Craig Lewis

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How to Talk About Your Sexual Desires With Your Partner

“You want to ensure this conversation feels like good sex."<p>Let’s talk about how to talk about sex. When you think of ‘the talk’ what do you think of? Most people probably think of an awkward conversation about sex with a parent, teacher, or other adult, and it probably left much to be desired, …

Sexual Health

Half of Your Friends Don't Actually Like You, According to Science

A recent study published in the scientific journal <i>PLOS One</i> discovered that people do a surprisingly poor job of perceiving who their true friends …

Psychology

Here's How 10 People Knew When They Met Their Soulmates

Have you ever thought about what it would feel like to meet your soulmate? Not everyone believes in the idea of soulmates (and that's OK!), but if …

Stephen Hawking's final research paper has been published, and it's mind-bending

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stephen Hawking may be among the stars now, but he has managed to gift the world one more research paper, published this week in the Journal of High Energy Physics.<p>True to Hawking's oeuvre, the paper tackles the same questions as any other bubbly beach read: Do we live in a multiverse? Did …

Physics

Meet InSight: The Mission To Measure Marsquakes and Unlock the Red Planet

The InSight lander blasts off from California on May 5 to begin a six-month journey to Mars.<p><i>Emily Lakdawalla is senior editor and planetary evangelist at</i> <i>The Planetary Society.</i> <i>Her new book is</i> The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job<i>.</i><p>Even while tucked away in a …

The Lithromantic: What It Really Means & 12 Signs You May Be One

Do you find yourself crushing on people, but as soon as they reciprocate those feelings you feel uncomfortable? You might be lithromantic.<p>As with any …

'Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments

Scientists have raised hopes for more effective treatments for depression, a condition that affects over 300 million people globally, after mapping out the genetic foundations of the mental disorder in unprecedented detail.<p>In the world’s largest investigation into the impact of DNA on the mental …

Depression

'Ground-breaking' galaxy collision detected

<b>Scientists have detected a cosmic "pileup" of galaxies in the early Universe.</b><p>Imaged almost at the boundary of the observable Universe, the 14 unusually bright objects are on a collision course, set to form one massive galaxy.<p>This will in turn serve as the core for a galaxy cluster, one of the most …

Universe

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

But what does it do?<p>The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that …

Biology

New galactic map shows the positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars

Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects<p>This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It’s the most comprehensive catalog of stars to date, and it …

Drinking an extra glass of wine 'will shorten your life by 30 minutes'

Drinking will shorten your life, according to a study that suggests every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit will cut half an hour from the expected lifespan of a 40-year-old.<p>Those who think a glass of red wine every evening will help keep the heart healthy will be …

University of Cambridge

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

Scientists neutralize and reverse a key genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease has a range of risk factors, but one of the clearest connections is the gene apoE4. Now, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes …

Science Finally Says That Eating Pasta Could Help You Lose Weight

Bring on the carbs.<p>The keto diet and other low-carb lifestyles may be all the rage, but a new research review serves as a reminder that cutting out carbs isn't a necessary evil in order to lose weight. The University of Toronto paper published in the <i>British Medical Journal</i> looked at how eating …

End of the universe predicted to the day

The Higgs Boson subatomic particle may yet be the end of all human life. Not necessarily because the scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider made …

New research sheds light on Neanderthals' distinctive features

With their prominent noses, protruding faces and swept-back cheekbones, Neanderthals were nothing if not striking. Now researchers say they have unpicked why our big-browed cousins had such distinctive features.<p>Previous research has suggested a number of possible explanations for Neanderthals’ …

Humanity

You’re extremely gullible and there’s probably not much you can do about it

Why humans stink at finding falsehoods.<p>Here’s a quick quiz for you:<p>In the biblical story, what was Jonah swallowed by?<br>• How many animals of each kind did Moses take on the Ark?<p>Did you answer “whale” to the first question and “two” to the second? Most people do … even though they’re well aware that it …

Critical Thinking

A man in the UK has contracted the first case of untreatable 'super-gonorrhoea' after an encounter with a woman in south-east Asia

The first case of untreatable super-gonorrhoea has been reported in the UK.<p>A man contracted the sexually transmitted disease, believed to be the first case in the world to resist antibiotic treatment, after "sexual contact" with a woman in Southeast Asia.<p>The man's case was described in a report …

Mutating DNA caught on film

DNA mutations cause tumor cells to grow out of control, but they also generate variety that enables organisms to adapt to their environments and …

Mutations

Stem cell therapy reverses sight loss and lets people read again

Two people with severe sight loss can now see well enough to read after receiving tissue grown from human embryonic stem cells.<p>A man in his 80s and a …

Male birth control pill one step closer to reality, researchers say

<b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study.<p>The results of the study were presented Sunday at the annual Endocrine Society meeting in Chicago. The …

Biomedicine

Study: Cholesterol drug lowers risk of death, heart attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart …

This Woman Learned Her Birthmark Is A Sign She Fused With Her Twin In Utero

Chimerism is a rare genetic condition where an individual has two sets of DNA.<p>Twins often have an inseparable bond, but Muhl and her fraternal twin are actually the same person. In a rare genetic event, Muhl fused together with her fraternal twin in the womb. So Muhl has two sets of DNA: her own, …

3D printed robotic flowers could save bee populations

An Australian artist has come up with a novel idea for saving declining bee populations. The conceptual project, called “Synthetic Polleniser,” …

Is Coffee Good for You?

O ne day coffee can kill you; the next, it can prolong your life. If the flurry of contradictory news is preventing you from enjoying your daily cup, …

Coffee

Proposed injectable drug homes in on bone fractures and speeds up healing

A team of researchers from Purdue University is developing an injectable drug designed to home in on a bone fracture and accelerate the healing …

Senior Citizen

Genetic study suggests humans may be evolving in a way that prevents alcoholism

A pair of researchers with the University of Pennsylvania has found evidence suggesting humans may be evolving in a way that will prevent alcoholism …

Women are more attractive in groups than when they're alone because of something called the 'cheerleader effect'

When you ask people who use dating apps about what turns them off, something that often comes up is "group photos."<p>One or two is fine, but the whole dating app thing is rendered pretty useless if you can't identify which person in a photo you're talking to.<p>However, there could be a subconscious …

You can avoid having a stroke by following these simple steps

Stroke is the third most common killer in Scotland and you can avoid it by being more pro-active with your health.<p>Strokes are the fourth biggest …

High Blood Pressure

What we know about dinosaurs will probably change

Much of what we know about dinosaurs is nascent by nature. It's difficult to study something that's been buried in the ground for 65 million years, right?<p>But a recent study from scientists at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London has put some numbers behind our collective acquired …

Dinosaurs