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Swallowing this needle-studded pill could be good for you

Researchers develop a pill that could be swallowed to deliver drugs directly into our digestive tracts via tiny needles. And that's better how?<p>If needles make you all woozy, you'll be particularly interested in a new invention out of MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital. It's a pill-like capsule …

Pharma

The Ballad of Bimbo the Deer

This is a story about a Canadian recluse named Janet Schwartz and her domesticated deer, Bimbo.<p><i>Photos and text by Jennifer Osborne</i><p>Nearly two years ago, a reclusive 70-something-year-old named Janet Schwartz was devastated when the law threatened to separate her from her domesticated deer, Bimbo. …

Your nose knows death is imminent

Losing the sense of smell predicts death within five years, according to new research<p>Until as recently as 1987, British coal pits employed caged canaries as sentinels that alerted miners to the presence of poisonous gases. Being more sensitive to them than we are, the birds would get distressed …

Sweater Weather Means Pho Weather

Brothy, meaty pho is surprisingly easy to make at home—this recipe is done in 30 minutes.<p>It's officially fall, which means it's officially sweater weather. But being a food publication and all, we're pointedly more interested in the start of pho weather. Autumn is the perfect time to try your hand …

Weather

The American Family Is Making a Comeback

Marriage is on the decline, birthrates are down, and divorce rates are high. But politicians in both parties are finally putting forth proposals to help—and strengthen society.<p>On April 24, 2012, President Obama went on <i>Late Night</i> <i>with Jimmy Fallon</i> to make his case for student-loan forgiveness and …

No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

<b>Update on Oct. 8: The Ebola patient in Dallas, the first diagnosed with the virus in the U.S., has died.</b><p>Holy moly! There's a case of Ebola in the U.S.!<p>That first reaction was understandable. There's no question the disease is scary. The World Health Organization now estimates that the virus has …

7 Research-Based Ways to Save Time

<b>1) Use The 20 Second Rule</b><p>Make things you shouldn’t do take 20 seconds longer to accomplish (moving the ever-buzzing phone across the room) and the …