Rhianne Ventura

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Where Do Dreams Come From?

Dreamland might not require so much imagination after all.<p>When we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, something in our mind spins us fanciful tales of teeth falling out, bouncing around in giant marshmallows in the sky, failing midterms in classes we've never taken, taking a walk in the park …

The Elements of the Periodic Table, Personified as Illustrated Heroes

As a lover of children’s books, especially illustrated science–inspired and nonfiction children’s books, I was instantly smitten with <b>Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified</b> (<i>public library</i>) by Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji, whose ingenious subway etiquette posters you …

Latest from the tech labs: insects with gears and electric spider silk

<b>Top gear for bugs</b><p>Engineers taking their ideas from nature is nothing new – from early attempts at flight, to adhesives based on mussels and communications networks that act like hives – but sometimes scientists are surprised to find humans have created concepts, when nature got there first.<p>The …

Your science questions answered

<b>Q. How many times would a light year go around planet Earth?</b> asks Michael Sorel<p>A. When it comes to hopping between planets and stars, the concepts of distance and time can become mind-boggling. Luckily, we have the light year to help us to get a grip on the vastness of the universe. If you took a …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

TAG Welcomes the FDA Approval of the First New Drug for TB in 40 Years

by Erica Lessem<p>December 28, 2012, was a historic day for the one million people around the world with strains of tuberculosis (TB) that are …

The Drugs Don't Work

Patients in a TB isolation ward in impoverished Bihar state, which has one of India's highest infection rates<p>A girl swings her legs from the …

Curing Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis In Kids Takes Creativity

The world is struggling to cope with a growing epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Treatment is even more complicated for children.<p>TB drugs aren't usually designed for kids, says Dr. Christoph Hoehn the acting country director for Doctors Without Borders in Tajikistan. That means they aren't …

Faces Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Forms of tuberculosis are emerging that are costly, difficult and at times, nearly impossible to treat. This new, worldwide threat is called multidrug-resistant TB, and it occurs when the bacteria no longer respond to the most common TB medications. Doctors have to turn, instead, to older, less …