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Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.

When Teva Pharmaceuticals announced recently that it would begin selling a copycat version of Syprine — an expensive drug invented in the 1960s — the news seemed like a welcome development for people taking old drugs that have skyrocketed in price.<p>Syprine, which treats a rare condition known as …

Pharma

This New Airline Has $99 Flights to Europe in the Summer

Cheap flights to Europe have become a strangely familiar sight over the last year plus. Part of that is due to price wars ignited by low-cost …

Abbreviated Science Round-up: Seeing memories, citizen science planets, surprise environmental news

The fantastic radio dish at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was lashed by hurricanes and temporarily without power this year, but some of the …

Black Holes

The ugly, fractured reality of the cosmos deserves our attention

Why would cosmologists, philosophers, astronomers and particle physicists gather to talk about symmetry? It sounds odd. But symmetry in a law of …

In 2018, We Will CRISPR Human Beings

Ever since 2012, when researchers first discovered that bacterial immune systems could be hijacked to edit DNA in living creatures, CRISPR has been …

Genetics

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

Dunkin' Donuts is giving away free frozen coffee today

Tired of mythical creature Frappuccinos from Starbucks? This simple new drink from Dunkin’ Donuts might be just what you need to cool down this summer — and the best part is that you can try it for free today.<p>Dunkin’ Donuts recently announced you can now order its signature coffee drinks, frozen, …

Coffee

Tip: 10 Spices That Help You Live Longer

Boost your health and punch your taste buds right in the face with these medicinal spices.<p>1 – Turmeric<p>Curcumin is the main health-boosting compound …

Teenagers should start school later to avoid car crashes, suicide and depression

Teenagers should not start school before 8.30am because tiredness is linked to car crashes, suicide, depression and poor performance, experts have said.<p>In a position statement published in a leading journal, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warned that early lessons caused sleep deprivation …

Sleep

The One (Very Surprising) Thing Parents Can Do to Raise Smarter Kids

While some people argue that intelligence is a genetic trait, others firmly believe that intelligence is something that can be learned<p>While some people argue that intelligence is a genetic trait, others firmly believe that intelligence is something that can be learned, picked up, or developed over …

Horseback Riding

Science Says When You Don't Focus on Negative Things at Work, Expect This to Happen

Need to vent to your colleagues about a wrongdoing at work? No harm done, right? No so fast.<p>You know that old saying that you should not harbor ill feelings? And that it's unhealthy to keep things inside, so you should vent to help you feel better?<p>Maybe you just need to air things out about a …

Happiness

12 ways coffee makes you a better person

Coffee can energize our sleepiest mornings, sustain us during all-nighters, and help us through the dreaded afternoon slump. The invigorating …

Coffee

7 signs you should definitely take your pet to the vet

We love our pets. But sometimes it’s difficult to know when they’re sick and need to go to the vet. They’re a part of our family, but they can’t tell …

Easy Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work When You're Really Not Feeling It

We all have those days where we’re really not feeling it but we have to get some work done anyway. Whether that’s today or every day, this graphic …

Productivity

Your Eyes Are Not Ready To Witness The 4K Birth Of The Newest RWB Porsche

Japan’s most insane Porsche tuner, Akira Nakai-san, set up shop in Florida for a recent build, and two automotive filmmakers documented it all in …

Porsche

You Might Mistake Emily Ratajkowski's Dress For 2 Strips of Sparkly Duct Tape

Emily Ratajkowski's worn tight dresses with hip cutouts and the cheekiest swimsuits we've ever seen. So it shouldn't come as a surprise when she shows some cleavage on the red carpet. Yet somehow, it does. Because the model didn't just choose a plunging neckline for the <b>Harper's Bazaar</b> Icons party, …

Your coffee habit may be written in your DNA

Why is it that some people crave several cups of coffee a day while others stop at only one or two?<p>A growing body of evidence suggests that the amount of coffee we consume is determined by our genetic makeup rather than the amount of sleep we got the night before.<p>Coffee is one of the most popular …

Why Charging Your Phone Every Night Hurts Its Battery

A day spent snapping pictures, checking social media, and catching Pokemon tends to be rough on your smartphone's battery life. Bedtime may seem like …

Elevating brain protein allays symptoms of Alzheimer's and improves memory - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

LA JOLLA–Boosting levels of a specific protein in the brain alleviates hallmark features of Alzheimer's disease in a mouse model of the disorder, …

Science reveals 8 plants that will purify your home

In the late 1970s, buildings were designed to reduce energy bills by increasing insulation and reducing airflow. However, these changes came at a much greater cost.<p>These poorly ventilated office spaces were full of chemicals that caused health problems including itchy eyes, headaches, coughing and …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

7 Things a Chiropractor Knows About You the Minute You Walk Into the Room

Your posture gives plenty away<p>It’s no surprise that your chiropractor might suspect you have back pain just by watching you move. But he can also identify the way you sleep, and maybe even what you do for a living.<p>No, he’s not a psychic—it’s just that your posture can reveal a lot more about your …

The Latest Science Says Coffee Is Good for You

Researchers finally settle the great coffee debate: Is it better to cut back on your coffee consumption or help yourself to that third cup?<p>There are …

Coffee

Why the Sun keeps going 'blank' and what this means for Earth

For the second time this month, the sun has appeared completely blank.<p>Paul Dorian, a meteorologist at Vencore Weather posted an image from Nasa, …

Astronomy

Your Brain Is On Autopilot More Than You Think–Here’s How To Wake It Up

It isn’t that we’re making bad decisions. More often, we aren’t even aware there’s a decision to make.<p>Wednesday. Hump Day. The part of the week when we’re over the hill and begin sliding toward the weekend. If hitting midweek feels even a little bit better than slogging through Monday or Tuesday …

University of Pennsylvania

See Which Health Supplements Aren't Backed By Science

There are a lot of fad diets and articles out there that tell you which commonplace and obscure supplements you should be adding to your diet. But …

Not Just Memorizing Memorizing: There is A Science Behind Effective Studying

The final days before a big exam can be nerve-wracking, to say the least. Just about every student knows the feeling of being wired on caffeine after pulling an all-nighter cramming all too well. As if that isn't bad enough, the feeling of getting a C or lower can seriously crush your spirits after …

Thousands on one chip: New method to study proteins - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Since the completion of the human genome an important goal has been to elucidate the function of the now known proteins: a new molecular method …

Scientists Are Redefining the Kilogram

Stop the presses! Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have made a new measurement of Planck’s constant to a highly …