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‘Interscatter’ Contact Lenses Talk to Phone via Wi-fi
A new way of communicating lets devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards, and smaller wearable ...
August 19, 2016
Ship Speed Bothers Killer Whales More Than Size
The speed of vessels operating near where killer whales live is the most influential factor—even more so than ...
December 7, 2015
Why Gratitude Comes With a Sweet Tooth
Most of us think of gratitude as a sweet emotion, but researchers say there's a downside to being ...
Fitness & Nutrition
August 23, 2015
Hawkmoths Slow Their Brains to See in the Dark
It’s difficult enough to see things in the dark, but if you’re a hummingbird-sized hawkmoth you also have ...
June 16, 2015
Kids Know to Use ‘Indoor Voice’ at Age 2
Toddlers as young as two understand that the noises they make can affect people around them—and know how ...
May 17, 2015
Sonar App Listens for Signs of Sleep Apnea
A new app that uses a smartphone to wirelessly test for sleep apnea may be able to detect ...
April 28, 2015
Time in Orphanage Blunts Stress Response Later
Institutionalization is an extreme form of early neglect.
April 28, 2015
Boston Can Blame Pacific’s Warm ‘Blob’ for Record Snow
The West Coast in the United States is warm and parched. The East Coast spent the past winter ...
April 14, 2015
Surveys Put a Price Tag on Urban Birds
Rather than asking people about the economic value of charismatic or endangered species, a new study asks city-dwellers ...
April 11, 2015
‘Pauses’ Could Prevent Forage Fish Collapse
A new study is first to show that fishing likely worsens population collapses in species of forage fish, ...
April 10, 2015
Facebook Adds Lifelines to Prevent Suicide
In addition to vacation photos and cat videos, people also share details about their personal lives and feelings ...
March 3, 2015
How the ‘Beast Quake’ Is Helping Scientists Track Real Earthquakes
It's not just the football players who have spent a year training. University of Washington seismologists will again ...
January 9, 2015
Life Expectancy Increases Globally as Death Toll Falls From Major Diseases
People are living much longer worldwide than they were two decades ago, as death rates from infectious diseases ...
December 18, 2014
New Smartphone App Can Detect Newborn Jaundice in Minutes
Within a year, the researchers say the app. BiliCam, could be used by doctors as an alternative to ...
August 27, 2014
Baby’s Brain ‘Rehearses’ Before First Words
Infants' brains are preparing them to act on the world by practicing how to speak before they actually ...
July 25, 2014
‘Upside-Down Planet’ Reveals New Method for Studying Binary Star Systems
What looked at first like a sort of upside-down planet has instead revealed a new method for studying ...
April 22, 2014
Hong Kong Mops Up After Fresh Violence, Braces for October 1 Anniversary
Trump Hails $500 Million Aussie Paper Mill Project in Ohio as ‘Shining Example’ of Fair Trade
3 Dead, 4 Hospitalized After Suspected Drug Overdose in Pittsburgh: Reports
Protesters and Police Clash in Another Weekend of Tension in Hong Kong
Court Rules That Gender Concerns Override Religious Principles
Modi Invites Trump to Rally in Show of Unity in Houston
‘Things Are Being Implied That Don’t Exist,’ Mnuchin Says of Trump’s Ukraine Call
Trump Has No Plans to Meet With Iran at UN, as US Sends Troops to Saudi Arabia
‘Stay Away’: Iran’s President Issues Warning to the West to Keep Out
Greek Police Make Arrest in 1985 Hijacking of TWA Flight 847
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