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What's on the minds of the incoming freshman class?

Every August for the past 11 years, Beloit College has put out its Mindset List, which the small Wisconsin school describes as an attempt to get a sense of students’ cultural frames of reference, and how they’ve have changed from those of previous classes...

August 22, 2008 — Adam Hadhazy

Measles is back, and it's because your kids aren't vaccinated

If you didn't vaccinate your kids, you too could find yourself partly responsible for the resurgence of a disease thought eliminated in 2000.

Measles—a highly contagious disease-causing virus—is making a comeback in the U.S., thanks to parents fears over vaccines...

August 22, 2008 — David Biello

Intel gets into the wireless electricity game

Are we closing in on laptops that can recharge without those annoying power cords?

Yesterday Intel, the world's largest chip manufacturer, demonstrated a form of wireless energy transfer by lighting a 60-watt bulb from a power source three feet away, in an effect they referred to as WREL (wireless resonant energy link)

If the trick sounds familiar, that's because researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reported the same thing last year under the moniker WiTricity...

August 22, 2008 — JR Minkel

Bigfoot expert on the big hoax: "It's really comical"

If you haven’t heard already, the Bigfoot claim from last week is debunked – the supposed Sasquatch in the freezer box is just a costume, according to admissions from its alleged finders, Rick Dyer and Matthew Whitton...

August 20, 2008 — Adam Hadhazy

Bigfoot finding turns out to be a hoax - surprised?

The jig is up for the two hikers from Georgia who said they happened upon a body of a Sasquatch. It didn’t exactly take a crack team of forensics investigators to identify the "cadaver." When confronted about their deception over the weekend, Rick Dyer and Mathew Whitton apparently admitted that their prize finding is really a costume...

August 19, 2008 — Adam Hadhazy

FDA approves first Huntington's disease therapy

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever treatment for Huntington's disease—the crippling illness that killed folksinger Woody Guthrie and that plagues 30,000 Americans...

August 18, 2008 — Nikhil Swaminathan

Bigfoot press conference: An early report

I just got off the phone with Erik Vance, a freelancer covering the Bigfoot press conference in Palo Alto, Calif., for us. We'll be posting his story as soon as we can this afternoon, but here are the highlights: -- The three men claiming they had found Bigfoot -- Matthew Whitton, Rick Dyer , and veteran Bigfoot tracker Tom Biscardi of Searching for Bigfoot, Inc...

August 15, 2008 — Ivan Oransky

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