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Post Bangalore, it’s time to read Simone de Beauvoir’s ‘The Second Sex’ once again

Because even in the India of 2017, women are defined by the male perception.<p>Let’s play a game. First, read the following words: “bluestocking”, …

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Genetics

Trio Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Finding DNA Fixers

This year's Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to three scientists whose research helps to explain how human beings continue to thrive despite an …

Nobel Prize

A Scientific Look at Bad Science

What recent research says about fraud, errors, and other dismaying academic problems<p>In May, the journal <i>Science</i> retracted a much-talked-about study suggesting that gay canvassers might cause same-sex marriage opponents to change their opinion, after an independent <b>statistical analysis</b> <b>revealed</b> …

Social Sciences

Is Addiction A Habit Or A Disease?

A neuroscientist takes on the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s assertion that addiction is a brain disease—a classification he finds not only …

‘Brain-to-Text’ system converts speech brainwave patterns to text | Kurzweil

Brain activity recorded by electrocorticography electrodes (blue circles). Spoken words are then decoded from neural activity patterns in the …

Exposure to Stressed Mom's Vaginal Microbiome at Birth Impacts Child's Brain Development

<b>Stress may have negative immunologic, nutritional and metabolic effects.</b><p>Changes in the vaginal microbiome are associated with effects on offspring …

Neuroscience

Thank You, Science, for This Map of Fecal Viruses

Developing nations have problems with sewage in the water—but so do L.A. and New Jersey.<p>Credit researchers at Michigan State University and elsewhere for being ahead of Google Maps on this one. They’ve created what they call the first-ever model of “fecal viruses traveling our global waterways,” …

‘You are what your mother ate’: the new frontier of epigenetics

<i>How our environment influences our genes, sometimes for generations into the future, is one of the hot new frontiers in nutrition research. The field</i> …

Genetics

Human Longevity working towards mining millions of genomes and health records to crack radical life extension

HLI (Human Longevity Inc) is building the world’s largest human genome sequencing center in the world. Along with computing advances, DNA sequencing …

Big Question: Can My Brain Get Too Full?

You remember your first kiss. You remember your childhood phone number, where you parked your car, and the last time you got really drunk. You …

Synchronized Interactions Between Remote Brain Regions Have Genetic Underpinnings

<b>Imaging studies have delineated brain networks consisting of discrete brain regions acting in synchrony. This view of the brain’s functional</b> …

How the maternal environment influences infants’ DNA: An author Q&A - On Biology

How does the maternal environment alter infants’ DNA methylation?<p>Pixabay<p><b>Can you briefly explain what interindividual epigenetic variation …

Genetics

From head to toe, the dozens of different ways pregnancy changes the body: Breathlessness, red palms and unsightly veins - and that's on TOP of gaining 2.5st

• <b>It's known pregnant women will gain weight and have stretch marks</b>• <b><br>But a new graphic shows exactly how pregnancy affects the body</b>• <b><br>From having red palms</b> …