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  • Cancer and bad luck

    Cancer and bad luck
    Albert Einstein famously said that "God doesn't play dice" with the universe: Everything is by design. But could getting cancer be a random roll of dice? Could it be that cancer is more about bad luck than heredity, unhealthy behaviors or harmful...
  • Review: 'Tasty' by John McQuaid

    Review: 'Tasty' by John McQuaid
    Few of us know more about the science of taste than what can be gleaned from that sixth-grade textbook illustration of the tongue segmented into the various kingdoms of sweet, salt, bitter and sour. If you went on to spend your lunch period wondering...
  • Oceana report: Offshore wind would reap twice the energy, jobs as offshore drilling

    Oceana report: Offshore wind would reap twice the energy, jobs as offshore drilling
    Twenty years from now, will Virginia's coast be dotted with oil rigs or wind turbines? Or both? As factions face off over how best to generate energy and jobs in the coming decades, the Washington-based global conservation group Oceana released a...
  • Study: Diabetes drug affecting fish in Lake Michigan

    DETROIT Researchers have found that pharmaceuticals and personal-care byproducts persist at low levels miles from sewage discharge pipes in Lake Michigan. And a study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee shows that the most prevalent drug in the...
  • Drug injection protects monkeys from vaginal HIV infection

    Drug injection protects monkeys from vaginal HIV infection
    A monthly injection of an experimental anti-retroviral drug protected female monkeys from vaginal infection by a simian form HIV, according to two new studies. The research, which was published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine, raises hopes...
  • Slower start, fast finish for sea level rise last century, study says

    Sea level rise during the bulk of the 20th century has been overestimated, a new report suggests. The Harvard-led study, published online Wednesday in the journal Nature, knocks about half a millimeter off estimates of annual sea level rise that have...
  • BPA and 'BPA-free' alternative linked to fetal brain changes

    BPA and 'BPA-free' alternative linked to fetal brain changes
    Fetal exposure to Bisphenol A, as well as to the widely marketed alternative Bisphenol S, may cause "real and measurable" changes in the development of a brain region that plays a key role in fear, impulse-control, obesity and early puberty. Canadian...
  • Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

    Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average...
  • Scientists look for what's causing Texas earthquakes

    DALLAS �� Swarms of small quakes rippled up from unknown faults beneath the soil. They rustled Cleburne, Azle and Irving. Fifteen recent earthquakes around the old Texas Stadium in Irving site included the strongest yet in Dallas County, and...
  • Eye surgeon uses stem cells to repair damaged corneas

    PITTSBURGH In Hyderabad, India, Sayan Basu is using stem cells in a pilot project to restore the eyesight of patients with damaged corneas. If proven successful, the procedure could mean that Indian citizens can avoid long waiting lists for cornea...
  • Antibacterial soap under fire for potential risks

    Source: Steve Tokar, University of California-San Francisco whatdoctorsknow.com Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by...