Amber Willbanks

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The Evolution of Epigenetics: From Prokaryotes to Humans and Its Biological Consequences.

2016 Aug 3;8:25-36. doi: 10.4137/GEG.S31863. eCollection 2016.<p>1Cancer Center, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, …

The 9 best cities to live in the world

In its "A Summary of the Liveability Ranking and Overview" of 140 cities surveyed, it looks at which cities have the best living and worst living conditions. This includes healthcare, education, infrastructure, safety, and the threat of terrorism.<p>Interestingly, the rankings also take into account …

This university has almost as many Olympic medals as Brazil

With just a handful of days left until the Olympic torch moves on from Rio and the games finish for another four years, the medal table has shaken …

This New Equation Might Finally Unite The Two Biggest Theories in Physics, Claims Physicist

Linking general relativity and quantum mechanics with wormholes.<p>One of the most stubborn problems in physics today is the fact that our two best …

The 5 coolest healthy iced drinks to get you through a heat wave

Going into the hottest months of the year, your go-to iced beverage can’t be guzzled fast enough. But if you’re completely over the taste of your …

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Our consultation is nearly finished when my patient leans forward, and says, “So, doctor, in all this time, no one has explained this. Exactly how will I …

Cancer

7 strange and surprising ways that humans have recently evolved

But evolution is very much still happening today — and it's happening to us.<p>Right here, right now.<p>It's too soon to say what humans will look like a few thousand years from now, but here are some of the most recent quirks — and even superpowers — we've acquired thanks to the power of selection.

UK scientists face an uncertain future after Brexit vote

Concerns over funding and collaboration are at the forefront following landmark referendum<p>The UK's decision to leave the European Union has rattled the scientific community, amid fears that the so-called "Brexit" referendum could threaten funding for British research and collaboration across the …

Scientists Caught 'Undead' Genes Coming Alive After Death

Turns out there might be "life" after death, after all.<p>What really happens to us after death? Once a person stops breathing, and their heart ceases to pump blood, they're what doctors consider "clinically dead." On a biological level, the eventual decomposition of cells, organs, and brain tissue …

If You're Younger Than 31, You've Never Experienced This

Life was cooler in 1985.<p>Still not convinced the Earth is rapidly warming? Consider this: The last time the global monthly temperature was below average was February 1985.<p>That means if you are 30 years old or younger, there has not been a single month in your entire life that was colder than average.<p>…

Scientists Are Finally Figuring Out Why You Only Get Mitochondrial DNA From Your Mum

Sorry, dads.<p>Your relatives probably can’t stop talking about how much you look like your mum or your dad, but the truth is, while you might have …

Level One Exercise Plan For Beginners

Many people want to start exercising to lose weight or just become healthier. The biggest problem is that most people don’t know where to start. Many …

New genome editing technique can target single letters of DNA sequence

Building off the powerful gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, researchers have created a new tool that can target and change a single letter in a sequence of DNA.<p>The new technique, known as base editing, can be programmed to turn the DNA base cytosine (known in the DNA alphabet as C) into the …

Genetics

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

The 5-Minute Maxout Workout

The Maxout Workout is intense, but extremely efficient<p>Five minutes? That’s it?<p>Trust us, you don’t want to go for longer than that.<p>Follow-along with <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande in the workout shown above. Each minute, you’ll attack a different part of your body with two separate …

Exercise

7 takeaways from the Republican debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans began their debate Thursday night with insults and ended with three candidates pledging to back Donald Trump should he win the nomination.<p>Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took more shots at Trump in Fox News' debate -- and through it all, the billionaire …

Republicans

11 Butt Moves That Beat Basic Lunges

These variations will sculpt your butt from every angle.<p>Basic lunges aren't <i>bad</i> for your butt and thighs, they're just inherently boring — and they only work your backside from one angle.<p>To stop yourself from falling asleep during your workouts (the worst way to tone your butt and thighs), sprinkle …

An Engineered Protein Can Kill Cancer Cells in the Bloodstream

Most cancer research focuses on the mechanisms of tumor development, despite the fact that tumor metastasis—the spread of tumor cells—is responsible …

Levels of stress and anxiety are on the rise among students. Juliet Rix has tips to control the panic and thrive academically<p>Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. …

Mental Health

Why winning this lottery sucks

<b>(CNN) —</b> The day before my fourth birthday, my mom moved away from our family. We celebrated her last day in New York at a pottery class painting piggy banks with my friends. I was too young to understand that she was leaving us. This party was her goodbye. I also didn't understand that it might be …

20 Fat-Burning Pasta Recipes for Weight Loss

Pasta’s got a bad rep, but this wasn’t always the case. Ever heard the saying, “You are the company you keep?” The minute pasta starting hanging …

How a Man's Unborn Twin Fathered His Child

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10 ways to get the most nutrients from your food. Think raw is always best? Then you seriously need this.

<b>Wondering if your nutrient intake stacks up? Check out these strategies to make sure you’re getting what you need.</b>• <b>Want to listen instead of read?</b> …