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Woman 'cured by lucky DNA mutation'

<b>A woman with a rare disease has been spontaneously cured in an event so improbable doctors say it is the medical equivalent of a lottery win.</b><p>The woman in her 50s, who is not being named, was plagued by warts and infections as part of "WHIM syndrome" - caused by a defective immune system.<p>But US …

Medicine

California sinking faster than thought, aquifers could permanently shrink

California is sinking even faster than scientists had thought, new NASA satellite imagery shows.<p>Some areas of the Golden State are sinking more than 2 inches per month, the imagery reveals. Though the sinking, called subsidence, has long been a problem in California, the rate is accelerating …

Here's what your food would look like if it weren't genetically modified over millennia

Genetically modified foods, or GMOs, inspire strong reactions nowadays, but humans have been tweaking the genetics of our favorite produce for millennia.<p>While GMOs may involve splicing genes from other organisms (such as bacteria) to give plants desired traits — like resistance to pests, selective …

Organisms

Peanut butter sniff test confirms Alzheimer’s

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler might be a way to confirm a diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in …

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

You could be making better hummus.<p>If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia …

Scientists think they’ve found the reason you’re overeating

Do you ever realize that you’re full, but finish that burger and fries anyway? There may be a scientific reason for that: too little of a hormone called GLP-1, which is thought to play a role in obesity (paywall).<p>Researchers from Rutgers University have found that when GLP-1 is released in the …

This Is Why FDA Is Banning Trans Fats

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

26 Stunning Photos Of Women's Tattoos -- And The Stories Behind Them

Tattoo artist Kat Von D once said, “I am a canvas of my experiences, my story is etched in lines and shading, and you can read it on my arms, my legs, my shoulders, and my stomach.”<p>Tattoos are stories -- marked in ink and blood -- quietly traveling around us all day on shoulder blades and wrists …

The Company That Sells One In Five Chickens In The U.S. Will Stop Using Antibiotics

Tyson Foods Inc., which is the country’s biggest poultry supplier, announced this week that it plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its …

Agriculture

Scientists may have solved the mystery of Saturn’s 30-year storms

Scientists and astronomers have been studying Saturn for almost as long as there have been telescopes. One thing that these observers have noted …

Researchers map human brain with GPS-like system

Discovery could be first step to comprehending how information flows and is processed in nervous system.<p>An illustrative picture of the Neuronal …

Teen Binge Drinking Changes The Brain (Possibly Forever)

Teenage years are full of trial and error, but when it comes to alcohol the after-effects may last well into adult life. Researchers from Duke …

We're Paranoid About GMO Foods Because of Pseudo-Science

Chipotle says it will eliminate GMO ingredients from its menus. But many scientists believe the feverish antipathy toward GMOs is misplaced.<p>On …

2 Things Parents Need to Grow

<i>"There are two lasting bequests we can give children; one is roots, the other wings."</i><p>This Hodding Carter quote is one of my all time favorites. These words influenced my book, <i>WING IT: 6 Simple Steps to Succeed as a Modern Day Parent</i>. The entire book is comprised of two parts: "Root It" and "Wing …

How to Get Organized: 2 Solutions From Philosophy and Kindergarten

Being disorganized causes huge problems.<p>Via Organizing from the Inside Out:<p>• Americans waste nine million hours per day searching for misplaced …

The Most Important Thing To Know During Bipolar Episodes

Bipolar disorder is an incredibly complex condition. It can be approached from so many angles that you might specialize in any one of them. …

New York cardiologist accused in murder-for-hire plot on fellow doctor

By Ellen Wulfhorst<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York cardiologist has been arrested and accused of a murder-for-hire plot against a competing doctor, …

Australia to Cut Benefits for Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Kids

Australia is set to cut thousands of dollars of welfare benefits for parents who don’t vaccinate their children, top officials said Sunday, ending a …

Each Of These Radioactive Vases Is Made From The Toxic Sludge Byproduct Of Your Phone, Computer, Car

By Meg Carter4 minute Read<p>Ceramic vases made from toxic mud created in the production of must-have products such as laptops and smartphones will …

Rare Earth

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Placebos

How a bacterial cell recognizes its own DNA

It may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that bacteria have an immune system -- in their case to fight off invasive viruses called phages. And …

Apple Isn't Satisfied With Reinventing Health Care. It's Targeting Clinical Trials As Well.

When Apple announced last year that it was developing a watch that had the functions of a medical device, it became clear that the company was eyeing the $3-trillion healthcare industry -- that the tech industry sees medicine as the next frontier for exponential growth. Apple's recent announcement …

Medical Technology

NYC Taxi Driver Pinup Calendar is Back

Now in its <b>second year</b>, the NYC Taxi Driver's calendar serves up hearty hunks of beefcake, as evidenced by the cover boy seen above. If the NYPD and …

39 Renaissance Babies Who Can't Even

They simply cannot. Via Ugly Renaissance Babies.

A Star in a Bottle

An audacious plan to create a new energy source could save the planet from catastrophe. But time is running out.<p>Years from now—maybe in a decade, maybe sooner—if all goes according to plan, the most complex machine ever built will be switched on in an Alpine forest in the South of France. The …