Mail-order abortions are safe, study finds

While there are many do-it-yourself projects that a person can complete with the assistance of experts on the Internet, a home abortion seems like an unlikely candidate to fit into that category. However, new research published recently in the medical journal suggests otherwise. Yes, w...

Tiny bubbles and a bit of gene therapy heal major bone fractures in pigs

Tiny bubbles and a bit of gene therapy heal major bone fractures in pigs It takes more than a cast and a little time to heal many broken bones. Whether it’s a soldier wounded in battle, a car accident victim, or an elderly person who has fallen, bone damage can be so extensive ...

Orangutans can nurse up to 9 years. Watch how scientists figured that out

Orangutans can nurse up to 9 years. Watch how scientists figured that out Orangutans nurse their young longer than any other mammal. But exactly how long has remained a mystery—it’s not easy for researchers to observe these great apes high in their tree-top homes. So instead of...

Watch these tiny parrots reveal how dinosaurs may have learned to fly

Watch these tiny parrots reveal how dinosaurs may have learned to fly If you’ve ever watched a bird hop from branch to branch in search of food, you’ve caught a glimpse at how prehistoric flying dinosaurs foraged among forest trees. That’s what researchers are saying after they...

Bad bots do good: Random artificial intelligence helps people coordinate

Networks of people can coordinate better with bots in the mix. Devrimb/iStock Bad bots do good: Random artificial intelligence helps people coordinate Unpredictable artificial intelligence (AI) doesn’t sound like a good thing. But a new study shows that computers th...

Lawmakers decry Trump plan to slash NIH 2018 budget

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins in 2013. Stephen Voss/Redux Lawmakers decry Trump plan to slash NIH 2018 budget Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in the U.S. House of Representatives today voiced their displeasure with the Trump administr...

'Fat but fit' is a myth, major study finds

While it might spare feelings in an era where people are more conscious than ever about body shaming, the idea that people can be “fat but fit” is nothing more than a myth, according to the authors of a new study presented earlier this week at a health conference in Portugal. Speaking a...

How can we blunt prejudice against immigrants?

How can we blunt prejudice against immigrants? As summer turned to fall in 2015, Ulrich Wagner was glued to the news, watching decades of his social psychology research play out on TV. There’s no such thing as a ‘pure’ European—or anyone else Surviving genoci...

Superstar surgeon fired, again, this time in Russia

Macchiarini gave five patients in Russia artificial windpipes; three of them have died. Lars Granstrand, SVT Superstar surgeon fired, again, this time in Russia After Paolo Macchiarini’s star fell in Sweden, the Italian surgeon still had a place to shine: Rus...

Here’s a suggestion for Congress: Try bipartisanship

Representative Ro Khanna (D–CA) touts a plan by Republican Representative Harold Rogers (second from left) to turn Rogers’s eastern Kentucky district into “Silicon Holler.” Cris Ritchie/EKCEP Inc Here’s a suggestion for Congress: Try bipartisanship As a newly e...
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