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Chinese herbs help cut diabetes symptoms - Futurity

U. QUEENSLAND (AUS) — Conventional drugs to treat type 2 diabetes are significantly more effective …

Former Governor Mark Sanford Made His First Public Appearance With Mistress-Turned-Fiancee

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford publicly appeared for the first time Tuesday night with his fiancee, Maria Belen Chapur, nearly four years after their extramarital affair originally tore down his rising political career.<p>After winning the Republican nomination in the race for the state's 1st …

Show me the money: is grant writing taking over science?

Science is an art.<p>In my particular field, cell biology, the doing of science is a blend of rote precision and creative improvisation. If this sounds …

This Weird Crafty Fish Can Make Itself Invisible--And We Don't Know How

It fools prey into thinking it's not even there. Is it using some kind of never-before-seen chemical camouflage?<p>The pirate perch, <i>Aphredoderus sayanus</i>, is a very strange creature: it's a small fish, only 5.5 inches long at most, that's the only species in its family. Its cloaca (sort of a …

A-Trak Fires Shots at Avicii Over His Controversial GQ Article

So there's an @Avicii article in @GQMagazine where he says his sets are completely pre-planned & reading the crowd is a thing of the past…<p>— Hey Trak …

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River turns white from pollution in China

Locals began calling the river, 'milk river' after runoff from a nearby mine turned the water white. It is their only source of drinking water and farmers use it to irrigate their fields.<p>Pollution problems are growing in China. Smog in Beijing, captured in pictures and heavily reported, caught the …

Endangered “Demon Primate” Genome Sequenced

Wildlife<p>According to local legends in Madagascar, the aye-aye lemur is a demon that can kill just by pointing a finger. That sounds mythical, but for insects inside tree trunks, there is truth to the killing part.<p>The nocturnal aye-aye uses its multipurpose middle finger to tap forest wood in search …

New Theory for Why Antarctic Sea Ice Is Growing

Melting ice shelves shield the surface from warm water, new study suggests.<p><b>It's a global warming paradox.</b><p>As air and sea temperatures rise, Arctic sea ice is rapidly and uniformly dwindling. In 2012, Arctic sea ice declined so much that the loss "utterly" obliterated the previous record, set in …