Christopher Kondwelani

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How Anesthetic Works to Knock You Out

Anesthesia is such a common part of modern medicine that it may surprise you to know that scientists don’t exactly know how it works.<p>There are three …

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Goodbye Cotton, Hello Hemp?

<b>Cotton. You love it, I love it, but Mother Nature freakin' hates it.</b><p>About 20 million tons of cotton are produced each and every year, making it far and away the world's most profitable non-food crop. But it's resource intensive in a big way.<p>It takes about 20,000 liters of water to produce just one …

Love Triggers Your Brain’s Weed Receptor

Bonding with other humans really does give a natural high.<p>What happens when “love hormones” and “bliss molecules” collide? A whole lot of happy akin …

Man's Failed Paternity Test Reveals He Absorbed His Unborn Twin's DNA in the Womb

A 34-year-old Washington man and his wife welcomed a healthy baby boy in June 2014 with the help of a fertility clinic. But when they discovered that …

5 common myths your doctor may believe

When you ask a doctor a question, you expect an answer backed by the latest science. But the reality is, the field of medicine is always advancing, and “there's too much knowledge for any one physician to master,” says Renée Fox, PhD, professor emerita at the University of Pennsylvania, who studies …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …