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US military wants to make a portable, bullet-resistant wall that fits in a can

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has envisioned some peculiar and diverse projects over the years, from molten metal-filled missiles, all the way to submarines that can fly. Then there's this new project that aims to create a portable cylinder that can blow up into a nearly …

New Warning on Testosterone: Blood Clots in Legs

Testosterone products can cause dangerous blood clots in the legs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says, and makers must include a warning on the label. The risk of deep vein thrombosis comes on top of the suspected risks of stroke, heart attack, and death from taking testosterone pills or …

Biomedicine

Bald Men Grow Thick Heads of Hair in Yale Study

Some savvy scientists use an arthritis drug to treat alopecia.<p><b>Take heed, hairless men, for soon ye too shall be hirsute.</b> No longer will your brilliant dome blind oncoming traffic or herald your approach like a beacon, for the great Ivy League minds at Yale have uncovered pharmaceutical alchemy that …

Hair

Ebola 'Totally Out of Control,' Doctors Without Borders Says

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever seen and the virus is raging ‘‘totally out of control,’’ an official with Doctors Without Borders said Friday.<p>The virus, which causes a particularly nasty form of hemorrhagic fever, has killed 337 people out of 528 infected, the World Health …

Disease

To Defeat A Deadly Toxin, Disrupt Its Landing Gear

Botulinum toxin may be the most poisonous substance on the planet. A mere speck of the stuff can kill a person.<p>But just what makes the toxin so potent?<p>Part of the answer lies in the molecules that carry the toxin through the body. These carriers, which are produced along with the toxin by the</i> …

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Antique parasite worms its way into human history

Recent DNA analysis of schistosomes suggested the flatworm evolved in Asia and spread from there to Africa and beyond.<p>But how this happened was …

Researchers tie social behavior to activity in specific brain circuit

A team of Stanford University investigators has linked a particular brain circuit to mammals' tendency to interact socially. Stimulating this …

Are Fish As Intelligent As Crows, Chimps... Or People?

The science shows that fish use tools, feel pain, have long memories, and deserve better treatment from us.<p>Whether they're caught in the wild or raised in captivity, fish are a major food souce worldwide. Nearly 5 billion people worldwide got 15 percent of the animal protein in their diets from …

Tech and Science

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Science

Video: Watching solstices and equinoxes from space

See how sunlight falls on Earth’s surface during the solstices and equinoxes, and get a better understanding of why Earth’s tilt causes the …

Mantis Shrimp Vision Is Not As Mindblowing As You’ve Been Told

If you want to pick a favorite animal that will surprise even the quirkiest first date, you can’t go wrong with the mantis shrimp. This foot-long, coral reef-dwelling crustacean has a rainbow tail, and punches its prey so hard and so fast that it creates underwater shockwaves.<p>Pretty cool, eh?<p>But …

How To Cure Garlic Breath

Thank you, science.<p>Counter to most vampire lore, there is no magic to the pungent odor of garlic. The stench is the result of four major sulfur-containing compounds, which, when ingested, move into the bloodstream and then out through the lungs and sweat glands. But that doesn’t make it any less …

Summer solstice at Stonehenge

Why do people gather at Stonehenge in England on the solstice? Info and photos here.<p>It’s summer solstice time for us in the Northern Hemisphere. This …

Astronomy

Arthritis drug reverses loss of body hair - Futurity

A drug commonly used for arthritis may be an effective way to reverse alopecia universalis, a condition that results in loss of all body hair.

Hair

Starvation diet puts worm lifespan on 'pause' - Futurity

Taking food away from C. elegans worms triggers a state of arrested development. Given food again, they develop normally but can live twice as long.

Biology