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The key to curing disease could lie in Iceland's genes

<b>(CNN) —</b> The freezer sits behind a heavy door in the basement of an unassuming building on the campus of the University of Iceland.<p>It feels much colder than it looks; inside, the temperature is minus-15 degrees Fahrenheit, but the air is so dry, you can't see your breath.<p>Stored in that freezer are …

17 Cats Who Have Been Totally And Utterly Betrayed

"I will have my revenge, human."

Meet the world's first baby born from the DNA of 3 parents

After two children died of a rare disease and a total of four miscarriages, a woman gave birth to a baby boy in what experts are calling a ‘revolutionary’ medical event.<p>The boy, now six-months-old, was conceived using a controversial fertility treatment meant to help people conceive who carry genes …

Why fewer Japanese are seeking marriage

The number of young Japanese men and women wanting to get married has seen a sharp decline, reveals a new study. What are the reasons behind this …

Is there life after death? Some genes turn on after the body's demise, study finds

‘Is there life after death?’ is a question that has dominated human thinking since time immemorial.<p>But now researchers have discovered that an …

Immune System

These solar powered, floating homes could be the future of housing

A staggering 4.2 million Americans could be displaced by rising sea levels in the next 100 years, according to a Nature Climate Change study.<p>But a floating home could help you continue living safely along a coastline.<p>California-based Terry & Terry Architecture has designed floating concepts that it …

Japanese Mom Bakes Awesome Bread Inspired By Her Kid’s Drawings And Nature

This bread will definitely make you re-think the whole no carbs diet thing. Tokyo-based baker under the name of Konel Bread hides beautiful art …

This College Student's Insane Optical Illusions Will Blow Your Mind

The ~power~ of makeup.

Scientists find clue to why mitochondrial DNA comes only from mom

Scientists have found a clue to why one type of DNA is passed down to children by their mothers — but not their fathers.<p>DNA inside energy-producing …

Why Do Chimps Have Penis Bones When Humans Don't?

Most people are aware that human males do not have calcified bones in their penis. If this seems obvious, did you know that most other species of mammal have a bone in their penis? Well they do, and it’s called a baculum.<p>In general, male genitals evolve really fast, likely due to extreme …

Biology

Justin Schmidt sampled the stinging power of ants, bees and wasps. His reviews – from ‘blinding, fierce’ to ‘hot and smoky’ – have now been published in their entirety<p>Ever wondered what it’s like to be stung by an artistic wasp? (This being an actual insect species of the order <i>Hymenoptera</i>, as …

Insects

Three Brothers Have Been Making Mind-Blowing Snow Sculptures In Their Yard Every Year

It takes the guys 11 front yards worth of snow and up to 300 hours.<p>Here's this year's: a 12-foot-tall sea turtle.<p>"This simulates the sticky snow that you would get on a warm winter day," they explained.<p>h/t Bored Panda

Incredible Designer Suites at the Ice Hotel

This is literally the coolest hotel ever.<p>Every year, 50,000 plus visitors flock to ICEHOTEL, a hotel in Jukkasjärvi, a small village in Northern …

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt hold nothing back in 'By the Sea,' an honest look at marriage full of fights and nudity

"By the Sea" is written and directed by Angelina Jolie (going by Angelina Jolie Pitt), who also stars opposite her real husband, Brad Pitt. They play a couple that goes on vacation during a difficult time in their marriage.<p>And based just on that description, you've likely made a judgment about …

The Avengers: Age of Ultron character the Vision has a rich history.

When the news broke that <i>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> movie would introduce the character the Vision, I was hopeful. The red-skinned, brooding android …

Japan's Experiments on U.S. POWs: Exhibit Highlights Horrific History

TOKYO — A new exhibit is shining a light on a horrific episode in Japan's history — brutal medical experiments conducted on American prisoners of war during World War II.<p>The Kyushu University Medical History Museum exhibit, which opened on Wednesday in southern Japan, showcases 100 years of the …

15 Incredibly Cool Facts About Snow

Love it (like when you’re curled up by the fire) or hate it (when you’re on the road), snow is a major part of winter for many people. Get to know …

Jaguar shot dead after escape during Olympic torch event

<b>(CNN) —</b> A jaguar that was part of an Olympic torch relay event on Monday was shot and killed after the cat escaped its handlers, the Brazilian army said in a statement.<p>After Juma broke free from her confinement, a team of military members and veterinarians worked to recapture the jaguar.<p>Despite …

Mysterious chimpanzee behaviour could prove they believe in God, according to scientists

New footage of ritual behaviour by chimpanzees, taken and analysed by researchers, shows they may be engaging in spiritual practices - and could even believe in God.<p>West African chimpanzees have been captured on camera throwing rocks into holes in trees and engaging in other bizarre behaviour, …

Scientists Have Discovered a Weed Addiction Gene

In the past it may have seem fun to poke fun at your stoner friends but after a team of scientists have discovered a pot addiction gene, it may no …

An ancient retrovirus has been found in human DNA – and it might still be active

Striking evidence has emerged that an ancient virus previously known only from fossil evidence has persistently infected some humans at very low …

Sex of your baby may depend on 1 ancient virus - Futurity

A virus that edged its way into the genome 1.5 million years ago may decide the sex of all mammalian babies, including people. But why is still a …

40 Nifty Words That Start With N to Add to Your Vocabulary

Despite their similar sound and appearance, the letters M and N are actually unrelated: M likely comes from an Egyptian hieroglyph representing a …

Transgenderism of Children is Child Abuse, American College of Pediatricians Rules

The American College of Pediatricians released a statement this week declaring that gender reclassification of children, also known as transgenderism, constitutes child abuse.<p>“The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to …

How To Figure Out Which Of The 8 Types Of Intelligence You Fall Under

Did you know that intelligence can be categorized in eight different ways? Dr. Howard Gardner, a developmental psychologist at Harvard, developed the …

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

Let’s pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe. You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 7 feet long (2.1 …

Scientists have identified the minimum set of genes needed for life

In a paper published in Science on March 25, the researchers, headed by genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter, reported that their cell survived and reproduced with only 473 genes, which is the smallest genome of any organism found in nature.<p>The human genome, in comparison, has between 19,000 and 25,000 …

Stem Cell Breakthrough Could Let Us Grow New Human Eyes

Scientists grow new cornea material that restores some sight to blind rabbits in an experiment.<p>A breakthrough in stem cells just brought us much closer to lab-grown human eyeballs.<p>Biologists led by Kohji Nishida at Osaka University in Japan have discovered a new way to nurture and grow the many …

Stem Cells