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On the slim chance that you haven’t gotten your daily dose of corn from eating seemingly unrelated staples like bread, soda and yogurt, you've probably caught the latest TV ad campaign extolling the supposed virtues of a corn-derived artificial sweetener.
The long-term effects of the 9/11 attacks aren’t merely existential. Whether the collapse of the Twin Towers and exposure to the stew of dust and chemicals caused disease, and the emotional toll it took on witnesses, are scientific questions, too.
The Tech Museum of Innovation today named 25 laureates as winners of its 2008 Tech Award for using technology to "benefit humanity and spark global change." The awards are broken down into five categories (education, equality, environment, economic development and health); Tech Awards executive director Lee Wilkerson says that in November one winner in each category will receive a $50,000 cash prize during an awards ceremony in San Jose, Calif.
More evidence today that our genes aren't always our destiny — with an inconvenient caveat for couch potatoes: Physically active people who carry gene mutations linked to obesity are no more likely to be overweight than those without the variants — as long as they exercise at least three hours a day.
A new once-a-week diabetes treatment may soon provide relief for millions of people with Type 2 diabetes (the variety of the disease associated with obesity that can be prevented with proper diet and exercise).
With the National Football League's season set to kick off tonight, stories about gridiron injuries are grabbing the headlines. Will quarterback Tom Brady start for the New England Patriots in their opening game Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, after missing the entire preseason with an injured right foot?
Routine vaccinations against the chicken pox have reduced the incidence of the itchy potentially serious virus by as much as 90 percent in the U.S.
The 2008 NFL season kicks off tomorrow night with a game between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins – and haven’t you always wanted to know the science behind the pigskin?
When Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention tonight, many of us will tune in to hear whether he addresses health care reform.
That reminded Scientific American to catch up with Democratic Rep.
Good news for potheads making their annual trek to Black Rock, Nev. this week to celebrate Burning Man: A new study says that marijuana appears to fight infections.
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