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Everything You Wanted to Know About Sochi but Were Too Distracted by Toilet Photos to Ask

If you’ve been fol­low­ing the news about the Winter Olympic Games, you prob­ably think So­chi is a pothole-rid­den vil­lage with no clean wa­ter or …

The Sochi Opening Ceremonies: How to Watch and What to Expect

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Sochi Winter Olympic Games kick off on Friday with the Opening Ceremonies, otherwise known as …

Sochi 2014: Empty Seats On View In Olympic Ceremony (PICTURES)

As athletes paraded into the stadium, the paucity of supporters at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games was in plain sight of the world's cameras.<p>Sochi's …

A Sochi Opening-Ceremony Malfunction: It's the Olympics*

A beautiful start to the games, with some fine print<p>The Olympic opening ceremony kicked off at 8:14 p.m. Sochi time but won't be broadcast in America until 7:30 Eastern tonight. Spoiler: It's a gorgeous show. But there's one snafu that's at least <i>seems</i> symbolic given the controversy-laden run up to …

Russian greats light cauldron

SOCHI, Russia -- Russia gave its highest Olympic honor to two of its greatest champions.<p>Hockey legend Vladislav Tretiak and figure skater Irina …

Pregnant women are doing it wrong

Despite it being possibly the most stressful and demanding time of their lives, many seem to feel that pregnant women aren’t sufficiently panicked about their situation. Luckily, there’s always another study or news story around the corner to further pile on the doubt and worry<p>I’ve never been …

Racial gap exists when docs talk to patients about HIV meds - Futurity

Conversations between doctors and patients about taking HIV medication as prescribed differ depending on the patient's race or ethnicity, research …

Go ahead and gossip. It's good for society - Futurity

An experiment to study the nature of gossip and ostracism suggests both serve important roles in society: reforming bullies and encouraging …

Scientists Digitize Psychology's Most Famous Brain

Henry Gustav Molaison is one of the most famous patients in the annals of brain research. In 1953, an experimental surgery meant to relieve his …

Signed posters remind doctors to limit antibiotics - Futurity

"Nudging" doctors to post a signed commitment letter in exam rooms lowers unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for cold symptoms by nearly 20 percent.

Pesticide DDT linked to higher Alzheimer's risk - Futurity

Exposure to the pesticide DDT may increase the risk and severity of Alzheimer's disease in some people, particularly those over the age of 60.

90-Minute DNA Screening Available Soon For Law Enforcement

The rapid test is being evaluated by the Pentagon.<p>Current human DNA tests take two to three weeks to be completed, and must be sent into an accredited laboratory. But a new rapid test, which could analyze human DNA in 90 minutes in the field, is nearly complete, Pentagon and industry officials told …

Homeland Security

A High-Tech Bra That Unhooks Only For 'True Love'

A weird/bad/nerdtastic idea from Japan.<p><i>Note: Video is a tad NSFW.</i><p>Japanese lingerie manufacturer Ravijour has designed a bra, called the True Love Tester, that apparently knows "how women truly feel." Yes, this is a goofy marketing scheme. But it's also a science bra, so... carry on.<p>The ad above …

Horror Movies

Austria Greenlights DIY Genetic Engineering

In Austria, where genetically engineered food is banned from the shelves, regulators have granted the first DIYbio lab permission to work with GMOs. For only 40 euros and some paperwork, the one-year-old biohacker space, Open BioLab, is now bioengineering its first batch of bacteria.<p>Unlike in the …

Biotechnology

What can Dick Swaab tell us about sex and the brain?

The Dutch neuroscientist is as celebrated as he is sneered at for his theories on brain development differing between men and women – and how sexuality is decided in the womb<p>Controversy delights Dick Swaab; brains delight him; complexity delights him, though I don't know if you'd get that from …

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Arctic blanket over U.S. on January 28

As frigid Arctic air surged into the U.S. this week, the GOES-East satellite captured this image of what looks like a blanket over the Arctic.<p>NOAA’s …

Can we ever fully trust personal gene tests?

Kits sold to consumers that predict health risks from our genes have been hit by major concerns over their reliability. Nic Fleming investigates why.<p>"Neurological conditions, 60% probability," a nurse in green scrubs reads in a monotone voice. A young woman cradles her newborn while an anxious new …

Molecular Biology

Could a blood test tell which diet is best for you? - Futurity

Some day soon, genetic testing could identify what diet each individual should consume for a longer, healthier life.

Tomatoes may lower women's breast cancer risk - Futurity

A diet rich in tomatoes may protect postmenopausal women from breast cancer, research reports.

Scientists create stem cells by traumatizing adult cells

Creating stem cells is becoming easier than ever thanks to a new technique being developed by researchers in Boston and Japan. The technique allows for the creation of embryonic-style stem cells by doing little more than applying stress to existing adult cells. Like other stem cells, this new type …

Children's cancer test may return false positives - Futurity

A test used to detect a type of cancer in children may produce false positives because it’s based on a faulty assumption, researchers say.