Belinda Romero

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Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine | Laura Parker

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

New York University

The Age Of The Superbug Is Already Here

The U.N. is convening a landmark meeting this week on antibiotic resistance, but scientists are concerned the action may be too late.<p>When the United Nations General Assembly convenes a high-level meeting about a health issue, it’s clear there’s a crisis that requires our immediate attention. And …

The World’s Most Colorful Cities

It’s easy to spot the Venetian Island of Burano from the sea. The jewel-colored homes act like a beacon, which is what they were intended to be. …

The 31 Most Scenic Fall Road Trips (You Can Actually Afford)

Lower gas prices after Labor Day help make the trips budget-friendly.<p>A road trip in the fall can be an opportunity to see parts of the U.S. without …

Emmys 2016 Preview: Which Shows Will Win (And Which Should Win)

Could Game of Thrones sweep, or does it have some competition?<p>It's almost impossible to imagine an awards show in 2016 being genuinely exciting, but there are a few cool changes to the industry's standard procedure. In addition to a slightly more inclusive slate of nominees (in pointed contrast to …

Nicotine Only Controls You Because You Believe In It

In the battle of you versus cigarettes, your brain has more power than you think<p>Nicotine needs you just like you need it. That sweet release of dopamine only happens if you really believe in it.<p>A new study in <i>Frontiers in Psychiatry</i> found that only smokers who thought that their cigarettes contained …

8 Ways Tupac Shakur Changed the World

Two decades after his death on September 13, 1996, Tupac Shakur endures as one of hip-hop’s most iconic figures and its most powerful enigma. His …

Why is NASA chasing this asteroid?

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA is sending a space probe to chase down a dark, potentially dangerous asteroid. The probe will take a sample of the asteroid and -- in a US space first -- bring the sample back to Earth.<p>"This is a dark asteroid that we have found and we're going to hunt down, we're going to orbit, we're …

Space Exploration

Gun violence surges in Chicago, where residents want to show ‘everything is not all bad’

On a weekend afternoon in a city scarred by escalating violence, Kris Pinder watched his children play at a park festival in Roseland, a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.<p>The harmonies of a gospel choir bubbled up through loudspeakers while clippers buzzed across the scalps of little boys in …

Law Enforcement

The EpiPen, a Case Study in Health System Dysfunction

Three times in the last two weeks, people — a patient, a colleague and my wife — told me stories about how out of control the price of EpiPens were. Monday, my New York Times colleagues recounted in detail how expensive the devices have become in recent years. All tell the tale of how much even …

How to Shop Online Like a Pro

Spending money is expensive! Below are the best online shopping tricks to keep more cash in your bank account, and less in your shopping cart.<p>Find every discount code — even if it takes using a web plug-in.<p>This is where the $$$ is at. Discount codes take a percentage or dollar amount off the total …

eCommerce

Frank Ocean and the virtues of boredom

If Frank Ocean has taught you anything about patience over the past four years, now is a nifty time to apply those lessons to your listening. The hermitic R&B singer finally released a long-awaited heap of ballads over the weekend, and if you try to listen to them in a hurry, they might feel too …

The life and death of Luis Góngora: the police killing nobody noticed

No one tracks police brutality against the homeless. So while some shootings make international headlines, the deaths of those living on the streets – though disproportionately high – often barely cause a ripple<p>The man walked down the sidewalk, the blade of a kitchen knife glinting in his hand.<p>He …

San Francisco

Matt Centrowitz wins first U.S. gold in men's 1,500 since 1908

RIO DE JANEIRO — With every stride in his run to gold, Matthew Centrowitz kept thinking someone would try to come get him. He knew what the competition was going to do; when they liked to time their moves, when they were likely to go for broke.<p>But as he entered the last lap of the 1500 meters, …

Why U.S. team was disqualified in men's 4x100 relay

RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States’ fate in the men's Olympic 4x100-meter relay final was sealed on Friday night in the split second where Justin Gatlin’s hand first made contact with the baton.<p>The track and field world has a multitude of rules and regulations, but Rule 170.7, the one that cost the …

Rio Summer Games Go Down As The Queerest Olympics Ever

There were a record 53 publicly out gay, lesbian and bisexual Olympians in Rio.<p><i>This article by Jim Buzinski originally appeared on Outsports.</i><p>As the the Games wind down this weekend, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics will go down as the queerest in history, though there is still a lot of work to be …

Kylan Wilborn isn't built to run past defenders, so he runs over them

It was late afternoon, and the Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High weight room was empty except for a few students wandering around.<p>A visitor looking for football coach Kevin Rooney had to stop and ask, "Who's that?"<p>Kylan Wilborn, nicknamed "Meaty" since his Pop Warner days, was carrying around 25-pound …

LeBron James Hints At 2020 Olympic Return

In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, LeBron James said that he has not retired from USA Basketball, and hinted that he might suit up for Team …

Basketball

Women’s 4 x 400: Felix Builds on Legacy, Wins Sixth Gold

The U.S. took an early lead and held on to win the event for the sixth-straight Olympics.<p>Leave it to Allyson Felix to bring home more gold for the United States. As the anchor leg for the U.S. 4 x 400 meter team, Felix held off Jamaica’s Novlene Williams-Mills to win her sixth gold medal—the most …

UFC 202: Conor McGregor set for record payday in fight with Nate Diaz

The Irishman will be rolling in the dough<p>Conor McGregor always brags about his earnings for fights. Well, he didn't even have to tell us about this …

Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain's Mo Farah wins 5,000m & 10,000m 'double double'

<b>Great Britain's Mo Farah won his fourth Olympic gold as he became only the second man to retain the 5,000m and 10,000m titles.</b><p>The 33-year-old triumphed in the 5,000m final in Rio to extend his tally as Britain's most successful Olympic track and field athlete of all time.<p>Farah won in 13 minutes …

Olympics 2016: Ruth Beitia wins gold medal in women's high jump

We have a whole new podium in the women's high jump at the 2016 Olympics, led by gold medal winner Ruth Beitia of Spain. She was one of four jumpers to clear the 1.97-meter height, but none of them were successful on the 2.00-meter bar. Beitia finishes in first because she didn't miss a single jump …

Olympics 2016: Allyson Felix and Team USA win gold medal in women's 4x400m run

Allyson Felix anchored to win her sixth gold medal.<p>Make it six for Allyson Felix. She anchored the US 4x400-meter relay team to a win to earn her sixth Olympic gold medal. She kicked home in the final 200 meters to bring the U.S. another gold medal in 3:19.06.<p>It wasn't the only sixth of the night …

Bernard Lagat Loses Historic Medal After Teammate Is Disqualified, Then Reinstated

An Olympic roller coaster ride.<p>Talk about heartbreak. Bernard Lagat became the oldest American to ever run for the U.S. Olympic team earlier this week when he participated in round one of the 5,000-meter race. On Saturday, the 41-year-old bested that accomplishment, becoming the oldest U.S. runner …

The Best Podcasts to Listen to Now, According to 9 It Girls

If there’s any takeaway from the continuous rise of podcast culture, it’s the enduring appeal of the human voice. Sure, we date via swipe and shop with a click, but nothing can compete with the simple pleasure of a great story. But with hundreds of thousands of titles on offer, it can be …