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  • Bariatric surgery in a pill takes a step forward

    Bariatric surgery in a pill takes a step forward
    It's more of a glimmer of hope on the horizon than it is an actual drug right now. But an Indiana University lab has synthesized and fused a trio of gut hormones into a single agent and shown that obese rodents treated with the resulting molecule...
  • Rivers, lakes and deltas, oh my! Mars rover probes crater's watery past

    Rivers, lakes and deltas, oh my! Mars rover probes crater's watery past
    Was Mars once a land of lakes, protected by a thick atmosphere? That’s been up for debate as scientists try to determine how wet the now-parched planet once was -- and how long it stayed that way. But NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered...
  • Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people

    Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people
    Jason Lappies woke in his San Diego apartment on the morning of June 26. Not needing to report to work right away, he settled onto his couch to watch a World Cup soccer match. He teased his roommate, who had to rush off to a job. When the friend...
  • You can't just accuse people of rape

    You can't just accuse people of rape
    Writing in The Washington Post about the University of Virginia rape case, Zerlina Maxwell asserts, "We should believe, as a matter of default, what an accuser says. Ultimately, the costs of wrongly disbelieving a survivor far outweigh the costs of...
  • Facing an epidemic of mislabeled seafood

    Facing an epidemic of mislabeled seafood
    In 2004, a team of scientists in my research lab, then at the University of North Carolina, used DNA sequencing to show that at least 60% of fish sold as red snapper in markets across the U.S. were mislabeled and were other species. The seafood industry...
  • Laura Skandera Trombley is named new president of Huntington Library

    Laura Skandera Trombley is named new president of Huntington Library
    Laura Skandera Trombley isn't afraid of starting a good public tussle. Her books on how women helped shape the life of Mark Twain, America's greatest literary celebrity, have sparked controversy among scholars. The Pitzer College president, named...
  • Monkey-style 'bromance' helps macaques weather life's hard knocks

    Monkey-style 'bromance' helps macaques weather life's hard knocks
    When it comes to weathering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, male macaques get by with a little help from their fellow dudes, according to new research.  After getting the stink-eye stare from a dominant male or freezing their tail fur off...
  • Laughing all the way ... out of depression

    Laughing all the way ... out of depression
    The dentist's office might be the last place you'd look to find a quick cure for an implacable bout of depression. But new research suggests that laughing gas -- the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen that eases the pain and anxiety of having dental work...
  • Titan's 300-foot-high sand dunes were formed by westerly wind

    Titan's 300-foot-high sand dunes were formed by westerly wind
    There are dark and massive fields of sand dunes on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, and this week two scientific papers look at how they came to be. Titan is one of the most intriguing moons in our solar system. It is the only other body besides...
  • Mid-Atlantic canyons harbor 'treasure trove' of deep-sea corals

    Mid-Atlantic canyons harbor 'treasure trove' of deep-sea corals
    With ocean policymakers mulling new protections for deep-sea canyons off the East Coast, a new report portrays them as vulnerable "treasure troves" of marine life at risk from fishing trawlers. Drawing on a series of exploratory scientific cruises the...
  • Truvada, a pill to fight HIV, stirs controversy among gays

    Truvada, a pill to fight HIV, stirs controversy among gays
    It would have seemed the stuff of fantasy in the dark days of the 1980s, when an AIDS diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence: a pill, taken daily, that could protect against HIV infection. But today, such a drug exists. The blue tablet, marketed...