Rebecca Boyle
at 08:44 AM Jul 28 2015
Nature // 

It's a nighmarish situation: A gigantic snake slowly curls around your body, enveloping you in its slithery embrace. You begin seeing stars, and start gasping for breath. But your life will not end because you're suffocating. Actually, it's more like you're having your insides squeezed shut.

Dave Gershgorn
at 08:44 AM Jul 28 2015
Energy // 

In the past few months we've seen laser internet in the sky and laser-generated holograms, but now lasers are going where they've never gone before: inside us.

Brooke Borel
at 09:37 AM Jul 27 2015

As of 1988, there were more than 125 countries harboring polio. If Nigeria is able to reach total eradication, only two countries—Pakistan and Afghanistan—will remain on that list.

Alexandra Ossola
at 09:37 AM Jul 27 2015

In A Clockwork Orange, the narrator, Alex, commits a heinous crime. In prison, Alex is offered a behavior modification program in exchange for a shortened sentence. The treatment takes away Alex's ability to make his own decisions—his violent nature is conditioned out of him.

Kate Gammon
at 09:37 AM Jul 27 2015
Science // 

For decades, researchers and parents have wondered which attributes for kids led to a happy, successful life and which put kids on a path to a darker future. Now, they may be one step closer to figuring out how to set young children on the path to attainment – and it looks a lot like sharing, listening and cooperation.

Claire Maldarelli
at 09:37 AM Jul 27 2015

The world's first malaria vaccine was given a positive opinion by the European Medicines Agency--Europe's drug regulator, comparable to the FDA--according to an announcement made today by GlaxoSmithKline, the vaccine's maker.

Alexandra Ossola
at 12:19 PM Jul 24 2015
Science // 

Yesterday, Congress requested more information about a July 18 explosion in one of the buildings operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology outside Washington, D.C. There's reason for Congress to raise an eyebrow; based on evidence collected at the scene, investigators suspect that the room was being used to develop illegal methamphetamines.

 
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