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28 New Fiction Books To Add To Your Must-Read List This Fall

The season promises a veritable cornucopia of enthralling novels and short story collections.<p>As we head into back-to-school season and long, blissful weeks of sweater weather, it’s only natural to be tempted to spend hours in the bookstore browsing fresh titles and adding to our to-read …

Our favorite books of all time

Why can't I take a deep breath? Causes and treatment

The sensation of feeling unable to take a deep breath is also known as dyspnea, or shortness of breath. This feeling can be very frightening and …

10 Must-Read Books That Should Be Mandatory Reading In High School

Mandatory reading isn't always everyone's favorite kind of reading. Everyone has that one book that they remember slogging through in high school …

Edited Embryos Mean U.S. Scientists Have Passed a Major Milestone

For the first time ever, researchers here have created genetically modified human embryos.<p>By now, most of us know what CRISPR gene editing is. At the very least, we have heard of this revolutionary technology that allows us to alter DNA — the source code of life itself. One day, CRISPR could allow …

Genetics

The 10 most popular prescription drugs in the US

Dozens of prescription drugs — from Advil to the EpiPen — have become household names.<p>But some are more prevalent than others.<p>GoodRx, a startup that lists drug prices and sells prescription drugs at discounted rates, compiled a list of the 10 most popular prescription drugs in the US in 2017, based …

Scientists discover "angel particle" that is its own antiparticle

Every fundamental particle in the universe has an antiparticle, which has the same mass but the opposite charge. If a particle should ever meet its …

Physics

Spider-Man: Homecoming Gets One Very Important Thing Right

Finally, a Spider-Man who shops at bodegas.<p>Few superhero movies seem like they have to justify their existence as much as <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i>. No matter how you slice it, six movies and two reboots just seems indulgent, especially when said reboots are each only five years apart. Add to that the …

Marvel Universe

10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

1 of 12<p>CRISPR technology<p>It's like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool that scientists can wield to snip and …

A fateful literary meeting: Raymond Carver and Haruki Murakami

The two writers met in person only once, but it provided a lifetime of inspiration; most recently shown in Murakami’s new collection “Men Without …

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Ether Thief Remains Mystery Year After $55 Million Digital Heist

Elie Wiesel’s Only Son Steps Up to His Father’s Legacy

OSWIECIM, Poland — Back when all he wanted was to play baseball and tinker with his computer, Elisha Wiesel found himself touring Treblinka, evading KGB agents on the Moscow subway and watching his father accept the Nobel Peace Prize.<p>“I wanted a normal American childhood,” said Mr. Wiesel, 44, the …

How 450-Million-Year-Old Bacteria Evolved into a Dangerous Superbug

A dangerous bacteria found in hospitals might have originated from an ancestor that lived in the guts of the first animals to walk on land, according …

Biology

What Happens When The World's Most Famous Teen Activist Grows Up?

<i>#GettingTo5050, a global movement rooted in actionable tools and resources, aims to catalyze the conversations that will inspire a more</i> …

These are the best books ever, according to the Goodreads community

We’re always on the hunt for new books to add to our reading lists. That’s why we use Goodreads. It’s one of the easiest ways to find new titles and …

If your hair is bouncin’ and misbehavin’, you might get away with it: A new verdict for forensics

A recent study on the reliability of hair analysis is only latest to shake public confidence in forensic science<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this week that the Justice Department is closing a federal agency formed four years ago that was designed to instill more scientific rigor in the …

Babies need extreme comfort to overcome the damaging effects of stress

<b>(Getty)</b><p>Affection and attention are crucial for infants — they help the brain develop chemicals that protect against stress<p>Daniel Keating<p>April 16, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity and How to Break the Cycle.” by Daniel Keating (St. Martin’s …

Parenting

How Would The Universe Change If We Grew An Extra Dimension?

Imagine, if you can, the ability to move in an extra direction: one beyond up-and-down, north-and-south, or east-and-west. That there’s an independent direction beyond our conventional notions of x, y, and z-axes. And let’s make it more interesting for you: imagine that you’re the only one in the …

Physics

How Carnivorous Plants Developed a Thirst for Blood

Carnivorous plants haven’t have the best media representation. The 1986 cult classic <i>Little Shop of Horrors</i> depicted these hungry little darlings as …

Biology

You probably do this disgusting thing at least once a day

Have you ever wondered just how far germs travel when you sneeze or cough?<p>Well, it turns out it’s quite some distance – so you may want to take extra …

Microbiology

Myopia cell discovered in retina

CHICAGO - Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a cell in the retina that may cause myopia when it dysfunctions. The dysfunction may be …

Northwestern University

A Snow Moon, Lunar Eclipse and Comet Are Set to Appear on the Same Day

You won't want to miss this incredibly rare stargazing opportunity.<p>Stargazers are in for a treat later this week, as three celestial events are set to take place on the same day. A full Snow Moon, a lunar eclipse and a passing comet should all be visible from Earth on the evening of Friday, …

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

'Lost continent' found under Mauritius | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Found -- one lost continent, hiding underneath a tropical holiday destination.<p>It might sound implausible, but deep at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, a research team, led by South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, has found pieces of an ancient continent.<p>The lava-covered piece of …

Earth Science

Viruses’ Fight One Another in their Own Biological WarFare

Just like animals compete with one another throughout evolution, as suggested by Darwin’s theory, so do organisms. They may be tiny, but they can …

Earth - Monstrous spiders and centipedes that prey on large animals

You have probably seen the viral video of an Australian huntsman spider dragging a mouse up the side of a fridge. Well, we can top that.<p>The huntsman footage is undoubtedly remarkable. The spider is displaying amazing strength and extraordinary gripping power: the surface of that fridge is really …

These Threats From Outer Space Could End Life on Earth

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence …

A discovery about the movement of tectonic plates will have scientists rewriting textbooks

Plate tectonics is the widely accepted theory that the Earth's crust is divided into several sections that float around on the mantle — the mostly solid layer between the core and the crust. But how they move around has been a subject of much debate among scientists since the theory was first …

A Wise Monkey Knows How Little He Knows

Knowing one's limits can be a strength. Just ask Socrates, whose famous paradox is often summed up in the phrase: "I know one thing: that I know …