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Apr 17, 2015 02:01 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The world's record for bodily bacterial diversity has just been shattered by a remote living tribe of healthy villagers who might be better prepared to fight off infections than we are.
Apr 17, 2015 11:05 AM ET // AFP
Some two million U.S. high school students tried e-cigarettes last year, a rate that tripled in just one year.
Apr 16, 2015 12:31 PM ET
The placebo effect, where you can take something dopey like a sugar pill and somehow feel better, has baffled scientists ever since they've been aware of it. Would it surprise you to know the effect may not be in your head but in your genes?
Apr 15, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
White flashes and gas associated with knuckle cracking have researchers further investigating this common habit.
Apr 15, 2015 12:50 PM ET
Treating brain tumors by feeding them polio? Injecting tumor victims with scorpion venom? Huh?! It may sound odd, but those are two quite serious new tumor-busting methods under study right now.
Apr 15, 2015 11:30 AM ET // Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The prominence of the chin may simply be a side effect of the rest of the face evolving to be smaller.
Apr 14, 2015 05:22 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
The murder trial of a man in a high-profile disappearance of a young boy hinges on whether his confession was true. Continue reading →
Apr 14, 2015 01:10 PM ET
Trace brushes us up on the ABCs of DNA and then recounts the findings of new research that could rewrite what we thought we knew about inherited traits.
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