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Scientists Have Discovered How Traumatic Experiences Actually Rewire The Brain

This is why they're so hard to forget.<p>For many people dealing with traumatic memories, cognitive behavioural therapy is the best shot at living an …

How your gut's circadian rhythm affects your whole body

We've known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope.<p>Yogurt companies use that information in the sales pitch for their product, claiming it can help keep your gut bacteria happy.<p>The bacteria growing on our skin have also …

Microbiology

‘Making A Murderer’ Subject Steven Avery’s Lawyer Seeks Extensive DNA Tests To Prove Evidence Was Planted

With Steven Avery’s lawyer claiming to have new evidence that points to a new suspect in the murder of Tera Halbach, she also seems to be seeking a deeper resolution for the <i>Making A Murderer</i> subject. Kathleen Zellner is now seeking further evidence testing on existing evidence from the case, citing …

Crime

Hundreds of Genes Spring to Life Up to 4 Days After Death, Scientists Find

Wha??<p>When a person's heart and brain have stopped ticking, and their respiratory and circulatory systems grind to a halt, it’s time to declare death. …

Immune System

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a hornet nest the size of a football. An angry squadron of insects clamped onto my leg; their stings felt like scorching needles. I swatted the hornets away and ran for help, …

Immunotherapy

Here's What Getting Spanked as a Kid Did to Your Personality, According to Science

If you got spanked as a kid, it probably didn't do you any good. In fact, it may have made your behavior even worse, new research suggests.<p>The more …

Behavioral Sciences

'Making a Murderer' New Prison But Still ... No WrestleMania For Brendan Dassey

"<b>Making a Murderer</b>" star, and controversial convict, <b>Brendan Dassey</b>'s lost all hope in his new prison -- he will not get to see his favorite show,</b> …

Crime

Attorney for Making a Murderer's Steven Avery Has New Suspects

Steven Avery, subject of the Netflix series <i>Making a Murderer</i>, has a new attorney and in a lengthy Newsweek profile, she claims to have new suspects …

Crime

Physicist Brian Greene clearly, joyfully explains gravitational waves to Stephen Colbert, and us

If you have Brian Greene as your teacher, count yourself lucky. The Columbia professor of physics and mathematics was Stephen Colbert's guest on …

Professor Brian Greene answers everything you wanted to know about string theory and the multiverse

Lateline asked you to send in science questions for famed physicist Professor Brian Greene.<p>Professor Greene is the author of The Elegant Universe, a …

‘Making A Murderer’: Steven Avery’s Lawyer Thinks It’s Fairly Obvious Who Really Killed Teresa Halbach

One of the most frustrating parts of watching the Netflix crime documentary <i>Making A Murderer</i> was knowing that there was very little chance that Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey would ever get an appeal. As rotten as everything that happened to the two was, there was apparently no single incident big …

Crime

This vial of blood is the most controversial piece of evidence in the 'Making a Murderer' mystery — here’s how the test that was run on it works

Avery, the subject of the Netflix docuseries "Making a Murderer," is currently serving a life sentence without parole for the murder of Teresa Halbach. But at one point during the series, there's hope that a tube of blood — one that helped exonerate him from an earlier crime — might be the evidence …

‘Making A Murderer’: Steven Avery’s Lawyer Says She Has New Evidence That Will Free Him

<i>Dateline NBC</i> has been on the air since 1992, and actually did an episode on the Steven Avery / Teresa Halbach case back when it was all going down in 2006. Now that the Netflix documentary <i>Making A Murderer</i> has thrust the case back into the spotlight, Dateline has returned to Manitowoc to review the …

Crime

Steven Avery's New Lawyer Talks New Evidence and Mysteriously Deleted Tweets

On Friday’s edition of <i>Dateline NBC</i>, Kathleen Zellner, the new lawyer for <i>Making A Murderer’s</i> Steven Avery, discussed new developments in scientific …

Scientists Are Allowed To Genetically Modify Human Embryos

UK agency has given approval to use CRISPR to modify embryos, a world-first<p>Scientists in the UK have gotten the go-ahead from a government agency to begin modifying human embryos — the fertilized egg that begets all human beings — using the increasingly popular gene-editing technique known as …

Read This: A reporter returns to the scene of Making A Murderer

As Netflix subscribers are well aware, Manitowoc, Wisconsin is the setting for the 10-hour true-crime series <i>Making A Murderer</i>. But it is also a …

Making A Murderer’s sexiest attorneys are coming to a venue near you

If there’s one thing we can definitively conclude from the Netflix true crime documentary <i>Making A Murderer</i>, it’s that America’s sexualization of …

Documentarian Errol Morris Weighs In On ‘Making A Murderer’ In New Interview

True-crime stories have always been hot, but the past few years have seen a flare-up in interest over sordid accounts of real-life scandal. The Netflix series <i>Making A Murderer</i> is the documentary currently captivating the nation’s attention, enraging viewers with the mind-boggling wrongs perpetrated …

Crime

Here Are This ‘Making A Murderer’ Reporter’s Problems With The Way The Trial Was Handled

Netflix’s hit crime documentary <i>Making A Murderer</i> has given us some unlikely sex symbols. Steven Avery’s defense lawyers Dean Strang and Jerry Buting have both gotten a lot of attention on social media, and then there’s all the reporters that were shown covering the trial back in 2006. Angenette …

Crime

The Defense Lawyers From ‘Making A Murderer’ Are Going On Tour And Tickets Are Already Selling Out

If you’ve been following the development of the Netflix true crime documentary <i>Making A Murderer</i> online since it became a mega-hit, you’ve probably seen interviews with everyone involved in the case, from the prosecutors to the reporters to random background characters. But none have gotten out in …

Crime

Scientists Have Finally Found a Biological Process Behind Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex disease with elusive origins, but the mystery became much clearer today, when a landmark new study based on genetic …

Steven Avery Sends A Letter From Prison Maintaining His Innocence, Accuses His Ex Jodi Of Lying

One of the most puzzling things to come out in the aftermath of the success of <i>Making a Murderer</i> is Steven Avery’s ex-girlfriend Jodi Stachowski basically recanting on everything she said on camera during the filming of the documentary. Stachowski had maintained Avery’s innocence in the documentary …

Crime

Why Is A Wisconsin Prison Not Allowing Steven Avery To Talk With The Press?

Since the Netflix crime documentary <i>Making A Murderer</i> has become a massive hit, we’ve heard from nearly everyone involved in the trial of Steven Avery … except Steven Avery himself. The man who many feel was wrongly convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach has barely made a peep from his jail cell …

Crime

The Petition To Free The ‘Making A Murderer’ Convicts Now Requires An Official White House Response

Good news and bad news for people who watched Netflix’s true-crime phenomenon <i>Making a Murderer</i> and were moved to take action to free Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, the two men convicted of murdering Teresa Halbach.<p>THE GOOD: The White House petition has crossed the “100,000 signatures in 30 or …

Crime

Today in Making A Murderer: Allegations against Steven Avery’s brothers, and a pardon denied

With <i>Making A Murderer</i>still picking up speed as it captures a streaming nation’s attention, there’s plenty of news and content related to the show …

Are we making too much of 'Making a Murderer'?

If you haven't fallen down the rabbit hole of "Making a Murderer," the 10-part, true-crime Netflix binge-athon that has spawned petitions for a retrial or presidential pardons as well as endless dinner party chatter, allow me to give you a gentle shove.<p>In 1986, a Wisconsin man named Steven Avery …

Crime

Making a Murderer: Steven Avery points the finger at his brothers in Teresa Halbach case

Since his arrest in 2005, Steven Avery has steadfastly maintained his innocence in the murder of young photographer Teresa Halbach.<p>The case is the …

Inevitable Spin-Off Doc About the Making a Murderer Case Is Currently In Production

Netflix series <i>Making a Murderer</i> is the most popular project to inspire distrust in the justice system since the West Memphis Three went free. Ten …

Crime

White House Responds to ‘Making a Murderer’ Petition

Netflix’s compelling true crime documentary series, <i>Making a Murderer</i>, has inspired a lot of strong emotions and questions about the U.S. judicial …

Crime

The ‘Making A Murderer’ Prosecutor Says He’s Receiving Thousands Of Death Threats

Netflix’s <i>Making a Murderer</i> continues to captivate new recruits to the docuseries. Someone who is still not a fan of the project? Nancy Grace. The former prosecutor of doom spent a great deal of last week visiting other people’s talk shows to discuss her own interview with Steven Avery in 2005. That …

Crime