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A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
By denaturing nicotine before it reaches the heart and brain, a new vaccine could mute the addictiveness of tobacco products
It's not that bad.
It's unclear whether or not they help people quit real cigarettes.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
It certainly looks that way if you hang around beer people.
How to heal an infection that defies antibiotics? Another infection. Doctors in Eastern Europe have used lab-grown viruses to safely cure millions of wounds. So why can't we do the same here?
Fifty years ago, the U.S. surgeon general first declared that smoking tobacco causes lung cancer. Popular Science readers could have known that was coming.
Testosterone injections may take the rubber out of birth control
Researchers are plugging in smokers, alcoholics, and even crack addicts to expose them to a relapse environment--and teach them how to deal with it. Will it work?
Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
Maybe! Although you certainly wouldn't want to count on it.
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Does red wine make you live longer? Do bras cause cancer? Is sugar as addictive as cocaine and heroin? We uncover what headline-grabbing scientific studies really mean for your health
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The treatment is now ready for human trials.