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Could Cooked Meat Hold A Risk Factor For Dementia And Diabetes?

If the results hold up, they could point the way toward new treatments.<p>Cooking meat may be a risk factor for dementia and diabetes, according to new research. When meat is heated, it can produce advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which form when protein or fat reacts with sugar. The research …

NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to mine the moon

NASA is now working with private companies to take the first steps in exploring the moon for valuable resources like helium 3 and rare earth metals.<p>Initial proposals are due tomorrow for the Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown program (CATALYST). One or more private companies …

This Full-Color 3-D Printer Sounds Too Good To Be True. Is It?

Popular Science sat down with botObjects to ask some questions about their controversial 3-D printer. We left with some answers, and some new questions.<p>Back in May, a startup called botObjects unveiled what seemed like a stunning consumer gadget: the world's first full-color, desktop 3-D printer, …

Australian astronomers discover oldest known star in universe

A team of scientists at the Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the universe.<p>The discovery of the heavenly body, which formed about 13.6bn years ago, has allowed astronomers to study the chemistry of the first stars.<p>Lead researcher Dr Stefan Keller of the ANU’s …

Why Do We Blame The Obese For Their Obesity?

Last month I attended a talk given by biologist Dr. Jeffrey Friedman at the much beloved NYC-based lecture series, Secret Science Club. Friedman, a 2010 Lasker Award recipient, was there to discuss the research that culminated in that prestigious award—his discovery of the hormone leptin and its …

A Mind-Controlled Robotic Hand With A Sense Of Touch

Getting closer to lifelike<p>Denis Aabo Sørensen lost his left hand nine years ago, while handling fireworks. Since then, he has used prosthetic hands, but never one like this. Last year, a team of European engineers created for him a prosthetic hand that connects directly to the remaining nerves in …

23andMe and Me: Why Policymakers Should Set the Genetic Testing Company Free

The FDA has banned 23andMe from selling its personal genetic testing kits. But consumers should know the truth about themselves—and so policymakers …

Dr. Wikipedia: The 'Double-Edged Sword' Of Crowdsourced Medicine

Wikipedia has become a go-to source for definitions, celebrity facts, and now, medical information. A study by the IMS Health Institute published in January names Wikipedia as the "single leading source" of health care information for both patients and health care professionals.<p>Unfortunately, some …

Hiding GPS Inside Shoes To Keep Track Of Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients

New technologies can improve the lives of not only the exploding elderly population, but also the people who care for them.<p>With the number of dementia and Alzheimer’s sufferers set to double by 2030, there’s likely to be a growing need for technology that keeps the elderly safe and gives caregivers …

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Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry

Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors …

Many Promising Embryonic Stem Cell Therapies Ensnared In Legal Loophole

Rules from two U.S. federal agencies, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, have created a strange impasse.<p>Hey, isn't it great that university scientists are working on making embryonic stem cell therapies? They've done some especially promising work in treating …