Kristen Morales

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There's Some Really Gross Stuff In A Lot Of Burgers

Barbeque season is fast approaching for those of us north of the equator. However, according to a recent report, you might want to take it easy on …

Dear Kids: This Is What I Want You To Remember About Your Mom

It’s easy for me to feel like I’m totally messing up this parenting thing. Some days I’m so tired I can’t form coherent thoughts or sentences. I’m …

Parenting

Hair contouring is a thing and here's how you do it

We’ve watched — with mixed emotions — as the contouring trend has traveled across various parts of the anatomy. First, there was face contouring, …

Gene editing can now change an entire species -- forever

CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future …

Genetics

Why My Elementary School Kids Won’t Be Doing Their Homework

Dear Kindergarten/Second-Grade Teacher:<p>You may have noticed that we haven’t been handing in our “homework packets” for the last couple of weeks. I’d …

Kids

Fishes Have Feelings, Too

Washington — IN March, two marine biologists published a study of giant manta rays responding to their reflections in a large mirror installed in their aquarium in the Bahamas. The two captive rays circled in front of the mirror, blew bubbles and performed unusual body movements as if checking …

Habitats

This popular painkiller also kills kindness

If your job, or simply your state of mind, depends on feeling empathy for others, you might want to reconsider reaching for the Tylenol the next time you have a headache.<p>In research published online in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, scientists from the National Institutes …

Acetaminophen

This ingestible origami 'robot' is made of meat and unfolds in your stomach

Researchers from MIT have designed a new ingestible "robot" that could one day be used to patch internal wounds, deliver medicine, or remove accidentally swallowed objects from the stomach. The design consists of a specially folded sheet of dried pig intestine (usually used in sausage casing) and a …

Robotics