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Sweet drug clears cholesterol, reverses heart disease—and was found by parents

Here’s how parents of kids with rare disease found what may be blockbuster drug.<p>Two parents’ quest to save their twin daughters’ lives from a rare, …

Medical Research

Mazda unveils the MX-5 RF, a Miata with a gorgeous targa top

The Mazda Miata has a new, hardtop brother: a targa called the Mazda MX-5 RF.<p>In front of a packed house of journalists in a Chelsea loft, Mazda execs rolled out the car, which looks exactly like what you'd expect (only a lot, lot better) — a Mazda Miata with a hardtop, but with a gorgeously …

Mazda

Scientists Find Bacteria That Can Eat Plastic Bottles

Scientists in Japan have discovered a form of bacteria that can digest the plastic in disposable plastic water bottles, raising hopes it could be …

Wake Up Your Sad, Winter Skin With Herbivore’s Pineapple Enzyme and Gemstone Mask

all the fruit intake that you’ll need<p>Herbivore is a skin care line that uses only the most natural ingredients. Founders (and quite possibly the most adorable couple, ever) Julia Wills and Alex Kummerow use plant-based food-grade cold-pressed oils, therapeutic-grade essential oils, GMO-free soy …

New drug blows up malaria parasites in blood - Futurity

Malaria killed about 440,000 people—mostly children—last year, but a new drug may help fight it—and be affordable enough to treat the poorest victims.

Malaria

'Bones' renewed for a final, shortened season

<i>Bones</i> is officially coming to an end.<p>Fox has announced that the beloved, long-running procedural has been renewed for a 12th and final season, which …

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Genetics

Bill Maher is right about ISIS: New study confirms numbers in his controversial Hollywood Reporter piece

PolitFact digs into Bill Maher’s numbers on ISIS and the Middle East — and finds him mostly spot-on<p>"Real Time" host Bill Maher has been an outspoken opponent of ISIS, American involvement in the Middle East, and -- perhaps most controversially -- Syrian refugees. All this (and more) he laid out in …

10 Beauty Products So Effective You Can Literally See Them Working

45 Of The Most Stunning Paradises In The World

<i>Ever wonder where the next paradise you should run off to is? These 45 travel bloggers have revealed their perfect place from all over the world. NOTE: If you have an extreme case of wanderlust, look away now! These places are beyond stunning!</i><p><b>New Zealand</b> - A Broken Backpack<p><i>"What if Paradise is in</i> …

There's One Detail In "Toy Story" That's Really Weird

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The Latest Breakthrough In Understanding Diabetes Was Made By An Algorithm

Researchers now believe there are three different kinds of type 2 diabetes–a result discovered with help from machines combing through reams of medical data.<p>With the cost to sequence a human genome dropping by the day and medical records finally going digital, public health experts are excited for …

Diabetes

Indestructible Water Bears Have a Genome That Is Seriously Weird

Water bears, known to scientists as tardigrades, are famously adorable microscopic creatures who can survive anything: freezing, total dehydration, …

10 Best Exercise Machines and Gadgets

Don't wait for your New Year's resolution - invest in fitness gear now and enjoy holiday sales and a larger selection before the January rush. Plus, …

Turing Pharmaceuticals, Company at Center of Drug Price-Gouging Storm, Cuts Cost of Medicine

Turing Pharmaceuticals, the company that became a lightning rod for criticism over excessive price increases for older medicines, on Tuesday said it would cut the cost of its anti-infection drug to hospitals.<p>Privately-held Turing and its Chief Executive Martin Shkreli sparked outrage in September …

Martin Shkreli

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

7 amazing places in Seattle you’ve probably never heard of

I LOVE SEATTLE, including all the iconic things you <i>have</i> to do on a visit: going up the Space Needle, watching people throw fish at Pike Place Market. …

Barcelona

5 Gooey, Cheesy Queso Recipes

Whether you’re hosting a party or just want something to snack on while binge-watching the latest Netflix series, there’s nothing as satisfying as a …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

Here's the One Thing Dermatologists Wish You Would Stop Doing

You follow your skin-care routine with religious dedication but still don't have the Neutrogena-commercial-perfect complexion of your dreams. That could be because you're still making one of the mistakes dermatologists dread most. We asked eight of the top derms in the country to let us in on the …

How to Master the Korean Beauty Trend Mul-Gwang

Korean beauty trends never fail to delight us. They’re wacky (snail facials?!), adorable and NEVER boring. The latest look to steal our hearts is the Mul-Gwang trend AKA a glowing face that gives the illusion that you are indeed a gorgeous water nymph who subsists on a diet of dew drops, organic …

What Is Anal Sex Actually Like: 8 Women Share

"I was always afraid it would hurt, but anal sex actually isn’t so much painful as it is uncomfortable. But! The discomfort is so extreme for some people that they can barely do it—like my best friend, who’s tried a few times with her fiancé and barely gotten it in, no matter how much lube they …

7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

The Coca-Cola company has identified the culprit behind America’s weight problem. And it wants to put the blame on….you.<p>The world’s largest producer …

This fish 'snoozes' for years without food or water - Futurity

Scientists have taken a closer look at how African lungfish survive in suspended animation for three to five years until water becomes available.

Learn the Workout That Got Khloé Kardashian Her 'Revenge Body'

Exercise 1 Single-Dumbbell Clean and Press<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and a dumbbell between your feet on the floor. Push your hips back as you squat to grab the dumbbell with your right hand, arm fully extended <b>(A)</b>. In one smooth movement, pull the dumbbell up and "catch" it at …

Shadow on Mars appears to be a woman

Nasa's Curiosity Rover captures an image of what resembles the form of a woman on Mars<p>Nasa's Curiosity Rover took a picture while exploring a crater on Mars and captured what appears to be a woman.<p>The image looks to show a long haired woman on top of a cliff looking out over the land.<p>A website …

UFOs

This new (terrifying) sea creature has a 'fishing pole' coming out of its head

Lurking in the dark depths of the sea, a new species that looks more like an alien than a fish has been discovered, a creature with needlelike teeth …

University of Washington

Contaminated Mexican Cilantro Sickens Hundreds Across the U.S.

Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski …

Assassination attempt on Burundian human rights activist causes outrage

The attempted murder of a leading Burundian human rights activist has triggered international outrage and concern.<p>Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, who publicly opposed President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial and successful attempt for a third term in office last month, was shot in the face as he made …

Africa

6 Things You Can Do Today to Kick Cellulite’s Ass

<b>1. Melt Away Fat With Cardio</b><br>Cellulite is a type of fat, and the tried-and-true way to get rid of fat is to burn it off. Intense cardio workouts such as running, cycling, hiking up hills, or taking cardio classes are your greatest weapon. Note that it may take several months to decrease your overall …