungus Linked to 4 New Deaths—What You Need to Know loading...
Fatal Fungus Linked to 4 New Deaths—What You Need to Know
Get the facts about a lethal yeast that isn’t responding to known drugs and is causing hospital outbreaks around the globe.
Squashing Superbugs May Take a Superhero loading...
Squashing Superbugs May Take a Superhero
Microbiologist Hosam Zowawi is developing testing to rapidly identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Scientist Goes It Alone on Climate Change to Save His State loading...
Scientist Goes It Alone on Climate Change to Save His State
Facing opposition from politicians, this North Carolina scientist is urging coastal communities to get ready for rising water.
First Known Dinosaur Brain Fossil Discovered loading...
First Known Dinosaur Brain Fossil Discovered
The 133-million-year-old specimen is a stunningly well-preserved sample of mineralized tissue from inside a Cretaceous dinosaur’s skull.
Why Global Warming Hits the Arctic Harder Than Anywhere Else loading...
Why Global Warming Hits the Arctic Harder Than Anywhere Else
Explorer and marine biologist Enric Sala talks about Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary, Before the Flood.
Oldest Evidence of Right-Handedness Seen in Fossil Jaw loading...
Oldest Evidence of Right-Handedness Seen in Fossil Jaw
Some 1.8 million years ago, a right-handed human ancestor living in Tanzania accidentally nicked her teeth with a stone tool.
Time Travel Probably Isn't Possible—Why Do We Wish It Were? loading...
Time Travel Probably Isn't Possible—Why Do We Wish It Were?
Time travel exerts an irresistible pull on our scientific and storytelling imagination.
Titanic Dinosaurs Trekked Across Antarctica to Reach Australia loading...
Titanic Dinosaurs Trekked Across Antarctica to Reach Australia
New fossils have improved the family tree for long-necked dinosaurs, revealing an ancient voyage across an ice-free Antarctica.

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