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World’s first baby born with controversial new ‘three-parent’ technique

The world’s first child created using a controversial “three-parent” baby technique has been born in Mexico, it has been announced.<p>Limited details …

Deep Bacteria May Evolve Without Passing Genes

Is evolution possible without reproduction? Bacteria living hundreds of metres below the seafloor carry more genetic changes than their peers nearer …

Genetic sperm 'invisibility cloak' clue to infertility

<i>25 July 2011</i><p>By<p>Appeared in BioNews 617<p>A team of international scientists has found a common genetic variant which may explain why some men with normal …

MINA Breaking News - Female shark Reproduces without males after years alone

The Science of Seaweeds

This Article From Issue<p>November-December 2013<p>Volume 101, Number 6<p>Page 458<p>DOI:<p>Macroalgae are, loosely speaking, those that can be seen with the naked …

Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm

This Article From Issue<p>May-June 2013<p>Volume 101, Number 3<p>Page 210<p>DOI:<p>The experience of learning about the birds and the bees is almost universally …

'Spermbots' are a bionic suit for your sperm

One of the main causes of infertility in men is low sperm motility. That is to say, the sperm are present and alive, but they have the swimming prowess of a toddler that’s afraid to lose its water wings.<p>In short, they just aren’t fast enough to reach the egg.<p>It’s hard to fault them, I can’t get to …

Stem cell technique could reverse a major type of infertility

Turning skin cells into sperm may one day help some infertile men have babies. Research in mice has found a way to make fertile sperm from animals …

12 Penguin Portraits Show Personality

Celebrate Penguin Awareness Day, January 20, with stunning pictures of these beloved birds.<p>With their charismatic nature, signature tuxedo look, and unique mating rituals, penguins are among Earth's most beloved creatures.<p>The 18 species differ greatly in size, from the four-foot-tall emperor …

3D Holograms Of Atoms Offer A Glimpse Inside Molecules

To understand a molecule, you need to know the lay of its atoms<p>A new imaging technique is letting scientists peek inside molecules to get a better read on how their atoms are arrayed.<p>Until now, researchers could only scan the surface of molecules or image a few atoms at a time. But recently, …

The 2,400-year search for the atom - Theresa Doud

Pear-Shaped Atom Points To A Cosmic Mystery

An atom is comprised of dense nucleus of protons and neutrons surrounded by a diffuse cloud of electrons. Since an atomic nucleus is held together by the strong force, similar to the way gravity holds stars and planets together, you would think nuclei would be basically spherical. This isn’t always …

5 Human Impacts on the Environment: Crash Course Ecology #10

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Disturbing photoshoot imagines our meals in a climate change-induced dystopia

If countless scientific studies can’t convince climate change deniers of the imminent threat to the world, perhaps a stark glance into our future …

Climate change in the North Sea: oysters in, cod out

The temperature of the North Sea is increasing with climate change. Good news for immigrant species - bad news for cold-loving residents. What else …