Matthew Scharf

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The Most WTF Things We Saw At CES 2014

Breakdancing taxidermy, a cyborg twerking machine, and more of the most whyyyy stuff from this year's Consumer Electronics Show<p>The Consumer Electronics Show is home to the technology of the future, the stuff we'll be using tomorrow, here today. But with so many companies all vying for precious …

Response: Listening To Parents With Our Heads And Hearts

<i>(This is the first in a multi-part series on this topic)</i><p>Cheryl Suliteanu asked:<p><i>How do we educate families about the ways in which they can support</i> …

Food industry prepares GMO bill

The giants of the U.S. food industry who have spent millions fighting state-by-state efforts to mandate new labels for genetically modified organisms are taking a page from their opponents and pushing for a federal GMO law.<p>But the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents such food and …

Ancient Human Genes Cause New Confusion For Science

When Matthias Meyer began studying the ancient DNA in the 400,000 year old fossils he found in the Sima de los Huesos, or Pit of Bones cave, deep …

Oldest Human DNA Discovered, Muddles Picture of Our Origin

Scientists have decoded the world’s oldest human DNA sequence, beating the previous record by almost 300,000 years, and at the same time confusing …

Is it time to call a truce in the 'battle against disease'? | Kostas Kostarelos

Our obsession with war-like language in medical research may unconsciously limit our creativity in finding new treatments<p>Almost every night I have watched the news these past few months my senses have been assaulted by unpleasant, at times distressing, images of war: missiles, killings and chemical …

The Queen Will See You Now: How Bees’ Sense Of Smell Might Soon Diagnose Disease

Bees have a nose 100 times more powerful than a human’s. Like dogs, it turns out they can be trained and used in diagnostic tests. A London artist now has a contraption to do just that.<p>Even when a honeybee is a couple of miles away, it can still smell a particular flower or toxin. A bee’s olfactory …

Why Is Obesity Soaring? The answer is more complex than human behavior

Sarah Small is Chief of Staff at Food Tank, a nonprofit organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We …

This Is Why Poor People's Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense

There's no way to structure this coherently. They are random observations that might help explain the mental processes. But often, I think that we look at the academic problems of poverty and have no idea of the <i>why.</i> We know the what and the how, and we can see systemic problems, but it's rare to …

The Most Boring Article You'll Read Today

The kind of boredom you experience most often may be linked to your personality, say researchers.<p><b>Who knew boredom could be so interesting? But it's not just being bored; it's what kind of boredom you are experiencing that has researchers intrigued.</b><p>According to an article published in the journal</i> …