Ripped from the headlines Scientists have greeted with hoots and catcalls the claim that Jack the Ripper, the near-mythical late-19th Century London serial killer, has been identified from DNA as an immigrant Polish baker
Sex roundup: Affirmative action in animal research My list of potential topics is heavy with sex this week. First–and possibly most far-reaching–the National Institutes of Health is coming to grips with the fact that males
Gloom and doom As you probably know, the latest authoritative climate change report was released early this week to a world apparently too exhausted, or distracted, to take much interest in the upcoming calamities.
The Google life extension project will hurl millions against aging and mortality At Valleywag, Nitasha Tiku says Google’s new project to fight aging is the ultimate tech company cage match: Google’s belief that death is
Only a couple of weeks until Obamacare’s official launch. (Official name: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka ACA.) On October 1 the new insurance exchanges will be open for business, selling health insurance