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Our taste in music may age out of harmony

Music displays all the harmony and discord the auditory world has to offer. The perfect pair of notes at the end of the Kyrie in Mozart’s <i>Requiem</i> …

What You Bring When You're Going Into an Ebola Outbreak

This morning, Rebecca Merrill will be deploying from the U.S. to Liberia. She is one of the more than 50 disease specialists being sent to West …

Disease

MIT Actually Reinvented The Wheel

The Copenhagen Wheel is actually totally brilliant.

MIT

Immune system follows circadian clock

Jet lag goofs up more than just sleep schedules: Tinkering with the body's clock confuses the immune system too.<p>In mice, a type of immune cell linked …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Exercise benefits people with asthma

Appropriate exercise programs can provide valuable benefits to people with asthma, helping to reduce the severity of attacks or prevent them …

Smart Teenage Brains May Get Some Extra Learning Time

John Hewitt is a neuroscientist who studies the biology of intelligence. He's also a parent. Over the years, Hewitt has periodically drawn upon his scientific knowledge in making parenting decisions.<p>"I'm a father of four children myself and I never worried too much about the environments that I was …

There Are Things You Hear About Food Safety That Aren’t Quite Right | FoodSafety.gov

Whether it’s about raw cookie dough only being a problem for kids or microwaves killing the germs, you hear a lot of things about food safety that …

Refrigerated Food and Power Outages: When to Save and When to Throw Out

Adapted from Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency (USDA).<p>Is food in the refrigerator safe during a power outage? It should be safe as long as power …

Food Preservation

New Revelations about the Biodiversity of Belly Buttons

When it comes to science, I have the patience of a rabid fox, trapped in a cage, in front of which a wounded rabbit is standing. My family, the folks …

Lipsticks, Glosses Contain Toxic Metals: Report

How to Make Scrumptious Sauerkraut

<i>People are always asking Michael Pollan for good recipes, so now that he’s written a book about cooking, he shared some of his favorites on his</i> …

Creepy or Cool? Portraits Derived From the DNA in Hair and Gum Found in Public Places

Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg and her DNA-derived self-portrait. Photo by Dan Phiffer.<p>It started with hair. Donning a pair of rubber gloves, Heather …