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Hyper Kids? Cut Out Preservatives

A new British study finds the clearest evidence yet that common food colorings and preservatives can trigger hyperactivity in normal children


Babies Vs. Chimps: Who's Smarter?

In the first study of its kind, researchers pit human toddlers head-to-head against baby apes. The human kids won -- but what's important is why

Cell Phones in Hospitals: Bad Rx

We're all guilty of using our cell phones in off-limits areas. But a new study shows that in hospitals they can be hazardous to medical equipment


Can the World Improve on Kyoto?

Australia's conservative, anti-Kyoto prime minister has pushed climate change to the top of the agenda for this week's APEC forum. But can the U.S. and China be brought onboard this time?

Better Bedside Manners

A new study shows that a standardized test of doctor communication skills can help create a nicer, better doctor of the future

Athletes More Prone to Asthma

Even elite athletes find it tough to work out: a new study shows that a surprising number of them suffer from exercise-induced asthma


Bird Flu Lands on Bali

Two people on the Indonesian tourist mecca have died of bird flu in a month, sparking new fears that it could spread

Sleet Storm in Space

Scientists peek into a newly forming solar system 1,000 light years away and discover five times the water on Earth -- plus some unexpected tidbits about our own solar system's past

Study: Estrogen May Fight Dementia

Researchers are still figuring out the dangers and benefits of hormone replacement therapy, but two new studies give a boost to estrogen as a defense against dementia

Study: Why Girls Like Pink

It's not an artifact of marketing. A new study says girls may be hard-wired to prefer pink shades -- and boys, blue

Who Should Get the HPV Vaccine?

The FDA has approved the vaccine only for girls and women up to age 26. Now a medical debate is raging over whether older women should get it too


10 Questions With 3 Space Station Astronauts

Commander Steve Swanson and flight engineer Reid Wiseman, both from NASA, and German flight engineer Alexander Gerst are doing six-month tours in orbit. Via live video downlink on July 9, they filled us in on how they spend their days. What time did you guys punch in this morning, and what does your workday look like? Swanson: We started at about 7:30, and I have some repairs to do and other...

10 Questions With Sylvia Earle

Popular Among Subscribers The Tragic Risks of American Football Subscribe U2’s Mission to Save MusicThe Rise of Concealed Weapons in AmericaI read that you’ve spent 7,000 hours underwater. True? That’s not counting the shower. Just actual scuba diving. It’s almost one year of your life. So when you go down now, what excites you? You...

Big Boost for the Big Bang

Popular Among Subscribers Obama’s Trauma Team Subscribe The Mindful RevolutionAustralia’s ShameTime was, a picture of an infinitely tiny point could have been described with a simple caption: “The universe, actual size.” That’s clearly not the case anymore, and it’s close to unanimously accepted that what changed...

Climate Strange

These are the winters of our discontent. In 2014 much of the eastern half of the U.S. was gripped by cold so extreme that 91% of the Great Lakes was frozen by the beginning of March, the second largest extent of ice in more than 40 years. Throughout the contiguous U.S., average temperatures for the winter were 1°F below the 20th century average. …...

Here Comes the Cold

With Six Weeks left, 2014 is on track to be the warmest year on record globally, continuing a long string of hotter-than-normal years attributed chiefly to climate change. But don’t tell that to people in Casper, Wyo., where the temperature dipped to -25°F on Nov. 12–shattering the city’s all-time record low for the month. …...

Hitching a Ride With Comets

The Space Community has had things rough of late. The explosion of an unmanned Antares rocket and the fatal crash of Richard Branson’s SpaceShipTwo serve as painful reminders of what can go wrong when you take on the cosmos. But things can go quietly, elegantly right too. On Nov. 12, the European Space Agency plans to land a research vessel on a comet in a first-of-its-kind maneuver....

Interstellar, Where No Movie Has Gone Before

It’s huge, it’s cold, it’s soulless. It’s possessed of forces that would rip you to ribbons the second you dared to step off the tiny planetary beachhead it has permitted us. What’s more, it completely defies understanding, at least for anyone who’s not fluent in the language of singularities and space-time and wormholes and all the rest. But never mind, because...