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Ecstasy Could Be Sold as an FDA-Approved Drug Within 5 Years

The illegal party pill is going straight.<p>After veteran Tony Macie came back from Iraq in 2007, he was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder …

17 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight Fast

No crash diets allowed.<p>Sustainable weight loss doesn't happen overnight (and if it does, it's probably self-destructive). But if you're anxious to lose weight for a legit reason, follow these painless tips to improve your diet, streamline your workouts, and shed weight *the healthy way*.<p><b>1. Pregame</b> …

Scientists have created artificial tissues with a cotton candy machine

They are both made of layers of thin, fibrous material. And now they can both be made with a $40 cotton candy machine, according to Vanderbilt News and reported Wednesday by Fast Company.<p>The researchers published their proof-of-concept study last week in the journal <i>Advanced Healthcare Materials.</i><p>The …

Cotton Candy

These Foods Could Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Here's a very good reason to treat yourself to a bowl of cherries.<p>It seems we're a nation of insomniacs. Nearly half of Americans suffer from at least occasional sleeplessness, and 22% experience it every (or almost every) night, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). But what if all it …

Nutrition

7 Foods That Can Relieve Your Cold Symptoms

People have suffered from the common cold for centuries, and we’re still no closer to finding a cure. In fact, the common cold accounts for …

Scientists 'accidentally' discover world's smallest and oldest eyeball

Biologists from Queen Mary University of London admit their find seemed ‘really, really obvious afterwards’<p>Scientists have ‘accidentally’ discovered what could be the world’s smallest and oldest eyeball, admitting that it seemed ‘really, really obvious afterwards’.<p>Tiny bacterium can sense light and …

Britain gives scientist go-ahead to genetically modify human embryos

LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Scientists in Britain have been give the go-ahead to edit the genes of human embryos for research purposes, using a technique that some say could eventually be used to create "designer babies".<p>Less than a year after Chinese scientists caused an international furor by …

These male mice don’t have Y chromosomes, but they had babies anyway

Mostly usable sperm<p>Males are supposed to need a Y chromosome to reproduce — it's what's responsible for the testes, after all — but a new study on mice suggests that the genes located on that chromosome may not be entirely necessary. Researchers from the University of Hawaii said this week that …

5 Extra-Chocolaty Flourless Chocolate Cakes for National Chocolate Cake Day

The best ways to make the chocolatiest cakes ever.<p>Decadent, rich and one of the only good reasons to use the word “moist,” chocolate cake is a …

More Babies Are Being Born With Organs Outside Their Body

It’s something no parent ever wants to experience: having an infant born with organs outside his or her body, and being immediately whisked off to …

World's Most Wanted Criminal Found Working at a Subway Restaurant in the UK

If you're one of the world's most wanted men, where do you hide out? Apparently a Subway restaurant in the U.K. According to the Mirror, 28-year-old Piotr Kupiec was arrested at a Subway in Wiltshire after the restaurant was raided by police last week. Polish officers had been investigating Kupiec …

Crime

From yogurt to kombucha, fermented foods benefit your overall health

<i>Nutritionist Keri Glasman is founder of Nutritious Life and a member of the TODAY Tastemaker team, a select group of nationally recognized lifestyle experts. This is her first column for TODAY.com.</i><p>Your gut is one hot topic. I don’t mean the extra weight you may be carrying around your midsection. …

The 5-Minute Workout That’s So Tough We Call It a ‘Death Set’

Calories won’t survive these 5-minute workouts. Will you?<p>This 5-minute workout will bring you to your knees.<p>Unlike the average strength training session where you spend about 15 to 30 seconds working at a time, this routine requires you to work 5 minutes straight. That’s why I call it a “Death Set.”<p>…

Exercise

The Periodic Table Finally Has a Full 7th Row

Four new elements have been added to the periodic table, finally rounding out the chemical table’s seventh row, officials said.<p>The International …

5 Signs That Your Teen Might Have an Eating Disorder

In today's diet-saturated and fitness-obsessed culture, it may be difficult to tell what is behind your teen's sudden desire to lose weight or newfound interest in "healthy" eating. As a parent it can be challenging to discern whether you teenager is suffering from an eating disorder, especially …

Reveal Your Abs with the Belly Fat Inferno

Packed gym? No problem. All you need is a pair of kettlebells for this 22-minute sweat session

Workouts

Darwin's finches face potential extinction

The finches of the Galápagos Islands are probably best known for their role informing Darwin’s theory of evolution, but researchers say if drastic …

Biology

Cold, Dark and Alive! Life Discovered in Buried Antarctic Lake

Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, teems with microscopic life. Tiny organisms dwell on the ice and live inside glaciers, and now, researchers …

The new iOS-connected Hamwells e-Shower recycles your water with eyes on saving energy

Low-flow shower heads are not a new phenomenon. They’ve been around for some time, with varying degrees of annoyance for many years. The idea of saving water while enjoying a long, hot shower has been discussed and executed in many different ways. A new $3,000 shower that recycles (and purifies) …

Drinking Milk Is Linked to Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Studies have found a connection between the consumption of dairy products and a higher risk of developing Parkinson disease, the neurodegenerative …

Columbia scientists create first-ever computer chip integrated with biology on a molecular level

Many a science fiction film features a character – hero or villain, depending on the author – that is a man-machine hybrid, whose biological systems …

Syrians With Links to ISIS Are in Thailand to Attack Russians, Reports Say

Ten people from Syria with links to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria arrived in Thailand in October to stage attacks on Russians in the …

Biologists create more precise molecular scissors for genome editing

Engineered Cas9 enzyme makes fewer mistakes.<p>By tweaking an enzyme that cuts DNA, synthetic biologists say that they can make genome editing even more …

The Latest Breakthrough In Understanding Diabetes Was Made By An Algorithm

Researchers now believe there are three different kinds of type 2 diabetes–a result discovered with help from machines combing through reams of medical data.<p>With the cost to sequence a human genome dropping by the day and medical records finally going digital, public health experts are excited for …

Giant squid writ small: juvenile monsters of the deep captured off Japan

Marine biologists have captured three young giant squid, Japanese researchers reported, in what would be the first confirmed catch of very young juveniles of the elusive creature.<p>The young squid, caught off south-western Japan, are replicas of their gigantic parents who live in the deep. Two were …

Zoology

40 Years of Stanford Research Found That People with This One Quality Are More Likely to Succeed

In the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies.<p>During his experiments, Mischel …

Chinese scientists create 'designer dogs' by genetic engineering

Two beagles created using the CRISPR technology were customised to be born with double the amount of muscles as a typical dog<p>You've heard of designer babies in science fiction, but it's getting closer to reality: scientists in China claim they are the first to use gene editing to create "designer …

Baby Dinosaurs Found in “The Dragon’s Tomb”

The big dinosaurs get all the love. I’m not even talking about the endless “my sauropod is bigger than yours” contest, or the constant effort to one-up <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i>. I mean that for any given species, we’re obsessed with the biggest individual. That’s always held up as a fossil exemplar, and, …

Dinosaurs

Neanderthals ‘kept our early ancestors out of Europe’

The discovery of a hoard of ancient human teeth in a Chinese cave has forced scientists to reconsider our species’ relations with our closest evolutionary cousins, the Neanderthals. The find, revealed in the science journal <i>Nature</i>, shows modern humans must have left their African homeland and …

Humanity