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Is coffee good for you?

In March this year, after a project that lasted just shy of two decades, scientists at Japan's National Cancer Centre released some intriguing …

Chew on This: The Case for Gum's Brain-Boosting Abilities

For such a seemingly innocent substance, gum has a lot of enemies. Parochial school teachers have notoriously handed out demerits for chomping on the elastic breath-freshener. And then consider Singapore, where a 25-year-old ban means “therapeutic” gum — prescribed and sold by doctors — is the only …

Denmark’s New Minister of Science is a Creationist

July 6, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p><b>Esben Lunde Larsen</b> was appointed the new Minister of Higher Education and Science in Denmark last week. He’s now …

‘Scalp Cooling’ System Helps Cancer Patients Keep Hair During Treatment

For Donna Tookes, a breast cancer diagnosis in January 2014 at age 59 came with a devastating realization: She could lose her signature locks.<p>Her hair first became an eye-catching feature when she was 25 and the tresses turned a premature silver. The cancer diagnosis meant chemotherapy, which meant …

Near-Death Experiences: What Happens in the Brain Before Dying

In the moments before death, the heart plays a central role, conventional wisdom says. That is, as the heart stops beating and blood stops flowing, …

The Brain

Greenland's ice is melting faster this summer under a dome of high pressure

The heat wave in Europe has hogged all the attention, with Germany and other countries setting all-time national heat records. Yet the same weather …

500-Million-Year-Old 'Smiling' Worm Rears Its Head

Heads or tails? Scientists finally have an answer in the case of the odd ancient worm <i>Hallucigenia</i>, which leaves fossils so bizarre that researchers …