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When a virus can’t infect its target cell, how long does it take for it to evolve to successfully invade it again? A new study has a frightening answer.
January 31, 2012, 5:40 AM PST | By Laura Shin
Think the mouse, touchscreens and Siri give us all the computer help we need? Well, the responsiveness of our gadgets is about to jump to a whole new level.
January 29, 2012, 7:52 PM PST | By Laura Shin
High heels … men love them, women love them, but our calf muscles? Not so much.
January 26, 2012, 8:09 PM PST | By Laura Shin
It’s not easy to train a robot to “see” like a human. But is there another way to accomplish that task? Enter the whiskered Shrewbot.
January 25, 2012, 9:12 PM PST | By Laura Shin
The first embryonic stem cell treatment in humans shows promise for increasing vision in the blind, giving a boost to the controversial field.
January 25, 2012, 4:12 AM PST | By Laura Shin
From a floating pod called “Noah,” to an exoskeleton that walks for you, new Japanese inventions are cropping up to help in the event of another disaster.
January 22, 2012, 8:07 PM PST | By Laura Shin
Since our gadgets’ batteries die most often when we’re on the road, wouldn’t it be nice if all the running we did in airports could be put to some use?
January 20, 2012, 5:29 AM PST | By Laura Shin
When it comes to genetic diseases, a new study shows we have more control over our destinies than we think. What makes the difference is a daily jog or walk.
January 18, 2012, 6:41 PM PST | By Laura Shin
A single high-fat meal can cause inflammation and scarring in the brain in mice and rats — and brain scans of humans show a fatty diet could do the same to us.
January 18, 2012, 5:15 AM PST | By Laura Shin
Superbug test just got super fast.
January 16, 2012, 7:00 AM PST | By Boonsri Dickinson