The rarity of science Nobels for women is an ongoing scandal
The CDC calls their misuse “one of the most serious public health problems in the United States”
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"I took X. I took X! We were out on the town, and it was wild," so said an Australian acquaintance of mine after returning from a night on the town with her husband for an entertainment industry premiere...
The threat of a "double dip" back into an economic recession looms, but if this comes to pass, the reasons would be much different from the body blow the U.S.
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Human memory has been shown again and again to be far from perfect. We overlook big things, forget details, conflate events. One famous experiment even demonstrated that many people asked to watch a video of people playing basketball failed to notice a person wearing a gorilla suit walk right through the middle of the scene.So why does eyewitness testimony continue to hold water in courtrooms?...
If you like to surf porn on the Internet, you’ve got company. In a 2008 survey of college students, 90 percent of males and 60 percent of females had been there, done that.
About a century ago, a new craze gripped the country's health conscious: mastication. Chewing each bite of food precisely 32 times would help people control how much food they consumed—turning them from gluttons to epicureans—according to the early 20th-century dietician Horace Fletcher...
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Today is chemistry day at SciAm blogs!!! Fun times. And of course if Sci was going to participate, of course I MUST participate with NEUROchemistry!
Chemistry is at the brunt of it all, isn’t it? Addiction, the sinuous, stealthy disease is controlled by neurochemicals. Simple as that. You’re an addict or you’re not.
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