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Science May 01It’s not easy to sever a human spine. Here’s why
After his arrest, Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury in the back of a police van. Neurosurgeons explain how such an injury might occur.
Science Apr 30NASA Probe Ends Mercury Mission With A Bang
The planet Mercury earned a new crater when NASA’s MESSENGER probe smashed into its scorched surface earlier this afternoon. The intentional crash landing ended an 11-year mission that brought us the most intimate peeks at our solar system’s smallest…
Science Apr 29Why the Nepal earthquake may have been inevitable
On Saturday, a portion of the thrust fault underneath central Nepal ruptured, causing an earthquake that killed at least 5,200 people, injured more than 10,000 and destroyed centuries-old temples, towers and buildings.
Science Apr 15Are some people wired to fall for placebos?
Some people are born believers. Fake surgeries have been shown to relieve traumatic knee pain; “dummy pills” have wiped away migraines. A new report from Harvard University describes how certain genes predispose people toward believing placebos, or experiencing…