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Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans [Infographic]

Hint: not pot<p>In 2010, there were 80,000 drug and alcohol overdose deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database. The database, maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics, keeps a tally of all the deaths listed on certificates …

Making of Europe unlocked by DNA

<b>DNA sequenced from nearly 40 ancient skeletons has shed light on the complex prehistoric events that shaped modern European populations.</b><p>A study of remains from Central Europe suggests the foundations of the modern gene pool were laid down between 4,000 and 2,000 BC - in Neolithic times.<p>These …

Baby sweat may predict toddler aggression

<b>CARDIFF U. (UK) —</b> Babies who get less sweaty in response to scary situations at age one show more physical and verbal aggression at age three, …

Psychology

The Math: What Life On Kepler-62e Would Be Like

It's just like living on Earth, only you weigh 90 pounds more!<p>Scientists recently located two exoplanets orbiting in the Kepler-62 star system 1,200 light years from Earth. Though much further away than other exoplanets possibly conducive to life—Gliese 581g is only 20 light years from …

Doctors less empathetic for obese patients

<b>JOHNS HOPKINS (US) —</b> Physicians build much less of an emotional rapport with overweight and obese patients than with patients of normal weight, a …

Weight Loss

Clues point to toxic protein in Fragile X mystery

<b>U. MICHIGAN (US) —</b> A twist on the usual way proteins are made may explain mysterious symptoms in the grandparents of some children with mental …

Neuroscience

Every Single Person In The World On One Chart

What does 7 billion look like in a browser window?<p>When you read on your computer screen that world population has surpassed 7 billion, as it did in 2011, it's hard to put that number in context. It's big a world. Where is everyone?<p>7 Billion World is a website/infographic that breaks it down. …

Kidney grown in lab successfully transplanted into rat

Scientists have grown a kidney in a laboratory and shown that it works when implanted into a living animal. The work is an important step towards the …