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Fantastically Wrong: Why Is the Sky Blue? It’s Packed With Sexy Energy, of Course

Fantastically Wrong: Why Is the Sky Blue? It’s Packed With Sexy Energy, of Course

I know of a simple box that can radically improve your health, a device so powerful that the FDA once banned it and condemned its inventor to prison. But luckily, and quite graciously, its design has been left unpatented, free for all who might care to harness the mysterious “orgone energy” that pervades our universe. […]

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Genetics Suggest Autism Isn’t Just One Disorder—It’s Hundreds

Genetics Suggest Autism Isn’t Just One Disorder—It’s Hundreds

Each child with autism is different from the next. One approach rapidly gaining momentum makes sense of this diversity by grouping children together based on their genetics, then looking for patterns in their symptoms. The long-term aim: personalized treatments for each subtype of autism.

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What’s Next for the Rosetta Mission and Comet Exploration

What’s Next for the Rosetta Mission and Comet Exploration

Somewhere dark and icy on a comet 320 million miles away, the history-making, comet-bouncing Philae spacecraft is sleeping. Its batteries are depleted and there isn’t enough sunlight to recharge. But while the lander finished its primary job, collecting invaluable data on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the Rosetta mission is far from over. For many scientists, the excitement is just beginning.

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The US Is Stockpiling Ebola Survivors’ Plasma to Treat Future Patients

The US Is Stockpiling Ebola Survivors’ Plasma to Treat Future Patients

On Friday, the FDA announced that it would start developing a stockpile of blood plasma from Ebola survivors, treated with a pathogen inactivation system that’s never been used before in the US. So far, the United States has had some amazing success in curing Ebola, possibly thanks to experimental plasma treatments. Drawn from survivors, the stuff comes enriched in antibodies that could help to fight off the disease—but it also has the potential to carry other diseases, like malaria, that are common in west Africa where Ebola is raging. The new system will kill off any extra contaminants that may be lurking in this potentially live-saving serum.

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The Cutest and Weirdest Wild Animal Incidents This Week

The Cutest and Weirdest Wild Animal Incidents This Week

This Week in Wild Animals for November 21, 2014 Starfish were deflating. Polar bears were going bald. Fur seals were raping penguins. A 400-pound tortoise named Benjamin Franklin made an appearance outside a Walmart. This Week in Wild Animals is a public service for human beings compiled by Jon Mooallem, author of the book Wild […]

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Surprising Study of Human Immune Responses Could Lead to Better Flu Vaccines

Surprising Study of Human Immune Responses Could Lead to Better Flu Vaccines

A new computer modeling study suggests the human immune system has a better memory than scientists had thought for strains of the flu it’s encountered in the past. In the future, the researchers say, it might be possible to exploit this to design better vaccines.

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Time Travel is Real. Here Are The People and Spacecraft Who Have Done It

Time Travel is Real. Here Are The People and Spacecraft Who Have Done It

Carl De Torres To get ahead in life, spend some time on the International Space Station. Why? Well, according to the theory of relativity, astronauts on the ISS age more slowly due to the spacecraft’s high orbital speed. It’s called time dilation, and it means that when they return they’re a bit younger than they […]

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The Startup That Lets You Communicate from Beyond the Grave

The Startup That Lets You Communicate from Beyond the Grave

Christoph Niemann One way to imagine dying is like time travel, except instead of journeying into the future or seeing Ancient Rome, you go to eternity, see nothing, and never come back. We have no idea where people go when they die; it’s what makes death so scary and awful. But the sense that they […]

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