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Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film.<p>An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.<p>Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other …

Eggs

Scientists Successfully Transplanted 3D Printed Human Body Parts Into Rats

Scientists are inching closer to printing a solution for the overwhelming number of people who need organ transplants, more than 123,000 in the US alone, as well as those who have lost body parts such as ears.<p>Bioprinting—the process of using 3D printers to create biological tissue—has been around …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

How Clothing Choices Affect and Reflect Your Self-Image

Your style and the clothes you choose reflect and affect your mood, health, and overall confidence. Scientists call this phenomenon "enclothed cognition", and Adam Hajo and Adam D. Galinsky, both professors at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, write in the Journal of …

How Dopamine is Transported Within the Brain

<b>Researchers at University of Florida Health have discovered the mechanics of how dopamine transports into and out of brain cells, a finding that</b> …

Neuroscience

Mechanical stimulation shown to repair muscle

Muscle regeneration through mechanical stimulation may one day replace or enhance drug- and cell-based regenerative treatments, according to a new …

Harvard

The Science of Soulmates

Do you believe in soulmates?<p>If so, you're not alone. According to a Marist poll:<p>73% of Americans believe in soulmates.<p>More men than women believe that they are destined to find their one, true soulmate (males: 74%, females: 71%).<p>79% of people younger than 45 believe in soulmates, while only 69% of …

Cancer riddle solved: How cancer cells form tumors

Using real-time recording of cellular movement, biologists have discovered how tumors form. Cancer cells extend cables and grab other cells. As …

Cancer

11 Crazy Gene-Hacking Things We Can Do with CRISPR

New gene-editing technologies are revolutionizing biology by giving scientists the tools to dramatically alter organisms' DNA and resulting physical traits. What will we do with this new power? And what have we already done?<p>CRISPR/Cas9 is a futuristic gene-editing technology that is either the key …

Face value: How fertile women spot rivals

Women with high levels of oestradiol are best able to recognise others in the most fertile phase of their menstrual cycle, according to new study<p>It is not only animals that rely on physical cues to gauge the fertility of potential rivals for a mate, according to an unusual study published on …

Extinct species may get a second chance

How to Clone a Mammoth<i><br>Beth Shapiro</i><i><br>Princeton Univ., $24.95</i><p>First, the bad news: Scientists are probably never going to resurrect authentic mammoths …

Scientists ‘delete’ HIV virus from human DNA for the first time

• <b>Scientists used a DNA-snipping enzyme called Cas9 to cut out the virus</b>• <b><br>The cell’s gene repair machinery then takes over, soldering the loose ends of</b> …

Genetics

Blue-Eyed Humans May All Descend from a Single, Common Ancestor

Do you have blue eyes? You may have more in common than other blue-eyed individuals than you once thought. Scientists have found that people with …

Genetics

New analysis reveals tumor weaknesses - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

This image shows a DNA molecule that is methylated on both strands on the center cytosine.<p>Image: Christoph Bock<p>Scientists have known for decades that …

Jordan unleashes wrath on ISIS: 'This is just the beginning'

<b>Karak, Jordan (CNN) —</b> Two days after news emerged that ISIS had burned a captive Jordanian pilot to death, the Middle Eastern nation hit back, and is promising more.<p>Fighter jets carried out airstrikes Thursday, then returned to fly over the home of the slain 27-year-old pilot, Lt. Moath …

Islam

China Says It Opposes Obama Meeting With Dalai Lama

The Tibetan spiritual leader is scheduled to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but the White House said no official engagement is planned.<p>Beijing considers the Tibetan monk to be a separatist.<p>"Issues regarding Tibet concern China's core interests and national sentiments," Hong said. "We urge …

China

Another giant security gap at airports: Lack of criminal background checks

<b>(CNN) —</b> The day after a CNN investigation uncovered airport employees access airplanes and tarmacs without undergoing daily security screening, officials admitted that no one checks criminal backgrounds after workers are hired.<p>"It's fair to say that once an employee survives an initial background …

Airports

'Super Women' Replace Supermodels In Fashion Ads And The Results Are Epic

It's safe to say that non-models are having a moment in the fashion industry.<p>Once our beloved Joan Didion for Céline campaign hit the interwebs in January, it seems there's been a series of fabulous, unconventional ads to take our news feeds (and hearts) captive.<p>But what if, instead of these ads …

Backstage Pass: Spring 2015 Couture

Isabel Martinez, a Spanish photographer who struts her colorful, playful stuff at @isabelitavirtual, has captured some of Spring 2015 Couture’s most major moments, including the over-the-top hair at Jean Paul Gaultier, the fantastic garden party at Chanel, and more. See them all here.

This Recipe Is Worth $1 Million, According To Pillsbury. But Seriously?

This year, a man was equipped with a bionic eye that allowed him to see for the first time in 30 years. In December, doctors figured out how to 3D print a knee joint. This year also produced an iPhone case that doubles as a taser.<p>Another thing 2014 invented? These:<p>The recipe for Peanutty Pie Crust …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

16 3D Christmas Tree Desserts to Make

Gingerbread houses better bring their A-frame game this year, because these 16 multidimensional Christmas tree desserts just may chop them down from their holiday crafting throne. From cookies to cakes, there’s definitely a creation (or three) here to satisfy your sweet tooth. And while this may …

12 Christmas Cupcakes Ideas You Need To Try This Holiday Season

It's Chriiiistmaaaaas!<p>Well, nearly. While everyone is probably already sick of festive telly adverts and Mariah Carey, there's one way to fall back …

South Korean Government Threatening Selfie Stick Retailers with $27K Fines and Jail Time

The South Korean government is threatening selfie stick retailers with fines of up to $27K and jail time over some of the group selfie products …

8 TV Shows Cancelled After Just One Episode

There have been a few cancellations from the Fall 2014 crop of new shows so far (RIP, "Manhattan Love Story," "Selfie," and more ...), but the fate of many freshman programs still remains to be seen. Lucky for this season's roster, nothing was given the boot right off the bat. But it happens.<p>Yes, …

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Satanic child abuse claims are almost certainly based on false memories

If anyone has evidence of satanic abuse in Scotland they should take it to the police, but lurid media reporting of unsubstantiated claims is counterproductive<p>“EXCLUSIVE: Charities claim that the satanic abuse of children is rife” screamed the headline in the Expresson Sunday earlier this month. …