08/19/2014
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  • NEWS

    Researchers in the U.K. say they've made a major breakthrough in the war on the "superbugs" that often plague hospitals.  It's an antibacterial gel that uses natural proteins to kill them. Read more


  • NEWS

    In response to rumors circulating about how the deadly Ebola virus can spread, the World Health Organization is making a point of telling people that Ebola--unlike colds or the flu--cannot be transmitted through the air and is not likely to spread through people traveling. Read more


  • NEWS

    People who live in friendly, tight-knit communities may be less likely to suffer heart attacks, according to a new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

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  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

    —Henry Ford


  • NEWS

    Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have found a way to shrink cancer tumors in rats, dogs and one human by injecting them with a type of bacteria. Read more


  • NEWS

    Here's an unexpected way exercise is good for the body. New research from Australia suggests that exercising may alter how a person experiences and tolerates pain and discomfort. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    Two scientific papers outlining the process of natural selection are jointly published in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London. One is an abstract written by a well-known scientist, Charles Darwin; the other is an essay by a lesser-known naturalist named Alfred Russel Wallace. Independently of each other, they have developed a theory of how species evolve. Few in the scientific community take notice at first, but a year later Darwin will publish his landmark book, On the Origin of Species. While Wallace goes on to become a celebrated scientist, it is Darwin who will forever be associated with the theory of evolution. Get the full story.

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