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Columbia Journalism Review

As an independent nonprofit, the <i>Columbia Journalism Review</i> is in a unique position to help journalism be at its best. But we can’t do it alone. Our …

Sugar not only makes you fat, it may make you sick

<b>(CNN) —</b> In recent years, sugar -- moreso than fat -- has been receiving the bulk of the blame for our deteriorating health.<p>Most of us know we consume more sugar than we should. Let's be honest, it's hard not to.<p>The (new) bad news is that sugar does more damage to our bodies than we originally …

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Using brain scans and personal history to predict best antidepressant choice - Scope

Stanford neuroscientist Leanne Williams, PhD, has focused her research career on how insights from brain science can help improve care for people …

MIT and Microsoft Research made a 'smart' tattoo that remotely controls your phone

Sign me up<p>A group of PhD students from the MIT Media Lab and researchers from Microsoft Research have come up with the ultimate wearable: a temporary tattoo that can turn into a touchpad, remotely control your smartphone, or share data using NFC.<p>The technology, which is described on MIT's website …

New Polaroid-Like Instant Camera Literally an Impossible Project

Once upon a time, the coolest camera in the world was the Polaroid Swinger, a $19.95 instant camera that I got for a bar-mitzvah present in 1968 (or so a faded memory tells me). All the kids wanted one back then, thanks the incessant ear worm commercial jingle, apparently sung by Barry Manilow in a …

Get Ready to Live a Long, Long Time

Two of the leading scientists at the edge of the medical revolution believe that our life expectancy could start creeping up toward the triple digits.<p>…

9 Money Secrets of the Amish

The Amish lifestyle — and how they handle their finances — can seem a bit mysterious to outsiders. Typically, our only glimpse of the Amish is when …