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Can you ‘deprogram’ people who join cults?
Many families have become divided over online political conspiracy theories like QAnon, but psychologists aren’t sure how to intervene.
Naturally pink chocolate is finally here. But how is it made?
This rosy treat remains shrouded in mystery.
From the archives: 100 years of mastodon fossil fascination
It's almost easy to find mastodon bones in the United States
FDA Suggests Healthcare Startup Theranos Make Some Big Changes In Practice And Regulation
Investigators call the company’s Nanotainer technology an uncleared medical device
What Would You Pay To Save Your Life?
Some drugs can cost hundred of thousands of dollars, and no one really knows why
Pharma Company Backs Off 5,000-Percent Price Hike Amid Backlash
Turing Pharmaceuticals restores price of Daraprim, drug used by AIDS patients
Is Red Bull Downplaying Research On The Harms Of Mixing Alcohol And Energy Drinks?
A piece in a prominent medical journal accuses the energy drink industry of using its financial power to sway research on the harms of using Red Bull as a mixer.
Are These Fragments From The Mysterious Forest-Flattening 1908 Tunguska Explosion?
During breakfast on June 30, 1908, a man named S.B. Semenov was sitting on a porch at a northern Russian...
Scientists Create Hybrid, Air-Transmissible Bird Flu Strains
Following a moratorium on "dangerous" flu research, new studies reshuffle the molecular mechanisms that allow bird flu to infect humans.
Can Anyone Pay To Name An Exoplanet? It’s Complicated
You can call a star, a distant planet or a faraway galaxy anything you want, but it might not hold water with astronomers.