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Bianca Seidman


Male pill

We may be as close as five to 10 years away from a commercially available contraceptive for men, researchers say. Here are five things you need to know about the “male pill.”


Military superbug, quiet civilian epidemic

Troops in Afghanistan and Iraq are battling a bacteria that’s resistant to antibiotics. While the military is confronting the problem, it may be a growing concern for civilian hospitals in the U.S.


Internet activist charged with hacking into MIT network

Harvard fellow and Internet activist Aaron Swartz is accused of stealing millions of academic articles, but some say the charges are overblown.


Photo: Happy anniversary, Neptune

The first anniversary of Neptune’s discovery by astronomers 165 Earth years ago. The Hubble telescope captured some images to celebrate the occasion.


Inkjet printing solar panels: cheap and almost green

Solar energy is one of the easiest and greenest of the renewable energy sources, but its high price is holding it back. One of the most promising new research developments involves printing thinner, cheaper panels with an inkjet.

Photo: Seeing smoke from space

The 93,000 acre wildfire in northern New Mexico is producing a thick funnel of smoke that can clearly be seen from space. An astronaut aboard the International Space Station noticed the large cloud and took this picture, which shows the terrain more clearly than NASA’s satellite photos, the day after the fire began.


Survey: Half of us want to quit our jobs

Even in a bad economy, when many people are just grateful to be employed, more than half of those in a recent survey said they want to leave their jobs.


Do not operate this marriage while drowsy

When married women have trouble sleeping at night, it makes for a tough next day on the homestead, according to a new study.


30th anniversary of AIDS marks progress and increased awareness

Fewer new cases, advanced therapies and better transparency mark progress in the war against AIDS, but the disease affects an increasing range of Americans.