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Friday 21st September 2018

"Gambling Brain" Studies Make Clear Why It's Hard to Stop Rolling the Dice

Neural regions underlying risk-taking and regret may one day point toward treatments for compulsive betting -- Read more on

Thursday 20th September 2018

Pet Store Puppies Blamed for Drug-Resistant Infections

More than 100 people have become ill with diarrheal disease -- Read more on

How Will Trump's Emergency Text Alerts Work?

The president plans to send a test message in a system that would notify Americans of an imminent attack or other catastrophe -- Read more on

Wednesday 19th September 2018

10 Tips to Supercharge Your Running Routine

By rethinking our running habits we can maximize running’s benefits and minimize its shortcomings -- Read more on

Tuesday 18th September 2018

Why Sex and Gender Matter in Migraine

Men and women experience the attacks differently due to both physiology and sociology -- Read more on

The Danger of Judging Scientists by What They Discover

Researchers follow the truth where it leads them, but study shows the personal costs -- Read more on

Big Data Gives the "Big 5" Personality Traits a Makeover

An analysis of 1.5 million people tries to more accurately categorize people’s character traits -- Read more on

Precision Medicine Comes of Age

After years of research, therapies tailored to the genomes of individual patients are reaching maturity -- Read more on

Monday 17th September 2018

Here's the Data behind Apple's New Heart-Monitoring App

The FDA is reviewing evidence from hundreds of people that used the company’s watch -- Read more on

Number of New Heroin Users Drops, But Overdose Deaths Continue to Climb

Government data provides fresh snapshot of annual drug use behavior -- Read more on

Advanced Diagnostics for Personalized Medicine

A new generation of tools could help end one-size-fits-all therapeutics -- Read more on

Sunday 16th September 2018

For the Love of Science Fiction

Because books with spaceships can be about so much more than just spaceships -- Read more on

People Like You More Than You Know

All it takes is a little conversation -- Read more on

Saturday 15th September 2018

Are Narcissists More Likely to Experience Imposter Syndrome?

The surprising link between narcissism and imposter syndrome -- Read more on

Mind–Body Problems: My Meta-Solution to the Mystery of Who We Really Are

The author of a new book about consciousness, free will and the meaning of life conducts a testy interview with himself -- Read more on

What Is Gymnema Sylvestre and Can It Kill Sugar Cravings?

Gymnemic acid binds to the taste receptors on your tongue that perceive sweetness. As a result, it makes sweet things taste a lot less sweet -- Read more on

Thursday 13th September 2018

7 Ways to Let Go of Guilt

Guilt makes us feel lower than a worm’s belly but it is also a sign of empathy and a signal that we care about not hurting others -- Read more on

Health Officials Rush to Protect Seniors, the Most Vulnerable Group, from Hurricane Florence

Evacuations may prove particularly challenging for nursing homes and people who receive care at home -- Read more on

Study Cracks Open the Secrets of Genetic Mutations That Boost Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk

Scientists scoured variants of BRCA1 to determine which are pathogenic -- Read more on

Brain's Dumped DNA May Lead to Stress, Depression

New research suggests genetic material from the mitochondria can trigger an immune response throughout the body -- Read more on

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Getting the Upper Hand on Superbugs

We need an entirely new class of antibiotic, which scientists have been unable to create for more than 50 years. Until now, that is. -- Read more on

What Role Should Race Play in Medicine?

Rather than a risk factor, it’s better conceptualized as a risk marker of vulnerability, bias or systemic disadvantage -- Read more on

Tuesday 11th September 2018

Data Confirm Semiautomatic Rifles Linked to More Deaths, Injuries

An analysis of FBI records supports anecdotal evidence in policy debate on gun control -- Read more on

A Powerful Force That Shapes All of our Decisions

Psychologist Michele Gelfand’s grand unified theory of cultural “tightness” -- Read more on

Are Digital Devices Altering Our Brains?

Some say our gadgets and computers can help improve intelligence. Others say they make us stupid and violent. Which is it? -- Read more on

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