Lara Henry

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7 Totally Awesome (and Terrifying) Objects Under a Microscope

Source: The Atlantic<p>Whether in black and white or saturated with color and light, even the most commonplace of objects assume new, ornate features …

715 New Planets Found (You Read That Number Right)

There’s a rule of thumb that can come in handy when you hear about new planet discoveries from the Kepler space mission. If they’re talking about a …

Type 1 Diabetes Finally Explained

Let me say this with no exaggeration. My whole life, all day, all night, every day and each night is about keeping my blood sugar between the red and yellow lines. Whether I'm wearing, or not wearing, my continuous glucose monitor (CGM), screen pictured below.<p><i>(The little white dots between the red</i> …

Elephants can gauge threat from human voices, study finds

BOSTON (Reuters) - The big ears are not just for show.<p>Elephants can tell whether a human poses a threat by listening to his voice and sussing out subtle clues about his age, gender and ethnicity, according to a study released on Monday.<p>Researchers from the University of Sussex and the Amboseli …

A Second Baby May Have Been Cured Of HIV

The treatment that cured an infant of the virus last year may have put a second child into remission. The baby, doctors hope, may even be cured.<p>One of last year's biggest health stories came from the case of a Mississippi child apparently cured of HIV: treated with an anti-retroviral drug cocktail …

The AIDS Cure

Reservoirs of HIV hide deep within the body. Scientists are now closing in on methods to wipe them out.<p><b>In 2007</b>, a little-known German doctor applied to speak at a prestigious AIDS conference, claiming to have cured a single case of the disease. He described a 41-year-old man, dubbed the “Berlin …

Farthest-Ever Confirmed Galaxy Offers Glimpse Of Early Universe

Astronomers have found and confirmed the distance of a galaxy that's so far away, it shows us light from just 700 million years after the Big Bang.<p>The farther away something is in space, the longer its light takes to reach Earth and Earth-orbiting space telescopes… which means super-far galaxies …

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Creatures Lived On Land 2.2 Billion Years Ago, New Evidence Suggests

South African fossils push the rise of oxygen and life on land to hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought.<p>Researchers at the University of Oregon have recently unearthed fossils in South Africa that present evidence of life on land 2.2 billion years ago—four times older than …