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Genes Affecting Communication Skills Linked to Genes Related to Psychiatric Disorders

<i>Summary: A new study links genes that pose as a risk factor for autism and schizophrenia with genes that influence the ability to communicate during</i> …

Eat your veggies to cut breast-cancer risk

You've heard it over and over: Eat your vegetables and plenty of them. A vegetable-packed diet has been linked to a lower risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, cataract, macular degeneration and cognitive decline.<p>Now, a study published online last month in the American Journal of …

Music in the Brain

<b>For the first time, scientists identify a neural population highly selective for music.</b><p>Scientists have long wondered if the human brain contains …

Neuroscience

Manipulating Consciousness

<b>NIH-funded study may guide deep brain stimulation therapies used for neurological disorders.</b><p>Scientists showed that they could alter brain activity of …

Neuroscience

Scientists Create Electronic Circuits In Living Roses

A circuit by any other name would smell as sweet<p>Fusing machines and animals is a fairly common theme in both science and science fiction. You've heard of cyborg cockroaches, DIY cyborgs, and the Borg.<p>But what about melding plants and machines? That's something that hasn't been attempted as much. In …

Science

Corals Shine Light on Cancer Growth

The underwater fluorescent rainbow isn't just a tourist attraction<p>Corals in shallow water sometimes produce a fluorescent pigment that protects them from harmful solar rays, like a sunscreen. But when researchers from Israel and the U.K. found deepwater corals that produced a brilliant rainbow of …

Cancer

Maker Faire: Print A Home On Mars

Designing model habitats for the red planet<p>Want to go to Mars? You'll need a place to live first. America Makes challenged people to design habitats for the red planet, and displayed the top 30 finalists at World Maker Faire. Hosts Katie Linendoll and Sam Roberts explored the 3D-printed …

Ebola Changed This Doctor's Eye Color

He was given a clean bill of health, but the virus was still lurking in his eyeballs<p>Two months after he was discharged from the hospital after a grueling fight with Ebola, Dr. Ian Crozier was back in the hospital with searing eye pain. When doctors looked closer, they were astounded to find cells …

Disease

NASA To Study A Twin In Space And His Brother On Earth

<b>Updated at 4 p.m. ET</b><p>A Russian rocket has carried a Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut to the International Space Station, where they will live for a full year, twice as long as people usually stay.<p>No American has remained in space longer than 215 days. Only a few people have ever gone on …

Space Science

Next ISS Crew Meets Officials as Launch Approaches

Guatemalan Ruins Reveal How the Maya Settled Down

Archaeology

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

Why I want to be a passenger on Mars One

I have always been in awe of the night sky, trying to comprehend the vastness of space and the countless wonders it contains. But I have always felt a certain dissatisfaction with only being able to see it at a distance.<p>One day I imagine that humanity will be able to visit other planets in the …

Mars

Lightweight skeletons of modern humans have recent origin

New research shows that modern human skeletons evolved into their lightly built form only relatively recently—after the start of the Holocene about …

SciShow Talk Show: Ecology Project International & Serpentina the Rubber Boa

The best medicine books of 2014

Today’s “best of” list are my choices of books published in 2014 that focus on the topics of human biology, psychology and medicine.<p>Today’s list of “best of” are my choices of books published in 2014 that focus on the topics of human biology, psychology and medicine. This genre always produces a …

Nasa satellite captures Earth's Christmas lights – video

The Nasa satellite Suomi NPP captures Earth's holiday season lights from space. Nasa used the satellite to compare light emissions from major cities at various points during the year. The scientists found that cities are significantly brighter during major holidays such as Christmas, new year and …