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Tag: Science / Health

These Protein Picker-Uppers Keep Your Cells Clean and Healthy

These Protein Picker-Uppers Keep Your Cells Clean and Healthy

This story is part of a series on how we clean—from organizing your house to washing your tuchus. Of all the existential intergalactic threats ever faced by the crew of the starship Enterprise, perhaps none burns more brightly in the minds of classic Star Trek […]

Lawyers in a Murder Trial Clash Over a DNA Forensics Method

Lawyers in a Murder Trial Clash Over a DNA Forensics Method

On a large screen inside a packed Snohomish County courtroom, in Washington state, a young Canadian couple smiled out at the dimmed room from the relaxed, faded scene of a party. It was the last known picture taken of Tanya Van Cuylenberg and Jay Cook […]

How Kevin Durant Got Hurt, Why Coffee May Soon Be Gone, and More News

How Kevin Durant Got Hurt, Why Coffee May Soon Be Gone, and More News

We talked to medical experts about what really happened with Kevin Durant’s Achilles tendon, we learned what foods you can kiss goodbye thanks to climate change, and we put together a list of Father’s Day deals you can still get before Sunday. Here’s the news […]

YouTube Testimonials Lure Patients to Shady Stem-Cell Clinics

YouTube Testimonials Lure Patients to Shady Stem-Cell Clinics

Punch “stem cells” into YouTube and your first hit looks like something from a seventh-grade biology textbook. Number two features a Duke sports medicine doc injecting a syringe of bright red liquid into a heavily tattooed shoulder. Number three, with more than 2.5 million views, […]

Remembering Gabriele Grunewald, Who Ran For Herself and Others

Remembering Gabriele Grunewald, Who Ran For Herself and Others

The image is hard to look at now without crying: a thick red scar, carved across Gabriele Grunewald’s midriff as she flies around the track. At first it looks like it shouldn’t be there; perhaps it’s just an out-of-place shadow. But soon it becomes obvious […]

Why Kevin Durant’s Achilles Tendon Was His Achilles Heel

Why Kevin Durant’s Achilles Tendon Was His Achilles Heel

You can watch Kevin Durant’s Achilles tendon rupture in gif form, if you want. It’s all over the internet—the Golden State Warriors’ scoring machine bounces the ball between his legs in an attempt to get past Serge Ibaka of the Toronto Raptors, pushes off his […]

Ancient Potheads, a Russian Troll Controversy, and More News

Ancient Potheads, a Russian Troll Controversy, and More News

Researchers have discovered the existence of ancient potheads, an Alphabet-owned company conducted a controversial Russian troll experiment, and local politicians could save us from the crypto-pocalypse. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute round up […]

California’s Vaccination Rate Slips as Medical Exemptions Rise

California’s Vaccination Rate Slips as Medical Exemptions Rise

In the past few years California has gained ground in its fight to protect children from infectious diseases. But new data released this week shows that the state’s vaccination rate declined for the second year in a row. Last fall 94.8 percent of California kindergartners […]

Telemedicine as a Workaround to Abortion Regulations, and More News

Telemedicine as a Workaround to Abortion Regulations, and More News

Technology is offering a workaround to increasingly strict abortion regulations, Apple’s ‘Find My’ feature goes one step further, and how Amazon chooses its choices. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. (Sign up here to get this in your inbox […]

Telemedicine Makes It Safe to Get Abortion Drugs in the Mail

Telemedicine Makes It Safe to Get Abortion Drugs in the Mail

Every restriction on access to abortion draws the metaphoric walls closer. On who can dispense drugs, on what clinical tests are required first, on how far along the pregnancy can be—the rules are all designed to delay, deter, and delegitimize. It’s a Death Star Trash […]