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  • How to end an argument

    How to end an argument
    Two hundred and thirty years ago, Charles Marie de la Condamine returned to France with proof about the shape of the Earth after spending 10 years in Latin America. For thousands of years, human beings had roamed the planet indifferent to its form until...
  • A comet is about to come very close to Mars, and NASA is ready

    A comet is about to come very close to Mars, and NASA is ready
    A speeding comet the size of a mountain will come within 87,000 miles of Mars on Oct. 19, and NASA is planning to observe it with just about everything the agency's got. In a press conference Thursday, officials described how they will use more than a...
  • Americans love an underdog, and they seriously love the Royals

    Those long-lowly Royals are America's new "it team." The nation is speaking, voting online, buying blue. Its sports sages are writing that Kansas City's baseball franchise has become the popular choice of fans whose teams are out of championship...
  • Here's to living longer

    The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Thursday, Oct. 9: Amid the worry about Ebola, there's good news about the far more common threats to Americans' health: heart disease, cancer and stroke. They are taking less of a toll,...
  • Ban fracking, O'Malley [Commentary]

    Ban fracking, O'Malley [Commentary]
    The medical and scientific community was relieved when Gov. Martin O'Malley imposed a moratorium on fracking in 2011. He said that the state would only move forward with fracking if it "can be accomplished without unacceptable risks of adverse impacts...
  • Lisa Barnes, neuropsychologist

    Lisa Barnes, neuropsychologist
    Lisa Barnes is determined to untangle the risk factors and health disparities that lead to the high incidence of Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans. "African-Americans have a higher burden of many kinds of diseases," she said, "but we know that...
  • Many young pregnant women need better dental care: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Survey data from women of childbearing age in the U.S. show that certain groups of pregnant women aren't getting appropriate dental care. Younger pregnant women, as well as non-Hispanic black and Mexican American women, and...
  • Shroud of Turin conference draws believers to St. Louis

    Shroud of Turin conference draws believers to St. Louis
    It's been called the most scrutinized artifact on earth, but to the faithful, the Shroud of Turin signifies the reality of Jesus' death and resurrection. Still, the 14-foot-long and 3-foot-wide stretch of cloth mysteriously imprinted with a faint,...
  • HIV's spread traced back to 1920s Kinshasa

    HIV's spread traced back to 1920s Kinshasa
    Long before scientists discovered its role in a mysterious disease affecting gay men and intravenous drug users, the world's most virulent strain of HIV had already begun its grim career in Belgian colonial Africa, according to new research. In a...
  • Scientists discover a new origin of oxygen on Earth and in space

    Scientists have discovered a new way to make molecular oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2) -- no green plants involved. Their findings could alter our understanding of the Earth's early atmosphere and how oxygen might form on other planets with carbon...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: Regarding political differences, just blame biology

    In an age of heightened political correctness, the suggestion that a person's political orientation might be related to physiology, genes or brain development would probably be considered gauche if not wholly offensive. One isn't born with a propensity...