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Dear Schools: Stop Treating Science-Curious Kids Like Criminals

We shouldn't punish students who are trying to understand how their world works.<p>On April 22, Kiera Wilmot, a 16-year-old public school student in Bartow, Florida did what any kid with an ounce of curiosity does: She performed an experiment. Like many acts of science, however, it didn't go as …

New device can extract human DNA with full genetic data in minutes

Take a swab of saliva from your mouth and within minutes your DNA could be ready for analysis and genome sequencing with the help of a new …

Genetics

New technique could identify deadly superbugs within minutes

Biosensor could help stem the spread of fatal bacteria<p>Researchers in the US have developed a technique that could prove critical in the fight against so-called "superbugs" — virulent and sometimes deadly strains of bacteria that have developed resistance to antibiotic drugs. In a study published …

Children with older mothers less likely to suffer burns in the home

Children born to older mothers are less likely to suffer burns in the home, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found young children under five with mothers aged 40 and over were less likely to suffer a scald in the home, often caused by children reaching to grab boiling saucepans, than those born …

Large fireball seen May 8, 2013 over England and Wales

A very bright meteor or fireball – greenish in color and traveling in a northerly direction – was seen by many over the UK last night.<p>We had many …

Ancient DNA Found Hidden Below Sea Floor

In the middle of the South Atlantic, there's a patch of sea almost devoid of life. There are no birds, few fish, not even much plankton. But …

Cells in hydrogel reverse diabetes in mice

<b>GEORGIA TECH / EMORY (US) —</b> Scientists reversed Type 1 diabetes in mice in as little as 10 days using a new technique to transplant cells.<p>The …

Georgia Tech

More women skip periods for convenience

<b>U. OREGON (US) —</b> A large number of women deviate from the instructions on birth control pills to delay or skip monthly menstruation—not to avoid …

Women's Health

School obesity rate shifts pregnancy risk

<b>PENN STATE (US) —</b> As the prevalence of obesity rises in a high school, so does the risk of an obese female student bearing a child, according to new …

Penn State

Success at 'three Rs' leads to better job

Excelling at the 'three Rs' in primary school is the key to having a well-paid job in adulthood regardless of your family background, according to a new study.<p>Children's ability at reading and mathematics at the age of seven has a significant impact on their future job and income prospects even …

Water on moon, Earth come from the same source

Water inside the moon’s mantle came from primitive meteorites, new research finds, the same source thought to have supplied most of the water on …

What Does 'Sexual Coercion' Say About A Society?

Anthropologists, sociologists and biologists have explored over several decades many factors that shape the likelihood of sexual coercion of women by men.<p>Such research cannot, of course, definitively explain the recent case in Cleveland involving Ariel Castro, who has been charged with abducting …

Flattened ring of fire eclipse

Atmospheric distortion caused the sun and moon to look flattened in this image of the May 9-10, 2013 annular solar eclipse.<p>Photographer Geoffrey Sims …

Genetic mutation causing port wine stain birthmarks discovered

Powerful new treatments for port wine stain birthmarks could be on the horizon after scientists discovered the genetic mutation that causes them.<p>US researchers said identifying the mutation that causes the disfiguring purple marks was a "game changer" and could help develop new treatments to help …

Schools? How About A Science Laureate At The Super Bowl?

The same scientist who famously "killed Pluto" (as a planet, that is) says it's "brilliant" that there's an effort underway in Congress to name a science laureate.<p>But Cal Tech's Mike Brown tells <i>Weekend Edition Saturday</i> host Scott Simon that he doesn't think a laureate's main responsibility should …

Weird Science takes antibiotics to ward off a case of idiocy

But keeps radioactive bacteria around to ward off cancer.<p><b>An antibiotic that also helps prevent stupidity.</b> Alternatively, one of the most useful side …

How Cybercriminals Stole $40 Million From ATMs Worldwide In Just 10 Hours

Cybercriminals stole $40 million in about 36,000 transactions over a 10-hour period by effectively coordinating two common credit card schemes, Scott Neuman of NPR reports.<p>From NPR:<p>First, hackers gained access to bank computers and downloaded prepaid debit card data while erasing their withdrawal …

Teen suspended for tweet critical of high school sports

I am writing this with a cold compress on my head and a milk chocolate digestive biscuit in my mouth.<p>Both are to soothe my furrowed thoughts.<p>For this is another tale of peculiarity from the antiseptic-smelling hallways of America's high schools.<p>It has been well-established that strange things …

High School

Evolutionary theory gone wrong

Evolution? It is only a theory, many creationists will tell you.<p>"Only a theory" is meant to be dismissive, yet much of science is based on things …

‘The Great Gatsby’ Debate: Is Baz Luhrmann’s Film Genius or Rubbish?

Critics are divided over the new ‘Gatsby.’ Our culture and fashion editors debate its merits (and faults).<p><i>The Great Gatsby</i>, director Baz Luhrmann’s …

Colleges Soak Poor U.S. Students to Funnel Aid to Rich

U.S. colleges such as Boston University are using financial aid to lure rich students while shortchanging the poor, forcing those most in need to …

Do we need to change the way we are thinking about mental illness?

NO Simon Wessely, member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists<p>Next week the American Psychiatric Association is publishing its fifth take on the …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

Justin Bieber, Usher Accused of Stealing ‘Somebody to Love’

Justin Bieber and Usher have been named in a $10 million copyright infringment claim over Bieber’s 2010 track “Somebody to Love,” Reuters reports. …

Music

The Doors Get an iPad App: A ‘Major, Major Project’

As he painstakingly went through music and photos for the new Doors app on the iPad, Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman found the bit he was looking …

Music

Rolling Stones Revisit 1973 With ‘Brussels Affair’ Box Set

The Rolling Stones were at a live peak when they headed out on a European tour in September 1973 to support their dark new album <i>Goats Head Soup</i>. A …

Music

Imagine Dragons Go ‘Radioactive’ on the Charts

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds’ mind is fully blown. After years of grinding it out in half-empty clubs, the Las Vegas band is facing a …

Music

Adam Levine Signs Development Deal with NBC

Adam Levine has signed a development deal with NBC. The Maroon 5 singer and coach on NBC’s <i>The Voice</i> has landed a one-year first-look development deal …

The Doors’ John Densmore Talks About the Band’s Ugly, Six-Year Feud

In his new book <i>The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes on Trial</i>, Doors drummer John Densmore spins a funny yet lurid, behind-the-scenes tale …

Music

R.E.M. Reflect on ‘Green,’ Landmark 1988 Album

R.E.M. were feeling a little restless when they began recording <i>Green,</i> in 1988. During the previous seven year they’d gone from a complete unknown …

Music