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How Cocaine Makes Users Skinny

A new study examines the weird ways cocaine changes people's metabolisms.<p>Cocaine has long had a reputation for keeping users slim—check out this 1990 article from the Los Angeles Times—and there's some science to back that up, too. Now, a new study of cocaine-addicted men examines how, exactly, …

Men: Wearing A T-Shirt With The Letter T On It Makes You More Attractive

It's also kind of a cheeky/good idea for a T-shirt.<p>Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have made a startling discovery: what's printed on your T-shirt could have a large effect on your attractiveness to the opposite sex.<p>The study involved plain white T-shirts with the letter "T" printed on …

Will The Court's Gene Ruling Stifle Bio Innovation?

<i>Weekend Edition Saturday</i> Host Scott Simon talks with bioethicist Arthur Caplan of New York University about Thursday's Supreme Court ruling that isolated human genes may not be patented — and the implications for that ruling.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm …

Fairytale of New Physics | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

I've been sent a few books to read on the subject, and I started last week on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week, discussing the topic with Jim Baggott, …

A theory of everything ... has physics gone too far?

<b>Jim Baggott, author of Farewell to Reality: How Fairytale Physics Betrays the Search for Scientific Truth</b><p>The discovery of the Higgs boson was a …