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Your Brain Changes All the Time, but Being a Mom Changes It Forever

Your Brain Changes All the Time, but Being a Mom Changes It Forever

Mother’s bodies go through tons of changes before and after giving birth, but so do their brains! What really makes a mom’s brain different?

Viruses have evolved so that men suffer worse symptoms than women

Viruses have evolved so that men suffer worse symptoms than women

Many infections cause more severe illness in men than women. Men infected with tuberculosis are 1.5 times more likely to die than women; men infected with human papillomavirus are five times more likely to...

Thinking You’re Less Active Than You Are Could Be Killing You

Thinking You’re Less Active Than You Are Could Be Killing You

People who believe they are not exercising enough are more likely to suffer the consequences of inactivity whether or not they are sedentary, while those who believe they are active are more likely to...

NASA Prepares to Crash Cassini Probe Into Saturn for Mission’s ‘Grand Finale’

NASA Prepares to Crash Cassini Probe Into Saturn for Mission’s ‘Grand Finale’

NASA’s veteran Cassini mission will officially kick off its farewell tour of the Saturn system on April 22 with a final close encounter of the ringed planet’s largest moon, Titan. Five months later, on...

Origins of Mysterious Indonesian ‘Hobbits’ Revealed

Origins of Mysterious Indonesian ‘Hobbits’ Revealed

According to one prevailing but contentious theory, the hobbits descended from the larger Homo erectus, the first hominid to have modern human proportions, whose remains can be found on the nearby Indonesian island of...

The end of the internet startup

The end of the internet startup

Silicon Valley is supposed to be a place where a couple of guys in a garage or a dorm room can start companies that change the world. It happened with Apple and Microsoft in...

I was skeptical that the anti-vaccine movement was gaining traction. Not anymore.

I was skeptical that the anti-vaccine movement was gaining traction. Not anymore.

The developments are worrying enough that two top vaccine researchers published op-eds earlier this year, warning about the risk of more outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and mumps. “Even a modest decrease in [vaccine coverage]...

Energy poverty is a real problem. Coal is a bogus solution.

Energy poverty is a real problem. Coal is a bogus solution.

Some 1.2 billion people around the world lack access to electricity. 2.8 billion burn charcoal, wood, or other biomass to cook and heat their homes. Lack of access to clean, reliable energy services, or “energy poverty,”...