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This new gold nanomaterial is so thin, it’s considered 2D
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The hidden carbon footprint of wasted surgical drugs
Nutrition advice for babies and toddlers has been fraught with errors. That’s about to change.
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After millennia of allergy treatments, here’s what actually works
Here’s a planet-friendly diet that’s not vegan
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The world’s strongest athletes aren’t shredded and for good reason
A simple psychology study shows how our brains skip over what our eyes see
How the deadly worldwide pandemic, the Spanish Flu, got its name
Munchausen syndrome by proxy isn’t a recognized psychiatric illness. But is it real?
That baby food ‘study’ that found ‘dangerous chemicals’ is probably garbage
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Here’s one way repealing the Affordable Care Act could make people sick
What to do if you break your leg in the wilderness
This new museum exhibit tells us to respect the microbes that live on us
Smallpox could be way younger than we thought
How to Use Social Psychology to Squash Discrimination
What Is Brain Stimulation?
Eating Saturated Fat Could Affect Our Brains
Do Infusions Of Young People’s Blood Really Have Health Benefits?
Can Technology Help Treat Pedophiles?
What Is Electric Brain Stimulation And Should You Try It?
An Algorithmic Screwup May Have Made A Lot Of fMRI Data Invalid
The Alarming Battle Over Who Gets To Study Zika
How Crisis Text Line Is (Carefully) Sharing What Users Say
How Smoky Scotch Gets Smoky
Is ASMR Real?
Human Anatomy Gets Virtual
An EEG Could Help Doctors Monitor Patients During Anesthesia EMBARGOED FOR 2PM
Scientists Catch Sperm Slithering For The First Time
Fecal Transplants Are Nothing To Be Sniffed At
Why Antioxidants Might Actually Make Your Cancer Worse
What Does Your Gut Microbiome Look Like?
Smoke? UBiome wants to study your mouthome
Scientists Can Now Revive The Wooly Mammoth
Hacking a pacemaker
More Proof That Drinking Might Make You Sleepy, But It Won’t Help You Sleep
Bacterial “Signature” May Be Used To Identify Sexual Assaulters
Infographic: the bionics revolution has begun
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Exact Sciences Cologuard
The Walking Egg Lab
Goodlux Technologies SunSprite
Medrobotics Flex System
Gilead Sciences Sovaldi
Sproutling Baby Monitor
Deka “Luke” Arm
PopSci’s Fourth Annual Brilliant 10
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A timeline for COVID-19 vaccines and the end of the pandemic