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The French Are Building a Mall by the Eiffel Tower, and China Wants to Buy It

Jihadists flooding into northern Syria put Turkey on edge

The brutal, Al Qaeda-linked group rebels invited into Syria to help topple President Bashir Assad has virtually taken over northern Syria, raising fears that its brand of indiscriminate terror could spill into neighboring Turkey, where some 300 U.S. soldiers are based to protect Turkish airspace …

Addicted to Oreos? You truly might be

Oreos are as addictive as cocaine, at least for lab rats, and just like us, they like the creamy center best.<p>Eating the sugary treats activates more neurons in the brain’s “pleasure center” than drugs such as cocaine, the team at Connecticut College found.<p>“Our research supports the theory that …

Obama to Pursue Immigration Reform

Meth-Like Substance Found in 'Craze' Workout Supplement: Report

The popular body-building supplement Craze contains a chemical that's similar to methamphetamine, according to researchers who've tested its …

Extreme weather can be the 'most important cause of poverty'

<b>New research suggests that extreme weather events will keep people poor in many parts of the world.</b><p>The authors argue that where disasters like drought are prevalent, they can be the most important cause of poverty.<p>They say that up to 325 million people will be living in countries highly exposed to …

Christie discusses gay marriage

Republican Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that if one of his four children came out as gay, he would “grab them and hug them and tell them I love them.”<p>He would also tell them “that Dad believes that marriage is between one man and one woman,” he said.<p>The New Jersey governor’s comments came in a …

The Dalai Lama Supports Medical Marijuana Use

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Dalai Lama isn't that keen on recreational marijuana use, but the spiritual leader told …

Are anxious people less likely to help others? - Futurity

People who carry the genotype associated with higher social anxiety are less likely to engage …

Rights & Freedoms

Grape skin extract before radiation kills more cancer - Futurity

Resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine, can make certain tumor cells …

Cancer

Even without injury, stomach makes stem cells - Futurity

Our stomachs naturally produce more stem cells than scientists had realized, and likely do so …

Stem Cells

Imaginary friends help kids become better problem solvers, study finds

Play dates with an imaginary friend could help children become better problem solvers down the road. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal,</i> researchers have found that children who keep imaginary friends eventually develop better internalized thinking, which separately has been found to help children …

Blood clot risk varies with estrogen pills - Futurity

Of two types of estrogen taken as pills to treat menopause symptoms, one is associated …

Women's Health

'Scratching' may help women get pregnant - Futurity

A one-time procedure appears to significantly improve chances of having a baby for women undergoing …

Babies

Major U.S. Company Makes A Breast Cancer Risk Test Using Once-Patented Genes

Just four months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled genes can't be patented, Myriad Genetics is seeing some competition.<p>Remember when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled genes can't be patented? Well, now we're seeing the consequences. A major U.S. medical testing company—it's America's largest by …

Genetics

Method of recording brain activity could lead to mind-reading devices, scientists say

“We’re now able to eavesdrop on the brain in real life,” said Josef Parvizi, the study’s senior author.<p>A brain region activated when people are asked …

The Brain

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Marijuana Un-Fun

An anti-dopamine drug could block the addictive rush associated with THC.<p>Researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a way to block the dopamine rush associated with THC, the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, in order to …

Cannabis

Worming Our Way Towards New Therapies for Chronic Disease

Over the last five decades, the prevalence of chronic conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and autism spectrum disorders have grown significantly. Public health research has been working fervently to find a way to treat and hopefully cure the ailments. Yet the …

Fuel In The Fire: Burn Wood For Power Or Leave It To Nature

The record-breaking wildfire in Yosemite National Park is almost fully contained, two months after it started. The blaze calls attention to a problem across the western U.S.: After a century of having its fires routinely extinguished, the forests are overloaded with fuel.<p>A heated debate has flared …

Data-driven medicine: understanding the link between genetics and disease

Activities that involve gathering vast quantities of data are often portrayed in a negative light, but Sophie Curtis reveals how 'big data' is also being used to identify the links between genetics and diseases such as cancer, diabetes and obesity.<p>From Google to Facebook and GCHQ to the NSA, every …

Genetics

Owen Paterson, 'wickedness' and the fairy dust of science

Environment secretary Owen Paterson has hit out at 'wicked' opponents of genetically modified crops, but forgets science's greatest assets are scepticism and democracy.<p>Even the most rational of arguments can understandably sometimes get quite heated. But in branding critics so emotively as "wicked" …

Why College Freshmen May Feel Like Impostors On Campus

Psychologist Greg Walton has found that a simple intervention can help many students get the most out of college. The trick is in helping students see that setbacks are temporary, and often don't have larger implications.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Tens of thousands of freshman have just finished …

The Weirdest Things Recently Found on Mars

Mars is a crazy place. In recent years we've discovered some of the strangest things on the Red Planet: ice spiders, Swiss cheese terrain, and …

Shortcut lets brain make memories in a flash - Futurity

Nerve cells have a special “pre-assembly” technique that enables the brain to quickly form memories. …

The Brain

For older men, being depressed can be fatal - Futurity

Getting the blues can be lethal to the male heart, according to a new study …

Research

Little kids need conversation to pick up language - Futurity

By speaking directly to their toddlers, parents can help them learn to process language more …