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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

A Graphic Look at Obesity--Inside and Out

A new detailed picture of the biological consequences of the global weight problem, as visualized by the scientifically tuned illustrations of theVisualMD

September 22, 2011 — Katherine Harmon

Afghanistan's Buried Riches

Geologists say newfound deposits in the embattled country could fulfill the world's desire for rare earth and critical minerals and end opium's local stranglehold in the process

September 22, 2011 — Sarah Simpson

Eternal Vigilance Fingers the Flu

The influenza virus is hiding and changing in animal populations. Virologist Ab Osterhaus explains how that could make it more lethal and how we have to keep a constant eye on its development...

September 20, 2011

Safecast

Help researchers study the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster by taking and submitting radiation readings

September 20, 2011
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