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Carnivorous Plants Around The Globe Use Similar Deadly Tricks

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:03am

Pitcher plants have evolved independently on three different continents. But new research shows they use many of the same tools to catch and eat their prey.

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When Old Medicine Goes Bad

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:38am

With drug prices climbing, you may be tempted to keep unused pills and cough syrups past their expiration date. Don't do it, pharmacists warn. And get all medicine out of the bathroom cabinet now.

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Prion Test For Rare, Fatal Brain Disease Helps Families Cope

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:38am

Scientists now have a fairly noninvasive way to test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare form of dementia. A similar test, they say, might offer earlier diagnoses of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

(Image credit: Keith Negley for NPR)

Going Crazy From Annoying Sounds Is An Actual Medical Condition

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 7:10am

Ew, noisy chewing! Ack, clickety pens! If those sounds drive you crazy, you're not alone, and it turns out it's an actual medical condition called misophonia.

Travel Ban Keeps Scientists Out of the Lab

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 6:37am

The Trump administration's travel ban is preventing some researchers from returning to the U.S. Scientists fear this could negatively impact collaborations and international scientific meetings.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Colorado State University)

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