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Unhealthy lifestyles of men are written into their sperm, study finds

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen at the sperm of obese and thin men and noticed significant differences in parts of the gene associated with appetite.<p>Pregnant women, and those hoping to conceive, have long been warned to curb drinking and smoking and keep their weight down if they want to …

How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

Search for hidden chamber in Luxor, once the pharaonic capital, points to chamber that some say could hold remains of Queen Nefertiti<p>Egypt has said there is a 90% chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the …

Ancient History

World’s toughest animal has tons of foreign DNA - Futurity

Scientists were shocked to find tons of foreign DNA in the genome of tardigrades, the only animal known to survive the extreme environment of outer …

Sitting further away from your boss makes you a better worker, study suggests

Physical distance determines how the bad behaviour of managers spreads to employees, research shows<p>Sitting next to your boss may have a negative impact on the quality of your work, a study suggests.<p>Researchers in the Netherlands have found that physical distance is a key factor in determining the …

China joins hunt for extra-terrestrials with FAST - the world's biggest-ever telescope

The massive structure will allow scientists to gather signals from tens of billions of light years away when it is completed in 2016<p>China is in the final stages of building the world's largest-ever radio telescope, which will give Beijing a leading role in space research and the hunt for …

The ‘hacktivist’ collective wrote that the identities of white supremacist group members will be revealed next month on anniversary of their anti-Klan operation<p>The “hacktivist” collective Anonymous have vowed to release the names of “about 1,000” Ku Klux Klan members as part of an ongoing operation …

Ku Klux Klan

Prosthetic Limbs Could Have Artificial Skin That Really Feels

It can transmit different amounts of pressure, just like real skin<p>Many of us take our sense of touch for granted, perhaps because we can never turn it off, but it’s surprisingly complex. An intricate network of nerves brings different types of information about an object, like its temperature or …

Stanford University

NASA shows where Matt Damon would have been stranded on Mars

NASA's love for <i>The Martian</i> movie is seemingly endless. In another publicity stunt for the sci-fi film, the space agency posted images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, showing where the stranded astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, would have been staying on the Red Planet. The …

Men's happiness in later life is determined by the age of 27

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh find that if you're not on the path to happiness by the time you're 27, you're unlikely to get there at all<p>Men who fail to reach their early career goals by the age of 27 may experience a reduced sense of well-being and happiness in later life, new …

Happiness

Cheating website subscribers included WH, Congress workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of U.S. government employees — including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement …

Shadow on Mars appears to be a woman

Nasa's Curiosity Rover captures an image of what resembles the form of a woman on Mars<p>Nasa's Curiosity Rover took a picture while exploring a crater on Mars and captured what appears to be a woman.<p>The image looks to show a long haired woman on top of a cliff looking out over the land.<p>A website …

A 10-Year-Old Girl Has Killed 16 People by Blowing Herself Up in Northeast Nigeria

A 10-year old girl killed 16 people in a suicide bombing in the northeastern Nigeria city of Damaturu on Sunday.<p>The girl detonated her explosives …

Starbucks' Lyft deal has you earning coffee with every ride

Starbucks isn't done lining up deals with tech-savvy companies -- not by a longshot. The coffee chain has unveiled a partnership with Lyft that will reward just about everyone. As a passenger, you'll earn points (that is, Stars) at Starbucks every time you hail a Lyft ride. Yes, you could travel to …

Coffee

4.5m records exposed as UCLA Health and CVSPhoto hacked

University of California (UCLA) Health, which runs four hospitals, and drug retailer CVS Health’s photo service had millions of individuals’ private records exposed in a recent cyberattack, reports Reuters.<p>UCLA Health said that hackers breached its network on May 5, and had accessed systems that …

Call of Duty increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

University of Montreal study finds video game players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain<p>Millions of boys could be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and other mental illnesses in later life through playing action video games such as <b>Call of Duty</b> or <b>Assassin's Creed</b>, according to …

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

Woolly Mammoth DNA Successfully Spliced Into Elephant Cells

But don’t expect mammoth clones anytime soon<p>A group of researchers are getting closer to bringing the extinct woolly mammoth back to life. Geneticist George Church’s lab at Harvard University successfully copied genes from frozen woolly mammoths and pasted them into the genome of an Asian …

Upside-Down Icebergs, Living Fossil Sharks, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Taking contraceptive pill for five years doubles risk of brain tumour, warn scientists

Female sex hormones used in the contraceptive pill may increase the risk of some cancer types, scientists think<p>Taking the pill for at least five years more than doubles the risk of developing a brain tumour, a study has shown.<p>Scientists say that hormonal contraception, particularly progestogen-only …

Women's Health

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Malian 'hero' of Paris attacks gets French nationality

Lassana Bathily, who risked his life to rescue Jewish hostages, will be given French nationality<p>A Malian Muslim who hid shoppers from an Islamist gunman during an attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris will be given French nationality, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.<p>After the gunman had …

Terrorism

Obesity pill to ‘replace treadmill’ being developed by Harvard University

Harvard scientists have found a molecule which can transform bad fat into good fat<p>A pill which would help the body burn away excess fat is being developed by Harvard University who claim it could one day ‘replace the treadmill.’<p>Scientists discovered how to trigger a molecule which can turn ‘bad’ …

Was this black hole booted out of its galaxy? - Futurity

A mysterious object in space could be a jettisoned black hole or an unusual exploding star. And it could confirm one of Albert Einstein's predictions.

Study says gravity and Higgs boson interacted to save the universe

One second after the Big Bang, the Higgs boson should have caused a Big Crunch, collapsing the universe to nothing. But gravity saved the day.<p>Since …

This Could Finally Explain How Mars Got Its Liquid Water

Evidence suggests that Mars had water flowing on its surface at various points in its ancient history. But the evidence <i>also</i> points to temperatures …

Humans Blamed for Extinction of Mammoths, Mastodons & Giant Sloths

The latest volley in a long-running debate over why woolly mammoths, giant sloths, mastodons and cave lions died out worldwide suggests that humans …

India isolates man with Ebola-infected semen

<b>New Delhi, India (CNN) —</b> An Ebola survivor has been quarantined in India after his semen tested positive for the virus, health officials there have announced.<p>The 26-year-old man, an Indian national, traveled to New Delhi from Liberia on November 10, almost two months after he was hospitalized in …

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Environment

Will the Mars One reality TV mission ever take off?

New revelations cast serious doubt over whether the Mars One mission to put humans on the Red Planet will ever be achieved<p>It looks as if human colonisation of Mars might have to be put on hold. New information about the <b>Mars One mission</b>, which launched in 2012 and claimed that it would put humans on …

Space Science