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LITERATURE - Charles Dickens

FDA approves new drug that prevents migraines without side effects

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new migraine drug on Thursday.<p>Aimovig, known generically as erenumab, is the first drug in a new class of headache medicines. It's been shown to stop migraine headaches before they start.<p>The drug would be approved for patients who have tried other drugs …

Medicine

Vitamin B linked to increased lung cancer risk

Although vitamin B supplements claim to increase energy and improve metabolism, a new study finds a relationship between high doses of certain B …

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

The Best Books of July 2017: From Svetlana Alexievich to Angela Davis

Sarah Sentilles<p>In a book that is as much a collection of insights into war, torture, art, and healing as it is a meditation on the world we live in today, Sarah Sentilles dissects the role of art and the visual in the psychology of violence. <i>Draw Your Weapons</i> serves as a guide down a …

Move Over, Blood Doping; Cyclists Might Be 'Poop Doping' Soon

Anything to get an edge...<p>To be a professional cyclist, one must have guts, microbiologist Lauren Peterson says, and she doesn't just mean that in …

Microbiology

Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds 'starve' prostate cancer cells

What do turmeric, apples, and grapes have in common? According to a new study, they could hold the key to preventing and treating one of the most …

New Technology May Help Ease Sleep Apnea

The last five years have been exhausting for Andrea Turner. Lights out for the 69-year-old meant sleeping for a couple of hours before being jolted awake in the middle of the night and lying there electrified.<p>“I was exhausted all the time, from the time I woke to the time I went to bed,” says …

Sleep

We May Already Have the Pills We Need to End Memory Loss

A Global Problem<p>Neurodegenerative diseases produce the symptoms of dementia by causing cells in the spinal cord and brain to die. Loss of these cells …

The 9 Most Shocking Sex Scenes From 'The Americans'

Russians and Americans locked in a shadowy war of influence, media potshots, and public blustering. An uncertain world order in which the United …

If you're curious about microneedling, we talked to an expert to get the 411

One of the hottest skincare trends right now is a dermatologist sticking a bunch of tiny needles in your skin, but it’s formally known as the …

Trump administration’s dubious claims about pot and opioids are dead wrong

The Trump administration hinted yesterday of a forthcoming federal crackdown in the eight states that have elected to regulate their marijuana …

When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes

Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.<p>First, listen to the story with the happy ending: At 61, the executive was in excellent health. His blood …

Regenerative Medicine Has a Bright Future

U.S. Army scientists, working with medical technology companies, have successfully tested and used products and techniques that have enabled Army …

Mushroom Is the Millennial Pink for Your Home

Here are 10 unique and gorgeous ways to incorporate the elegant color throughout your house.

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Physics

Tired of Netflix? Here Are 10 Short Films To Watch This Fall Instead

The Nitehawk Shorts Festival is almost here, and we’ve got a preview of the stunning slate.<p>The paradox of Netflix: scrolling through the selection of movies and series can feel both endless and <i>very</i> limited.<p>Should you watch another episode of “Tiny House Hunters” to mock its idealistic shoppers, or …

10 Disturbing Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Freddy Krueger’s metal fingernails and melted face might be scary, but he’s no match for some of the real-life people who have been featured in …

Comic Books

The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century, And Where to Watch Them

There have been <i>a lot</i> of great films released since the year 2000, but some of them stood above the rest and elevated the medium to a whole new level …

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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New on streaming in October 2016: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO’s best options

Horror movies? Check. But there’s a bunch of other great stuff too.<p>It’s October, which means exactly the same thing on your favorite streaming service as it does everywhere else: It’s time to get spooky.<p>Horror movies have been quietly crowding onto Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO Now over the past …

TV