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This is your body -- up very, very, close and personal

The human body is shown in fascinating, microscopic detail in the book "Science is Beautiful."

Blood to feeling: Scientists turn adult human blood cells into neurons

Stem cell scientists can now directly convert adult human blood cells to both central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) neurons as well as …

Prostate cancer gene map points way to targeted drugs

<b>Scientists have unveiled a comprehensive genetic map of advanced prostate cancer, hailing it as the disease's "Rosetta Stone".</b><p>The study, published in the journal Cell, shows that nearly nine in 10 men had gene mutations that could be targeted with drugs.<p>The study was led in the UK by scientists at …

How DNA sequencing is transforming the hunt for new drugs | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Drug manufacturers have begun amassing enormous troves of human DNA in hopes of significantly shortening the time it takes to identify new drug candidates, a move some say is transforming the development of medicines.<p>Technician Mike Lattari prepares a flow cell slide for loading …

28 Underrated Musical Artists You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Add these talented guys and gals to your playlists ASAP.

This Is The First Baby Conceived With Controversial Mitochondrial Method

One of several due to be born this summer<p>Zain Rajani was born 22 days ago in Toronto, Canada. To say he was much anticipated would be an understatement—his parents, Natasha and Omar Rajani, had been trying for four years to get pregnant. Finally, they turned to in vitro fertilization, but Natasha’s …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

This breathtaking photo of a hot air balloon in Yangshuo, China made our list of the best travel photos in November. Check out the entire gallery: http://on.natgeo.com/IBbzsI. Photograph by Karl Willson, National Geographic Your Shot

Bioethics Panel Warns Against Anthrax Vaccine Testing On Kids

A controversial government proposal to test the anthrax vaccine in children would be unethical without first conducting much more research, a presidential commission concluded Tuesday.<p>"The federal government would have to take multiple steps before anthrax vaccine trials with children could be …

Childhood Maltreatment Can Leave Scars In The Brain

Maltreatment during childhood can lead to long-term changes in brain circuits that process fear, researchers say. This could help explain why children who suffer abuse are much more likely than others to develop problems like anxiety and depression later on.<p>Brain scans of teenagers revealed weaker …

Drugs unlimited: how I created my very own legal high

How easy is it to invent and manufacture a recreational drug that does not break any UK drug laws? I just spent the last two months doing exactly that – and the answer might surprise you.<p>Since 2008, the emergence of legal highs has wrong-footed policymakers, parents and police. These drugs imitate …

AIDS Scientists Encouraged By Antibodies That Hit Monkey Virus

Scientists have a new idea for beating HIV: Target the virus with guided missiles called monoclonal antibodies.<p>At least in monkeys infected with an experimental virus similar to the human AIDS virus, the approach produced what researchers call "profound therapeutic efficacy."<p>The results appear …

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

5 Of The World's Most Remote Destinations Require Crazy Travel But Are Totally Worth It

Planes, trains, automobiles and… a cargo ship? That’s what it might take to get to Madagascar’s most remote national park. For other spots like it, the haul is even longer.<p>Hoard your frequent flier miles and buy a <i>lot</i> of reading material if you plan to visit one of these hard-to-reach</b> …

Got the Munchies? Sate Your Hunger with These 20 Recipes

A majority of Americans favor legalizing marijuana—so we've collected 20 recipes to help pot smokers deal with the munchies<p>For the first time ever, a national poll has shown that a majority of Americans—58 percent, in fact—favor the legalization of marijuana. Which means that, if the rest of the …

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Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Landscape GIFs Are The Absolute Best Method Of Virtual Travel

It has recently come to our attention that those magical moving photographs from "Harry Potter" actually exist. In real life.<p>They are called landscape GIFs, and they're the most awesome way to see some of your favorite places in motion (as opposed to puppies or Phoebe from "Friends," as GIFs most …

Common gene raises cancer risk from red meat - Futurity

One in three people has a genetic variant that significantly raises the risk of colorectal cancer from eating processed and red meat, say USC …