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TLC ready to move on to the next phase

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and a team of producers are huddled behind a sprawling control console, bobbing their heads as they listen to a bass-heavy track off TLC's first album in more than 10 years.<p>After the music played out, Watkins received notes on which harmonies needed another take. But it could …

Betty White Spoofs Miley Cyrus

Golden Girl Betty White has filmed a spoof of Miley Cyrus’ racy “Wrecking Ball” video to promote her show <i>Off Their Rockers</i>, which will move from NBC …

Miley Cyrus

Hypnotic GIFs of Anthony Howe's Kinetic Wind Sculptures

Artist Anthony Howe's 3D kinetic sculptures are massive, moving pieces that utilize the united visual power of wind, metal, and mirrors. We first discovered his spectacular work earlier this year and now, thanks to VICE's <i>The Creators Project</i>, a series of equally hypnotic gifs (created by Jordan …

Art

In Life, Man Immune To HIV Helped Scientists Fight Virus

Stephen Crohn, a man best known for staying alive during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, died Aug. 23 at age 66. Throughout his lifetime, the New York artist helped researchers uncover vital clues about HIV and how to stop it.<p>Crohn's partner was one of the first people to die from AIDS in …

New hope for treating cancer? Patterns seen in 12 types of tumors

Examining the molecular profiles of tumors from 12 different types of cancers, scientists working with the National Institutes of Health-backed Cancer Genome Atlas said Thursday they had found striking similarities between tumors originating in different organs.<p>Their discoveries, made possible by …

FDA approves a new antidepressant: Brintellix

The Food and Drug Administration late Monday approved a new antidepressant medication that is a novel variant on the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, that have become the mainstay of depression treatment. The drug, whose generic chemical name is vortioxetine, is to be marketed …

Depression

FDA Approves First Pre-Surgical Drug to Treat Breast Cancer

Just in time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the FDA has green-lighted the drug Perjeta for use prior to surgery<p>Exciting news in the fight against breast cancer: Yesterday, on the eve of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated …

Do you really need to drink eight cups of water a day?

<b>Drinking eight cups or two litres of water a day is longstanding advice. But is there any scientific basis for it, asks Dr Chris van Tulleken.</b><p>You know those ads that remind us that even a small drop in hydration levels can massively affect performance so you need to keep hydrated with whatever …

Painless treatment could one day ease dizziness

The discovery of a place in the brain that controls our perception of “up” and “down” may lead to a treatment for chronic dizziness.<p>The finding, …

Neurology

U.S. doctors still prescribing way too many antibiotics

Only 10 percent of adult sore throat cases are caused by bacteria, but 60 percent of these patients are given antibiotics.<p>When people seek medical …

Researcher stumbles upon possible new tick species inside his own nose

After returning from an African research expedition, pathobiology professor Tony Goldberg found an unexpected stowaway: a tick hiding up his right nostril. “When you first realize you have a tick up your nose, it takes a lot of willpower not to claw your face off," Goldberg, a University of …

New evidence that sports supplement “Craze” contains a meth-like synthetic drug that’s never been tested on humans

If you’re in the mood to experiment with a powerful synthetic drug, pick yourself up a tub of Craze, bodybuilding.com’s 2012 pick for pre-workout supplement of the year. You “have NOT Experienced Workout Energy Like <i>This</i>,” promises the supplement’s maker.<p>There’s a very good reason for that: There is …

Ann Arbor

Doctors play Super Monkey Ball 2 to warm-up before surgery

Surgeons at Florida Hospital Celebration Health are playing video games like <i>Super Monkey Ball 2</i> before performing surgery to warm-up and improve efficiency, the Orlando Sentinel reports.<p>Research conducted at the hospital with more than 300 physicians over three years found that those who warmed-up …

Get Rid Of Pills: Happiness Could Trigger A Dose Of Meds

An implant releases medication in response to dopamine.<p>Taking a medication every day, or multiple times a day, is way too much work. You're bound to forget every once in a while. So what if you could program a cell to release the medication for you? In a study published this week, a group of …

NFL players' brains at work show early signs of concussions' toll

Watching the brains of former football players at work on a demanding mental task, researchers believe they have identified an early warning sign of concussions' cumulative toll, and the cognitive trouble it may portend.<p>The study found only modest differences between the performance of 13 retired …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

The Road to Marijuana Legalization Runs Through Cities, Not States

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Residents of Portland, Maine, will vote next month on a ballot measure to legalize marijuana …

Obama Applauds Senate Deal On Government Shutdown, Debt Ceiling

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is pleased with the deal on the government shutdown and debt ceiling unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)<p>"The president applauds Leader Reid and …

Supreme Court seems to favor affirmative action ban

Conservative justices may uphold a Michigan ballot measure banning 'preferential treatment' in state university admissions. Their ruling could affect California's Proposition 209.<p>October 15, 2013|By David G. Savage<p>Students protest bans on affirmative action in state university admissions… (Andrew …