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5 wild sex positions you can do in even the most boring bedroom

Ready for a challenge?<p>Hey you, little thrill-seeker. You need these now.

Newly Discovered Penguin Mega-colony Is So Huge It Was Spotted in Space

Satellites captured the never-before-seen population in action.<p>Every day, Landsat satellites orbit the planet, capturing images of things like …

In defense of sex robots

Imagine this: a man reaches out to grab the enormous silicone breast of his sex robot, and she chastises him. “Stop. You didn’t ask me permission,” she tells him. “You can’t touch me without consent.” While this may sound like a scene from a feminist sci-fi utopia, it could soon be our reality.<p>Sex …

Robotics

What To Do When Someone's Mad At You, According To A Psychotherapist

Many of us spend our lives trying to avoid pissing people off. If you think back to some of your biggest decisions, you might find that many of them …

How hedgehogs, birds and mice survive in frigid winters

How can tiny animals with fragile limbs survive the bitter cold when we are shivering despite wearing winter boots, gloves, and cozy down jackets? …

Human intelligence can’t be transferred to machines

By Nathan Gardels<p><i>This is the weekend roundup of The WorldPost, of which Nathan Gardels is the editor in chief.</i><p>Technologists across the world have frantically embarked on the quest to create a new species in our own image — general artificial intelligence with superior computational brain power. But …

Singularity

A Brief Primer on Epigenetics and How Traits Can Be Passed on Without Altering Genes

In the episode “Is Inheritance Really All In Our Genes?” <i>It’s Okay To Be Smart</i> host Joe Hanson gives a brief primer on the science of epigenetics and …

Why scientists are infuriated with a New Yorker article on epigenetics

To say scientists are unhappy about the New Yorker's recent feature on epigenetic research might be an understatement. Here are some complaints, assembled by the biologist Jerry Coyne on his blog:<p>"The New Yorker article is so wildly wrong that it defies rational analysis," writes Walter Gilbert, a …

Recent progress in genetics, epigenetics and metagenomics unveils the pathophysiology of human obesity.

2016 Jun 1;130(12):943-86. doi: 10.1042/CS20160136.<p>1Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, …

The sure-fire, simple way to tell if an article about epigenetics is full of crap

It’s easy. If it uses the word “Lamarckian” without boldly prefixing it with “<b>not</b>“, you can just stop reading. Likewise if the word is prefixed with …

Gene expression imaging could lead to new treatments for brain disorders

The image you see here represents a first for scientists and researchers and could usher in a new era for treating some brain disorders. The image is …

MicroRNA-Based Linkage between Aging and Cancer: from Epigenetics View Point.

2016 Jul-Sep;18(2):117-26. Epub 2016 May 30.<p>1Naft Grand Hospital, Ahvaz, Iran.2Department of Medical Biotechnology, School of Advanced Medical …

A GIF guide to epigenetics, the little-understood partner to our DNA

Last year a study came out that made a bold, unsettling claim: The children of holocaust survivors contained fingerprints of their parents’ trauma in …

Epigenetic clock can calculate biological age, predict lifespan

Some individuals who fill their lives with fitness and healthy habits die younger than peers who live a much less healthy life. New research into the …

Understanding Cancer Epigenetics and Its Clinical Implications

A Conversation With Myles Brown, MD<p>By Ronald Piana <br>January 25, 2017 <br>Tweet this page<p>Advertisement<p>For the first time, we have almost complete …

Cancer

Epigenetics between the generations: We inherit more than just genes

We are more than the sum of our genes. Epigenetic mechanisms modulated by environmental cues such as diet, disease or our lifestyle take a major role …

Epigenetics: a major key in beating cancer

DNA is not the only key to finding a cancer cure.<p>Australian researchers say it’s the environment surrounding our genes that also play a big part.<p>It’s …

Cool talk alert: Epigenetics and what genes can’t tell us

That our lifestyle and environment affect our health is not new, but you might not be aware that it can also affect our genetic makeup.An upcoming …

Genetics

With Epigenetics, Your DNA Can Change Within Your Lifetime

An early competitor to Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection was Lamarckism. Posed by French scientist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, the theory …

Statistical and Machine Learning Modeling in Computational Epigenetics

Call for Papers<p>Epigenetics has recently emerged as one of the hottest fields in life sciences for studying heritable change in phenotype, gene …

The Lists | GEN

CMS Final Coverage Determination Promotes Sequencing-Based Testing for Advanced Cancer<p>Ground Will Be Broken for a 625,000-Square-Foot Facility to Be …

Reprogramming bacteria instead of killing them could be the answer to antibiotic resistance

Changing someone’s genetic programming is easier than you might think. While techniques for altering DNA at the molecular level are becoming more …

Instead of Killing Bacteria, Can We Just “Turn Off” Its Ability To Cause Infections?

Changing someone’s genetic programming is easier than you might think. While techniques for altering DNA at the molecular level are becoming more …

Microbiology

Your Experiences Leave a Mark

<i>By Gabriel Levesque-Tremblay, Sean Liu, and Amro Tambal</i> <i></i><p>Epigenetics — the study of how our actions and experiences mark or modify our DNA — can …

A decade-old hospital program for Asian Americans wants to help reduce health disparities

Kyung Hee Choi had worked on Wall Street for more than two decades when she decided to take an early retirement in 2002, right after the 9/11 attacks. An immigrant from South Korea, Choi believed she was living the American Dream and wanted to do something altruistic after being shaken by …

TED Talks' 18-Minute Rule Sets the Perfect Length for a Sales Pitch. Here's Why

Research into 'cognitive load' proves that TED Talks have figured out the ideal length of a presentation<p>Your brain is an energy hog. It takes an enormous amount of energy to listen intently for a long period of time. One secret to keeping your audience glued to your pitch or presentation is to keep …

Public Speaking

Microsoft launches first AI residency outside the US

The first artificial intelligence residency outside of the US is to be launched in the UK by <b>Microsoft</b>.<p>The technology company is inviting graduates …

Fermat's Library | Accurate SHAPE-directed RNA secondary structure modeling, including pseudoknots annotated/explained version.

Accurate SHAPE-directed RNA secondary structure<p>modeling, including pseudoknots<p>Christine E. Hajdin<p>a,1<p>, Stanislav Bellaousov<p>b,1<p>, Wayne Huggins<p>a<p>, …

Small molecules set up security system to defend the genome

But how do they avoid false positives, or wrongly identify endogenous "self" genes that belong there? To find out, Lee and his colleagues engineered …