Sergei Romanov

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Big Pic: A Jumping Spider's Crazy, Hairy Legs

A little gross, and totally amazing.<p>The ground-dwelling jumping spider is a fearsome beast. It can scale vertical surfaces with ease and spring 25 times its body length to nab prey. Its legs are the eight crucial tools responsible for the pounce, but until recently, the evolutionary origin of some …

How Can I Outfit My Next Backpacking Trip on the Cheap?

<i>A:</i><p>Every centimeter of your pack—and each buck in your wallet—counts. Stuffing it with gear that pulls double or triple duty is one of the smartest ways to consolidate space. I picked seven of my favorite multi-purpose items that you can get for under $7. Hiking smart shouldn't break the bank.<p><b>1.</b> …

8 Gadgets to Get You Ready for Winter

Preparing for winter means more than buying a shovel. This gear is designed to keep you warm (even if you climb a mountain), lower your energy bills, and even help you tap an iPhone text to the home office with your gloves on.<p>Preparing for winter means more than buying a shovel. This gear is …

Oreo Cookies Are as Addictive as Cocaine

Researchers at Connecticut College have found evidence that proves that Oreo cookies—at least for lab rats—are as addictive as cocaine.<p>Neuroscience …

Oreos

Illinois Sisters Speak Out About Their Krokodil Use

After last week’s announcement that Krokodil had made its way to suburban Chicago, two sisters have confirmed that they are two of the five people …

Illinois

Grape skin extract before radiation kills more cancer

Resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine, can make certain tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment.<p>When melanoma cells …

Forecasting with fractures: why aching joints predict freaky weather

Convinced that your long-healed pelvic fracture aches right before a big thunderstorm? It might not be in your head: once largely dismissed as a myth, the idea that aching joints can forecast changing weather is now gaining traction among some scientists.<p>As <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, several …

Imaginary friends help kids become better problem solvers, study finds

Play dates with an imaginary friend could help children become better problem solvers down the road. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal,</i> researchers have found that children who keep imaginary friends eventually develop better internalized thinking, which separately has been found to help children …

Worming Our Way Towards New Therapies for Chronic Disease

Over the last five decades, the prevalence of chronic conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and autism spectrum disorders have grown significantly. Public health research has been working fervently to find a way to treat and hopefully cure the ailments. Yet the …

Multiple Sclerosis

Major U.S. Company Makes A Breast Cancer Risk Test Using Once-Patented Genes

Just four months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled genes can't be patented, Myriad Genetics is seeing some competition.<p>Remember when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled genes can't be patented? Well, now we're seeing the consequences. A major U.S. medical testing company—it's America's largest by …

Breast Cancer

Bioethicists Give Hollywood's Films A Reality Check

A life-threatening pandemic occurs. You're a doctor in the ER and can save a 9-year-old or a 63-year-old doctor. Whom do you choose? How do you choose?<p>Questions like that can crop up in real life and also on the silver screen. So how good a job do filmmakers do at portraying these moral dilemmas? …

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Marijuana Un-Fun

An anti-dopamine drug could block the addictive rush associated with THC.<p>Researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a way to block the dopamine rush associated with THC, the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, in order to …

Cannabis

Square Cash, the Service That Lets You Email Money to Friends, Is Now Public (And Free)

In May, news leaked that Jack Dorsey’s Square had developed a product called Square Cash, which would let people transfer money to any other …

Jack Dorsey