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The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) this week canceled plans for a large clinical trial of an experimental vaccine to combat the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Italian cyclist Riccardo Ricco today was pulled from the Tour de France after he tested positive for the banned substance EPO , a hormone that boosts oxygen levels in the blood and, hence, stamina...
Next time you're at a loud singles bar, thank a fish for inspiration. Here's why: When a male midshipman fish [ above ] eyes a competitor swimming too close, he chases off the interloper with an audible grunt...
Former vice president Al Gore today challenged the U.S. to go from getting more than half its electrical power from greenhouse gas-spewing coal-fired power plants to getting all of it from 100 percent carbon neutral sources in a decade...
Tasmanian devils aren't just hyperactive on Looney Toons . Seems a fatal facial cancer coursing through the population has driven the much-maligned marsupials to procreate earlier than normal...
Researchers say that x-rays may help them predict where lightning will strike by allowing them to view what happens inside bolts as they move. University of Florida and Florida Institute of Technology engineers report in the online edition of Geophysical Research Letters that lightning zaps to the ground in 30- to 160-foot (nine- to 49-meter) stages—emitting x-rays after completing each "step." Understanding how a bolt travels, they say, is crucial in determining where it will strike...
Ousted head of the Alden March Bioethics Institute (AMBI) Glenn McGee has agreed to drop his lawsuit against Albany Medical College for allegedly refusing to acknowledge his severance package, following his dismissal two months ago...
What can tattoos tell psychiatrists about the mental state of prisoners locked up after being judged unfit to stand trial or found not guilty by reason of insanity?
Click to play play_blip_movie_1077186(); Our Science Talk podcast host and man-about-town Steve Mirsky caught this lovely semi-circle rainbow with his pocket camera earlier this month...
Rutgers University researchers have found brain cells responsible for helping people overcome fear of things they once found scary. The finding, published in Nature , could pave the way for these so-called intercalated cells in the amygdala, a brain region that processes fear, to become drug targets for treating phobias (such as fear of heights and closed spaces) as well as post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers and others...
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