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Brain reactions to food may be linked to overeating

Brain reactions to food may be linked to overeating

The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with...

Baffling Blood Problem Vel-negative Explained

In the early 1950’s, a 66-year-old woman, sick with colon cancer, received a blood transfusion. Then, unexpectedly, she suffered a severe rejection of the...

We May Be Less Happy, But Our Language Isn’t

“If it bleeds, it leads,” goes the cynical saying with television and newspaper editors. In other words, most news is bad news and the...

How’s your gross domestic happiness?

The gross domestic product of the United States -- that oft-cited measure of economic health -- has been ticking upward for the last two...

Am I safe here?: How people with HIV/AIDS perceive hidden prejudices...

People in marginalized groups, such as the disabled or racial minorities, feel stigmatized -- condemned, feared, or excluded -- when other people stigmatize them. That's obvious. But they can also feel stigma when nobody blatantly discriminates agai...

Biracial and passing — as black

WASHINGTON, DC, December 8, 2010 -- In a country with Jim Crow segregation laws and the "one-drop rule" determining who was black and therefore where and what a person was permitted to be, it's easy to see why those who plausibly could, might pass...

Why it’s hard to crash the electric grid

Last March, the U.S. Congress heard testimony about a scientific study in the journal Safety Science. A military analyst worried that the paper presented a model of how an attack on a small, unimportant part of the U.S. power grid might, like domi...

A new way to view atomic motion of proteins

A cheetah lies still in the grass. Finally, a gazelle comes into view. The cheetah plunges forward, reaches sixty-five miles per hour in three...

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