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Muscle that contracts grown in a lab for the first time

Contracting lab-grown muscle may lead to individualized treatments for patients<p>Lab-grown muscle isn't new. In 2013, a group of researchers created enough muscle to make a burger that they could eat. But until recently, researchers weren't able to grow muscle that could contract in response to an …

Stem Cells

Looking for a tech job? There are better places than California

Texas cities top list of metropolitan areas ranked for opportunities to find a job in science, technology, engineering or math.<p>If you are looking for a job in tech, you likely have a better chance in Texas than you do in Silicon Valley.<p>That's the finding of WalletHub, a financial information …

Silicon Valley

I tried a brain-altering wearable that allows users to change their moods on demand

The ambiance of the luxury suite on the 14th floor of the Wynn Hotel is at once both sybaritic—the remains of a generous lunch are visible piled on a large tray as I enter the door—and clinical, with an array of wires, patches, electrodes in evidence scattered on tables and other flat surfaces. It …

The Brain

Ted Cruz & the new McCarthyism: Inside a dangerous response to the atrocity in Paris

For many politicians and pundits, the Charlie Hebdo tragedy is cause to stoke the fires of terror — and worse<p>Here are a few sentences I should not have to write but apparently must, all the same: Taking the life of another human being is an absolutely terrible thing for a person to do. By …

Political Science

Al Jazeera staff held for one year in Egypt

It has been one year since three Al Jazeera journalists were arrested in Egypt in a case that sparked international outrage.<p>Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste were arrested in Cairo on December 29, 2013 under false charges of aiding the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and spreading false …

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

My Journey With a Life Altering Drug: Ayahuasca

Seekers from L.A. to New York are after a kind of rapture said to come only from a drug: ayahuasca, which devotees claim offers life-changing self-awareness, clarity, and insight. But first, you must get violently ill. Arianne Cohen takes the trip of her life.<p>My friend was glowing. Not postsex …