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HIV-Prevention Ring Shown To Be Safe And Easy For Teenage Girls

Dapivirine rings have previously been shown to cut HIV infections by at least 56 percent in women older than 25. Now, a study has shown that this revolutionary prevention strategy is safe to use in teenage girls, meaning it’s one step closer to getting regulatory approval and being widely available. It consists of a flexible ring, […]

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Why Bringing Back a Wooly Mammoth Is No Longer Science Fiction

Dr. George Church is a real-life Dr. Frankenstein. The inventor of CRISPR and one of the minds behind the Human Genome Project is no longer content just reading and editing DNA—now he wants to make new life. In Ben Mezrich’s latest book, Wooly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most […]

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Science and technology create the birth control app

There are quite a number of approved methods of birth control that include pills, condoms, vaginal shields, diaphragms, and implants. Now, for the first time ever, a smartphone app has been certified as a method of birth control, at least in the European Union. The best part of this story is that the app was […]

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Newly discovered toad species in Nevada already under threat

Nevada researchers just identified the first new species of toad found anywhere in the U.S. in 50 years, and the race is already on to save it from extinction. Conservationists are preparing an emergency petition to have the Dixie Valley toad listed as an endangered species to protect it from a proposed geothermal energy project […]

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Robbers dressed as mutant turtles tortured Oregon marijuana grower

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — On a frosty night in December, James Bowman was alone and overcome with exhaustion. The cannabis grower had worked hard all day processing plants at his BlueSky Gardens near Wimer, lacking the money to keep his crew on hand to provide security through the night. Arguably southern Oregon’s best-known grower, the […]

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It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther

With the expansion of the suburbs and a push to conserve wooded areas, deer and mice populations are thriving. They provide ample blood meals for ticks and help spread the pests to new regions. Originally from the Southeast, the lone star tick, for example, is heading north; it can now be found in 1,300 counties […]

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In Some Countries, Women Get Days Off for Period Pain

The move has set off fierce debate, not just in India but around the world. Experts say the spread of such policies — despite their best intentions — could actually deter women’s progress in the workplace. The additional days off could be used to justify lower pay or increase hiring bias against women, critics say. […]

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Just a Few Anti-Vaxxers Can Triple Annual Disease Rates, New Study Shows

Just a small decline in childhood measles vaccination levels can produce disproportionate negative effects both to public health and the economy, new research has revealed. Vaccines save lives. But in some regions across the US vaccination rates are declining due to bad information and poor choices, and now scientists have put together data on how […]