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January 28, 2015 4:25 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Women are less welcome than men in fields—including philosophy, physics, math, and music composition—where brilliance is viewed as more important than effort, says a co-ed Princeton University/University of Illinois group in a recent Science.
January 22, 2015 12:32 pm
Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor
The President briefly mentioned the project during the State of The Union earlier this week.                            
January 20, 2015 5:21 pm
Drug Discovery & Development Staff
Times have changed. It used to be that an apple a day kept the doctor away. But three recent studies indicate this mantra could be changed to “a blueberry- avocado-cocoa-bean-smoothie a day” keeps the doctor away—if the doctor is a cardiologist.
January 20, 2015 10:25 am
Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor
These factors may not be enough to finally end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.                              
January 15, 2015 9:46 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Colds can come from cold noses, according to a high-profile study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).                                          
January 13, 2015 5:02 pm
Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor
These companies have an interesting year ahead of them.                                   
January 13, 2015 9:07 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
For the first time, the genome of a mammal longer-lived than man has been sequenced: the bowhead whale, who lives 200-plus years, and gets far less cancer given its size.                                       
January 12, 2015 8:56 am
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
Space-mapping brain neurons do not “light up” in scans when exposed to the virtual reality (VR) at work in kids’ video games, the way they do in the “real world.” The neurons—found in the hippocampus—only mirror the “reality” state some 50 percent of the time.
January 8, 2015 5:16 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
We’ve been imbibing alcohol for ten million years, and the start of that long drinking binge coincided with our descent from the trees. So alcohol may have brought us (along with lots of hangovers), some measure of our humanity.                                               
January 7, 2015 1:23 pm
Cynthia Fox, Science Writer
For the first time, scientists have made human sperm and egg precursor cells from human adult skin cells. The work, detailed in a recent paper in Cell, could ultimately change the age at which women stop having children.                                      
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