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Sperm Count Zero

A strange thing has happened to men over the past few decades: We’ve become increasingly infertile, so much so that within a generation we may lose the ability to reproduce entirely. What’s causing this mysterious drop in sperm counts—and is there any way to reverse it before it’s too late?<p><b>Men are</b> …

Male Fertility

Anyone can be a CRISPR scientist

Lifting a delicate, black lid, two UC Berkeley students carefully placed a fragile gel into a DNA imaging machine. With their instructor standing by, …

Genetics

9 household items that were actually invented by NASA

From memory foam mattresses to cordless vacuums…<p>When you think of NASA, images of space, astronauts and meteor showers may spring to mind. But did …

Memoryfoam

Nigeria:Kidney Disease Ravages Borno, Yobe, Kano, Jigawa

[Daily Trust] Rising cases of kidney disease in the northeast states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, as well as Jigawa and Kano states have resulted in many …

Nuts Could Be Key to Sperm Crisis, Suggests International Nut Council Study

Eating nuts might save your nuts.<p>The Western world’s sperm is in crisis. In July 2017, a huge meta-analysis suggested the sperm count of the average …

What Is The World Cup's VAR Technology And How Does It Work?

It has already made a huge impact within the tournament.<p>If you happened to watch the France vs Australia World Cup game at the weekend then you …

What Was Causing a Healthy Older Man to Be Nauseated by Food?

“Dad, you have to come home, right away,” the woman said calmly but insistently on the phone to her 73-year-old father. He and her mother had just embarked on a two-week European vacation with close friends, but he told his daughter that he had never felt this sick. It frightened her that this man, …

Uncombable Hair Syndrome Is A Real, Super-Rare Genetic Condition And This Baby Has It

Her mom said that people compare her to a mini Albert Einstein or jokingly ask if she stuck her finger in a light socket.<p>Taylor has a rare condition called uncombable hair syndrome that's been documented in only about 100 people worldwide, although it may be more common than previously thought.<p>The …

For Years, Woman Mistook Brain Fluid Leaking Through Her Nose as Allergies

Her doctors had no idea, either.<p>Kendra Jackson had no idea why her nose ran all the time. For years, the Omaha, Nebraska resident lived with …

What does your Myers-Briggs personality type mean for your love language?

There’s a reason <i>The Five Love Languages</i> by Gary Chapman skyrocketed to the top of the best-seller list: Each person shows—and needs to be shown—love …

Relationships

Everything You Know About Introverts Is Probably Wrong. Here's Why

Being an introvert doesn't mean you like to spend all your time alone.<p><b>Some people think introverts avoid social situations.</b>• <b><br>This isn't actually true, they just need more time to recharge after a lot of social stimulation.</b>• <b><br>It's because they have a very low threshold for dopamine, so they are easily</b> …

Islam - Facts Summary

Islam Facts<p>The word “Islam” means “submission to the will of God.”<br>• Followers of Islam are called Muslims.<br>• Muslims worship one, all-knowing God, who in …

Explainer: What is a blockchain?

Where it came from, what it does, and how you make one.<p>What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical …

Peer-to-peer

19 Students Who Deserve Either An "A" Or An "F" — I Can't Decide

These teachers didn't know whether to laugh or quit their jobs.

Teaching

How can you unblock your ear?

There are times when the ears can become clogged due to factors both outside and inside the ear. Clogged ears can affect hearing and balance and …

We asked astronauts if they think aliens exist. Here's what they said

Jeff Hoffman has floated in the vacuum of space. He’s looked down at our planet from above, seen the whorls of clouds, the vast oceans, and the …

Mysterious sea monster photographed on Georgia shore

Over the weekend, Jeff Warren and his family spotted this mysterious sea monster washed up on the shore of the Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge …

Hospital rooms in 9 countries around the world reveal the global disparity in healthcare

From the most high-tech infectious disease units in Berlin to ad-hoc vaccination clinics in rural Sierra Leone, there's a huge disparity in the quality of healthcare around the world.<p>According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 400 million people worldwide don't have access to basic …

Nerve agents: what are they and how do they work?

The former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are in a critical condition in a hospital in Salisbury, UK, following exposure to an unknown …

Nerve Agents

Fake processed food is becoming an epidemic in African urban life

In late February, 14-year-olds Nahima and Yayaya, died after eating tainted biscuits at a classmate’s birthday celebration in their school, located just outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja. Several other children in their class were hospitalized. Panic and threats from angry parents forced a temporary …

Scientists warn of mysterious and deadly new epidemic called Disease X that could kill millions around the world

An unknown and deadly new illness dubbed Disease X has been added to the list of potential global epidemics that could kill millions.<p>Each year …

Indian scientists find asthma drug useful in TB as well

In their search for new drugs against tuberculosis which is increasingly becoming resistant to presently available drugs, researchers are exploring …

Medicine

Where is the world’s noisiest city?

The ‘ignored pollutant’ can cause depression, stress, diabetes and heart attacks. What are cities doing to curb excess noise?<p>The constant roar of traffic, incessant construction noise, piercing sirens, honking horns, shrieking loudspeakers – noise in cities is clearly a nuisance.<p>But it’s also a …

Pollution

22-year-old's 3-D scanner can diagnose heart diseases in 90 seconds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At 22, many of us are finishing up college and hoping we might get be lucky enough to land a stable job. Peeyush Shrivastava is a little different.<p>He started a biotech company and collected millions of dollars in capital, including from famed businessman Mark Cuban, and he hopes to start …

Blood Tests

Scientists a step closer to mimicking way human body creates sperm

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 treatments for infertility.<p>Speaking at the Progress Educational Trust annual conference in London this month, Azim Surani, director of …

Stem Cells

Scientists Discover How Malarial Parasites Became Resistant to Drugs

'It's always a race between the parasite and what you're using to try to kill it.'<p>Malaria continues to be a devastating pathological monster for …

Antihistamines linked to fertility problems in men

Animal studies suggest the anti-allergy drugs may affect the production of male sexual hormones<p>Common allergy drugs have been linked to fertility problems in men.<p>Antihistamines are often used to relieve symptoms of allergies such as hay fever, hives, conjunctivitis and reactions to insect bites or …

Malaria-resistant mosquitoes engineered using CRISPR

Swatting at mosquitoes is a great start, but if we really want to cut down on the hundreds of millions of malaria cases they cause every year, we're …

Melioidosis is a deadly infection, but you’ve probably never heard of it

Every morning, Prasart Songsorn used to wake before dawn to head out to the fields before the tropical sun and oppressive humidity made it impossible to work. Prasart, who spent all his 56 years on his family’s small rice farm in north-eastern Thailand, worked barefoot in the warm mud. Boots …

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – what digital money really means for our future

<b>What is a cryptocurrency? Is it like bitcoin?</b><br>In a word, yes. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, and is still the biggest, but in the eight years since it was created pretenders to the throne have come along.<p>All of them have the same basic underpinnings: they use a “blockchain”, a shared public …

Cryptocurrencies