Laura H Martinez

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'Bone Glue' Experiments on the ISS Test Possible Treatment for Osteoporosis

A new experiment on the International Space Station is testing an innovative "bone glue" that might help reverse osteoporosis, the crippling bone …

CRISPR gene editing may have just become a whole lot more accurate

CRISPR gene editing is an enormously exciting area for molecular biologists, opening up new opportunities when it comes to editing DNA to fight back …

Genetics

You Are Shaped by the Genes You Inherit. And Maybe by Those You Don’t.

For centuries, people have drawn the line between nature and nurture.<p>In the nineteenth century, the English polymath Francis Galton cast nature-versus-nurture in scientific terms. He envisioned a battle between heredity and experience that shapes each of us.<p>“When nature and nurture compete for …

Norway’s Melting Glaciers Release Over 2,000 Artifacts

There’s a reason history museums are packed with stone statues, pottery and arrow heads—these things resist decay while exposed to hundreds (or even …

Neuroscientists have followed a thought as it moves through the brain

A study using epilepsy patients undergoing surgery has given neuroscientists an opportunity to track in unprecedented detail the movement of a …

In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa

Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of a fossilized human jawbone in a collapsed cave in Israel that they said is between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.<p>If confirmed, the find may rewrite the early migration story of our species, pushing back by about 50,000 years the time that Homo …

Anthropology

How To Teach Mosquitoes To Leave You Alone

Human skin is a cornucopia of fragrances.<p>The bacteria living on our skin emit more than 200 odor chemicals.<p>"Many of these molecules smell quite pleasant," says biologist Jeff Riffell at the University of Washington. "They smell grassy or a little bit like mushrooms. Some human scents are the same …

Mosquitoes

150-Million-Year-Old Feathered Dinosaur Fossil Proves Prehistoric Birds Lived Longer Than Previously Believed

A pristine fossil unearthed in northern Bavaria has now been determined to be the oldest fossil bird ever discovered. The fossil belongs to a type of</i> …

A Never-Before-Seen Virus Was Just Found in the Sea, and It Kills Bacteria

Their genomes are "quite different from other viruses."<p>When you think of a virus, you likely think of the microscopic agents that make life on land …

Biology

7 Functional Movement Patterns Trainers Want You to Master

Practicing these moves will help you feel better every day, whether you're working out or performing basic motions like walking or squatting.<p>Squat, …

5 years after Superstorm Sandy, experts say no US city is remotely prepared for climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — Within the next three decades, floods that used to strike the New York City area only once every 500 years could occur every five years, according to a new scientific study released just days before the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.<p>The study, performed by researchers at …

Donald Trump Vs. Jesus Christ

1<p>Getty/HuffPost<p>Jesus: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you.”<br>Trump: “When people wrong you, go after those …

Artist Uses 3-D Printing to Create 'Shadows' of 4-D Objects

It's hard to visualize what four-dimensional objects look like — but Henry Segerman, an artist and mathematician at Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, can show you their three-dimensional shadows.<p>Segerman uses extradimensional geometry and a 3-D printer to show how objects that exist in four …

3D

Scientists have found a way to see through opaque material using light

Practical applications are still a long way off<p>Scientists at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have found a way to see through opaque barriers, <i>Nature</i> reports. This is done by recording wavelengths from visible light, which can pass through solid material like paint or skin. Researchers …

What Kayla Mueller’s Life Reveals About Her Generation

These days, it seems like every millennial is trying to be a role model, whether it’s by designing a multi-billion-dollar app or recording a …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Scientists: Graphene's Weak Spot Could Revolutionize Fuel Cell Technology

The researchers, led by the Nobel prize winner and discoverer of graphene Andre Geim of Manchester University, said their finding also raised the possibility that, in future, graphene membranes could be used to "sieve" hydrogen gas from the atmosphere to then generate electricity.<p>"We are very …

Science fiction: How not to build a future society

Science fiction films have many warnings for us – not least, how the road to a perfect future society is fraught with peril. Quentin Cooper loads up the DVD player to see what lessons we can learn.<p>Science-fiction films sometimes offer us a future so bright we’ve got to wear shades. But mostly we’re …

DNA survives a ride into space—on the exterior of a rocket

Researchers were sending one up anyway, so they put DNA on its surface.<p>The ability of biomolecules—and entire organisms—to survive space has …

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UCSC researchers link bat epidemic to hibernation

Santa Cruz>> A deadly fungal infection called white-nose syndrome has decimated bat populations across the eastern U.S. since 2006. Millions of bats …

More grizzlies eating moths in region south of Yellowstone

More grizzly bears are congregating each summer on steep rocky slopes in search of army cutworm moths in the southeastern portion of the more than …

2014 Year in Review: 3 Breakthroughs that Tip the Scales for Climate Action

As the year draws to a close, I’m grateful for three climate breakthroughs from 2014 that give me hope that we can still turn the corner toward a …

Scientists Warn Leaders at Lima Climate Talks: Ocean Warming Drives Record Temperatures

It’s official, even though it won’t be conclusive for a few months yet: if present trends continue, 2014 will be one of the hottest years on …

Flying the Unfriendly Skies

Still recovering from Thanksgiving weekend traffic? Well, things could be worse…you could be a honey buzzard en route to its winter holiday. On their …

Join the Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Join the Christmas Bird Count<p>You can add to a century of community science data by signing up for a count near you.<p><b>Audubon's 118th Christmas Bird</b> …

World's Best Climate Films Featured to Coincide With Lima Climate Talks

Connect4Climate has partnered with AfriDocs to present a week of climate change films from Dec. 2 - 9 to coincide with the United Nations Framework …