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Do animals like drugs and alcohol?

Is it true that elephants, monkeys, dolphins and other animals seek out recreational highs in nature? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>In South Africa, local legend has it that the elephants like to get drunk. They seek out the marula tree, overindulge on its sweet fruits, and enjoy the intoxicating …

Monkeys

Women with husky voices less likely to be hired, study finds

Women with low-pitched, "croaky" sounding voices are perceived as less competent and trustworthy, according to research<p>Women with husky voices are less likely to be hired by employers as research finds they are perceived as less competent and trustworthy.<p>The study looked at women with low-pitched, …

Flying airplanes with mind control

Researchers demonstrate that brain-controlled flight is possible.<p>Pilots of the future could be able to control their aircraft by merely thinking …

Out Today: The First Catalog Of All The Proteins In The Human Body

Say hi to the proteome.<p>Two teams of scientists are publishing today first drafts of the human proteome. The proteome is a catalog of all of the different proteins the human body makes. This is a big accomplishment. How big? Let’s look at some numbers from just one team:<p>The scientists in this team …

Genetics

Sleeping with light on increases risk of obesity

Sleeping with too much light in the room increases the risk of obesity in women, research finds<p>Leaving a light on when sleeping can increase the risk of obesity in women, research has shown.<p>Greater exposure to light at night raised both Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist size in more than 113,000 …

Breast Cancer

Cheap heroin replaces painkillers as drug of choice - Futurity

A survey of more than 9,000 patients at drug treatment centers confirms an increase in heroin use as prescription painkillers become too difficult to …

Painkillers

The mystery of motion sickness - Rose Eveleth

Although one third of the population suffers from motion sickness, scientists aren’t exactly sure what causes it. Like the common cold, it's a …

A nice, bright smile: Scientists use lasers to regrow teeth | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have come up with a bright idea - literally - to repair teeth.<p>A dentist extracts a tooth from a patient at a dental clinic in Sabanilla near San Jose in this November 1, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate/Files<p>And they say their concept - using laser light …

Why Google Glass Will Make School Easier For Deaf Kids

Meet the researchers developing apps for planetariums, classrooms and more.<p>About seven years ago, a summer camp for deaf kids visited the planetarium at Brigham Young University in Utah. An American Sign Language interpreter sat on the floor with the kids to translate the show’s narration. The kids …

Google Glass