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A cure for asthma could be five years away

Apr 28, 15 A cure for asthma could be five years away

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Researchers in London believe that an unsuccessful osteoporosis medication may actually provide the foundation for a novel asthma treatment that could potentially, in as little as five years, stop asthma from happening in the first place.

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One of humanity’s oldest ancestors had tentacles

Apr 28, 15 One of humanity’s oldest ancestors had tentacles

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Scientists have long studied why humans possess of bilateral symmetry, what evolutionary advantage this allows us, and where we inherited it from, but research has always proved inconclusive. A new theory about where humans received bilateral symmetry from may link us to creatures with tentacles.

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Personalized cancer treatment: More effective than just guessing

Apr 28, 15 Personalized cancer treatment: More effective than just guessing

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To eliminate the randomness in cancer treatment, scientists have turned their research toward personalizing cancer regimens. With the growing success of this course of specialized treatment for ovarian cancer patients, researchers are working to make specified treatment applicable to everyone, and their new device may be able to do just that.

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Stegosaurus plates suggest sexual differentiation in dinosaurs

Apr 28, 15 Stegosaurus plates suggest sexual differentiation in dinosaurs

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The bony plates on the back of a Stegosaurus, a large, herbivorous dinosaur that lived millions of years ago in the western United States, can now help scientists determine the extinct animal's sex, researchers said in a new study, published in the journal PLOS ONE last week.

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Sperm bank sued after 36 kids fathered by falsely-advertised donor

Apr 28, 15 Sperm bank sued after 36 kids fathered by falsely-advertised donor

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A Canadian couple is suing Atlanta-based Xytex Corp. sperm bank for falsely advertising Sperm Donor 9623 as a healthy Ph.D. student, when in reality he was a college drop-out with a serious mental health diagnosis and a criminal background. Unfortunately, this is not the first time a sperm bank has been in hot water.

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2015 resolutions check-in – April

Apr 28, 15 2015 resolutions check-in – April

Posted by in Lifestyle, Science

So I have made a pretty diligent effort to not just discuss New Year’s resolutions in January, but I have tried to also provide advice beyond that. To continue that, let’s turn to a Huffington Post article about how science can help us keep to (or get back on track with) our resolutions.

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Hackers can steal fingerprints from Samsung Galaxy S5

Apr 28, 15 Hackers can steal fingerprints from Samsung Galaxy S5

Posted by in Technology

Maybe your fingerprint isn't so unique after all, at least not if you have a Samsung Galaxy S5. New research suggests it's possible for hackers to steal a user's fingerprint data right from their phone, effectively giving them control over a Galaxy S5 without a password.

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Two numbers: A plague of goldfish

Apr 28, 15 Two numbers: A plague of goldfish

Posted by in Science

“Someone just didn’t want their goldfish anymore. We don’t think there was malice intended, but now we have 4,000 goldfish. And that’s an issue,” says Jennifer Churchill, public information officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, adding that Teller Lake No. 5, a 12-acre expanse of water near Boulder, was overrun with the county fair critters.

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Doing what you love is as important for your health as exercise

Apr 28, 15 Doing what you love is as important for your health as exercise

Posted by in Health, Lifestyle

It turns out that not only physical activity will help your mind and body long-term, but so can leisurely activities and hobbies that you truly enjoy. Carving out the time to work in your garden, read books, paint, brew beer, make furniture, knit or sew clothes — whatever your activity of choice — can help you keep your mental and physical health in top shape.

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PayPal’s future: Injectable and ingestible password technology

Apr 28, 15 PayPal’s future: Injectable and ingestible password technology

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PayPal sees a future where there is no need to memorize passwords because each individual will be a password - with the help of injectable and ingestible devices. Jonathan LeBlanc, PayPal's global head of developer evangelism, has seen such pioneering technology reach a point where "true integration with the human body" is possible.

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