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Girl Recovers After Lung Transplant

The 10-year-old girl whose family successfully fought a rule preventing her from qualifying for adult lungs was in recovery after she received a lung …

Labels sought for genetically modified food

From Maine to Washington, a growing number of states are taking on the issue of genetically engineered foods, fanning the flames of a decades-old debate about whether the products are dangerous to human health.<p>This month, Connecticut became the first state to pass a law requiring the labeling of …

Exclusive: Zelda 3DS 'feels totally different,' needs to be played in 3D

The Nintendo 3DS has already been through a lot. The first-ever glasses-less 3D portable console didn't have the most glamorous of launches when it hit the market more than two years ago. Tainted by an underwhelming batch of debut software, controversial 3D effect, and a disappointing battery life, …

Environment: News & features

Apple Considering Lower-Priced iPad Mini at $199-$249?

Along with his recent research note addressing Apple's notebook launch plans, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also published a note examining Apple's iPad prospects.<p>In particular, Kuo looks to the iPad mini as the future of the company's iPad portfolio, but with Apple's efforts to bring a …

If this was a pill, you’d do anything to get it

By Ezra Klein<p><i>Update, 7/1/2013: Today was the day that Health Quality Partners -- the wildly successful Medicare experiment I profiled back in April -- was supposed to shut down. But on Thursday, Medicare hit "snooze" on the doomsday clock. HQP, they said, could have another 18 months. Here's their</i> …

New advances with E. coli bacteria could eventually improve biofuel production

Currently, producing fuel directly from biological products can lead to some tough choices. The resulting biofuel usually either needs to be mixed with regular petroleum or the vehicles themselves need to be modified to work with it. New research published recently details the work of scientists to …

Scientists' hope for HIV cure

Researchers are working on "novel strategies" to find a cure for HIV, with the first results expected “within months”.<p>Danish scientists are hoping for results that will show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible”.<p>They are conducting a clinical trial to test a …

Why are Bounty reps allowed on maternity wards?

I love most things about being pregnant. I'm very lucky to have been really healthy through both my pregnancies. And the awareness of the new life …

Embrace embarrassment - learn a second language!

So you wanna learn a second language during your stay abroad? Sure, classes, textbooks and flashcards work - but we've got some tips for busting through the I-sound-ridiculous-so-I'm-not-going-to-say-anything level to Oh-my-god-I'm-speaking-and-people-understand-me level. It'll take hard work. …

Language Learning

On Copycat Whales, Conformist Monkeys and Animal Cultures

This is the story of a whale that tried something new and a monkey that fell in line.<p>It’s about how wild animals can create cultures and traditions just as we can, through the twin forces of innovation and conformity.<p>*****<p>In 1980, a humpback whale in the Gulf of Maine started doing something …

VIDEO: The Future Of Wearable Technology

Google Glass — the glasses with a computer, Internet and camera built in — is only the latest version of wearable technology. The wristwatch was one of the first.<p>Off Book, a Web video series from PBS, explorers the future of wearable technology — from devices that help you figure out why you can't …

Hope for lung cancer patients as new clinical trial plan launched

A new alliance is to bring fresh hope to lung cancer patients, aiming to enrol every sufferer in a clinical trial in a bid to beat the devastating disease.<p>The newly-formed Lung Cancer Alliance will unite the country’s leading research organisations and charities in the hopes of saving lives.<p>The …

The Most Bizarre, Surprising, and Disgusting Animal Superpowers

Author: Wired Staff<p>science<p>06:30 am<p>Author: Wired Staff<p>science<p>06:30 am<p>#animals<p>Sponsored Stories<p>Powered By Outbrain<p>Amy ThompsonSpaceX Preps for Three …

Cells in placenta may flag autism risk

<b>UC DAVIS / YALE (US) —</b> Abnormal tissue-folding found within the placenta may be an early indication of a baby’s risk for autism spectrum disorder, …

Interns spend ‘shockingly’ little time with patients

<b>JOHNS HOPKINS (US) —</b> Hospital interns spend just 12 percent of duty time examining or talking with patients, far less than they spend on paperwork …

Diabetes care improves, but costly gaps remain

<b>EMORY (US) —</b> People with diabetes are getting better control of the disease, but a new study suggests that other health issues that can complicate …

Obesity could be treated with a pacemaker implanted into the brain, according to new study

A brain implant could become a new tool for treating obesity in patients unresponsive to traditional medications. A new study at the University of Pennsylvania found that by treating mice using a specially tuned brain pacemaker — a device that sends electrical signals to specific areas of the brain …

Largest Current Study Of AIDS Vaccine Shut Down

In fact, patients injected with the vaccine actually developed HIV more often than those who were given a placebo. Eep.<p>The largest current study of a potential AIDS vaccine, a $77 million project led by a Columbia University doctor, has been shut down due to "futility." The patients will be …

How ‘jail-breaker’ cancer cells escape

<b>PRINCETON (US) —</b> Cancer cells that can break out of a tumor and invade other organs are more aggressive than nonmalignant cells and are nimble enough …

Hepatitis C: Closing in on its viral origins

<b>The virus behind Hepatitis C has been the target of virologists, epidemiologists and geneticists for years, in a bid to find out the animal host from which it likely came. But Prof Jonathan Ball, a virologist at the University of Nottingham, UK, says early indications that bats are the culprit may</b> …

Biology

How Agent Coulson Is Brought Back to Life in AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Six months on, Windows 8 sales are a mystery

As PC sales plummet, Microsoft is vague about its risky bet<p>The Windows 8 operating system debuted on October 26th, six months ago today. Intended to save a flagging PC industry, Microsoft's latest software is designed specifically for touch-equipped hardware. While Apple continues to increase its …

Carjack victim recounts his harrowing night

The 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur had just pulled his new Mercedes to the curb on Brighton Avenue to answer a text when an old sedan swerved …

Tiger Eyes

Judy Blume’s novels have enjoyed enduring popularity for their frank, honest portrayals of growing up, introducing generations of young readers to …

Power Rangers

Community: “Basic Human Anatomy”

“Basic Human Anatomy” is the funniest <i>Community</i> episode of the season. Granted, that’s not saying as much as it might have in the past, but this still …

TV

Boston suspects planned attack on New York City, Mayor Bloomberg says

The Boston marathon bombing suspects planned to drive to New York with their remaining arsenal of explosives and launch an attack on Times Square, …

Professor Encourages His Students to Cheat in Order to Teach Them Game Theory

Peter Nonacs, professor of biology at UCLA, teaches Game Theory in his Behavioral Ecology course. He told his students that for an upcoming exam, …