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Is this molecule an antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning?

Researchers have engineered a protein that reverses carbon monoxide poisoning in mice. There’s potential it might work for people, too.

Neonic coatings on seeds hurt bugs that eat pests

Neonicotinoids, the most widely used class of insecticides, significantly reduce populations of predatory insects when used as seed coatings, report researchers.

Why schools are an ideal place to teach self-control

Self-regulation skills help children manage their thoughts and feelings, control impulses, and solve problems.

Do greenhouse gases explain canyons on Mars?


Scientists have long debated how deep canyons and extensive valley networks—like the kinds carved by running water over millions of years on Earth—could form on Mars some 3.8 billion years ago, a time many believe the planet was frozen.

Here are baseball’s best hitters when nothing’s at stake

Baseball’s spotlight tends to fall on the clutch moment, the final inning, the key at bat with the game on the line.

Neolithic crops in Fertile Crescent weren’t just cereals


Research with charred plant remains suggests people in southwest Asia grew a greater variety of plants during a period called the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A than previously thought.

Clam shells are like tree rings for the ocean

Just as trees have growth rings that scientists can study for clues about past growing conditions, clam shells have annual growth increments that offer information about ocean conditions over time.

Team gets first glimpse of water passing protons


Water conducts electricity, but just how the fluid passes along positive charges has puzzled scientists for decades.

Americans are closer to gun violence than they think

Nearly all Americans are likely to know a victim of gun violence within their social networks during their lifetime.

7 cheap moisturizes can prevent eczema in babies

It may be possible to prevent babies from getting eczema—a costly, inflammatory skin disorder—just by applying something as inexpensive as petroleum jelly every day for the first six months of life.

Brain scans dispel theory about stimuli and autism

A new study challenges the hypothesis that nerve cells in the brains of people with autism spectrum disorders do not reliably and consistently respond to external stimuli.

New breast cancer therapy targets ‘aggressive’ protein

Scientists have discovered a molecular “switch” that makes cells in breast cancer tumors become aggressive.

How to mass-produce chips only 3 atoms thick


A recent demonstration proves it might be possible to mass-produce chips only three atoms thick. “What if your window was also a television, or you could have a heads-up display on the windshield of your car?

How faith eases postpartum depression for moms of color

Churches and other faith-based communities are an untapped resource that health-care providers should consider when suggesting treatment options for African-American and Latina mothers who have histories of postpartum depression.

No aliens? Astronomer says that’s so pessimistic


Woodruff T. Sullivan III—”Woody” for short—is a professor emeritus of astronomy at the University of Washington and co-founder of its astrobiology program.

Custom news can seem like it comes from you

The ability to customize our newsfeeds may lead us to make less informed decisions with the information we encounter there, research suggests.

Cheaper hydrogels fight wildfire and clean wineries

A new generation of hydrogels is based on cheaper, abundant natural materials. Researchers tested their effectiveness for cleaning wineries and fighting wildfires.

Daily aspirin may be worth the risk of bleeding

Taking a low-dose aspirin every day to reduce the risk of heart disease or cancer may be worth the increased risk of stomach bleeding, an analysis shows.

You don’t always have to pay more for healthy food

The idea that healthy foods are universally more expensive can lead consumers to make choices that aren’t always necessary, a new study suggests.

New sickle cell drug cuts number of pain attacks

An investigational drug reduced the rate of acute painful episodes associated with sickle cell disease by 46 percent, according to phase-2 clinical trial results.


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