Kobie Hughes

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Baby Pics Can Diagnose Deadly Cancer

Like most parents, Bryan Shaw snapped unending pictures of his new son Noah. But when the baby was just a few months old, Shaw’s wife Elizabeth started to notice something odd about the pictures: in them, one of Noah’s eyes appeared milky-white instead of red.<p>When his wife approached him with the …

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Tiny Dragonfly Backpacks Reveal Mysteries of the Brain

Scientists are wiring the insects to better understand how motion is controlled.<p><b>In a windowless room in northern Virginia, neuroscientist Anthony Leonardo is about to open a door. Quickly. "There are thousands of fruit flies in there, and we don't want them all to escape," he says.</b><p>The fruit flies …

Can Phobias Be Cured in Our Sleep?

The brain can be trained to overcome fear during sleep, new research suggests.<p><b>You may think you're doing nothing at night, but to your brain, sleep means finally having some spare time to take stock of the day's events. Freed from the distractions of recording new experiences, a deeply sleeping</b> …

New Role for Disabled Kepler? Finding Exotic Alien Worlds

Crippled spacecraft could unearth new planets by detecting warped starlight.<p><b>Kepler's planet-hunting days may not be over just yet.</b><p>A technical failure in May left the NASA spacecraft, launched in 2009 to search for exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system, permanently crippled. But it could …

Did a Comet Really Kill the Mammoths 12,900 Years Ago?

Did the planetary upheaval 12,900 years ago come from the heavens—or Earth?<p><b>Why did mammoths, mastodons, and other mega-beasts vanish from North America?</b><p>Was it because:<p>1) humans killed them;<p>2) they couldn't hack the climate after the Ice Age ended; or<p>3) an exploding comet ignited continent-wide …

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Why the World Is Not Yet Done with Polio

The crippling virus has been almost eliminated—but stubborn pockets remain.<p><b>The finish line for eradicating polio worldwide can seem like a weary marathoner's mirage.</b><p>The distance traveled is immense: The disease is now endemic in only three countries around the globe—Afghanistan, Nigeria, and …