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Amanda Seyfried on Her Secret Juice Recipe, the Importance of Brow Powder—And Why Shampoo Is Overrated

Tonight, <b>Amanda Seyfried</b> will celebrate her 30th birthday with a relatively informal affair. "I'll probably get dinner and drinks," she says of her low-key plans in New York City, where she has been based on and off for the past few weeks. It’s a change of speed for Seyfried, who has found herself …

Southern Baptists tell pastors: hold line on gays

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others — gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians …

Where Do Genitals Come From?

Scientists discover the embryonic origins of the phallus<p>Whence your phallus? You probably have one—the term includes clitorises as well as penises—and, until now, scientists had never examined which cells in an embryo make it.<p>In biology, that's unusual. Tracking which embryonic cells become what …

Biology

Toxin-Eating Cell Structures May Lead To Antibiotics Alternative

(Antibiotic) resistance is futile.<p>Ever since the first antibiotic, penicillin, was used as a wonder drug in the 1940s, researchers have worried about antibiotic resistance. And with good reason. The CDC estimates that 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of infection by …

Microbiology

Is Human Intelligence Rising With Each Generation?

Millennials tend to get a bad rap from older generations for being entitled, self-absorbed and unfocused. They are not the first young generation to be maligned by an older one, a tradition that doesn't have much basis in reality. In fact, research consistently shows that human intelligence scores …

Here's How Study Breaks Boost Learning

Students in school are rarely given opportunities to rest and reflect on the knowledge they've acquired, but a new study suggests that giving the mind a little targeted downtime could be a highly effective way to boost learning.<p>The brain mechanisms that are engaged when the mind is resting and …

Texas hospital official: We are 'deeply sorry' about Ebola mistakes

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Texas doctor has apologized for what he calls mistakes for how his hospital handled Ebola as schools close out of fear that they're vulnerable to the virus. Also on Thursday, officials are considering ordering that 76 hospital workers who treated an Ebola patient be ordered not to board …

American emergency rooms prepare as Ebola fear spreads

<b>(CNN) —</b> Emergency rooms around the United States are preparing for the people who may have Ebola and for the people who just think they have Ebola.<p>"I have seen several people who had acute illnesses worried that they may have Ebola," said Dr. Mark Reiter.<p>He works as an emergency room doctor in …

Virginia tells agencies to clear way for adoptions by gay couples | Reuters

RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Virginia same-sex couples can now legally adopt children and also become foster parents, the Virginia Department of Social Services said in a bulletin on Friday to its local offices across the state.<p>Nicole Pries (foreground) and Lindsey Oliver embrace after becoming the …

Kansas Supreme Court Puts Same-Sex Marriages On Temporary Hold

A local judge ordered same-sex couples to be allowed to marry in Johnson County, Kansas earlier this week. [Update: In a Friday evening order, the state supreme court issued a temporary stay and set a schedule for full resolution of the constitutionality of the state's marriage ban.]<p>WASHINGTON — …

Same-sex Marriage

FDA Approves Combined Hepatitis Drug

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first single medication to treat hepatitis C on Friday, green-lighting one pill in the place of …

California now has 32 reported cases of enterovirus D-68

California health officials Friday said they've now identified 32 cases of enterovirus D-68 statewide, a number that's jumped quickly in recent days.<p>In Southern California, four cases were in L.A. County, three in Orange County and one in Ventura County, according to the California Department of …

Public Health

The Pope's New American Archbishop Might Address Income Inequality

The rap on Blase Cupich is that he’s a Pope Francis kind of guy. Which is to say that he’s politically moderate, opposed to the lavish lifestyle that …

Researchers Just Discovered The Brightest Dead Star Ever Found

Dennis Roscoe, Ph.D.<p>Eric Coles<p>Joel Tonyan<p>Joel Tonyan<p>Kenny Alexander<p>David Lane<p>Dennis Roscoe, Ph.D.<p>Eric Coles<p>Kenny Alexander<p>Matt Jylha<p>Dennis Roscoe, …