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Science Explains Why Having Zero Time Is Making You Miserable | Inc.com

Do you know someone who wears their busyness like a badge of honor? They humbly brag, "I am just so busy!" to anyone who asks. Every hour is spoken for with meetings and minutiae. And they always look a bit frazzled.<p>Being busy may seem like a minor problem to have. But a study done by Stanford …

Time Management

Scientists use skin cells to create artificial sperm and eggs

Scientists have made primitive forms of artificial sperm and eggs in a medical feat that could transform the understanding of age-related diseases and fertility problems.<p>Researchers in Cambridge made the early-stage sex cells by culturing human embryonic stem cells under carefully-controlled …

Scientists Use Skin Cells to Create Artificial Sperm and Eggs

British scientists from Cambridge have succeeded in using skin cells to create primitive forms of artificial sperm and eggs.<p>The feat could transform …

Stem cell breakthrough may enable two dads to have a baby

Creating a baby from human sperm and eggs using stem cells engineered in a petri dish from adult skin sounds like the makings of a science fiction …

Study: Stem cell breakthrough opens door to biological children of same-sex couples

Same-sex couples are a step closer to having their own biological children thanks to breakthrough stem cell research by scientists at Cambridge …

Same-Sex Couples

Study: Stem Cell Breakthrough Opens Door To Same-Sex Couples Having Their Own Babies

Same-Sex Couples

Biological Same-Sex Parent Babies Could Be a Reality by 2017

A scientific breakthrough could offer new hope to same-sex couples and anyone suffering from infertility issues.<p>Babies with two biological same-sex …

Genetics

'Lightning Striking Twice': Autism Genes Randomly Mutated, Study Finds

A new genetic study shows even siblings with autism often have very different DNA mutations from one another— a finding that strengthens the evidence that autism is often just genetic bad luck.<p>The deep dive into the DNA of 170 people with autism spectrum disorder shows that more than 69 percent of …

Autism

Were Neanderthals a different species?

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

We’re All Going to Die; DNA Strands on the End of Our Chromosomes Hint When

Telomeres are the DNA strands at the ends of our chromosomes.Brigham Young UniversityBrigham Young University biologist Jonathan Alder has a …

Genetics

DNA Reveals How Darwin's Finches Evolved

A study finds that a gene that helps form human faces also shapes the beaks of the famously varied Galápagos finches.<p>Wide, slender, pointed, blunt: The many flavors of beak sported by the finches that flit about the remote Galápagos Islands were an important clue to Darwin that species might change …

Biology

Noise pollution is making us oblivious to the sound of nature, says researcher

The tranquil chorus of the natural world is in danger of being lost to today’s generation as people screen out the noises that surround them, a senior US researcher warns.<p>Rising levels of background noise in some areas threaten to make people oblivious to the uplifting sounds of birdsong, trickling …

National Parks

Pity For Penguins: They Can't Taste Their Dinner

The emperor penguin chases its prey through nearly freezing waters. Once it locates food, usually a fish or squid, it catches the animal in its powerful jaws and devours it.<p>But after all that work, the penguin can't actually taste the savory flavor of its meal.<p>Researcher Jianzhi Zhang, a molecular …

University of Michigan

Zoology Notes 003: Penguins have bad taste

A penguin’s sense of taste appears to be limited to just sour and salt. Genetic research suggests that of the five vertebrate senses (sweet, umami, bitter, sour and salt), penguins only have taste receptors for sour and salt.<p>If you were to make a microscopic inspection of a penguin’s tongue, you’d …

Biology

This is your brain on mindfulness training - Futurity

Many studies suggest that mindfulness training eases a range of health problems. Now, scientists offer a biological account of how it works.

Mindfulness

Environmental Consequences of Oil Train Derailment Unclear

Wreckage from a derailed oil train smoldered in West Virginia on Tuesday as environmentalists waited to see whether surrounding water and wildlife would be tainted by the train’s cargo of North Dakota crude.<p>For some in the area, the latest incident also brought on memories of when a coal-cleaning …

Natural Gas

Teen Dads Pass Mutations to Their Kids

Here’s another reason to discourage teen sex: teenage fathers pass along six times as many genetic mutations to their kids as do teenage mothers.<p>Researchers who looked at the DNA of more than 24,000 parents and their children found that when the father was 20 or younger, the children had many more …

Genetics

HOW TO: Make Healthy Green Monster Juice

The secret to making your kids drink this healthy vegan green monster juice is to make it naturally sweet! (Adding "monster" to the name helps too!) …

7 Eco-Friendly DIY Summer Crafts for Creative Adults (and Kids!)

It's mid-summer. The days are long and hot, and the nights, while cooler, can still be pretty hot. When people are hot and bored, things escalate to …

Meatless Monday: Come To The Party, Pledge To Go Veg For U.S. VegWeek

It's time to get your party on. We're two weeks away from US VegWeek. Sponsored by the animal-friendly folks at Compassion Over Killing, it begins on Earth Day, Monday, April 22 and offers a week of celebration, with meatless giveaways, screenings of vegan flicks, cooking demos, potlucks and …

Vegetarian

6 kid-friendly homemade fruit and veggie juice recipes

Juicing is a great way to get lots of healthy fruits and veggies into your family in liquid form. Of course, we suggest serving the fresh, whole …

5 Kid-Friendly Recycled Milk Jug Projects

If empty plastic milk jugs stack up in quickly in your recycling bin, there are plenty of great ways to reuse them. From a Lego scoop to a seed …