Romani wagon in Germany, 1930s; image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Allgemeiner Deutscher Nachrichtendienst - Zentralbild (Bild 183) The Romani people—once known as "gypsies" or Roma—have been objects of both curiosity and persecution for centuries.
Image courtesy of iStockphoto/kroach Medicaid provides benefits to more than 60 million Americans, including millions of children, who might not otherwise be able to afford medical care.
Helmets protect your head—but they can't fully protect your brain. This helps to explain why football players continue to incur brain trauma that may lead to debilitating brain disease.Recently, a team of researchers presented more evidence of the devastating progression of a brain disease caused by repeated brain trauma.
Diagram of the solar (white arrows) and interstellar (black arrows) magnetic fields in relation to the Voyager 1 (top) and Voyager 2 (bottom) spacecraft on the edge of the heliosphere.
An atmospheric river (thin yellow band) feeds torrential rain into northern California on Nov. 30. Image courtesy of NOAA Northern California is experiencing the first days of what weather forecasters are warning will be a long series of torrential rainstorms that could cause serious flooding across the northern one-third of the state.
Image of MRSA courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Janice Haney Carr, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Genetic sequences of drug-resistant bacteria have helped scientists better understand how these dastardly infections evolve—and elude treatment.
Time magazine recently posted 30 nominations for its ever-popular “Person of the Year” award. Tucked in between President Barack Obama and the Korean rapper Psy is an unlikely candidate for the “Person of the Year”—a subatomic particle.
Image courtesy of iStockphoto/fotohunter Common wheat ( Triticum aestivum ) might seem as boring as the sliced bread it is baked into. But genetically, it is vexingly complex.Its genome is about six times as big as our own, and its genes are distributed among six sets of chromosomes (we humans have just two).
Image courtesy of iStockphoto/TheCrimsonMonkey It doesn’t matter where you look: the U.S., Mexico, Malaysia or Portugal, the more high fructose corn syrup consumption, on average, the more diabetes.A new study of 43 countries in Global Public Health , published online November 27, found that adult type-2 diabetes is 20 percent higher in countries that consume large quantities of high fructose corn syrup.
A view from the Louisiana State-Alabama college football game, November 3, 2012. Credit: flickr/thepipe26 The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) college football rankings are in turmoil.
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