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Essays on blood: why do we actually have it?

<i>This week we’re running a series in collaboration with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service looking at blood: what it actually does, why we need</i> …

Snapchat introduces Memories: a searchable, shareable archive of your snaps

Chat history<p>At a time when its social networking rivals are racing to promote more real-time sharing, Snapchat is turning its attention to the past. The company today introduced Memories, a way of saving and sharing old snaps in a private archive inside the main app. It’s a living, social camera …

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a hornet nest the size of a football. An angry squadron of insects clamped onto my leg; their stings felt like scorching needles. I swatted the hornets away and ran for help, …

Immunotherapy

At A Loss For Words? Tell Science About It

Researchers want to know more about that word that's just on the tip of your tongue<p>Project: Speech Errors<p>When you're on a roll, there are few things more annoying than suddenly being tripped up by an inability to remember a specific word. That's possibly because the sensation is almost always …

Misty Copeland Is the First African-American Principal Ballerina at ABT

<b>Misty Copeland</b> is having a very good year. The 32-year-old ballerina has just been announced as the American Ballet Theatre’s new female principal dancer, becoming the first African-American woman to hold that title in the company’s history. The news comes on the heels of her recent appointment as …

Cuba Stops Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Cuba is the first country in the world to stop the transmission of the AIDS virus from mothers to their babies, the World Health Organization said Monday.<p>Cuba’s also stopped the transmission of syphilis from mothers to newborns –- two feats that show it’s possible to control epidemics of both …

Public Health

Camping for a Week Is Only $160 at These National Parks

Some of the most awe-inspiring places to camp across the United States are in the National Park system, which means that staying inside their …

National Parks

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

Does chilly weather really cause a cold?

Maybe Mom was right all along.<p>Although generations of parents have warned their children that venturing into the cold without a hat will make them sick, scientists have long understood that viruses cause the common cold, and that they can strike in all seasons.<p>Now, however, new research suggests …

Biology

Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

Columbia? Taken. Mississippi? Taken. Sacramento? El Niño? Marlin? Grizzly? Sorry, they're all taken.<p>Virtually every large city, notable landscape feature, creature and weather pattern of North America — as well as myriad other words, concepts and images — has been snapped up and trademarked as the …

Beer

Ebola wipes out every mother in Liberian village

In Joeblow, Liberia, every mother has been killed by Ebola leaving a village full of confused and devastated children<p>For 11-year-old Montgomery Philip, childhood is over. Six months ago he would have been playing football with his schoolmates, but now his job is to care for his 10-monthold baby …

Disease

Here are the popular routes that will be cheaper to fly this year

There’s good news for those who resolved to travel more in 2015. Overall, ticket prices will be cheaper globally, thanks to lower fuel prices, and a forecast economic pickup in some regions that could help drive flyer demand and airline capacity. That’s according to a data-heavy report (pdf) by …

Flying

Americans tend to drink white wines too cold and reds too warm. So let’s fix that.

Dinner is ready, the family seated at the table. It’s time to pour the wine. As family sommelier, you carefully cut the foil that covers the top of the bottle and worm in the corkscrew before extracting the cork with a festive pop. Or, less ceremoniously, you twist open the screw cap.<p>You will most …

What We Really Taste When We Drink Wine

Two glasses sit side by side on the table, each filled midway up with red wine. On the bottom of each stem is a white piece of paper. One reads “Wine A”; the other, “Wine B.” I, along with approximately one hundred and thirty others, have a simple assignment: taste both wines and rate their tastes …

Philippe Lacheau, en tête à fête

Le leader de la Bande à Fifi s’est 
fait auteur-acteur-réalisateur pour nous 
inviter avec « Baby sitting », à la plus dévastatrice des fiestas. Ce …

Cinéma

See Your Favorite Pop Culture Characters As “Simpsons”

Illustrator Adrien Noterdaem loves The Simpsons more than you do. He also enjoys many other colorful characters and turning them into yellow Springfield dwellers.<p>Joffrey Baratheon is too tall. In an illustration that made the Internet rounds recently, the cruel, young king you love to hate on <i>Game</i> …