To Baldomero Olivera, venom is nature's drug industry.
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Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
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Examining 8 promising methods of male contraception in development. Happy Father's Day!
With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.
Early treatment answers some questions, raises others
Tiny nanoparticles are a huge part of our lives, for better or for worse.
Out of the wild
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
The limits of travel are defined not by what vehicles can do, but by what vehicles can do to us. So how much can we take?
Mouse milk (for people), spider-goats, pain-free cattle, and nine more
The ability to reprogram the immune system is one of the most sought-after goals in medicine. Now researchers are closer than ever to pulling it off in patients with Type 1 diabetes, one of whom happens to be our correspondent
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
The Black Plague, Third Pandemic and Spanish Flu wiped out hundreds of millions; they have nothing on today's worst diseases
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Technology may be ushering in a golden age of stalking, in which predators use GPS, cellphones and other devices to track and terrorize.
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
Your DNA holds the secrets of your ancestry, and at least a dozen companies offer to crack the code. But there's more than a bit of hype here.
If you cheat on your spouse, you can't yet plead biochemistry in divorce court. But rodent-brain research sheds light on why some lovers stay, some stray.