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A novel method to test for vitamin B12 deficiency is sensitive enough to work on anyone, including newborn babies and large swaths of the general population. It uses a single drop of blood collected from a finger prick which is then blotted and dried overnight on a card consisting of filter paper. The dried blood>
As the weather cools and Halloween approaches, creaks in the stairs and scary stories become more believable -- but not to physics professor Costas Efthimiou. The laws of physics and math debunk popular myths about ghosts and vampires, according to a paper published by Efthimiou and Sohang Gandhi last year. >
This November, Californians will vote on an initiative that would require any food containing ingredients derived from genetically modified crops to be labeled as such.Backers of the “California Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act” are pitching it as a matter of providing information to consumers, who>
The number of Australians who run for exercise has doubled since the mid-2000s. Preventing and managing injuries are common concerns, and can present an ongoing health burden and high cost if not addressed appropriately. But what if listening to the sound of running could help prevent injuries?We recently conducted>
Let me tell you why I love Richard Feynman, among the many reasons.  Feynman loved the process of science.  He was not wedded to some search for TRUTH.  He was a practical man.  He simply wanted a slightly more predictive model of the world than he had the day before.  And, he lived it. >
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