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When did athletes get so rich?

Stephen Curry's yearly salary is a cool $34 million. Where did all this money come from?

The unexpected first jobs of famous scientists

Everyone comes from somewhere.

What stress can do to the body (and what you can do about it)

Stress affects everyone, but there's something you can do about it.

Scientists are still fascinated by Phineas Gage. Here's why.

A blank canvas for generations of science.

Harvard's Cass Sunstein: Algorithms can correct human biases

A tool that can slowly build a better world.

Scientist's accidental discovery makes coral grow 40x faster

There might be hope for our oceans, thanks to one clumsy moment in a coral tank.

Can AI laugh? We investigated.

Comedy, A.I.-style. Our roving reporter, Evan Fleischer, went into The Laughing Room and here's what happened

Increased air travel may decrease the chances of a global pandemic

The closer together we get, the argument goes, the healthier we'll be.

Flops, brought to you by A.I.

"To err" is to be robotic — apparently.

New air-conditioning design cools without using fossil fuels

Is the future with radiative cooling?

Study: hot coffee is better for you than cold brew

The long-raging debate over hot coffee versus iced coffee may soon be settled with this news.

Report: Just 23% of Earth's wilderness remains

A new paper in Nature adds urgency to the fight against climate change.

Burger King designs meaty-cheesy horror burger to induce nightmares

It's "clinically proven" to induce nightmares, says Burger King, which ran a pretty weird study.

Talking about racial health inequality in Boston

What does it take to tackle a multifaceted problem?

Girls who play video games 3x more likely to study STEM degrees

Turns out those violent video games might be a blessing in disguise.

Will China’s green energy tipping point come too late?

Pay attention to the decisions made by the provinces.

Single algae cells can help deliver targeted medicine

Tiny and efficient, these biodegradable single cells show promise as a way to target hard-to-reach cancers.

Giant fans that suck CO2 out of the air are operational in Italy

But they are only taking the CO2 equivalent of 32 cars off the road every year.

Doctors in Scotland can now prescribe nature to their patients


Take one long stroll, four times a week.

The font that can improve your memory

Early reports show that it works, as odd as the approach may seem to some fontologists.

Judge blocks first planned hunt of Yellowstone grizzly bears in over 40 years

People were about to start hunting grizzly bears in Yellowstone again, for the first time in 40 years. Thankfully, that has now been blocked.

Scientists sequence the genome of this threatened species

If you want to know what makes a Canadian lynx a Canadian lynx a team of DNA sequencers has figured that out.

The neuroscience behind ‘gut feelings’

Fight or flight? We've all been there. Now we have an understanding of how it works.

How exercise helps your gut bacteria

Gut bacteria play an important role in how you feel and think and how well your body fights off disease. New research shows that exercise can give your gut bacteria a boost.

Eating your kids may improve your sex life? Sounds fishy.

Maybe try counseling first before you try this, married folks.

Quantum computing is on the way

Ready your Schrödinger's Cat Jokes.

What your genes mean for your education

Start thinking about BioEthics, folks

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