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The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Military To Develop Brain Implants For Injured Vets

Scientists will develop wireless implants that can help people with traumatic brain injuries recover memory function.

07/09/2014

President Barack Obama plays with a Hoberman Sphere as he talks with 12-year-old Peyton Robertson, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, during the White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 27, 2014. The White House Science Fair celebrates the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Promotes Math, Tech Aid at White House Science Fair

President Barack Obama is drawing attention to girls’ science and engineering accomplishments as he announces efforts to diversify the nation’s technological workforce.

05/27/2014

This image, showing the first all-sky microwave image of the universe soon after the Big Bang, was released by a team of astronomers from NASA and Princeton University on Feb. 10, 2003 in Washington, D.C. (credit: NASA/MAPs Team/Getty Images)

‘Science Ignorance Is Pervasive In Our Society’: Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Question Big Bang Theory

Scientists are disturbed from a new poll that reveals that a majority of Americans question the Big Bang theory.

04/22/2014

Harvard Medical School member says cannabis could be used to prevent long-term trauma from repeated concussions. (Getty Images)

Harvard Professor To NFL: Treat Concussions With Pot

A well regarded Harvard professor emeritus has a modest suggestion for the NFL: start funding marijuana research as a way to treat concussions.

03/01/2014

Surgeons removed a fully developed tooth from a child's brain tumor. (Getty Images)

Tooth In Child’s Brain Sheds New Light On Tumor Formation

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Doctors say a recent medical case could help uncover new treatments to fight brain tumors. A 4-month-old Maryland child was at the heart of the case, reports LiveScience.com. Doctors became concerned […]

02/28/2014

Researchers find those with anti-homosexual views die an average of 2.5 years earlier than those who don't. (Getty Images)

Study: Homophobic People Die Younger

Survey participants who showed anti-gay views died an average of 2.5 years earlier than those who didn’t.

02/22/2014

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" has recently debated a creationist and a climate change denier. (Getty Images)

Study: Americans Flunk Basic Science Facts But Like Science

90 percent of respondents say scientists are working for the benefit of humanity.

02/19/2014

The Army says pizza is always the number one choice when soldiers are asked what they would like added to their field rations. (Getty Images)

Military Nears Holy Grail: Pizza That Lasts Years

Researchers close to developing pizza that can remain good to eat after 3 years without freezing.

02/14/2014

Researchers found bees using bits of plastic to build their hives.  (credit: Alison Dunn/Getty Images)

Study: Bees Using Plastic To Help Build Their Nests

Researchers find bees adapt to their environment by incorporating plastic into the construction of their hives.

02/05/2014

File photo of a fly. (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Study: Flies, Humans Have Similar Strategies When It Comes To Motion

According to a recent study out of Stanford, flies and humans share a computational strategy to perceive motion.

01/25/2014

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