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Will We Ever Be Able to Upload a Mind to a New Body?

In <i>Altered Carbon</i>, the body no longer matters. As one character quipped: “You shed it like a snake sheds its skin.” That’s because the human …

Singularity

Scientists think they have found the reason some people are left-handed — and it has nothing to do with the brain

Left-handed people haven't always been treated well throughout history. They've been persecuted for their disposition, being been labeled as evil — or even as witches — despite making up about 10% of the population. In fact, the word "sinister" comes from "left" or "left hand."<p>There have been a few …

The Brain

Scientists a step closer to mimicking way human body creates sperm

Researchers pass milestone on developmental path from stem cells to immature sperm, and hint lab-made sperm and eggs may one day be possible<p>Scientists have come a step closer to mimicking the natural process by which the body creates sperm from stem cells in work that could ultimately provide new …

Genetics

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

Scientists get closer to replicating human sperm

Scientists have taken an important step forward in recreating the way the human body makes sperm, which could one day mean creating artificial sperm and eggs for infertility treatment. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge's Gurdon Institute, are thought to be the first team to have …

Genetics

5 simple ways to slow down aging

Aging is largely your chromosomes' fault. That's what Nobel-prize winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn discovered when she started exploring the world of the invisible, threadlike cellular strands that carry our genetic code.<p>"It's the over-shortening of telomeres that leads us to feel and see …

Telomere

You Think You Know Grades? Here’s How They Really Work

As a physics faculty, I have two jobs. The first is coach. I help students wrestle with concepts and ideas. That makes me something like Gregg …

Teaching

Video Games Are Good For Your Brain [Infographic]

In 2015 at the University of California, Irvine, a study was made to test the effects of playing video games on a part of our brains called the hippocampus, which is part of the limbic system and helps spatial memory and the transition of information from short-term memory to long-term memory. The …

The Brain

Moms: Your Kids Hijacked Your Brain for Life

Author: Anna Vlasits. Anna Vlasits Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.14.17.<p>Time of Publication: 5:00 am. 5:00 am<p>One day, a woman is spending her …

SCIENCE: Eating What You Pick Out Of Your Nose Might Actually Be Good For Your Health

Eating boogers (or bogies) is the key to a happier and healthier life. You might be reading that last sentence over for the third time, but that’s exactly what scientists are saying they’ve recently found. According to scientists, new research shows eating snot could help people’s immune systems …

Playing Video Games To Help Science, Research, Education, And For Fun

Computer gaming is now a regular part of life for many people. Beyond just being entertaining, though, it can be a very useful tool in education and …

The world just isn't ready for modular phones

Google and LG couldn't make modular phones work. What does this mean for Lenovo as the only one left trying?<p>Finally, there's the issue of getting people to buy the damn thing.<p>Author Name<p>We're committed to the whole platform.<p>John Touvannas, Motorola Mobility

Mobile Technology

Researchers Find a Way to Create Cancer-Fighting Cells

Artificial Thymus<p>Many artificial organs are being developed as an alternative to donated organs, which are only temporary solutions that require the …

Immunotherapy

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

Scientists invent new material for storing data

The ultra-thin multilayer film harnesses tiny magnetic whirls called skyrmions to store and process data on magnetic media.<p>A nano-sized piece of film could hold the key to storage that is faster, holds more data and uses less power compared with current solid-state memory.<p>Scientists at the National …

Nanotech

Scientists: "We Have Detected the Existence of a Fundamentally New State of Matter"

3D Quantum Liquid Crystals<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal. …

This Is What Humans Could Look Like in 1,000 Years

<b>We never stopped evolving.</b><p>Humans are still evolving, So, where will evolution take us in 1,000 years? Chances are we'll be taller. Humans have …

Genetics

Can you manufacture blood cells?

Researchers may have found a way of making blood from human or mouse stem cells<p><b>How might blood cells be made?</b><p>Different groups of researchers say they have developed a way of producing blood cells from human or mouse cells that have been reprogrammed in the lab – an advance that has been touted as …

Cell Biology

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

The story of an amazing discovery.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in …

Medical Research

Two animals from totally different species found having sex by scientists

Scientists may have caught two animals from completely different species having consensual sex for the first time.<p>A new paper, titled ‘Interspecies …

Animals

The strange sheep that baffled scientists

A rare mutant sheep with straight, silky wool is helping unravel the mysteries of human hair.<p>When a farmer in Otago, New Zealand, saw a bizarre-looking lamb in his flock, he first assumed a wild goat had snuck in and impregnated one of his ewes. The newborn had a lamb-shaped body yet was coated …

New Zealand

How 450-million-year-old bacteria evolved into a dangerous superbug

A dangerous bacteria found in hospitals might have originated from an ancestor that lived in the guts of the first animals to walk on land, according to a new study.<p>The bacteria, called <i>Enterococcus,</i> is a so-called superbug, meaning it is resistant to antibiotics and cleaning products. In the new …

Microbiology

Scientists Found a Good Use for Surplus Sperm

A team of German scientists were wondering how to deliver medications into the female reproductive tract and realized, hey, why come up with …

A Baby With 3 Genetic Parents Seems Healthy, But Questions Remain

Last fall, the New York-based reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang made headlines when he reported the birth of a "three-parent" baby — a healthy boy carrying the blended DNA of the birth mother, her husband and an unrelated female donor.<p>The technique, called mitochondrial replacement therapy, …

Genetics

Diamonds Are a Sperm's Best Friend, Say Scientists

Babies get made when sperm shoots through the vagina, cervix, and uterus like a guided missile, penetrating the cell membrane of an egg. If a couple …

Biology

Curiouser and Curiouser--Octopus's Evolution Is Even Stranger Than Thought

As if octopuses, squids and other cephalopods were not already strange enough, they may have found a way to evolve that is foreign to practically all …

Biology

How Crispr Could Snip Away Some of Humanity's Worst Diseases

HIV has no cure. But it's not quite the implacable scourge it was throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Education, prophylactics, and drugs like PrEP have …

A forgotten Darwinian theory upends everything biologists thought about the female orgasm

Richard Prum spends most of his time studying birds. But this year, the award-winning evolutionary ornithologist has also produced an unexpected feminist manifesto.<p>In his new book, <i>The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—And Us,</i> Prum, an …

Evolution

Animal Sex And Evolution: How Sex-Obsessed Snakes, Birds Are Hurting Themselves

If you are having sex with a lot of people, you might be messing with evolution.<p>Researchers have found that polygamous birds do not evolve in the …