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  • Marshall neuroscience chief jumped at chance to hire surgeon

    Marshall University has recruited a noted surgeon who ran into trouble experimenting with human brains using bowel bacteria but will continue the same research on rats under tight restrictions. Dr. Paul Muizelaar and another doctor left the University of...
  • Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

    For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease? Thirteen-year-old Hayden...
  • Cities' food supplies are eating into groundwater reserves, study finds

    Cities' food supplies are eating into groundwater reserves, study finds
    Groundwater in America's major aquifers is being used up way faster than it's being replenished. But where does all that water go? A lot of it is used in producing food for the nation’s city dwellers, a new study calculates. Rather than try to...
  • Science proves what you suspected: hiking's good for your mental health

    Science proves what you suspected: hiking's good for your mental health
    Do not underestimate the power of a walk in the woods: A new study suggests that even a 90- minute stroll in a natural environment can lead to measurable changes in the brain, and may help combat depression. Previous research has shown that just a 50-...
  • New Horizons spacecraft sees strange black spots on Pluto's equator

    New Horizons spacecraft sees strange black spots on Pluto's equator
    Recent images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal four mysterious dark spots that appear to be evenly spaced along Pluto's equator. Each of the spots is about 300 miles in diameter and has a surface area similar in size to the state of...
  • Sea horse's square tail could inspire future armored robots

    Sea horse's square tail could inspire future armored robots
    With an equine head and a prehensile tail, the sea horse seems as odd as it is adorable -- but these strange little creatures are tougher than they look. Scientists studying the animal's square-shaped tail have discovered that it's better able to...
  • Tavis Smiley at Fort Lauderdale book fest

    Tavis Smiley at Fort Lauderdale book fest
    Tavis Smiley has established a varied career as a broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate and philanthropist. Host of the late-night talk show "Tavis Smiley" on PBS and "The Tavis Smiley Show" on Public Radio International, Smiley also is the author 18...
  • Yellowstone loses radio frequencies used to track wildlife

    Researchers at Yellowstone National Park have lost their license for a set of radio frequencies used to track more than 100 radio-collared wolves and elk. But park officials said Thursday their scientific work has continued with the cooperation of the...
  • Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis promising for some patients

    Doctors who gave children with cystic fibrosis a replacement copy of a defective gene say it appeared to slow the expected decline of some patients' lungs, but called the results "modest" and say there must be major improvements before offering the...
  • Too hot: Temperatures messing with sex of Australian lizards

    Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia's bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds. Dragons that are genetically male hatch as females and give birth to other lizards. And the way the lizards' gender is determined is getting changed...
  • Privilege makes them do it — what a study of Internet trolls reveals

    Privilege makes them do it — what a study of Internet trolls reveals
    The British government just put up a website with advice on how to fight back against Internet trolls. Popular Science magazine decided "trolls and spambots" were shouting down scientific debate; Christianity Today also ended online comments on its news...