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Researchers create a protein 'mat' that can soak up pollution

In a breakthrough that could lead to a new class of materials with functions found only in living systems, scientists have figured out a way to keep …

Why 'juuling' has become a nightmare for school administrators

The students wait eagerly for their teachers to turn their backs.<p>That’s their cue to reach quietly for a small, sleek device they can easily conceal in their palms. It resembles a flash drive, but instead of computer files, this device stores nicotine.<p>They take a hit, sucking on the device as they …

Public Health

Why Kids Can Die From Flu: Warning Signs and Safety Tips

Contrary to what many people believe, the flu is not just a bad cold or a stomach bug. It's a serious respiratory illness that kills as many as …

Could a sunny climate prevent MS?

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease wherein the immune system turns against healthy cells in the central nervous system, attacking myelin, or …

Vitamin D may offer protection against cancers, study says

Experts remain split over whether it is worth taking supplements<p>Vitamin D may offer protection against cancers, new research suggests, although experts are split over whether individuals should start taking supplements.<p>The vitamin plays an important role in the body, including in bone health and …

Cancer

Brunettes Can Get Rose Gold Hair at Home With These in-Shower Treatments

In a past life (read: six months ago), I was a brunette, so I understand the particularly mournful tale of clicking on a story about "how to get rainbow hair at home," and realizing the product described only worked on blondes. I always thought the only way I'd ever be able to get pastel hair was …

How to tell if your child is a future psychopath

Four years ago, Lillyth Quillan cowered behind a padlocked door as her teenage son, taller and stronger than she is, paced back and forth in a …

Disturbing before-and-after images show what the San Francisco Bay Area could look like in 2100

As if there weren't enough reasons to leave the San Francisco Bay Area, parts of it are sinking into the Pacific Ocean, new research has found.<p>While scientists have long understood that the sea level is rising around the Bay Area, a new paper in the journal Science Advances says the land itself is …

Sea Level

Recipe: Winter fish stew warms the soul with chorizo, white beans, and garlic toasts

This stew draws inspiration from Spanish and Portuguese traditions, where pork, seafood, and potatoes or beans play important roles. In this pot, …

Crunchy Roasted Parmesan Potatoes: This is the right way to do it

I often wonder if my son may have been switched at birth because he tends to turn up his nose at mashed potatoes, instead of diving in face first …

A-tten-tion! A Marine shares his New England Clam Chowder | NOLA.com

Zachary Porter is a 21-year-old U.S. Marine stationed at Belle Chasse, and he wants you to know something:<p>It's chowder. Do NOT call it soup.<p>Sir! Yes …

Land plants arose earlier than thought—and may have had a bigger impact on the evolution of animals

We have land plants to thank for the oxygen we breathe. And now we have a better idea of when they took to land in the first place. While the oldest …

Animals Are Losing Their Vagility, or Ability to Roam Freely

HELENA, Mont. — Snow comes early to the Teton mountain range, and when it does the white-bottomed pronghorn that live here get the urge to move.<p>Following an ancient rhythm, they migrate more than 200 miles to the south, where the elevation is lower, winter is milder and grass is easier to find. …

Wildlife

Ancient human remains, Ice Age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Archaeologists exploring the word's biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of animals who roamed the earth during the last Ice Age.<p>A group of divers recently connected two underwater caverns in eastern …

Ice Age

Sheet Pan Bacon Wrapped Chicken & Veggies

<i>This sheet pan bacon wrapped chicken & veggies is a must-try dinner. Juicy chicken, roasted broccoli, carrots and potatoes are on your table in less</i> …

You can send your pooch to a resort in Buenos Aires for the ultimate dog vacation

The Best Things to Do in San Antonio

Founded by Spaniards, ruled by Mexicans, settled by Germans and influenced by ethnic groups from around the world, the seventh-most populated city in …

NeoMano robotic glove helps paralyzed hands grip again

The glove helps people with a spinal cord injury perform everyday tasks like holding a cup or brushing their teeth.<p>A spinal cord injury can have a lasting effect on the quality of the life you're able to lead. Depending on the severity of damage, symptoms can include pain, numbness or even …

Robotics

Humans Share a Relevant Gene With This Fish That Can Repair Its Spinal Cord

This has huge implications.<p>The lamprey looks about as different from a human as you can imagine. This fish has an eel-like, finless body, bulging …

Fish

Cancer breakthrough as new vaccine teaches body's immune system to destroy tumors

Induced pluripotent stem cells train the body to attack tumours and could hold the key to a breakthrough cancer vaccine.<p>Stem cells which train the …

This Vaccine Can Prevent Cancer, But Many Teenagers Still Don't Get It

Each year, about 31,000 men and women in the U.S. are diagnosed with a cancer caused by an infection from the human papillomavirus, or HPV. It's the most common sexually transmitted virus and infection in the U.S.<p>In women, HPV infection can lead to cervical cancer, which leads to about 4,000 deaths …

Public Health

Grey's Anatomy May Be Giving You the Wrong Ideas About Medicine, Study Says

New research has diagnosed a problem with television medical dramas.<p>A study published Monday in the journal <i>Trauma Surgery & Acute Care</i> says that …

Medicine

This sleek-looking vape pen is hard to quit

In 2017, Thomas Wyatt, a film editor based in Bed Stuy, was smoking up to a pack of cigarettes daily. But when his girlfriend pressured him to cut …

3 seafood dishes for Lent from Tom Fitzmorris' reissued 'New Orleans Food' | NOLA.com

Flip through Tom Fitzmorris' "New Orleans Food: More than 250 of the City's Best Recipes to Cook at Home" (Feb. 20, 2018, Abrams, N.Y., $26.99) for a …

Teens Send a Message About Gun Violence: Pictures

Los Angeles

Locals call Boko Haram 'slave raiders.' Here's what that means, and why it matters.

Although widely understood as the Islamist terrorists that they are, Boko Haram insurgents in the borderlands between Cameroon and Nigeria are also slave raiders — at least that’s what many local residents call them. And there’s good reason to use that term. In many striking ways, Boko Haram’s …

Africa

Mitt Romney said he wouldn’t accept an endorsement from Trump. Last night, he did.

Romney in 2016 said Trump’s comments about the KKK, Muslims, Mexicans, and people with disabilities would have kept him from accepting his endorsement.<p>Mitt Romney happily accepted President Donald Trump’s endorsement of his run for a US Senate seat in Utah on Monday. Apparently, he’s gotten past …

Republicans

More Than Twice As Many Women Are Running For Congress In 2018 Compared To 2016

It was Saturday afternoon, and Abigail Spanberger was in a busy hallway at the Chesterfield County Public Library in Midlothian, Va., minutes away from training a room of about 40 campaign volunteers. She seemed ready for a quick interview, but then abruptly called out to her campaign manager.<p>"Hey …

Affordable Care Act

The Parkland massacre sparked a renewed debate over gun control. Here’s what happens next.

As South Florida continues mourning the victims of last week’s school shooting, students transformed into activists and public officials alike are preparing for days of high-profile events highlighting the renewed debate over gun control and school safety.<p>These events, stretching from an arena in …

Guns

Human stem cells get paraplegic rats moving again

There are some paraplegic rats that are now able to walk again, or that are at least coming close to doing so, and it's thanks to human stem cells. …

Stem Cells