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Do People Still Die of Rabies?

And how do you know if an animal is rabid?

Sept. 16 2014 4:09 PMIt’s All ConnectedWhat links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
Sept. 12 2014 11:26 AMWhy Identical Twins Aren’t Really Identical
Sept. 11 2014 12:27 PMTrench WarfareThe feds want to define “waters of the United States” scientifically. Farmers are freaked out.
Sept. 10 2014 4:04 PMCan Blue Whales Recover?Populations off California may have reached historic levels, but that is not the case everywhere.
Sept. 4 2014 3:25 PMWhy Do American Alligators Attack People, but American Crocodiles Don’t?A strange Florida case, explained.
Sept. 2 2014 2:54 PMAn Image So Powerful NASA Spent 20 Years Debunking It  
Aug. 29 2014 8:08 AMFifty Years of WildernessThe Wilderness Act’s most practical, important protection is its prohibition on roads.
Aug. 27 2014 3:00 PMWhich U.S. City Has the Worst Drivers?A Slate investigation.
Aug. 20 2014 11:50 PMWhat Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us?The strange, disturbing world of Koko the gorilla and Kanzi the bonobo.
Aug. 19 2014 1:19 PMThe Best (and Worst) Ways to Avoid Lightning StrikesLying on the ground? Seeking shelter in a car? What about the “30/30” rule?
Aug. 14 2014 1:06 PMThe Power of TreesThe U.S. Forest Service wants to prove the immediate, measurable effects of tree loss on human health.
Aug. 12 2014 11:49 PMNeural NostalgiaWhy do we love the music we heard as teenagers?
Aug. 7 2014 1:27 PMWhy Do American Schizophrenics Hear Threatening Voices​? Ghanaian and Indian schizophrenics often don't. 
Aug. 5 2014 12:56 PMWhat’s Heavier: 1 Pound of Feathers or 1 Pound of Lead?A classic gotcha riddle may be more complicated than it seems.
Aug. 1 2014 3:12 PMFashion QuantifiedWhere does your outfit fall on this equation of style?
Sept. 16 2014 1:39 PMThe Case of the Missing CerebellumHow did a Chinese woman live 24 years missing part of her brain?
Sept. 11 2014 1:29 PMDid DNA Evidence Really Identify Jack the Ripper?Behind the hype is some shoddy forensic science.
Sept. 10 2014 4:15 PMWhy Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?Honeybees pollinate almonds and fruit trees, but we don’t have much almond honey.
Sept. 8 2014 4:00 PMThe Smartest SnakesThe strange myths and even stranger reality of cottonmouths. 
Sept. 3 2014 8:22 AMThe Science of TruthinessConservative beliefs make a lot more sense when you’re not paying attention.
Aug. 29 2014 9:01 AMThe Best Things to Do in a Bear EncounterFirst: Figure out what kind of bear you’re facing.
Aug. 27 2014 3:55 PMAll the Strange Ways People Attract MosquitosYour blood type is just the beginning.
Aug. 21 2014 12:38 PMI Sensed That Many Had Never Told Their Story to an Outsider”The story behind “What Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us.”
Aug. 19 2014 11:42 PMWhat Makes People Look Like Their Pets?The eyes are a window to the ego.
Aug. 18 2014 11:45 PMA Memorable FlightHow people with and without post-traumatic stress disorder recall 25 minutes of terror.
Aug. 13 2014 12:59 PMThe Case of JerryMedical examiner Judy Melinek on how she cracked her most ambiguous autopsy.
Aug. 7 2014 5:45 PMWhite People Are Fine With Laws That Harm BlacksThe futility of fighting criminal justice racism with statistics.
Aug. 6 2014 11:17 AMWhy Do Scientists Commit Fraud?The latest stem cell research misconduct investigation ends in tragedy.
Aug. 5 2014 9:57 AMKilling in the Name of CleanlinessThe shocking stupidity and brutality of Nazi doctors’ response to typhus.
July 31 2014 12:26 PMWhy Psychologists’ Food Fight Matters“Important findings” haven’t been replicated, and science may have to change its ways.

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