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Building Design Influences Bacterial Growth

The human microbiome has been in the news for several years now, as researchers have begun to unravel the importance of microbes living in and on our bodies. These bacteria and other microbial critters influence human health, and the composition and combination of various species have been linked …

Biology

Scentee's smelly smartphone notifications are now available worldwide

If you were crestfallen when you heard that Scentee's fragrance-emitting smartphone add-on would be hard to get outside of Japan, you can relax -- it's now available worldwide through the company's site. The perfume plug-in sells for $35 by itself (plus a whopping $30 in shipping), while scent …

13 Things You Need To Know About Concussions

Ahead of the Super Bowl, here’s the lowdown on brain damage in sports.<p>In recent years, researchers have only just begun to understand how and why concussions are dangerous, fueling the debate about football safety. Here’s what you need to know.<p>1. There are roughly 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions in …

Concussion

Heart cells beating in a Petri dish offer new hope to heart patients

Ingenious use of stem cell research brings treatment for incurable condition closer<p>Adele Johnson was 26 when she was involved in a motorway accident in 2009. She sustained only minor injuries and was able to walk away from the crash. But several weeks later she still felt stressed, tired and …

The Week In Numbers: Tuition For Space School, New Peanut Allergy Treatment, And More

<b>$45,000</b>: the cost to enroll in this FAA-approved spaceflight training program (that's only 18 percent of the price of a ticket on Virgin Galactic)<p><b>12 days</b>: the time this fruit fly spent in space. Back on Earth, something's not quite right…<p><b>7 years</b>: the age at which humans begin to forget their early …

Immune System

Hare and Dove at Orion’s feet

Tonight – look for one of the easiest-to-find constellations in the sky at this time of year. It’s recognizable for a short, straight row of three …

Astronomy