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Battle of the sexes: Scientists prove women ARE stronger than men

Women often live longer than men. However, this is not down to males working or drinking too much, rather it’s due to DNA inherited from their …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

New Zealand man given ridiculous 99-character name after losing poker bet

The absurd name was chosen for him by his fellow card players<p>A New Zealand man has changed his name to "Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova" after losing a drunken bet at a poker game.<p>The name is just one letter less than the …

The Food That Helped One Woman Live to 116

We think we know what you'll be ordering tonight<p>Tomorrow, the oldest person in the world turns 116! Wondering what's kept Misao Okawa, from Japan, going strong all these years? Her favorite food may have something to do with it: "She insists that her favorite meal is sushi, particularly mackerel on …

Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says

Americans who ate a diet rich in animal protein during middle age were significantly more likely to die from cancer and other causes, compared with people who reported going easy on foods such as red meat and cheese, fresh research suggests.<p>The study, published Tuesday in the journal <i>Cell …

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The price of a long, healthy life may be reduced fertility | David Cox

Suppressing a hormone that governs metabolism boosts your chances of living to a grand old age, but there's a downside<p>Would you be prepared to sacrifice your fertility in order to live longer? It's an almost inconceivable dilemma, but one day we could be offered a choice between having children and …

Baby born with HIV reported to be clear of virus after urgent treatment

A baby born with HIV may have been cleared of the virus after doctors gave her treatment for the infection within hours of her birth.<p>Doctors gave the baby's mother anti-HIV drugs during labour to cut the risk of passing her HIV on, and began treating the baby four hours after she was born in …

A Second Baby May Have Been Cured Of HIV

The treatment that cured an infant of the virus last year may have put a second child into remission. The baby, doctors hope, may even be cured.<p>One of last year's biggest health stories came from the case of a Mississippi child apparently cured of HIV: treated with an anti-retroviral drug cocktail …

New Wearable Device Could Protect Against HIV and Pregnancy

This intravaginal ring will be the first of its kind to begin clinical trials.<p>If a sexually active woman wants to protect herself from unwanted pregnancy and HIV using a single method, she has always been limited to condoms. A new paper, released today in PLOS ONE details a first-of-its-kind device …

Northwestern University

The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease by Daniel Lieberman – review

The effect the modern western diet has had on our health and wellbeing has been a rumbling issue for decades; it has become more controversial recently thanks to the influential evolutionary perspective on the subject. When the organic food movement began, the premise was that traditional farming …

Global burden of disease: the key data

Life expectancy in most countries has increased by around 10 years over the past four decades – but huge discrepancies remain between the richest and poorest nations, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010.<p>The study, published in the Lancet, has taken more than five years and involves …

UK girls’ life expectancy ‘greater than 100 years for first time’

The life expectancy of some girls being born in England today is reportedly now greater than 100 years for the first time.<p>Official figures from …

Public Health England

The Week In Numbers: Earth's Population In 2050, Life-Saving Poop Transplants, And More

<b>9 billion people</b>: Earth's population by 2050<p><b>41 percent</b>: the portion of people treated for cat bites who were diagnosed with depression, according to a study of 1.3 million health records<p><b>12 to 14 hours</b>: the length of time a newly discovered marsupial spends violently mating. Most of the males die …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Stephen Hawking

Warm U.S. West balanced cold U.S. East to create average January

Overall, the average temperature for January 2014 in the U.S. was 30.3 degrees, only one-tenth of a degree below normal for the month.<p>NOAA’s national …

Global Warming

Happy birthday, Nicolaus Copernicus

Why do we love him? Because he broke open the medieval idea of an enclosed, Earth-centered universe and set us on course for a new cosmology.<p><b>February</b> …

Sochi 2014: 10 weird Winter Olympics figure skating expressions – in pictures

So much for figure skating being a graceful sport; some of these competitors look downright terrifying. Here are 10 of the strangest facial expressions caught on camera by photographers in Sochi<p>• Check out some of our other ‘10best’ galleries from the Games: 10 great motion blur photos – 10 great …