• January 19, 2017
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Science & Technology

  • The problem, researchers say, is that obesity and its precursor — being overweight — are not one disease, like cancer, they are many
  • Hooked on our smartphones
    Jan 18, 2017 By Jane E. Brody
    The near-universal access to digital technology is transforming modern society in ways that can have negative effects on health
  • Is listening with ear buds bad for your ears?
    Jan 18, 2017 By Rachel Feltman and Sarah Kaplan
    No pair of headphones is inherently good or bad for your hearing; it’s the volume that matters in the end
  • The expedition to Mauna Ulu in Hawaii is a dry run for the day when the space agency will send a real crewed mission to the Red Planet
  • Why do we cry?
    Jan 04, 2017 By Sarah Kaplan
    One theory is that tears are a communication tool, while another says crying is our body’s response to rapid emotional shift
  • The cough that doesn’t go away
    Jan 04, 2017 By Perri Klass
    Although it is frustrating to parents who want quick solutions, with a child who is otherwise well, the best response may be to wait
  • The success of Amazon’s Echo proves that we are slowly coming to terms with talking to machines
  • Cells from her own immune system helped six of her seven tumours disappear, and it is her unique genetic makeup that made it possible
  • Why do I get sick when the seasons change?
    Dec 21, 2016 By Rachel Feltman and Sarah Kaplan
    While cold weather can’t make you sick, it can make you more likely to get sick in several ways
  • Building a garbage truck for space
    Dec 21, 2016 By Martin Fackler
    Astroscale’s vision is to be the first trash collection company dedicated to cleaning up some of humanity’s hardest-to-reach rubbish
  • The benefits of controlled breathing
    Dec 21, 2016 By Lesley Alderman
    Studies show that it can help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression
  • Use nutrition to ward off winter blues
    Dec 21, 2016 By Mitsunobu Sato
    Foods rich in vitamin D and folic acid help fight depression, and fermented food containing lactic acid bacteria could keep stress at bay
  • Can you get too much protein?
    Dec 21, 2016 By Roni Caryn Rabin
    While some nutritionists encourage the protein craze, a number of experts urge caution as there is only so much of it the body can use
  • Thin gene: living with the mutation
    Dec 14, 2016 By Pagan Kennedy
    Few people survive into adulthood with neonatal progeroid syndrome, a condition that results from damage to the FBN1 gene
  • Born to move
    Dec 14, 2016 By Gretchen Reynolds
    New study shows that our bodies require some physical activity, at least moderately
  • When doctors ruled out migraine, Craig Klein thought the diagnosis would be multiple sclerosis, but it turned out to be something worse