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Evolutionary enigmas

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Atom's core gets pear-shaped

Atomic nuclei come in many shapes and sizes, and scientists have now obtained precise measurements of an elusive form: pear-shaped. Studying these …

Greed may breed financial fitness, but evolution allows unselfishness to survive

If greed is good, as Gordon Gekko proclaimed in the 1987 movie <i>Wall Street</i>, then economics ought to be a superlative science.<p>After all, at the core of …

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Hookah smoking delivers carcinogens and carbon monoxide

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Genetic fossils betray hepatitis B's ancient roots

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Typecast: How New Technology Is Reinventing Typography

Technology causes disruption and innovation for all facets of the world, a rule that is being shown in current times more so than almost any other. …

'Time Crystals' Could Upend Physicists' Theory of Time

In February 2012, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek decided to go public with a strange and, he worried, somewhat embarrassing idea. …

3-D Printed Ear Made From Calf Cells and Nanoparticles 'Hears' Radio Frequencies

Nanotechnology engineers from Princeton have 3-D printed an ear from calf cells and silver nanoparticles that picks up radio signals at frequencies …

Why Silicon Valley Is Pouring Millions Into Hair

This week, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm better known for backing online advertising startups and ex-<i>Wired</i> editor-in-chief Chris Anderson's …

Virtual Reality Stunts Rats' Sense of Space

If you were a rat living in a completely virtual world like in the movie <i>The Matrix</i>, could you tell? Maybe not, but scientists studying your brain …

iPads as Cash Registers Are About to Go From Novelty to Norm

On a recent morning at my corner café, I ordered two Americanos (they were out of drip) and a flaky, buttery calorie bomb of a pastry to start my day.<p>…

Explaining Complicated Philosophies With Gorgeously Simple Postcards

Try to explain any philosophical “ism” to your friend or colleague. Unless you’re both scholars, you probably can’t do so easily. London-based …

Canadian Inmates Connect Inc., Dating Site For Prisoners, Hooks Up Criminals With People On The Outside

MONTREAL - Bachelor No. 1 boasts about his "bad-boy body and sweet-guy attitude" and Bachelor No. 2 wants a woman to join him as he closes a dark …

Safe haven baby drop-off sites open in Edmonton hospitals

Two sites have opened in Edmonton where overwhelmed parents can safely abandon their newborn babies no questions asked.<p>Small drop-off style doors have been installed on outside walls at the Grey Nuns and Misericordia hospitals.<p>Babies can be placed in bassinets in the small spaces inside and alarms …

U.S. Suicide Rates Rise

News reports today discuss the prevalence and rise of suicide in the U.S. We reported in depth on the topic of suicide in our 2011 hour-long podcast …

Does Child Abuse Rise During a Recession?

How do economic conditions affect the incidence of child abuse? While researchers have found that poverty and child abuse are linked, there’s been no …

Easy Chicken with Tomatoes & Peppers

Listen up, men: Chicken breasts may get all the glory, but dark meat has its merits too. It’s flavorful, it’s high in iron, and it has a pretty …

Fifi du Vie All Purpose Cards

It doesn’t matter what the occasion is, one of these Fifi du Vie All Purpose Cards can help you at many different occasions, at the same time! $4.50 …

Questions raised about lithium-ion cell’s claim to fame

Inaccurate estimates of a lithium-ion battery’s remaining juice can come from failing to fully charge and discharge the battery, a new study reports. …