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Texas Overhauls Textbook Approval To Ease Tensions Over Evolution

The Texas Board of Education, which has long been an ideological battleground for the teaching of evolution, says it will limit the use of citizen review panels and instead give priority to teachers in determining science and history curricula.<p>Because Texas public schools represent such a large …

In Pandemic, Humanity’s Biggest Threats are Killer Mutants and Anti-Vaxxers

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 02.01.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Scott Sigler …

Apple reportedly making push in mobile health

All signs point to Apple aiming to make a splash in mobile medical health.<p>The tech giant's so-called iWatch is said to be deep in development, with a heavy focus on mobile health and fitness tracking. And it's also been said that the long-rumored product could be announced by the end of this …

Is Too Much Privacy Bad For Your Health?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The End Of Privacy.<p><b>About John Wilbanks' TED Talk</b><p>Health IT expert John Wilbanks explores whether the desire to protect privacy is slowing research, and if opening up medical data could create a wave of health care innovation.<p>These are tools that we created to …

U.S. Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Review

The State Department says that production of Canadian tar-sand crude, which has a bigger greenhouse gas footprint than other types of oil, is unlikely to be increased if the Keystone XL pipeline goes ahead — and therefore would do little to contribute to climate change.<p>In the Final Supplemental …

Cancer Cells Tamed By Trip To Outer Space

Low-grav experiments may point the way toward more effective treatments on Earth<p>Low gravity may inhibit the growth and spread of thyroid cancer cells. In newly published research, experimental biologists describe the responses of thyroid cancer cell cultures to 22 seconds of simulated microgravity …

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Birth Of Memory: Why Kids Forget What Happened Before Age 7

Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual extraction were a harrowing experience for her parents, but fortunately the little girl emerged …

13 Things You Need To Know About Concussions

Ahead of the Super Bowl, here’s the lowdown on brain damage in sports.<p>In recent years, researchers have only just begun to understand how and why concussions are dangerous, fueling the debate about football safety. Here’s what you need to know.<p>1. There are roughly 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions in …

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Could Google Maps Help End Poverty?

Last year in the Indian city of Chennai, more than half a million people suddenly appeared from out of nowhere. These men, women and children weren’t rural migrants who had just moved to the city. Neither were they incomers from somewhere else in the world. They were slum dwellers who had lived in …