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Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades

Many people believe that teenagers today grow up faster than they used to, while others argue that today's youth are growing up more slowly,...

In US, spread of Zika linked to time spent outdoors

When Zika first buzzed into the continental United States during the 2016 outbreak, Florida was hit first—and hardest—with 1,174 documented cases to date. So,...

When caring for a sick pet becomes too much

The mental and physical stress on individuals caring for elderly loved ones with chronic and terminal disease is well-documented and known as caregiver burden....

Blood testing via sound waves may replace some tissue biopsies

Cells secrete nanoscale packets called exosomes that carry important messages from one part of the body to another. Scientists from MIT and other institutions...

Americans vastly overestimate progress toward racial economic equality

Americans appear profoundly unaware of the vast economic inequality that persists between black and white Americans in contemporary society, according to a new study...

One-third of Ph.D.s lose interest in academic careers, but not for lack of jobs

There are growing concerns that the challenges of landing a faculty job are discouraging young science and engineering Ph.D.s from pursuing careers in academia....

New mirror-coating technology promises dramatic improvements in telescopes

Materials scientist Nobuhiko Kobayashi wasn't quite sure why the astronomer he met at a wine-tasting several years ago was so interested in his research,...

Epigenetic code plays a role in acute myeloid leukemia

Errors in the regulation of gene expression may contribute to the development of a common form of blood cancer and point to potential treatment...

Natural Molecule Appears to Shut Off Cancer Cells’ Energy Source

The Warburg Effect describes a phenomenon in which cancer cells voraciously consume glucose for energy -- something scientists have long known, yet have had...

Why Bad Sleep Doesn’t Always Lead to Depression

Poor sleep is both a risk factor, and a common symptom, of depression. But not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed. Individuals...