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Swedish scientists offer drug to pedophiles to stop them from sexually abusing kids

Researchers in Sweden have come up with a plan to help prevent pedophiles’ urges from leading them to actions. A Stockholm institute wants to give …

Global obesity rates continue to climb

Despite massive public health campaigns, the rise in worldwide obesity rates continues to hurtle along like a freight train on greased tracks.<p>In …

A programming language for living cells

MIT biological engineers have created a programming language that allows them to rapidly design complex, DNA-encoded circuits that give new functions …

Scientists Have Identified 11 Ways to Achieve a "Good Death"

The 11 best ways to die.<p>Sorry to bring everything down for a second, but you and everyone you know and love is going to die. Depending on your age …

Mysterious tiny germs: US scientists ‘build’ bacteria with smallest genome on Earth

American scientists have created a bacterium with the smallest number of genes ever, but they have no idea what almost one-third of them do. What the …

Homo sapiens' sex with extinct species was no one-night stand | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Our species, Homo sapiens, has a more adventurous sexual history than previously realized, and all that bed-hopping long ago has left an indelible mark on the human genome.<p>An exhibit shows the life of a neanderthal family in a cave in the new Neanderthal Museum in the …