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  • Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?
    Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe?
  • Hummingbirds reprogrammed umami receptor to taste sweet nectar

    Hummingbirds reprogrammed umami receptor to taste sweet nectar
    For birds that don’t have teeth, hummingbirds have quite a sweet tooth. Although they eat insects to get essentials like protein and fat, most of their diet consists of sugary nectar. This has puzzled scientists. Humans and other animals that...

    U.S. aid workers who survived Ebola leave Atlanta hospital

    ATLANTA, (Reuters) - Appearing thin but smiling, a Texas doctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-body biohazard suit to be treated for Ebola said on Thursday he was "thrilled to be alive" as doctors declared him virus-free and safe...

    Epidemics and the global village

    The agitating Ebola emergency has captured headlines. There are some who undoubtedly assume that this kind of epidemic is unusual. However, localized epidemic disease has been a part of the biological system of the planet since the origin of life....

    Laser surgery shows promise in halting seizures in epilepsy sufferers

    PLEASANTON, Calif. Justin Wan is not one to radiate unfettered optimism or make bold statements about his future. More than 10 years of battling epilepsy will do that to a person who never knows when the next seizure will strike. Wan can't drive, swim...