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The price of a long, healthy life may be reduced fertility | David Cox

Suppressing a hormone that governs metabolism boosts your chances of living to a grand old age, but there's a downside<p>Would you be prepared to sacrifice your fertility in order to live longer? It's an almost inconceivable dilemma, but one day we could be offered a choice between having children and …

5 Glasses That Can Change How You See The World

20/20 vision<p>Google Glass might not have done much to move fashion forward, but it has inspired a bevy of copycats—many of which will be on the market before Glass. Some of them are subtle, some futuristic, and some seem plucked straight from 1950s B-movies. The common thread: All of them will …

Remembering The Doctor Who Spoke Hard Truths About Dying

Dr. Sherwin Nuland has passed away at the age of 83. The surgeon was best known for his book <i>How We Die</i>. Atul Gawande, a surgeon and writer himself, discusses the late doctor's life.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>Twenty years after Sherwin Nuland changed the way we talk about dying, the surgeon and …

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Catom by Stephanie Jayne Designs<p>Well, cats <i>are</i> the nucleus of your atomic universe. Or at least that's how they think of themselves. NeatoShop artist …

Beautiful Science at the British Library – in pictures

A new exhibition at the British Library in London celebrates the ability of a gorgeous graphic to tell the story of data, revealing an important truth about our world. Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight – which runs from 20 February to 26 May – explores how scientific maps and …

Why People Born in Winter Might Live Longer

An analysis of Swedes shows that those who gestated and were born during warmer times were more likely to die of cold-induced heart attacks.<p>Extreme cold kills more people than extreme heat, and it does so in a variety of ways.<p>You could freeze to death. You could be spending more time inside, …

Famous Scientist Will Make You Smart. Click Here

Brian Greene is the best college professor you never had—unless you’ve studied physics at Columbia University, that is. If that does describe you, …

This 13-Year-Old Just Became the Youngest Person Ever to Build a Nuclear-Fusion Reactor

Remember that whole "The Effect of Carbonated Cola Beverages on Human Teeth" experiment you did for your Science Fair? Yeah.<p>It started with the Internet.<p>"One day," Jamie Edwards recalls, "I was looking on the Internet for radiation or other aspects of nuclear energy." (As one does.) Through that …

The First Woman to Get a Ph.D. in Computer Science From MIT

Irene Greif talks to The Atlantic about her life and legacy.<p>Irene Greif always thought she'd be a teacher. "For one thing," she told me, "I'd been told by my mother that it was good to be a teacher because you just worked the hours your kids were in school and you could come home." It had just …

Type 1 Diabetes Finally Explained

Let me say this with no exaggeration. My whole life, all day, all night, every day and each night is about keeping my blood sugar between the red and yellow lines. Whether I'm wearing, or not wearing, my continuous glucose monitor (CGM), screen pictured below.<p><i>(The little white dots between the red</i> …

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Tiny Silver Laboratory Microscope Necklace | Silver Microscope Charm Necklace | Science Student Pendant

Here is a darling little silver laboratory microscope necklace. The smallest and cutest you'll ever see! Perfect for any lover of science, biology, chemistry, students, biologists, chemists, professors and teachers! This whimsical necklace is perfect to give as a gift for someone you love, or as a …

New breakthrough: Engineered immune cells may block HIV

Scientists claim they have safely introduced engineered immune cells in 12 people with HIV that have the ability to resist the virus.<p>Researchers are lauding it as a step toward paving the way to curing the disease. Typically, patients must stay on HIV treatments the rest of their lives.<p>"This …

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Don't Confuse Me With Facts: When Misinformation Kills

More bad news from the loopy world of the anti-vaccine folks. As TIME reported yesterday, a new study published in Pediatrics found that when parents …

HIV gene therapy using GM cells hailed a success after trial

A radical gene therapy to combat HIV using genetically modified cells that are resistant to the virus has been declared a success by scientists following the first clinical trial.<p>The treatment, which has never been tested on humans before, raised patients' defences against HIV by replacing some of …

Tips And Hacks To Get Better Z's

Because everyone can use a little advice<p>Ready to sleep like a baby and start feeling well-rested? We've got you covered.<p>For the most important things anyone can do for improved shuteye, we contacted Bernie Miller, supervisor at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. But because …

A Second Baby May Have Been Cured Of HIV

The treatment that cured an infant of the virus last year may have put a second child into remission. The baby, doctors hope, may even be cured.<p>One of last year's biggest health stories came from the case of a Mississippi child apparently cured of HIV: treated with an anti-retroviral drug cocktail …

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