More than 70 percent of Americans now own cellphones, and many of those users have wondered, at some point, whether regularly holding a phone to the head might lead to brain cancer.But Siddhartha Mukherjee, an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University, found thatdespite years
A few years ago, while he was doing research at Harvard, Ijad Madisch could not figure out why his experiment wasn't working. His adviser didn't know what was wrong, nobody in his lab worked on the same stuff, and none of his researcher friends could help."I was so frustrated," Madisch said.
If it's April in Panama City, Fla., it must be spring break.Here and in other beach towns along Florida's panhandle, hotel and restaurant owners are smiling once again, a year after the worst oil spill in history.
It's bug season again. And once again, most people won't bother spraying or slathering on repellents.That bugs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because biting insects are more than an itchy annoyance. Tick bites cause 30,000 Lyme disease infections every year.
Have you ever thought, "If only there were more hours in the day?"Well, some people are able to function with far less than the recommended seven or eight hours of sleep a night."Short sleepers" make up just a small percentage of the population.
Let’s consider the beauty of a seething swarm of carrion beetles picking clean the carcass of a dead rat.Sorry – were you eating breakfast?To a scientist, that grisly scene might evoke the cycles of ecosystems, the connectedness of life and death, and the elegant efficiency of a life form sculpted b