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The key to reducing cancer risk may lie in daily intake of the cheap generic drug aspirin. But a daily aspirin comes with its own negative side effects.
March 22, 2012, 5:26 AM PDT | By Laura Shin
Robot jellies, used for surveillance and monitoring, can now run purely on hydrogen.
March 21, 2012, 6:01 PM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
Players who use computer programs to tell them which moves to make might be busted.
March 20, 2012, 7:52 AM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
A novel area of research is showing that when a certain cat parasite infects humans, it may cause more car wrecks, suicides and schizophrenia.
March 19, 2012, 5:10 AM PDT | By Laura Shin
Printing cells creates small holes in their membranes, a quirk researchers are exploiting.
March 18, 2012, 2:04 PM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
We always hear about island nations suffering from sea level rise. But the risks are real in the United States as well. A new project maps those risks.
March 15, 2012, 7:56 AM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
Just tell a guy a woman’s going to watch, and his cognitive functioning begins to decline, according to a new study.
March 15, 2012, 5:36 AM PDT | By Laura Shin
A new 20-year study of eating habits asks, “How does eating red meat hurt thee?” And then it counts the ways.
March 13, 2012, 7:37 PM PDT | By Laura Shin
We’ve long known that space travel can have effects on bones and muscles, but new work finds trouble with returning astronauts’ brains and eyes as well.
March 13, 2012, 6:43 PM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
It’s a match made in the outdoors. With a new site, scientists find it cheaper and less time-consuming to get data they need from far-flung places.
March 12, 2012, 7:37 PM PDT | By Laura Shin