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By the year 2040, embryo selection could replace sex as the way most of us make babies

Human reproduction is about to undergo a radical shift. Embryo selection, in connection with in-vitro fertilization (IVF), will help our species eliminate many genetic diseases, extend healthy lifespans, and enhance people’s overall well-being. Within 20 years, I predict that it will supplant sex …

Genetics

Genes influence the age at which you lose your virginity, study shows

Researchers discover extent to which DNA determines age of first sex; genetic link also found between risk-taking behaviour and early loss of virginity<p>The subtle impact of genetics on the age at which people lose their virginity has been teased apart by scientists and shown to have an effect on how …

Genetics

Harvard geneticist says reversing aging is plausible

Renowned Harvard geneticist George Church said at a science conference in La Jolla on Thursday that reversing aging in humans is plausible based on …

Why is Facebook shutting down legal marijuana pages in the US?

<b>Cannabis has been now made legal in 23 states in the US. In some states, like Colorado, it's legal for both recreational and medicinal purposes.</b><p>Authorised cannabis businesses in these states are entirely legal. So they say they were left puzzled in recent weeks, when their Facebook pages were …

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The Secret to True Love According to Three Old Grandmas

"I absolutely think you can find 'the love of your life,'" says 71-year-old Honey. "But yes, love is just as scary when you're old as it is when you're young."<p>At 28, I've finally started to feel like a grown-up. When I was in my early 20s, I dated sleazy photographers or DJs who never introduced me …

5 Foods That Can Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Here's a very good reason to treat yourself to a bowl of cherries.<p>It seems we're a nation of insomniacs. Nearly half of Americans suffer from at least occasional sleeplessness, and 22 percent experience it every (or almost every) night, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). But what if …

Michael Moore Is 'Happy to' Boycott Oscars

Michael Moore says he will be “happy to join” Oscars protestors like Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith who won’t attend the awards due to a lack of …

Here’s Your First Look at the Wonder Woman Movie

If the first footage from the <i>Wonder Woman</i> movie is any indication, the daughter of Zeus is highly adept at two things: fighting in slow motion, and pulling off great headwear. During a DC Comics special on the CW last night, the studio revealed the first look at Israeli actress Gal Gadot in her …

Law Amendment to Penalize "Sexist" Video Games Presented Again in France After Withdrawal

On January 14th, an amendment presented to the French Assemblée Nationale to penalize video games deemed sexist by making them ineligible for tax …

Debullshitifying the "sleep science" industry: first up, sleeplessness and obesity

Chris from Sense About Science writes, "Had trouble sleeping recently? This week Ask for Evidence is turning its attention to the multitude of claims …

Meet the Video Game Who's Now the Face of Louis Vuitton

She's a fictional character, but why should that stop her from rocking a chic purse?<p>Louis Vuitton made the news for featuring a skirt-sporting Jaden Smith in one of their recent ad campaigns. It was a bold, progressive move, especially from a design house that’s not generally associated with …

Game developer imprisoned on spying charges in Iran is released (update)

Amir Hekmati had been in prison since 2011<p>A video game developer once sentenced to death by Iran on espionage charges was among four Iranian-Americans released from prison today, according to reports.<p>Amir Hekmati, 32, had been in Iranian custody since 2011. He had faced a death penalty during his …

Is suicide a tragic variant of an evolutionarily adaptive set of behaviors?

What do snapping shrimp, naked mole rats, ants, honeybees, and humans all have in common? They all share a similar colony-like organizational system …

This is how science lost God: Atheism, evolution and the long road to Richard Dawkins’ latest Twitter controversy

The roots of today’s battles over atheism, science, religion and climate change actually date back centuries<p>In the seventeenth century, most natural philosophers believed that every type of living organism on the face of the Earth had always existed, from the very beginning of the Earth’s creation. …