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Genes Don't Cause Racial-Health Disparities, Society Does

Researchers are looking in the wrong place: White people live longer not because of their DNA but because of inequality.<p>On April 24, 2003, shortly after the completion of the human genome project, its director Francis Collins and his team posed 15 grand challenges to the scientific community. They …

Listen to Art Decade’s orchestral new single, “No One’s Waiting”

Boston orchestral pop band Art Decade began when singer Ben Talmi was in the 8th grade. Or rather, the seeds of what would become Art Decade first …

The Future of the Outdoor Industry

The outdoor industry is laying the groundwork for something huge. And it’s all because we want to make sure you have great places to get outside, explore, and pursue adventure. Because that’s what makes our hearts sing.<p>Let me explain.<p>Picture a huge corporation that has an absolutely enormous …

FYI: Does The Komodo Dragon Really Kill With A Bacteria-Filled Bite?

Surprising facts about the world's largest lizard.<p>Based on a single observational study from the 1970s, published in 1981 by biologist Walter Auffenberg, we've long assumed that Komodo dragons cause fatal infections in their prey by gifting prey with scary bacteria that lives in the mouths of the …

What Happens When Stars Collide?

In this case, you get a newly observed kind of pulsating star.<p>It sure would be interesting to watch two stars run into each other — from a safe distance, of course. One can imagine there would be quite the titanic battle going on between their competing gravitational forces, throwing off gas and …

Best Albums of 2013: Mid-Year Report

Daft Punk, Vampire Weekend, Kanye West and more<p>40<p>From Daft Punk ditching EDM to Kanye assaulting our ears to surprise comebacks from My Bloody …

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Best Summer Songs of All Time - Rolling Stone

Summer's Must-See Documentaries

A smattering of fact-based films marks this season's solstice<p>Sometimes the free-flowing beer and searing summer sun need to be counteracted with a …

Human Head Transplants Are Getting Closer To Reality

I want *that* head on *that* body.<p>Complete head transplants are enormously complicated, requiring the reconnecting of literally millions of nerve fibers, not to mention bones and tissue. We're not really sure how any of this will work, but it looks like we're getting closer to a full …