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Texas Has Highest Rate Of Pregnancy-Related Deaths In Developed World, New Study Finds

The maternal mortality rate in the Lonestar State doubled in just two years.<p>Texas has the highest rate of pregnancy-related deaths not only in the …

Crock Pot Party Meatballs With Tangy Sauce

These party meatballs are flavored with a sweet and tangy homemade barbecue sauce. I add a small amount of ground cayenne pepper to the sauce, but …

Cooking

Easy Breakfast Casserole With Sausage and Potatoes Recipe

This tasty and easy breakfast casserole recipe can be made ahead of time and refrigerated overnight. Then simply take it out of the refrigerator …

Human Umbilical Blood Has Regenerated The Brains of Elderly Mice

We swear this isn't science fiction.<p>Researchers have regenerated the memories and learning abilities of elderly mice by injecting their brains with …

Physicists Say They've Created a Fluid With 'Negative Mass'

Holy crap.<p>Researchers in the US say they've created a fluid with negative mass in the lab... which is exactly as mind-bending as it sounds.<p>What it …

Physics

We're About to See Our First-Ever Black Hole

Most galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at the center. There’s a lot we don’t know them, even our own in the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*). But …

Black Holes

F.D.A. Approves First Drug to Treat Severe Multiple Sclerosis

The Food and Drug Administration approved on Tuesday the first drug to treat a severe form of multiple sclerosis, offering hope to patients who previously had no other options to combat a relentless disease that leads to paralysis and cognitive decline.<p>The federal agency also cleared the drug to …

Multiple Sclerosis

5 HIV Patients No Longer Have The Virus After Taking New Treatment

A Spanish medical institute says they may have found a cure to HIV.<p>Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green) from cultured …

There's a 'Doorway to The Underworld' in Siberia So Big It's Uncovered Ancient Forests

A doorway to 200,000 years ago.<p>It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost is on thin ice. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing …

I'm a Silicon Valley liberal, and I traveled across the country to interview 100 Trump supporters — here's what I learned

After the election, I decided to talk to 100 Trump voters from around the country. I went to the middle of the country, the middle of the state, and talked to many online.<p>This was a surprisingly interesting and helpful experience — I highly recommend it. With three exceptions, I found something to …

Silicon Valley

Trump’s National Security Council Changes Aren’t Unusual — For The Most Part

President Trump issued a presidential memorandum on Saturday that outlined the organizational chart for his National Security Council — a group of …

Donald Trump

Trump's VA pick pledges to save beleaguered agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Physician David Shulkin headed toward likely confirmation as President Donald Trump's veterans affairs secretary, after offering repeated assurances Wednesday to sometimes skeptical senators that he will work quickly to meet the medical care needs of millions of veterans without …

Health Care

Florida Football Recruiting: Gators announce 2017 class

With National Signing Day here, this is how Jim McElwain’s Florida Gators recruiting class looks like for 2017.<p>It’s the most exciting time of the …

Spy Veterans Say Trump's Muslim-Country Visa Ban Will Hurt Recruitment

President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations takes a major recruiting tool out of the hands of U.S. spy …

New Drug to Treat MS Gets FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given people with multiple sclerosis some hope.<p>On Wednesday, FDA officials announced the agency has …

A Diabetes Drug Has Shut Down Cancer's Primary Way of Making Energy

A Welcomed Side Effect<p>While the typical side effects noted along with medications include upset stomach, headache, and difficulty operating heavy …

"Holy Grail" Metallic Hydrogen Is Going to Change Everything

The substance has the potential to revolutionize everything from space travel to the energy grid.<p>Two Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating an …

Harvard

A Groundbreaking Gene-Editing Therapy Eliminated Cancer in Two Infants

Two infants diagnosed with an aggressive and previously incurable form of leukemia are now in remission, after British doctors say they cured the …

New Organisms Have Been Formed Using The First Ever 6-Letter Genetic Code

This could be the beginning of a whole new life form.<p>Scientists have engineered the first ever 'semi-synthetic' organisms, by breeding <i>E. coli</i> …

E.coli

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Microbiology

How To Make The Best Roast Potatoes Ever

Roast potatoes sounds like one of the easiest dishes to make. Cut up potatoes, give them some oil, toss them in the oven, and voilà, your potatoes are roasted. It really can be that simple, but chances are it won’t be that spectacular, either.<p>For really great roast potatoes ― the kind that become …

Cooking

We finally have an effective Ebola vaccine. The war on the disease is about to change.

A study confirmed that the new vaccine is 100 percent effective.<p>It took a major Ebola epidemic that led to more than 11,000 deaths, but we now finally have a successful Ebola vaccine candidate in development. If approved, the vaccine would vastly reduce the likelihood of ever seeing another major …

New Evidence Suggests Parkinson's Might Start in The Gut, Not The Brain

We might have been wrong about Parkinson's this whole time.<p>A new study adds to a growing body of research that suggests we might have been thinking …

Neuroscience

Students' catchy long division song will be stuck in your head all day

"Divide, multiple and subtract. Bring it on down and bring it on back!"<p>Those are the words to a foot-tapping song 4th grade students made up to guide …

Teaching

Doctors have alarmingly high rates of depression. One reason: medical school.

Over the course of Elisabeth Poorman’s first year of medical residency, she went from crying occasionally to tearing up every single day.<p>"I couldn’t sleep even when I had time off," she said of the rapid decline in her mental health in 2013. "I didn’t really have any motivation to do anything when …

The 4 essential facts about Islam you really need to know

Much of the rhetoric used to discuss Islam has left many Americans with the impression that Muslims are Public Enemy No. 1.<p>This was certainly true …

Religion

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Honey Soy Pork Tenderloin Crock Pot Recipe<p>Prep time<p>5 mins<p>Cook time<p>8 hours<p>Total time<p>8 hours 5 mins<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup Olive Oil<br>• ¼ cup Soy Sauce<br>• ½ cup …