Rebecca Lynn

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What does the way you hug say about you? Science discovers what sided hugs are more meaningful

The study revealed that in less emotionally-charged hugs, people tend to lean to their right, while in case of more intense hugs, we lean to our left.<p>…

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing. Here's What That Means For Men

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.<p>Although it …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Richard Feynman

Here's Why Some People Turn Super-Red After Drinking Alcohol

Blame genetics.<p>If your face goes red when drinking alcohol, you're not alone. More than one in three people with East Asian heritage (Chinese, …

HIV's Jump From Apes to Humans May Have Been Aided by an Unfortunate Deficiency

How it all began.<p>Nobody knows quite when it happened. But some time in our not too distant past, a chimpanzee version of a pathogen known as simian …

Biology

Here's why 'man flu' might actually be real, according to one professor

Man flu is apparently real — and the cure is lying on the sofa and watching telly, according to one professor.<p>Dr. Kyle Sue, a medical professor at a Canadian university, spelled out what he described as "the science behind man flu" after growing "tired of being accused of over-reacting" to flu-like …

Woman With Transplanted Uterus Gives Birth, the First in the U.S.

For the first time in the United States, a woman who had a uterus transplant has given birth.<p>The mother, who was born without a uterus, received the transplant from a living donor last year at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and had a baby boy there last month, the hospital said on …

Pregnancy

The worst thing people do to wake up in the morning — according to a sleep scientist

A sleep scientist reveals the first mistake we make when we wake up in the morning. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> When you wake up and then hit the snooze button and go back to sleep, it feels good because serotonin gets released. And it feels nice to fall back asleep.<p>The …

Unconscious Patient With 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo Causes Ethical Conundrum at Hospital

When an unresponsive patient arrived at a Florida hospital ER, the medical staff was taken aback upon discovering the words “DO NOT RESUSCITATE” …

Medicine

Here's Why You Really Shouldn't Clean The Wax From Your Ears

Step away from the Q-tips.<p>Earwax can feel a lot like the stuff inside pimples: It's gross, and cleaning it out feels satisfying. Even watching other …

Smoking During Pregnancy Is Now Linked to The Most Common Childhood Physical Disability

Yet another reason to quit.<p>Smoking during pregnancy is not only harmful to the health of the mother, it can also cause irreversible injury to the …

Need More Proof That Evolution Is Real? Look No Further Than Your Own Body

DO try this at home.

Biology

A New Bird Species Has Evolved on Galapagos And Scientists Watched It Happen

It's the first time humans have seen this in the wild.<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to observe something amazing: the evolution of a …

Biology

Extremely Rare Case in US as Woman Gets Pregnant While Already Pregnant

1 woman. 2 babies. 4 parents.<p>An extremely rare case of a woman becoming pregnant while already pregnant has occurred in the US, with a mother …

Pregnancy

There's a Totally New Type of Diabetes And It's Being Misdiagnosed as Type 2

Type 3c diabetes might be surprisingly widespread.<p>Most people are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.<p>Recently, though, a new type of diabetes …

What Happens to Tattoo Ink After It's Injected into Your Skin?

It takes a brave soul (in some cases, emboldened by a strong drink or two) to get a tattoo. And while people may spend time considering what design …

Body Art

This rare genetic disease keeps you awake until you die

A woman and her husband completely changed career paths to study a deadly disease that killed her mother she learned she inherited.<p>Sonia Vallabh was …

How to trick your brain into thinking a small animal is hopping up your arm

Our brains have some pretty inaccurate maps of our body.<p>Everyone hates awkward pauses, and your brain is no exception. The mind’s eye will attempt to fill in dead spaces—though it’s not always very accurate. Try this: Have a friend give a few taps to your forearm, first near the wrist and then the …

Observe The Evidence For Evolution On Your Own Body

If you want evidence of evolution by natural selection, look no further than your own body.<p>Whether it's your tailbone, goosebumps, or a weird little …

Here's Why These Horribly Deadly Poison Dart Frogs Never Poison Themselves

Evolution, you clever.<p>The most poisonous animal in the world is difficult to quantify, but one of the most deadly is, without question, the golden …