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Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

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FDA Aims To Reduce Use Of Antibiotics For Fattening Farm Animals

But critics say the program won’t actually change how much antibiotics pigs, chickens and other animals consume.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking veterinary drug companies to voluntarily agree to make it illegal to feed healthy animals some antibiotics. If the antibiotic is on the …

Scientists Map Vast Reserves Of Freshwater Under The Seabed

Not all the water in the sea is seawater.<p>Scientists think there are vast reserves of fresh groundwater buried under the oceans — a potentially valuable resource for coastal cities that need freshwater.<p>A recent report in <i>Nature</i> estimates the amount of fresh groundwater around the world at about …

Cloned Horse Wins Argentine Polo Open

Cloned ponies (clonies?) are beginning to prove themselves in the field.<p>Polo star Adolfo Cambiaso helped his team win the Argentine National Open this weekend, scoring nine goals in the 16-11 match. Two of those he scored atop a horse named Show Me—a clone, and the first to ride onto the Argentine …

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An ode to Quebec City in the snow [vid]

<i>Editor’s note:</i> From ice hotels to First Nations culture to ice climbing to snowmobiling to dog sledding to the epic Winter Carnival, Scott Sporleder …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …