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Mosquitoes Developed a Taste for Human Blood Recently

An experiment with disease-carrying mosquitoes in Africa showed a surprising result: they switched to human blood just thousands of years ago.

Schizophrenia: Diagnosis or Delusion?

Much as psychiatrists would like to help the afflicted, it doesn't help to affix an empty label to an imprecise condition.

Good Gratitude: To Science or God?

There are health benefits to thanksgiving, but motivation is the key.

Let's Get [Thankful for the] Mental

Wonders of the human brain and sensory systems continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.

Let's Get [Thankful for the] Physical

Wonders of the human body continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.

Adult Stem Cells Beat Clones

In a contest to see which are better, induced pluripotent stem cells proved just as good as clones. More stem cell news follows.

Biological Systems Provide Infinite Design Inspiration

It's not likely engineers and biologists will run out of inspiration from biology anytime soon. The source is infinite.

Scientism Invades Politics, Morality, Religion

What some consider science is really scientism, a worldview that thinks everything in human experience is reducible to scientific laws.

Sex Cells: The Evolution (or Design) of Genitalia

There's been a lot of news about sex organs in recent days. Which does a better job of explaining the facts of life: design or evolution?

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.
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