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Does milk do a body good? Maybe not, a new study suggests

Got milk? If you're drinking it to prevent bone fractures or to boost your overall health, you might want to go back to the fridge and opt for a yogurt or a slice of cheese instead.<p>A new study in the journal BMJ casts doubt on the widely held view that milk can help adults ward off hip fractures …

The Stradivarius Affair

It isn’t every day that a street criminal—a high-school dropout with two felony convictions—is accused of stealing a centuries-old violin worth as much as $6 million. But nothing about the heist of the Lipinski Stradivarius, which galvanized the music world last winter, was normal, or even …

Ebola conspiracy theories: separating fact from fiction

Not everything you hear about Ebola is true. Here are five myths and conspiracy theories about the disease<p>Pauline Cafferkey, a female healthcare worker who returned from west Africa on Sunday, has become the first person to be diagnosed with <b>Ebola</b> in the UK. She arrived at the Royal Free Hospital in …

First Ebola, now Marburg. Here’s why deadly viruses are on the rise in Africa

As the Ebola virus ravages western and central Africa, one of its virulent cousins has turned up in the opposite corner of the continent. Ugandan authorities report that a healthcare worker in Kampala, the country’s capital, died on Sep. 28 of Marburg virus, a hemorrhagic fever with similar …

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The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

If Your Kid Loves Temple Run, Angry Birds or Cut the Rope

<i>By Ingrid Simone, Senior Apps Editor, Common Sense Media</i><p>Is your kid addicted to endless runners? Can't stop flinging birds across the screen? Slicing and dicing is a way of life? These top app genres and themes are popular for a reason: The games are challenging, fun, and super-engaging. But we've …

The Quickest Way to Make French Toast (and Other Breakfasts)

One small change to the recipe, and all of a sudden a morning classic is totally doable for 8 (or even more).<p>Photo: Jennifer Patrick<p>The …

Breakfast

How Gangs Took Over Prisons

Originally formed for self-protection, prison gangs have become the unlikely custodians of order behind bars—and of crime on the streets.<p>On a clear morning this past February, the inmates in the B Yard of Pelican Bay State Prison filed out of their cellblock a few at a time and let a cool, salty …

Your nose knows death is imminent | Mo Costandi

Losing the sense of smell predicts death within five years, according to new research<p>Until as recently as 1987, British coal pits employed caged canaries as sentinels that alerted miners to the presence of poisonous gases. Being more sensitive to them than we are, the birds would get distressed …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …