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Having a Purpose in Life Can Be Healthy

Who spends more time in the hospital? People with nothing to live for.

Viruses May Do the Ocean Good

A new study shows that viruses can help keep down algal blooms.

Trees Reduce Stress

Stressed out by politics or work? Take a walk in the park under the trees. It's a proven remedy.

The Cures Are Inside You

Your body has the means to repair itself, if the right cells get into the right places.

The Machinery Behind the Senses

There's a lot of physical work our eyes, ears, and brain cells perform to support our perceptions of the world.

Large Study of Near-Death Experiences Finds Surprises

What does a person sense during the transition from life to death? A large new study collected data, but more study is needed.

How Useful Is Evolutionary Theory?

What has Darwin done for you lately? Some evolutionists promote Darwinism because of its alleged usefulness to humanity.

Robots Imitate Life

The goal of robotics is to imitate what humans and animals make look easy.

Less Darwin, More Pasteur

Pasteur's vision of eradicating rabies remains unfulfilled 129 years after he cured a boy. Isn't that a nobler goal of science than storytelling about evolution?

Entrepreneurs Seek to Cure Ageing

Could scientists cure ageing, allowing humans to live Old Testament lifespans? A contest is on to fix the "chronic disease" of growing old.

Findings Spur New Ethical Challenges

Some researchers are pushing harder for human embryonic stem cells over induced pluripotent stem cells. Other news overlapping with ethics is noted in this entry.

Scientific Claims Are Reversible

How much confidence can the public put in scientific claims today, given that some long-lived dogmas have been reversed?

Body Wonders at the Cellular Level

If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.

When Spirituality Intersects Science

Who saved the Ebola-stricken doctor, God or science? What is science's take on whether to flee or fight terrorism? Why should a scientist be honest?
Children should enjoy the great outdoors

Overcoming Fear of Nature with Joy

We wouldn't have to re-wild kids if we didn't un-wild them in the first place, a cognitive ethologist says about childhood fear of nature.
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