Rachel Smith

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Soy: Is It Bad for Me?

I get this question almost daily from my breast cancer patients. People are understandably confused. As is the case with other foods, as research evolves, there are changing messages disseminated about their impact on health matters.<p>So, what information compels you to make decisions in life? The …

Breast Cancer

Extra bites for mom could mean future fat for baby: study

Expectant moms often justify an extra slice of cheesecake or late night pizza by saying they’re eating for two. But they might want to temper those indulgences. A new study published Tuesday in <i>PLoS Medicine</i>, says pregnant women who gain excessive amounts of weight contribute to their children …

Siblings

Photographs capture the moment atoms bond for the first time

Your chemistry textbook diagrams were more literal than you thought<p>Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have captured the moment when atoms form a covalent bond. The team happened upon the discovery by accident: they set out to build graphene …

Why Do Mysterious Lizards Have Green Blood?

<b>Roses are red, violets are blue … and these lizards’ blood is green.</b><p>It’s not a trick of the imagination or a penchant for food coloring—<i>Prasinohaema</i> skinks living on the island of New Guinea actually have green blood, bones, and tissue—and one scientist is trying to figure out why.<p>Louisiana State …

Scientists May Have Source For A.D. 1257 'Mystery Eruption'

Scientists think they've identified the source of a massive volcanic eruption that occurred in A.D. 1257 and spread telltale traces across the globe.<p>The culprit in the "mystery eruption" appears to be the Samalas volcano, part of the Mount Rinjani Volcanic Complex on Indonesia's Lombok Island, an …

Goodbye, government: shutdown affects science, the environment, and health

Hardest-hit agencies are those in charge of forward-thinking projects<p><i>Congress was unable to pass the funding bill before the deadline, and as of midnight tonight the US government has begun shutting down.</i><p>The US government is headed for a shutdown as of this writing, after members of Congress were …

How often are there 3 eclipses in a month?

In a calendar month, 3 eclipses are rare. But in a lunar month, 3 eclipses are are more common. From 2000-2050, it happens 14 times.<p>Every calendar …

Solar Eclipse

What’s the birthstone for October?

Happy birthday October babies! Your birth month has two birthstones – opal and tourmaline.<p><b>Opal</b><p>The opal is a fragile hydrated silica material, made of …

Our body’s gene-snipping machine is like a Transformer

Scientists are unraveling the secrets of the mechanism that snips our genes.<p>Certain diseases such as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy are …

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8 Hydration Myths Busted

Don’t get swept up in a tidal wave of hype.<p>At its basic level, hydration is simple. Feel thirsty after a run? Drink something. Heading into an epic meeting? Bring along a water bottle. Despite this simplicity, there's an ocean of misleading information out there that leaves runners confused. Eight …

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 …