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TRPV4, Molecule In Epidermis, Is Behind Sunburn Pain

Scientists have pinpointed what exactly it is that makes sunburns hurt so much.<p>Researchers from Duke University, Rockefeller University, the University of California, San Francisco, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, found that a molecule called TRPV4 is responsible for the pain caused by …

How Oregon Is Getting 'Frequent Fliers' Out Of The ER

Forty-year-old Jeremie Seals has had a tough life.<p>He left home at 14, and his health isn't good. He had a heart attack when he was 35. He has congestive heart failure, and nerve pain in his legs that he says is "real bad."<p>"Long story short, I'm terminal," he says, matter-of-factly.<p>Seals is …

Virus Targets Baby Pigs

A disease sweeping U.S. hog farms will likely kill hundreds of thousands of piglets. There's no cure for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, and it's cropped up in at least 13 states. Hog farmers, already reeling from high feed costs, will take a hit, and the virus could eventually push pork prices …

The Worst Jay-Z Fan Art

Even if you aren’t a fan of Jay-Z‘s latest album, <i>Magna Carta Holy Grail</i>, you’ve got to respect him as one of the most important rappers ever. Still, …

Circumventive Organs

Pictures of Azorean Whalers: The Last of Their Kind

A National Geographic explorer has documented how Azorean whalers used 18th-century techniques to hunt sperm whales well into the 20th century.