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Zombie Science

How parasites turn animals into "zombies"--and why we are so fascinated with these creatures

October 29, 2012

Advances against AIDS

The International AIDS Conference is being held in the U.S. for the first time since 1990. What progress have we made in battling this global disease since then?

July 20, 2012

The 2012 Transit of Venus

Venus will pass in front of the solar disk on Tuesday, June 5. The next transit will not occur again until 2117, so don't miss one of the rarest of sky shows

June 3, 2012

Exploring the Red Planet

As NASA prepares to launch its new Curiosity Mars rover, we look back at some of the highlights--and the misfires--in more than 50 years of Mars missions

November 3, 2011

The Science of Happiness

Learn the latest psychology behind why it's hard to be happy, and take our quiz to learn how your contentment compares to that in other cultures

October 29, 2011

Chemistry for a New Era

The International Year of Chemistry commemorates the achievements that have made life better. Breakthroughs promise a greener and more productive future

October 10, 2011

Farewell to the Tevatron

The top U.S. particle collider, now eclipsed by a more powerful European machine, will be switched off September 30

September 29, 2011

New Insights into Obesity

As obesity becomes a global health threat, scientists are discovering new details about how this complex affliction affects the body--and about the many factors that bring it on. In a partnership with theVisualMD , here is a look at the fascinating details behind this common condition...

September 22, 2011

9/11: 10 Years Later

The attacks on September 11, 2001, profoundly influenced the direction of science and technology. What's been learned from those events, and how they have shaped our lives since

September 6, 2011
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine