Science Doesn’t Sleep (6.25.08)

I just can't get a break

Mmmmm…anti-inflammatories.
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So here’s what went down after you logged off.

Sprained ankle? Eat two slices and call me in the morning. Researchers at the University of Bonn claim that the spice oregano – commonly found in pizza – can reduce inflammation.

Siberian mummies are revealing fascinting insights into a culture that warred with the ancient Greeks – including the earliest documented example of cancer.

You don’t want to know what happens when he blows his nose. A computer scientist has turned his face into a remote control - using facial recognition technology. 

Apparently, we’re all mutants. Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that your genome changes during the course of your life.

The Linnean Society – named for famed naturalist Carl Linnaeus - has put its entire collection of plants and insects online. You can zoom in on these beautiful flash photos for an amazing look at all of the tiniest details. (Via)