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  • Trick or treat for science: Kids become test subjects

    Trick or treat for science: Kids become test subjects
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Each year, Halloween is a massive operation at Dean Karlan's house, drawing in members of his family, particularly his 13-year-old daughter, Maya. Maya's enthusiasm for Halloween knows few bounds. She makes her own costumes: a...
  • Tropics will be the first region to be hit hard by global warming

    Tropics will be the first region to be hit hard by global warming
    Scientists have determined when the climates of numerous locations around the world will shift to a new, hotter normal as a result of higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Wednesday in the journal Nature. The tropics appear most...
  • Lasker Award: Cochlear implant pioneers took on 'impossible' task

    Lasker Award: Cochlear implant pioneers took on 'impossible' task
    Listen up! Three scientists have won the 2013 Lasker Award for clinical research for pioneering work on cochlear implants that have given the profoundly deaf the ability to hear. The decades of groundbreaking research by Graeme M. Clark, Ingeborg...
  • How to foster compassion in children

     How to foster compassion in children
    Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with? Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
  • New York Mayor Bloomberg may also cure dementia

    New York Mayor Bloomberg may also cure dementia
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his latest health initiative this week: He’s banning elevators! OK, not really. But he did say he was planning to introduce legislation that would inspire New Yorkers to take the stairs by making staircases...
  • Lemurs in large social groups steal food smarter, study finds

    Lemurs in large social groups steal food smarter, study finds
    Lemurs may not be the most academically gifted of the primate family, but don’t turn your back on these sly critters. Those in larger social groups are smarter thieves, new research has found. Just as city kids have a reputation for developing...
  • FDA panel recommends continued Avandia sales, with restrictions

    FDA panel recommends continued Avandia sales, with restrictions
    An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted to keep the diabetes drug Avandia on the market with a slate of restrictions on its use, and suggested that although evidence of the drug's safety problems may have been overblown,...
  • Avandia review by FDA examines whether dangers were overdrawn

    Avandia review by FDA examines whether dangers were overdrawn
    Three years after the Food and Drug Administration was taken to task for overlooking safety problems with the diabetes drug Avandia, a panel of FDA advisors met Wednesday to open a two-day review of the research that guided the agency's actions. The...
  • Geza Vermes dies at 88; scholar wrote about Dead Sea Scrolls

    Geza Vermes dies at 88; scholar wrote about Dead Sea Scrolls
    Geza Vermes was a graduate student in Belgium in the late 1940s when he was captivated by news sweeping the globe about a remarkable discovery in the desert east of Jerusalem. He quickly switched gears, penning his doctoral thesis on the Dead Sea Scrolls,...
  • Antronette Yancey dies at 55; advocate of short bursts of exercise

    Antronette Yancey dies at 55; advocate of short bursts of exercise
    For Dr. Antronette K. Yancey, a UCLA public health professor, exercise could be fun and done in short bursts in the workplace, schools and even places of worship. Her campaign to urge people to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives led to...
  • PASSINGS: Robert C. Richardson, Richard Briers, Shadow Morton, Bill Eadington

    PASSINGS: Robert C. Richardson, Richard Briers, Shadow Morton, Bill Eadington
    Robert C. Richardson Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996 Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...