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Scientists measure the accuracy of YouTube vertigo treatment videos to find out the answer.
July 25, 2012, 6:01 AM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
Scientists have created the first software simulation of an organism, spelling a future of computerized laboratories and computer-aided biological design.
July 25, 2012, 3:05 AM PDT | By Laura Shin
Corals, which provide food and jobs to millions, are threatened. A coral sperm bank may someday help us inject genetic diversity into a dwindling population.
July 23, 2012, 7:40 PM PDT | By Laura Shin
New genomic analysis allows scientists a new view of cell genetics.
July 23, 2012, 11:00 AM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
Scientists turn silicon and rat cells into a pulsing jelly - an advance that could help them build hearts and test drugs in the future.
July 23, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
Five new studies show that a person’s gait can show whether he or she is on the road to dementia before it shows up.
July 22, 2012, 7:28 PM PDT | By Laura Shin
Thickening agents make Greek yogurt faster and cheaper to produce, but they also make yogurt purists angry.
July 20, 2012, 12:00 PM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
A new field begins with a startling premise: infectious diseases such as AIDS, SARS and West Nile virus begin with human actions in the environment.
July 17, 2012, 10:52 PM PDT | By Laura Shin
In the first study of Fukushima’s global health effects, researchers estimated the number of deaths and cancer cases caused by radiation from the disaster.
July 17, 2012, 4:00 AM PDT | By Laura Shin
A study concluded that the maternal death rate worldwide could be cut by about 30%, thereby saving the lives of 104,000 women.
July 16, 2012, 3:05 AM PDT | By Laura Shin