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Big data reveals more suspect autism genes | Cosmos

<b>Researchers have isolated 18 new genes</b> believed to increase risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a finding that may pave the way for earlier …

How Your Ancestors' Experiences And Choices Change Your DNA Today

New research adds another layer of complexity to the "nature versus nurture" debate.<p>In 1992, two scientists walked into a bar. Stepping outside just …

How to Hack the Genes That Impact Weight Loss & Metabolism

Something that never seemed fair: Two people can eat the same diet, but one gains weight, while the other doesn’t. Why?<p>Gynecologist and aging and …

How are instincts inherited? A new theory says 'epigenetics.'

Have you ever wondered how sea turtles know when they're born that they have to immediately crawl toward the ocean? Or how honeybees know to dance in …

How molecular clocks are refining human evolution's timeline

DNA holds the story of our ancestry – how we're related to the familiar faces at family reunions as well as more ancient affairs: how we're related …

23andMe can finally tell you if you're at a higher risk for diseases like Alzheimer's — here's what you should know first

Until then, the only way to get these kinds of results involved seeing a specialist (and, often, a genetics counselor).<p>But how much can you really learn from one of these tests? We spoke with Robert Klitzman, a bioethicist and psychiatry professor at Columbia University and the author of the recent …

Scientists Figured Out Why Night Owls Never Want to Sleep

Some people live for the night. Their anomalous circadian clocks, which allow them to party until dawn and sleep when the sun shines, have puzzled …

Sleep

We're Hurtling Toward the Worst CO2 Levels the Earth Has Seen in Over 200 Million Years

Warming of Prehistoric Proportions<p>There’s no question that the world is getting warmer. Sure, the history of the Earth’s billions of years of …

How to Make a False Memory — NOVA Next | PBS

<i>“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”</i> —Marcel Proust<p>Proust was on to something. As powerful as our …

The Solar System, To Scale, In A Pocket-Size Bottle

Remember those 3-D printed planets of the solar system available from Etsy shop LittlePlanetFactory? Well now they're back with a much more …

Can Many-Worlds Theory Rescue Us From Boltzmann Brains? - Facts So Romantic

<i>Boltzmann’s theory leads to a paradox, where the very scientific assumption that we can trust what we observe leads to the conclusion that we can’t</i> …

21 Amazing Photos of Jupiter Just Sent Back to Earth by NASA’s $1 Billion Juno Probe

By •<p>The Jovian Horizon.<p>Rachel Richards<p>From the Perijove 5 mission phase.<p>Sergey_Dushkin<p>A storm captured during Perijove 5 mission phase.<p>Melissa …

Astronomy

Take a Look at Hubble's Stunning, Sun-Soaked Picture of Jupiter

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope does it again with another beautiful shot of Jupiter and its giant red spot, made possible by the fact that Jupiter is …

Astronomy

New Evidence Shows We Might Have Gotten Cosmic Evolution Entirely Wrong

Galaxy Formation<p>Galaxies started out low-mass and tiny, busy forming stars. At least, that’s what we thought until astronomers spotted an inactive …

An Encounter With a Neutron Star Would Dwarf Our Entire Nuclear Arsenal

Neutron stars are OP.<p>Along with black holes, neutron stars are the densest objects known to science, and they're surrounded by a gravitational field …

This whale trapped in a metal frame is swimming up the California coast

Entanglements are an ongoing threat to marine mammals<p>A gray whale with a metal frame caught around its head is making its way up the coast of California. No one knows exactly where the whale is or how it got entangled, but a bunch of volunteers are currently keeping their binoculars trained on the …

The Mystery of How Black Holes Collide and Merge Is Beginning to Unravel

Last year, scientists announced that they had finally observed gravitational waves, the elusive and long sought-after ripples in the fabric of …

Scientists Discover New Use For Sperm

It's pretty surprising.<p>Scientists have discovered that sperm might actually be able to play a role in fighting cancer.<p>According to <i>Indy 100</i>, a group of German scientists theorized that sperm might be able to carry medications to the female reproductive organs, thereby helping to fight certain types …

Cancer

MIT's self-destructing origami robot could one day heal you from the inside

Weighing just one third of a gram, MIT's newest self-folding origami robot looks rather cute zipping around the surface of an arm, swimming through a …