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Possible Heart Benefits Of Taking Estrogen Get Another Look

In the 1980s and '90s, many doctors told women going through menopause that they should take female hormones — estrogen and progestin — to alleviate symptoms like hot flashes and sleep problems. The hormone therapy was thought to have other benefits, too, like preventing broken bones, colon cancer …

Oculus Rift will have 30 full games available at launch

With just two weeks until the first wave of Oculus Rift headsets arrive, many may be wondering: what will I play in VR?<p>Oculus announced that 30 games …

Virtual Reality

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

9 Spring Dinner Ideas to Make All Season Long

We've got you covered this spring.<p>It's officially the first day of spring this Sunday! From hearty vegetable-packed quinoa salad to terrific …

Octopus Casper could be new species

Scientists found the creature in the deep sea, in the Hawaiian Archipelago. They nicknamed it Casper because of its ghostly appearance, caused by a …

Zoology

These newly discovered bacteria can eat plastic bottles

A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles.<p>The discovery, published Thursday in the journal Science, could lead to new methods to manage the more than 50 million tons of this particular type of plastic produced …

Space made Scott Kelly taller and younger, as if he wasn’t already Mr. Popular

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has returned to Earth a changed man: he's both taller and younger. Sure, those aren’t the health changes NASA is studying. The space agency is mostly concerned with how the fluids shifted inside Kelly's body, if his immune system is okay, and if he lost too much bone and …

Scientists find 'Achilles' heel' of cancer offering hope for most deadly cases

Even tumours which have spread throughout the body could be treated<p>The ‘Achilles’ heel’ of cancer has been discovered by scientists which could lead to treatments for hopeless cases where disease has spread throughout the body.<p>In a finding hailed as ‘groundbreaking,’ researchers found that all …

A new Paper Mario is coming to Wii U later this year

Nintendo's offbeat <i>Paper Mario</i> series is returning to home consoles later this year. As the name suggests, <i>Paper Mario: Color Splash</i> is about returning color to a monochrome world. How do you add color to the world, you ask? It's simple: hit things with a magic paint hammer. That's the gist, really: …

The latest Always #LikeAGirl ad claims emojis are sexist

The latest ad in Procter & Gamble female personal care brand Always' long-running #LikeAGirl gender equality campaign shines a light on how women and men are portrayed differently in emojis, Marketing Magazine reports.<p>Male emojis are shown cycling, surfing, playing basketball, or doing jobs like …

Trump: Romney begged for my endorsement

In an extraordinary display of Republican chaos, the party's most recent presidential nominees, Mitt Romney and John McCain, lambasted current front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday, calling him unfit for office and a danger for the nation and the GOP.<p>"His is not the temperament of a stable, …

iOS 9.3 will tell you loud and clear if your employer is monitoring your iPhone

Nobody likes being monitored. But even if you suspected your company is following your activities on the iPhone, would you know where to check?<p>In the …

‘Black History Month’ means Latinos too

At least twice a day in my reading I come across the phrase blacks and Latinos, as though the two categories were mutually exclusive. As a black …

Black History

NBA player Jeremy Lin addresses Asian stereotypes at Oscars

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is disappointed about the way Asians were stereotyped during an onstage skit at Sunday …

Doctors perform the first US uterus transplant

The procedure may help some women who are infertile give birth<p>The first US uterus transplant was performed at the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday, doctors announced yesterday. The operation — which has been performed in Sweden before — is a treatment that allows women who were born without a uterus …

Google Can Tell Exactly Where a Photo Was Taken

Google’s technology can already recognize objects in photos, like animals, plants, food and more. Now, the Mountain View, Calif. firm is developing …

Artificial Intelligence

Eight Out of Ten Reddit Users Get Their News From the Site, Pew Report Says

Reddit isn’t exactly a household name when it comes to the news, at least not for people who grew up with traditional sources like newspapers and TV …

Adblock Plus opens up about how 'acceptable ads' work

Publishers with more than 10m blocked ads have to pay 30% of the revenue from previously blocked ads to make it on to whitelist<p>Adblock Plus creator Eyeo has revealed crucial details behind the operation of the company’s controversial “acceptable ads” programme, which allows some advertisements …

Researchers made sperm-like cells and used them to create new mice

Researchers say they've been able to make immature mouse sperm in the lab and use it to generate offspring. The study, led from Nanjing Medical University, may be a milestone in the path to developing treatments for infertility. Researchers have tried for years to create sperm in the lab, but it …

Without leap years, today would be

To get ready for the switch Caesar had to get the Roman calendar caught up. Until then, the Romans had been using a lunar calendar. So in 46 B.C., Caesar added 80 days to the calendar, in what became known as the “year of confusion.”<p>Unfortunately, Caesar’s plan to add a leap year every four years …

Beam Me Up, Scotty? Turns Out Your Brain Is Ready For Teleportation

Given recent advances in teleportation, it's reassuring to know that the human brain's navigation system appears to work just fine when we're beamed from place to place.<p>People who experienced virtual teleportation in a video game were able to mentally navigate to known destinations without relying …

Milky Way over a frozen pond

The Milky Way rising over a frozen pond in Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, Massachusetts.<p>There’s an editor here at EarthSky (me!) who especially …

8 Slow-Cooked Recipes for a Cozy Winter Weekend

When wintry weather has you stuck inside, there's no better way to pass the time than cooking cozy and delicious foods. These dishes may take a little longer to make, but they're <i>totally</i> worth the extra time.<p><b>1. Sausage Lasagna</b><p>Lasagna is a cooking project if there ever was one, but it's perfect for …

Chameleons Can't Hide in These Award

This collection of close-ups from Madagascar shows chameleons are much more than masters of camouflage.<p>Chameleons are well-known for their ability to change color and blend in with their surroundings, but that’s only part of what makes them fascinating. Chameleons have some of the fastest tongues …

Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states’ taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law.<p>Internet LAN cables are pictured in this photo illustration taken in Sydney June 23, 2011. REUTERS/Tim …

Net Neutrality

Why winter is a mental struggle: human brain more active in summer, scientists find

Brain activity related to attention and concentration peaks during the summer solstice and slumps to a low on the shortest day of the year<p>If the dark days of winter are a struggle where everything seems that little bit harder, it is not just your imagination.<p>Scientists have discovered that the …

Scientists 3D-print a 'brain' to learn the secret behind its folds

By 3D-printing a fake gel brain and watching it "grow," scientists at Harvard University have discovered how the human cortex develops its creepy, classic folds.<p>The discovery, published in the journal Nature Physics, may solve a longstanding mystery about the structure of our gray matter and could …

3D Printing

Why doctors are swiping C-section babies with their mom's microbiome

Are babies that are born by caesarean section at a disadvantage when it comes to future health risks? And can doctors do anything about it?<p>A new study in Nature Medicine aims to answer those two questions.<p>------------<p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>An earlier version of this story said the study was published in the …