In Science, actor Alan Alda recounts having asked a teacher what a flame is, and the answer — "It's oxidation" — disappointing him. "It's just giving it another name," Alda tells The New York Times.
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The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.
Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.
Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.
In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.