Alexandra Bocica

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Painkillers: the opiates of the masses?

The increasing use of powerful opioid drugs to manage chronic pain is leading to addiction and long-term harm. Should we keep taking the tablets?<p>In the Victorian age, legions of women relied on a medicine known as “Mother’s Quietness” to soothe the pain of their infants. The reason it worked was …

Painkillers

Launch Trailer: ASCENSION

<b>Press Release:</b> In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage …

The Guide to STAR TREK Uniforms Infographic

Pavlok needs you to shock more people into breaking bad habits

There's no way you'd use a shock collar to train your beloved dog, but you wouldn't mind using one on yourself if it means breaking your nastiest habits, eh? If that's the case, then your day has come: Pavlok (a wearable band that can zap you with electricity) is now up on Indiegogo, with its …

You Asked: Is It Good or Bad to Take a Nap?

You’re right to be confused. Even as a recent study linked napping to higher mortality, companies and colleges across the U.S. are installing nap …

Sleep

Teapot Made Entirely from Chocolate Can Hold Boiled Water without Melting

You’d expect a chocolate teapot to be completely useless (except for devouring), but believe it or not, this one actually works. Engineered by Nestlé …

A Bite From This Tiny Tick Can Turn You into a Vegetarian

The tiny Lone Star tick can succeed where countless health experts and diet planners have failed – this bug has the power to put people off red meat! …

Space Station’s ‘42’ Crew Takes a Page from ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’

What do astronauts and cosmonauts, a towel and a paranoid android have in common? The answer is 42.<p>The International Space Station's Expedition 42 crew members, who are due to assemble aboard the orbiting laboratory in November, have embraced the connection between their numerical designation and …

Space Exploration