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A Unified Theory Of How Soft, Curved Things Wrinkle

Raisins, fingers, and brains, explained<p>Do your fingertips wrinkle like raisins when you've been in the bath too long? Yes, yes, they do. That's according to a new mathematical attempt at a sort of Unified Theory of Wrinkling. The theory uses the same equation to explain wrinkles on raisins, …

This ancient star has five Earth-size planets - Futurity

The discovery of five planets the size of Earth near a star that's more than 11 billion years means there's a chance very ancient life exists in the …

Only 40 percent of Ebola donations have been received by affected countries

The delayed response by international health agencies might be to blame<p>The international response to the Ebola crisis was more generous than most health policy experts predicted, but the actual deployment of those resources has been extremely slow, according to an analysis of Ebola donations …

Disease

Would you risk a shorter life to avoid taking a daily pill?

Talk about pill fatigue: A new study says 1 in 3 adults would risk a shorter life span rather than take a daily pill to prevent cardiovascular disease.<p>The research, which was published Tuesday in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Assn. journal, found that a large …

Biomedicine

Cute Killers? Gray Seals Maul, Suffocate Seals and Porpoises, Studies Say

Long thought to be fish-eaters, the big-eyed animals have been observed taking on bigger prey in the North Sea.<p>It seemed a heart-warming sight: two seals apparently frolicking in the sea before slipping below the waves off the German island of Helgoland (map) in 2013.<p>Then an ominous sheet of red …

Marine Mammals

White House budget would fund NASA's Europa, Mars missions

The White House budget request for 2016 has proposed to give<p>NASA$18.5 billion, including funding for the Mars 2020 rover and a mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa.<p>But while the overall budget is nearly half a billion dollars more than the 2015 budget that<p>Congressadopted, it misses a few key marks, …

The White House