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How pathogenic bacteria prepare a sticky adhesion protein

Researchers at Harvard Medical School, the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Georgia have described how the protein that …

Today's letters: Jonathan Pitre's remarkable life

Today, Citizen readers remember the life of Jonathan Pitre and how he inspired them. You can write to us too, on this or any other topic, at: …

Northern Lights

Can venomous snails be part of the solution to the opioid epidemic?

The search for new painkillers has led scientists to the depths of the ocean – with surprising results<p>Opioids are powerful pain relievers, but their …

Biology

George Soros Makes Spectacular U-Turn on Cryptocurrency

Billionaire George Soros has made an impressive turn-around on his stance on Bitcoin and digital currencies. The Hungarian-American investor is …

MIT’s new headset reads the ‘words in your head’

There’s always been a glaring issue with voice computing: Talking to a voice assistant with other people around makes you feel like a bit of a weirdo. It’s a big part of the reason we’ve been seeing the technology start to take off in the home, where people feel a little less self-conscious talking …

What Elizabeth Taylor understood about money, according to her longtime chief of staff

Elizabeth Taylor was never lacking in business savvy. She was once the highest paid actress in the world and became the first woman ever to earn more …

Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

Whales

Brain cells keep growing well into our 70s

For years, scientists have believed that hippocampal neurons stop being generated as we reach old age. But, a new study dramatically overturns this …

The Brain

7 Things Your Body Does While You're On Your Period That You May Not Realize

Mind-numbing cramps. Excessive bloating. Uncontrollable bathroom habits. Explosive acne. No, this isn't your worst nightmare — it's your period! …

Cases Of 'Nightmare Bacteria' Reported In Texas: CDC

A CDC study found that the antibiotic resistant germs can "spread like wildfire" and result in infections that are impossible to …

What Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Mean

LDL used to be the "bad cholesterol" and HDL the "good cholesterol." That's the tidy story I learned in my grad school lipids class 13 years ago, but …

Holistic Medicine

At 88, this doctor won’t give up on a long-ignored treatment for strokes and heart attacks

He’s a professor at Harvard Medical School, but in many ways, Dr. Victor Gurewich is an outsider.His research is funded by a small family foundation, …

Medical Research

Flowers killed dinosaurs, the asteroid just finished them off

There's strong scientific evidence to suggest an ancient asteroid impact off the coast of Mexico wiped out the dinosaurs, but new research suggests the giant lizards were already on the way out because some beautiful new species had begun to poison them.<p>A recent study published in the journal Ideas …

An Inordinate Fondness for Wasps

There are probably more species of them than any other animal group.<p>When talking about whether theology has anything to learn from science, the British biologist J. B. S. Haldane used to quip that God must have “an inordinate fondness for beetles.”<p>He had a point. Around 380,000 species of beetle …

Insects

Are aliens real? Grim discovery raises doubts about existence of extraterrestrial life

The universe could be a more lonely place than we ever imagined.<p>A new study has cast doubt on the existence of alien life after discovering that a …

Teens are Getting Hooked on Devices Meant to Help People Quit Smoking

Vaping may be safer than smoking, but that doesn't mean it's safe.<p>Teenagers are a formidable force in America, but some of the things they do suggest …

The fall of the dark angel: José Mourinho’s “anti-football” philosophy

He was once the bright, young innovator of the European game. Now Mourinho is a brooding presence who, in crunch situations, has an inclination to …

Fake News About Health You Need to Stop Believing

Low-fat diets are good for your heart, and other dangerous lies that can hurt you.<p>I met Luke at a professional conference. I'm a public health and behavioral science expert; Luke's a statistician for a hospital system in New York City. I thought he was brilliant — two Ivy League degrees, decades of …

Why the universe shouldn't exist at all

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Why is there something, rather than nothing?" could be the oldest and deepest question in all of metaphysics. Long exclusively the province of philosophy, in recent years this question has become one that can be addressed by scientific methods. What's more, a new scientific advance has …

Physics

Scientists Discover a Tiny Stomach Hidden Inside Lung Tumours, Because Cancer Is Changing

"Cancer cells will do whatever it takes to survive."<p>Researchers recently spotted a miniature stomach, duodenum, and small intestine hidden among the …

Neuronal–immune system cross-talk in homeostasis

Maintenance of mammalian tissue homeostasis and function requires coordinated actions of multiple cellular and molecular networks. This complexity is …

Strings of electron-carrying proteins may hold the secret to 'electric bacteria'

The nanowire structure and electron transfer process of a unique bacterium could provide a foundation for sustainable energy<p>Could a unique bacterium …

The Best Astronomy Apps for Smartphones, Tablets, and Computers

In the old days of stargazing, before smartphones and tablets and desktop computers existed, astronomers relied on star charts and catalogs to find …

Apps

Frog skin secretions offer the first ray of hope in a deadly fungal epidemic

A few amphibians in Panama are suddenly showing signs of resistance.<p>The early 2000s were a great time to study amphibians in Panama. At night, dozens of species sang out in chorus while researchers measured and photographed frog after frog, often hiking to remote sites hours from the nearest road. …

Zoology

These monkeys surprised scientists by sharing even more when no one was looking

Marmoset monkeys exist on a branch of the evolutionary tree that is distinct from the one that led to humans. But these fellow primates consistently astonish researchers with social behavior that seems, well, pretty highly evolved.<p>Marmosets engage in rigorously polite patterns of communication and …

Primates

Honey bees may help to explain how humans make decisions

New research, published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>, studies the behavior of the honey bee colony and finds that it obeys the same laws as the …

Our Weird Universe Got Weirder: Galaxy Without Dark Matter Discovered

It seems to us that most of the universe is made up of something we simply call dark energy. The way to think of this unknown and possibly unknowable …

You Could Be Eating CRISPR Food in Five Years

Imagine walking into the grocery store to see shelves lined with bright yellow corn, juicy red tomatoes and hunks of watermelon so vibrantly pink and …

Scientists Find Mini Gastrointestinal Tract Growing inside Tumor

Embedded in a lung cancer tumor, scientists have found a gastrointestinal tract in miniature.<p>Duke University researchers have observed rudimentary, …

6 European Islands You've Probably Never Heard Of Before

Europe is brimming with hidden gems. You just need to know where to look…especially if you're looking for under-the-radar European islands for your honeymoon. There’s no doubt that Ibiza and Mykonos are on your radar, but what about the Texel and Vis? These enchanting enclaves are among the …