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      November 10, 2011Health

      Specialized Immune Cells Fight Hardening Arteries

      Immune cells do more than just fend off infections. When cholesterol starts building up in arteries, scavenger white blood cells known as macrophages report to the scene to start trying to digest it...
      March 27, 2009The Sciences

      Texas vote moves evolution to the top of the class

      The Texas Board of Education voted today by a 13-to-2 margin to change controversial language in the state's curriculum, making it harder for creationism to creep into public classrooms...
      July 2, 2009The Sciences

      Ant colony crosses continents

      Those ants crawling across your picnic table this weekend might be members of a massive, transnational ant mafia, recently reported by researchers in Japan and Spain.
      October 4, 2012Evolution

      Baby Mice Born from Eggs Made from Stem Cells

      Stem cells have been coaxed into creating everything from liver cells to beating heart tissue. Recently, these versatile cells were even used to make fertile mouse sperm, suggesting that stem cell technology might eventually be able to play a role in the treatment of human infertility.Now two types of stem cells have been turned into viable mouse egg cells that were fertilized and eventually yielded healthy baby mice...
      April 17, 2009Environment

      Wind power reports brisk business despite recession

      The breezes of good fortune have been blowing through the wind power business according to the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) annual report, released this week.
      September 1, 2009Health

      Sick mobile app tracks H1N1, other outbreaks near you

      Want to know what illnesses are flourishing nearby without getting sick yourself? The builders of HealthMap, an online service that collects and maps various reports of infectious diseases such as the H1N1 swine flu, have launched a similarly ill application for the iPhone...
      June 3, 2009Environment

      U.S. government accidentally posts nuclear sites online

      Perhaps more damning than unflattering personal photos, the government mistakenly posted a large document detailing public and private nuclear research sites and programs on the U.S.
      June 5, 2009Health

      Are medical costs the leading cause of U.S. bankruptcies?

      At least 62 percent of all U.S. family bankruptcies result from medical expenses, reports a study released yesterday in The American Journal of Medicine —an increase from the 46 percent the reseachers found in 2001...
      June 24, 2009The Sciences

      Caught on Video: Laws of attraction on the nanoscale

      Streams of falling water tend to clump into droplets as surface tension attracts globules of liquid in midair. Even though solid objects are presumed not to have surface tension, the same phenomenon has been observed with grains or sand or tiny beads...
      June 24, 2009Evolution

      Silos of the past: New find reveals ancient food storage structures

      Archeologists have uncovered surprisingly sophisticated grain storage that predates plant domestication.

      An excavation site near the Dead Sea in Jordan has revealed an 11,000-year-old granary, which even had elevated floors to prevent rodent pilfering and to increase air circulation...
      April 3, 2009The Sciences

      Do dogs really look like their owners?

      Ever wonder if that whiskery fellow walking his jowly Scottish terrier or that leggy, long-haired blonde jogging with her Afghan hound were just flukes?
      May 13, 2009The Sciences

      Found: Winter hideout of basking sharks

      You might think it would be hard for one of the world’s largest fish to hide for months at a time. But the whereabouts of the 32-foot (10-meter) long basking shark for half the year have long been a mystery to humans...
      May 14, 2009Mind & Brain

      Monkey see; Monkey regret

      Who hasn’t felt a pang over the path not taken, the door not picked, or the bet not placed?

      Humans apparently aren’t alone in feeling regret.
      June 25, 2009Environment

      Changing ocean chemistry might jam fish ears

      Just when you thought you’d heard it all about the effects of greenhouse gases, researchers have found that higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could lead to changes in fish anatomy involved in navigation...
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