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Can Anyone Learn To Be A Master Memorizer?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Memory Games.<p><b>About Joshua Foer's TEDTalk</b><p>Some people can memorize thousands of numbers, the names of dozens of strangers or the precise order of cards in a shuffled deck. Science writer and U.S. Memory Champion Joshua Foer shows how anyone can become a memory …

Rare 'second skeleton' disorder spurs woman to fight for cure

When Jeannie Peeper was a small child, doctors told her parents that her condition would kill her by the time she was a teenager. That was over 50 years ago. Peeper suffers from fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), a rare disorder that triggers the ossification (turn to bone) of muscles, …

Cockroaches develop glucose intolerance to avoid our poisons

A strain of German cockroach is intolerant to glucose, helping the pests to avoid sugar traps and glucose-laced poisons. Scientists at North Carolina State University tested "regular" cockroaches alongside the mutated strain by giving them a choice of glucose-heavy conserve and peanut butter. While …

'Children Are Dying': a harrowing look at America's drug shortage

There's a public health crisis brewing across hospitals in the US, where many sick children are struggling to obtain the basic drugs and nutrients that could save their lives. Alexandra Robbins takes a deeper look at America's drug shortage in a piece for the <i>Washingtonian</i>, supplementing shocking …

Who's The Best Drinker? Dogs? Cats? Or Pigeons?

Take a look at this.<p>It's a dog drinking water. It's also the answer to a riddle. When you and I take a drink, we can lift a glass, hold it to our mouth, tilt and use gravity to pour the water in. Dogs can't do that. In a pinch, we can kneel down, put our mouth to the surface and suck water up (or, …