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Personal Health: After a Sprain, Don’t Just Walk It Off

Ankle injuries should never be taken lightly and are too often mistreated or not treated at all.

Personal Health: The Fats You Don’t Need to Fear, and the Carbs That You...

Efforts to correct past dietary sins have caused the pendulum to swing too far in the wrong direction.

Greenland rising as ice melts

A new study on the Greenland Ice Sheet provides valuable insight on climate change, using unique research methods to establish new estimates of ice loss for both modern and ancient times, says geologists.

Well: How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

A new study suggests there’s some science behind the claims made for mindfulness meditation.

Melatonin, biological clock keep singing fish on time

In the 1980s, people living on houseboats in the San Francisco Bay were puzzled by a droning hum of unknown origin that started abruptly in the late evening and stopped suddenly in the morning. A lengthy investigation revealed the culprit: male plainfin midshipman fish (Porichthys notatus) that sing at night to attract mates. The fish, which can grow to 15 inches in length, live along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Baja, California.

Your Money: How to Pay for College With Less Stress

An adviser has a four-step plan to prepare for the financial gantlet that is your child’s college education.

Stronger turbine blades with molybdenum silicides

Molybdenum silicides can improve the efficiency of turbine blades in ultrahigh-temperature combustion systems, researchers have discovered.

Oxygen levels were key to early animal evolution, strongest evidence now shows

It has long puzzled scientists why, after 3 billion years of nothing more complex than algae, complex animals suddenly started to appear on Earth. Now, a team of researchers has put forward some of the strongest evidence yet to support the hypothesis that high levels of oxygen in the oceans were crucial for the emergence of skeletal animals 550 million years ago.

To produce biopharmaceuticals on demand, just add water

Researchers have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on-demand production of drugs and vaccines.

Landmark map reveals the genetic wiring of cellular life

A new map breaks away from the old way of studying genes one at a time, showing how genes interact in groups to shed light on the genetic roots of diseases.

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