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Lab-made mini-brains are sprouting their own blood vessels

In 2015, scientists at Brown University developed "mini-brains," models of living brains created from 3D cultures of neural cells. Like …

The Brain

480-Million-Year-Old Slug Looks Like a Horrifying Mutated Bathmat

480 million years ago, a slug-like ancestor of modern snails and clams had hundreds of tiny teeth, a body covered in prickly spines, and a built-in …

Zoology

These big predators keep urchins under control

New research demonstrates the importance of predator size to help kelp beds recover from an overload of urchins.<p>Large California sheephead fish eat …

Zoology

California's stem cell program ponders a future of new challenges and old promises

Evangelina Padilla Vaccaro of Corona is the new face of stem cell science in California. Born with "bubble baby" disease that deprived her of a functioning immune system, she was cured with stem cell therapy developed in Donald Kohn's lab at UCLA, which has received millions of dollars in grants …

Immune System

Researchers Just Found Evidence of an Ancient 'Lost Continent' Under Mauritius

Earth still has some massive secrets.<p>Newly discovered crystals expelled from volcanic eruptions on the island of Mauritius are billions of years …

The Strange Mental Quirk That’s Endangering the Public’s Health

“Actions have consequences,” as the saying goes. Inaction, by contrast, is a mostly neutral state of being—or so it often seems in our mind’s eye.<p>We …

How to win your Masters office pool

There are more eyes on professional golf this week than at any other time during the year. Many of those viewers have a stake in this tournament …

2015 Masters: A look at the United States vs. the world

Who would you pick if you had to pit the US vs. the world in picking a 2015 Masters champion?<p>If you had to bet on a United States golfer winning the …

Kid 'n play: Bubba Watson's Son, Luke Donald's Daughter Take The Course

This week in "Cute Kids of the PGA Tour," Bubba Watson's son is probably better than you at golf already, while Luke Donald's daughter has taken up …

Masters 2015: Bubba Watson feels ready for a third Augusta challenge

<b>Bubba Watson started winning majors at an age when many of golf's greatest names had already finished collecting their biggest titles.</b><p>Perhaps the man who defends his second Masters title next week offers some hope to Tiger Woods while he contemplates his new ranking outside the world's top 100.<p>As …

Masters Watch: Can Bubba Watson Hold Off Rory McIlroy and the Field?

After a one-year absence, Tiger Woods is back at the Masters.<p>Woods announced Friday, less than a week before the first round starts, that he would be …

One Move to Better Impact

Push off with your back foot to start down<p>The snapshots I get on Twitter don't show dynamic motion, but the comments tell the story. People want to hit it farther and straighter. The main way to do that is to improve your impact. Good footwork is a place to start.<p>You want your upper body to be …

Golf

A Handy Putting Tip

Change your grip to roll it in the side door<p>Do you miss a lot of putts that curl away before reaching the hole? We call that missing on the amateur side—the low side. Your goal is to get the ball tracking toward the hole from the pro side. Start by adjusting your grip.<p>If I want to make sure I don't …

Golf

23 Of Our Favorite Photos From Pebble Beach

2015 PGA Merchandise Show Fashion exclusive: Adidas

PGA Tour Golfers with 1 Clear-Cut Favorite Club

Golfers are very protective of their equipment, most times wanting only themselves and their caddies touching their clubs.<p>But while the guys who play for pay are very protective of their sticks, most of them have one they consider the most important club in the bag.<p>Tiger Woods says all of his clubs …

5 Things Bubba Watson Must Do to Have a Successful 2014-15 PGA Tour Season

Bubba Watson is a lot of things.<p>He's quirky, he's long off the tee.<p>He can work the ball better than anybody on the PGA Tour right now.<p>He's a two-time Masters champion with five other PGA Tour wins.<p>And having said all that, he could be much, much better.<p>Here are five things Watson will have to do to …

Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson... who hit the best shot on the PGA Tour in 2014?

Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson all feature... but which golfer hit the best shot on the PGA Tour in 2014?<p><b>Rory McIlroy features on list of</b> …

New Year's Resolutions for the Top Stars on the PGA Tour

Break out the noisemakers, poppers and those lovely "2015" glasses. The new year is upon us. And, if you didn't notice, the (2014-)2015 golf season has already begun.<p>Thus, it's unclear whether the tour's best made their resolutions prior to the start of the 2014-2015 season in October or waited …

PGA of America president Ted Bishop ousted for sexist remarks

PGA of America president Ted Bishop's two-year term was set to end Nov. 22. The organization's board of governors bumped up that date on Friday, …

PGA impeaches Ted Bishop

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian …

Golf

Instant Fixes: 3 Ways To Stop A Slice

Instant Fixes: 3 Ways To Stop A Slice