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Botanical Sexism Cultivates Home-Grown Allergies

It's the time year for watery eyes and itchy noses, and if you're among the afflicted, you may be surprised to learn that decades of botanical sexism in urban landscapes have contributed to your woes...

April 29, 2015 — Thomas Leo Ogren

Go Viral

Research program collects fluid specimens from the community and analyzes them with the latest molecular diagnostics instruments

April 14, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier
Blue Zones: What the Longest-Lived People Eat (Hint: It’s Not Steak Dinners)

Blue Zones: What the Longest-Lived People Eat (Hint: It’s Not Steak Dinners)

On April 7th, the book "Blue Zones Solutions" will hit the shelves. In it, Dan Buettner, CEO of the eponymous organization describes his work over the last decade visiting and studying populations throughout the world where people live extraordinarily long, healthy, and happy lives...

April 6, 2015 — Patrick Mustain

Wonderful Things: The Amazing Mimicry of the Mummy Berry Fungus

Author's note: This is the latest post in the Wonderful Things series. You can read more about this series here. There is a fungus on our planet which is capable of not one, but two audacious and duplicitous acts: it pretends, on separate occasions, to be both to be a flower and a pollen grain, [...]..

April 3, 2015 — Jennifer Frazer

The Quest for Better Broccoli Starts with More Science

Everyone knows that broccoli is good for you. What was not known—until researchers examined how broccoli was prepared for distribution—is that frozen broccoli lacked the cancer-fighting nutrients that the fresh vegetable provided...

March 30, 2015 — Tom Grumbly

The Ebola Outbreak: Past, Present and Future

Scientific American ’s Dina Maron talks with Keiji Fukuda, assistant director general for health security at the World Health Organization, about the current Ebola outbreak, the threat of sexual transmission and the hope for a vaccine...

March 26, 2015 — Dina Fine Maron and Steve Mirsky
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