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For $149 a Month, the Doctor Will See You as Often as You Want

A health-care startup is using fancy digs, fitness trackers, and a membership fee to change doctor visits.<p>Imagine if your doctor’s office was more …

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Researchers discover astonishing behavior of water confined in carbon nanotubes

It’s a well-known fact that water, at sea level, starts to boil at a temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit, or 100 degrees Celsius. And scientists …

Physicists develop world’s first artificial cell-like spheres from natural proteins

The team of researchers at Saarland University, led by Professor of Condensed Matter Physics Karin Jacobs, initially had something quite different in …

Infrared camera could help dentists discover cavities much earlier

A smart technology developed by researchers at Toronto's York University could provide a new way for dentists to carry out checks for cavities: using a noninvasive infrared camera that could catch tooth damage before it's too late.<p>"Every person, living a normal life, suffers from dental …

Did his artificial hips put him at risk of infection when he saw the dentist?

By David Lindley<p>Joint replacement is among the most reliable of common surgeries. Since getting my left hip replaced seven years ago and my right hip a couple of years after that — and following up with physical therapy so I could relearn how to walk like a regular person — I hardly ever think …

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Study finds a key to nerve regeneration

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have found a switch that redirects helper cells in the peripheral nervous system into “repair” …

Here’s Exactly How Exercise—Or Lack of It—Affects Aging Muscles. This Just Might Change Your Life

Buried deep inside your muscle tissue may be the secret answer to your flagging energy, growing waist size, and declining health. Take action now.<p>Under the glare of overhead lights, the paper-thin, ruby-red shavings of Rosangela Santiago’s muscle glow like fine gems. <i>I can’t believe those just came</i> …

Here's why writing things out by hand makes you smarter

Handwriting is slow.<p>Weirdly, that's precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning.<p>Take it from research psychologists Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles, who did a fascinating study investigating just how terrible …

A neuroscientist injected monkeys with rabies to study stress, and the results convinced him to start doing pilates

Peter Strick is not a professional tennis player. He's a distinguished professor and chair of the department of neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute. He's the sort of person to dwell on mistakes, however small.<p>"My kids would tell me, dad, you ought to take up pilates. Do …

How drawing can help you remember

Do you have certain things you particularly need to remember? Rather than list writing or ‘mind mapping, it seems you’ll have the best chance of doing so if you get out a pencil and paper and draw what you want to recall.<p>This is the conclusion reached by Jeffrey Wammes and his team of researchers …

South Africa same-sex couple have triplets using both fathers' DNA

A same sex couple in South Africa have become fathers to triplets who share both fathers' DNA, after a surrogate agreed to bear their children.<p>Sky News reported that Theo and Christo Menelaou, who were friends and neighbours of former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, met the surrogate at a …

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Major breakthrough against heart failure after scientists use stem cells in 'astonishing' trial which could help millions

Heart attack patients who were not expected to live are fit and healthy after scientists regenerated their hearts with stem cells in a ground-breaking trial which could help millions of people with heart failure.<p>The research is the first to show that scarring of heart muscle, associated with a …

A Cornell economist who studies luck says the more you acknowledge good fortune, the better off you are

“Luck is not a subject you can mention in the presence of self-made men,” the writer E.B. White once observed. Indeed, many accomplished people bristle at the suggestion that chance played a role in their success, preferring to attribute their achievements to talent and hard work alone.<p>Yet even in …

Quantum computing breakthrough: Google achieves first simulation of hydrogen molecule

Scientists team up with Google to demonstrate one of the first real-world uses for quantum computers.<p>US and UK scientists have teamed up with Google …

Inflammation and vitamin D: the infection connection

1. Cheng T, Chimeh C, Lu Z, et al. Factors that influence the cutaneous synthesis and dietary sources of vitamin D. Arch Bio Biophs. …

Chinese Scientists Will Begin First Human CRISPR Gene-Editing Trial

A group of Chinese scientists will be the first in the world to use the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology on humns in a clinical trial set to begin …

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These 3D-Printed Cameras Are So Tiny They Can Be Injected Into Your Brain

The medical and surveillance applications are enormous.<p>This teeny little camera lens from the University of Stuttgart is so small it can be slipped over the tip of a strand of fiber optic. The three-lens camera, which can focus as close as 3 millimeters, is so tiny that it can be injected—complete …

What You Need to Know About the Future of Money

If you don’t hate banks, they probably bore your socks off. That’s okay. The day-to-day machinations of the financial machine are either mundane or …

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The War on Stupid People

American society increasingly mistakes intelligence for human worth.<p>As recently as the 1950s, possessing only middling intelligence was not likely to severely limit your life’s trajectory. IQ wasn’t a big factor in whom you married, where you lived, or what others thought of you. The qualifications …

Memory Loss Reversed in 10 Alzheimer's Patients

<i>Summary: Researchers report the results of MRI scans and psychological testing show marked improvements in memory for ten Alzheimer’s patients</i> …

Goodbye Toothpaste Tubes: This Edible Pod Melts In Your Mouth When You Brush

That’s how Wayne Solan sees it. The Irish-American inventor sees his pods as a neater and more environmental way to consume toothpaste. One billion …

Blood test for Alzheimer’s shows 100 percent accuracy in early trials

Alzheimer's can be quite a stealthy foe, at times causing damage in a sufferer long before any symptoms start to show. Naturally, this makes it …

Part microbe, part machine: Bionic leaf sucks up carbon dioxide as it makes liquid fuel

A team of scientists at Harvard University says it has come up with a bionic leaf — a system that could use solar power and hydrogen-eating bacteria to generate liquid fuel. The findings, described in the journal Science, offer an alternative path to making carbon-neutral solar fuels.<p>Part microbe …

This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your phone before bed

Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the …

5 Ways Your Body Changes Before, During And After Travel

It truly is magical.<p>A travel writer can tell you that you need a vacation. But if you're employed in any sort of office job, you'll likely think of some very real reasons you can't get away:<p>"<i>Are you kidding?! I don't have enough money for a vacation!"</i><p><i>"I have kids to take to school!</i>"<p><i>"There's no WAY</i> …

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