Gina Ricci

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Honeybees Are Hurting. What Else Can Pollinate Our Food?

OMAK, Wash. — Jim Freese grows apples, pears and cherries on 45 acres in the north-central part of this state, on sagebrush-studded land his grandfather bought in 1910.<p>Walking among trees laden with shiny red cherries, Mr. Freese recalled that four years ago his trees were not producing well and …

Honey Bees

Please, for the Love of God, Close the Toilet Lid When You Flush

Ew, ew, ew, ew.<p>Everyone has a "thing" that skeeves them out. Wearing shoes indoors, leaving dishes in the sink, even sitting on the bed in dirty clothes ... Call me a clean freak, but flushing the toilet with the lid open is the pet peeve that literally makes me cringe just thinking about it. And …

Pregnancy history may be tied to Alzheimer's disease

Seoul, July 22 (IANS) Women, take note. Your history of pregnancy may affect the risk of Alzheimer's disease decades later, a new study has found.<p>The …

These 5 Houseplants Are Like "Living, Breathing Antidepressants"

Sometimes, all you need to lighten your mood is a touch of nature in any space, especially when you call a bustling city home. While Stanford …

Houseplants

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

What it’s like to live with severe intrusive thoughts

I had my first intrusive thought when I was nine.<p>I was sat at the end of my bed when I felt this overwhelming urge to touch the the wooden side of …

Bill Gates says it would be a 'tragedy' to pass up a controversial, revolutionary gene-editing technology

• <b>Bill Gates is advocating for the use of genetic editing tools like CRISPR.</b>• <b><br>CRISPR allows scientists to edit DNA, eliminating undesirable genes and potentially swapping in preferable alternatives.</b>• <b><br>Gates thinks we could use genetic editing to make livestock and crops more sustainable and to eliminate</b> …

Genetics

MIT’s new headset reads the ‘words in your head’

There’s always been a glaring issue with voice computing: Talking to a voice assistant with other people around makes you feel like a bit of a weirdo. It’s a big part of the reason we’ve been seeing the technology start to take off in the home, where people feel a little less self-conscious talking …

Why does cancer arise? Landmark study provides unique insight

A massive research effort that started more than a decade ago has completed a comprehensive PanCancer Atlas that, for the first time, offers …

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

New research published in the journal <i>Aging</i> finds a compound that stops cancer cells from spreading by starving them of vitamin B-2. The findings may …

Cancer Cells

What I’ve learned from a year of taking antidepressants

Happy fluoxetine-versary, me.<p>Just a year ago I was a miserable bundle of dark emotions and thoughts stuck in a pit of my brain’s own making.<p>I would …

Depression

10 Herbs That Treat Anxiety Better Than Drugs

Many experts around the world say that the mental health problems are much more important, than most people think. And this is the main reason why …

Industrial Revolution left a damaging psychological 'imprint' on today's populations

People living in the former industrial heartlands of England and Wales are more disposed to negative emotions such as anxiety and depressive moods, …

Artificial life breakthrough after scientists create new living organism using synthetic DNA

In a major step toward creating artificial life, US researchers have developed a living organism that incorporates both natural and artificial DNA …

Scientists create bacteria that can build rare molecules

Bacteria have been engineered to create molecules out of boron and carbon that wouldn't otherwise exist in nature, writes Sam Lemonick for Forbes. …

These Maps Show Our Dramatically Changing View of Earth's Interior 

To you, an educated person living in 2017, it may seem obvious that the world beneath your feet consists of rock, rock, and more rock, some molten …

Maps

How the Genetics of Skin Color Challenges Antiquated Ideas About Race

For much of recorded history, skin color has been loaded with powerful social meaning. Skin color plays a major part in how we define race. It also …

300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

But new evidence outlined in two papers published in the journal Nature challenges that hypothesis. Instead, the authors describe recently discovered remains that suggest the first Homo sapiens showed up more than 100,000 years earlier than we thought in a place many experts didn't suspect.<p>The …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Scientists Find 100 Million-Year-Old, Nearly Complete Baby Bird Trapped in Amber

This has been a huge year for finding specimens in amber, from bird wings to dinosaur feathers to this ugly-ass bug. But this new finding might be …

10 Underrated Psychological Thrillers You Can Stream Now

<i>Is there any more terrifying terrain than the human mind?</i> That’s the sensibility that dominates the psychological thriller genre, and quite …

Entertainment

IVF: First three-parent baby born to infertile couple

<b>A baby has been born to a previously infertile couple in Ukraine using a new type of "three-person IVF".</b><p>Doctors in Kiev used a method called pronuclear transfer in what is a world first.<p>It is, however, not the first child born with DNA from three parents.<p>The baby girl, born on 5 January, is thought …

Redrow chief complains wildlife regulations are beastly

The boss of house builder Redrow has lashed out at wildlife red tape, which is causing delays to crucial projects.<p>John Tutte’s anger was directed at the great crested newt population, a protected species that can only be moved from a building site with a special licence from Natural England. “Once …

Gene-Editing Breakthrough Partially Restores Sight To Blind Rats

Scientists have their sights set on a new gene-editing technique that combines the revolutionary CRISPR method with the ability to now target …

New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

Greenland Fossils Reveal Earth’s Recovery After Its Greatest Mass Extinction Event

Posted on Oct 31, 2016<p>“Life on the sea floor had totally collapsed, with up 90% of all species becoming extinct,” says Dr Michal Zaton from the …