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Minecraft 'Fear Clinic' does battle with smoking

Swedish youth attempting to quit smoking shouldn't be afraid of the virtual "Fear Clinic" in Minecraft. It's there to help.

By March 5, 2014


Experimental Alzheimer's drug also seems to slow ageing

A drug tested on mice as a potential preventative against Alzheimer's disease had a range of unexpected anti-ageing effects.

By November 17, 2015


Ashton Kutcher tries to prove people can't live without their phones

Technically Incorrect: In a new Motorola ad, Kutcher tests how long people can go without touching their phones. It's all in the service of, well, selling you a phone of course.

By November 16, 2015


Men of tech strip down for a good cause

In honor of Movember, 12 corporate dudes get stripped and 'stached for "The Sexy Men of Technology" calendar. Here's a sneak peek.

By November 10, 2015


Mice discovery shows promise for 'rapid and robust hair growth' in bald humans

A serendipitous find leads Columbia University researchers to conclude that a drug applied directly to the skin could show real promise for broadly treating hair loss.

By October 26, 2015


Bees are just as addicted to caffeine as you are

Bees prefer flowers laced with caffeine, researchers find, and even try to lead their bee buddies to the wake-up juice with "waggle dances." Could pumpkin spice pollen be far behind?

By October 15, 2015


DARPA seeks to treat bodies with light, electricity, sound and magnets

As part of its ElectRx program, which seeks to heal by treating the body like the electrical system it is, the government agency has awarded grants to seven teams.

By October 9, 2015


A cure for blindness? Stem cells may hold the key

A 60-year-old is the first person in a test to see whether the foundational cells can help reverse a vision problem called macular degeneration. Early results should arrive in December.

By September 29, 2015


Monitoring diabetes at 225 mph

From CNET Magazine: IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball's pit crew keeps a close eye on the data streaming off his race car -- and his body -- when he's behind the wheel.

By September 6, 2015


Arrests made over zombifying drug known as 'devil's breath'

Can a sniff of powder believed to be used by witches in the Middle Ages turn you into a zombie at the beck and call of your attacker? Maybe so, three arrests in Paris indicate.

By September 3, 2015