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Human Nature May Not Be So Warlike After All

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:32 pm. 3:32 pm<p>Given the long, awful history of …

World's Biggest Virus May Have Ancient Roots

Researchers have discovered the largest virus ever, and they've given it a terrifying name: <i>Pandoravirus</i>.<p>In mythology, opening Pandora's Box released evil into the world. But there's no need to panic. This new family of virus lives underwater and doesn't pose a major threat to human health.<p>"This is …

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A Subway Map Of The Metabolism [Infographic]

Just take the Krebs Cycle train to the Carbon transfer!<p>We've seen metabolism maps before, but never one quite so simple to read as this one, designed by Richard Wheeler, an illustrator and Oxford postdoc who researches the cell biology of parasites.<p>Metabolism encompasses all the chemical reactions …

Scans Of Sex Addicts' Brains Call Diagnosis Into Question

In a new study, "hypersexual" brains don't respond to sexual images the same way that drug addicts' brains respond to images of drugs.<p>Though it's a popular excuse for celebrity infidelity, there's some debate over whether sex addiction actually exists. The latest edition of the psychiatrist's …

Down's syndrome cells 'fixed' in first step towards chromosome therapy

Scientists have corrected the genetic fault that causes Down's syndrome – albeit in isolated cells – raising the prospect of a radical therapy for …

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Intelligent knife tested on cancer patients in London hospitals

An intelligent knife that knows when it is cutting through cancerous tissue is being tested in three London hospitals.<p>Experts believe the wand-like …