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Can Dogs Sniff Out Cancer? Can Rats Sniff Out Tuberculosis?

I know what you’re thinking – “dogs can sniff out cancer? What a bunch of nonsense!” And do you really want to trust...

In Japan, Strangers are More Likely than Family to Give CPR for Cardiac Arrest

When it comes to Japanese people giving CPR to someone suffering a cardiac arrest, it appears as though water is actually thicker than...

Power and Rape – Part 1: Rape in the Military is a Career Killer… for the Victim

If you ever wanted to know just how bad “blaming the victim” can get, look no further than the U.S. military. It’s clear...

Vaccine Psychology – Part 1: Vaccine Price Influences Perceived Risk of Infection

Even the adults who are rational enough to know that vaccines are a good thing (as opposed to the horribly misguided anti-vaccination movement)...

Tortured Confessions – The Science of Waterboarding, Torture, and “Intense Stress”

With the new movie “Zero Dark Thirty” raising a lot of eyebrows with its depiction of waterboarding, there has been a lot...

Say “Tata” to Unwanted Wrinkles and Slap the Years Right Off Your Face!

Are you willing to pay $350 in the name of beauty? Do you have no sense of scientific literacy and want to get...

Shinya Yamanaka, stem cells, and the Next Generation of Medicine

Japanese researcher Shinya Yamanaka has been a big name in science for years, but now his research has finally been validated by the...

Does Drinking Make College/University Students Happier?

A study on the social life of binge drinkers in college was published a month ago, and it’s not a good sign for...

Oh, For the Love of Smoking!

Why do people smoke when they know that smoking is bad for themselves? Reasons range from self-deception to “ignorance is bliss.” A popular...

Guns in America – Part 1: The Current State of Gun Violence

With thousands of Americans dying from gun violence each year, it seems that such stories are in the news so often that –...

Doctors Make Mistakes… Even the Preventable Ones

 Five months after coming in for surgery to remove a section of his intestines, Nelson Bailey had come back because he still felt...

Centenarians: “The Key to a Long Life is Video Gaming”

Apparently the fountain of youth may come with batteries. Recent research suggests that sedentary activities such as watching an hour of TV may...

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