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Surprising new revelations from research into weight loss, athletics, and motor skills

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The Lethality of Loneliness

We now know how it can ravage our body and brain

For the first time in history, we understand how isolation can ravage the body and brain. Now, what should we do about it?

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When two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring 176, the Department of Homeland Security’s designated “center of excellence” for developing explosive detection technology was closed for the day. Why? Because the center is co-directed by Northeastern University, which, like just about everything else in Boston, was closed for Patriots' Day.

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The Gun-Death Database That America Deserves

Obama's budget would fund research that the NRA has long opposed

Obama's budget would fund research that the NRA has long opposed.

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Why Do Grandmothers Exist?

Solving an evolutionary mystery

By the cold logic of evolutionary science, post-menopausal women lack obvious utility. That they manage to attain old age requires explanation.

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