Month: July 2014

A shocking lack of Zen

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Biology / Health

When was the last time you were alone with your thoughts for more than a moment or two? Did you enjoy the peace and quiet? Or did you desperately seek distraction? New research suggests many of us will go to great lengths to avoid simply having to think to ourselves.

A baby with a cure?

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Biology / Medicine

In 2010, a woman who had received no pre-natal care arrived at a hospital in rural Mississippi already in labour. Tests revealed she was HIV-positive. She gave birth to her baby girl before medication could be given which may have prevented the transmission of the virus from her to her baby.