It lets aerospace engineers develop high-quality parts much faster than they could with traditional fabrication methods
The U.S. vanquished malaria and beat back AIDS, but Lyme and other illnesses are raging unchecked
A book entitled Discerning Experts explains why—and what can be done about it
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Lovers of analog TV may get a reprieve from the scheduled February 18 transition to digital television. President-elect Barack Obama wants to delay next month's nationwide transition, arguing that there isn’t enough money to back the program...
Tamiflu, an antiviral used to treat the flu, doesn’t work against most of the virus circulating in the U.S. this season, federal officials say.<
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There's new evidence that the first inhabitants of North America might have arrived by both land and sea. Researchers analyzed the genetic material of modern indigenous people from North and South America to trace two rare lines back to the continents' first inhabitants...
The heavy snowfall in Western states that's been good news for skiers has come with a price: an unusual number of avalanche-related deaths on resort mountains.
Some consumer groups are bleating over the prospect of a new anti-clotting drug made from genetically modified goats.
An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is meeting today to discuss whether to recommend approval of ATryn, a med made from the milk of goats engineered to produce copious amounts of the blood-thinning protein antithrombin...
LAS VEGAS, NEV.—Ailing automakers are using every edge they can when it comes to selling their product, particularly as consumers hunker down for a lean 2009.
Warning: if you have a delicate stomach—stop reading this now. Ditto if you're eating.
For you heartier souls out there… A show of hands, please: How many of you know that many common foods and beverages with a blush—think yogurt, ice cream, candies, fruit drinks—get their reddish (pinkish, purplish or orange) glow from carmine and cochineal, colorings extracted from the dried bodies of teensy female cochineal insects, sometimes referred to as cochineal beetles?...
Back in 2001, long before Facebook made online social networking an obsession, the writer Lucinda Rosenfeld asked a poignant question: How do you dump a friend?
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