Liz Dooley

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New sperm creation method could overcome genetic male infertility – study

Healthy sperm have been created in mice with a common form of infertility, raising hope for future treatment for men with extra sex chromosomes<p>A common genetic cause of male infertility has been overcome in mice using a technique that creates healthy sperm in the laboratory, scientists have …

Genetics

Memories of fear could be permanently erased, study shows

Research in mice reveals a new approach to wiping memories from the brain, demonstrating that specific memories can be weakened or strengthened<p>The eternal sunshine of a spotless mind has come one step closer, say researchers working on methods to erase memories of fear.<p>The latest study, carried out …

Neuroscience

NASA Said No to My Astronaut Dream, So I Found Another Way

Everyone thinks about becoming an astronaut when they’re young. Along with firefighter and dinosaur hunter, astronaut seems to be on every child’s list of dream jobs. But when you’re like me and your father is an astronaut, that childhood fantasy tends to linger.<p>I grew up in Houston, just blocks …

Space Science

What happens when galaxies get too close?

A lot can happen when two galaxies pass in the night.<p>About 500 million light-years from us, two galaxies are zooming by one another at a speed of …

From Quadrantids to Geminids: Meteor showers to watch out for in 2018

Every year our skies are lit up by returning meteor showers, from Lyrids to Perseids, Orionids to Geminids.<p>If the weather conditions are in our favour and the moon isn't too bright, there's a chance you'll be able to see the shooting stars in action.<p>Here is our guide to the must-see meteor showers …

Crystals help volcanoes cope with pressure

University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers have discovered that volcanoes have a unique way of dealing with pressure—through crystals.

Earth Science

Man Jailed for 90 Days After Police Thought Drywall in His Car Was Cocaine

A Florida man was jailed for 90 days after police officers in a traffic stop accused him of having cocaine in his car when in fact it was actually …

How to Travel in Time

<i>“Time did not so much elapse as grow less relevant.”</i><p><i>— Thomas Pynchon</i><p>¤<p>IF YOU WERE to travel to the Altiplano plateau in the Andes and speak with some …

Hot Tip On Old Heist Could Be Worth $10 Million, Gardner Museum Says

Two thieves. Thirteen pieces of art. Twenty-seven years of mystery.<p>And now, a $10 million reward — for anyone who can bring those missing masterpieces back to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.<p>Two men disguised as police officers made off with the paintings and sketches in 1990. It is …

Art

Anti-drug campaigners slam plans to introduce drug testing tents at music festivals

Anti-drugs campaigners have expressed dismay after the police backed plans to allow festival goers to test substances such as cocaine and ecstasy for purity before taking them.<p>The service, which will be offered at a string of live music events this summer, including the Reading and Leeds festivals, …

Icy Unicorn-Tip Nail Art Looks Like You Dipped Your Fingers in Magic

Just when we thought we had seen every unicorn-inspired beauty trend in this magical universe, we were introduced to dripping unicorn-tip nail art — and we're completely in love. The look involves a holographic finish to the tips of the nail, applied vertically toward the cuticle to give the …

Quantum Thermodynamics Could Revolutionize Energy and Information Technology | WIRED

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.06.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>What Happens When You Mix …

Why some penguin populations are shrinking on Antarctica

Antarctic penguin populations have dropped more than 25 percent on average over the past two decades, according to a new report released Tuesday from …

Antarctica

The 11 Healthiest Foods at Starbucks

We mainly know Starbucks for its ridiculous drinks (looking at you, unicorn Frappuccino), but it’s also a great place to pick up some healthy, tasty …

What It’s Like to Find Belonging in the Lolita Community

A “bro-lita” and a genderfluid lolita on what the Japanese fashion subculture means to them.<p><i>Photography by Hayley Stewart.</i><p>When I started documenting the lolita subculture, I quickly realized that every lolita I met was marvelously unique not only in the specific intricate outfits they chose to wear …

Fashion Shows

Is there a nature of time?

As time goes by we realize that there seems to be only one direction. In our retrospective view of events time moves from past to present to future, …

A Family Of Stars Torn Apart

It sometimes doesn’t take much to tear a family apart. A Christmas dinner gone wrong can do that. But for a family of stars to be torn apart, …

Universe

A US panel has endorsed limited genetic modification of humans — here's what that means

Sometime not necessarily too far from now, the first humans whose DNA has been intentionally edited by scientists could very likely be born.<p>The technologies that make that theoretically possible have existed for some time now and in the past few years, new discoveries have made genetic editing …

Ask Ethan: Is There A Center Of The Universe?

Our Universe began from a Big Bang, but that doesn’t mean we picture it correctly. Most of us think of it as an explosion: where everything started out hot and dense all at once, then expanded and cooled as the different fragments sped away from one another. But as tempting as that picture is, it …

Ohio State University

24 Genius Tips For People Who Love Fashion But Are Broke AF

Ways to look like a million bucks when you have zero bucks.

Doctors Remove Live Squirming Cockroach From Woman's Skull

Surgeons found the bug between the woman’s eyes near her brain.<p>A woman in southeastern India woke up one day this week to a nightmarish sensation: the feeling that a bug had crawled up her nose.<p>The 42-year-old woman, a Chennai resident identified only as Selvi, made her son-in-law take her to a …

Medicine

Juno Just Took One Of The Best Images Of Jupiter Ever

Wow! If you’ve ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang above Jupiter’s clouds, here you go. This absolutely stunning view of Jupiter’s …

Astronomy

Mexican designers envision a Trump border wall that could take 16 years to build

Eight prototypes for the Trump administration's wall now stand near the US-Mexico border in San Diego, California.<p>They were chosen as finalists from hundreds of submissions from architects, developers, and construction companies this spring.<p>Not all border wall bids were serious, though. Mexican …

Immigration

Trump is officially making an economic promise that will be nearly impossible to keep

The position page on jobs and the economy makes a promise for the US economy that Trump may find pretty hard to keep.<p>"To get the economy back on track, President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth," …

Genetic editing could rob world of creative geniuses like Thomas Edison or Tennessee Williams

Genetic editing to cure future generations of disease and mental disorders could rob the world of the creative geniuses who have transformed society, it has been claimed.<p>Next year, the first large trials will begin in the US and China to tweak the genes of patients suffering from cancer - a …

Genetics

Driver Licenses from Nine States Won’t Be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in 2018

Air Travel

Earth - Asteroids are not the only threat to life from space

We are here by the skin of our teeth. Evolution could well have turned out differently, and the fact that it did not may well be down to freak, chance events. Life on Earth has faced a string of accidents, weird situations and outright catastrophes, from sudden ice ages to collisions with asteroids …

Universe

Slow as molasses? Sweet but deadly 1919 disaster explained

BOSTON (AP) — The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 — one of Boston's most peculiar disasters — killed 21 people, injured 150 others and flattened …

Harvard

Watch the Star Trek: Voyager Captain Janeway Who Almost Was

When <i>Star Trek: Voyager</i> launched, its captain was named Elizabeth Janeway, after the American writer. That name was quickly changed to <i>Nicole</i> Janeway …