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Lifestyle can reduce obesity-related cancers

New research links disturbances in body insulin and glucose levels, specifically exposures for longer periods, to an increased risk of …

Meet The 2013 MacArthur 'Genius' Scientists

A paleobotanist studying plant evolution, a statistician developing new treatment regimens, and other amazing people<p>The MacArthur Foundation fellows, also known as the recipients of the coveted "genius" award, have just been announced. They are all, without exception, fascinating people doing great …

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Brain function tied to risk of criminal acts

THE NATION<p>Brain function tied to risk of criminal acts<p>A study of MRI scans of inmates turns up a possible predictor of who might be more likely to reoffend.<p>July 15, 2013|Michael Haederle<p>Human brain CT scan. (Handout / Custom Medical…)<p>ALBUQUERQUE — It began with a casual question that neuroscientist …

How To Turn Garden Beets Into A Drum Machine

Become a "beet-boxing" DJ in a weekend.<p>People conduct electric charges, and so do vegetables. This simple fact spurred designer Scott Garner to build the Beet Box: a machine that plays drum-kit sounds at the tap of a beet. The beets conduct body capacitance, or the electrical energy stored inside …

Scientists find how 'obesity gene' makes people fat

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have unraveled how a gene long associated with obesity makes people fat by triggering increased hunger, opening up potential new ways to fight a growing global health problem.<p>A man sits on a bench in central London, September 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville<p>A common …

‘Genetic portraits’ offer view of family resemblances

By splicing together images from siblings, parents and children, one photographer is exploring the way in which we inherit our appearances.<p>“Family faces are magic mirrors looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future,” wrote US journalist and author Gail Lumet Buckley. …

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