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Scientists Have Grown The World's First Artificial Embryo, And It's Nuts

Building life from scratch.<p>In a world-first experiment, scientists have managed to grow a functional, artificial embryo from scratch, using two types …

Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

If you’re going to get any sort of science done, an experiment needs a control group: the unaffected, possibly placebo-ed population that didn’t take …

Mindfulness

The Human Brain Is Really, Really Fast

Your brain has billions of neurons that send messages through synapses once or twice per second. That adds up to a whole lot of activity. In a single …

Natural Selection Is Taking "Education Genes" Out of the Gene Pool

While the movie <i>Idiocracy</i> isn’t a great one, its concept is genius: A man of average intelligence goes to sleep for 200 years and awakens to find …

IQ

Could our cells one day be connected to our smartphone? Research suggests yes

The Internet of Things is on the rise — there are connected refrigerators, connected TVs, and connected fitness trackers. Those fitness trackers, …

Researchers use ultrasound to push helpful RNA inside cells

Scientists at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have been able to push strands of RNA (ribonucleic acid) into colon cells using bursts of ultrasound waves. The treatment, thanks to how RNA can reprogram the production of proteins, dramatically reduced levels of a protein that's found only in …

What Does the Way Your Mind Wanders Reveal about You?

During downtime, some of us daydream while others might focus on a to-do list, or get stuck in a negative loop. Psychology has traditionally defined …

UC Berkeley

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Biologists discover a two-headed shark fetus growing in their lab

Everything is fine.<p>Here’s one for your nightmares. Biologists at the University of Málaga in Spain have discovered a shark embryo with two heads.<p>The biologists were sorting through hundreds of Atlantic sawtail catshark embryos for a study on how the sharks’ cardiovascular system develops, when they …

By 2017, Gene Therapy Could Allow Us to Reverse Blindness

Eye Correction<p>The first gene therapy to cure blindness from hereditary retinal dystrophies has been developed, and it’s expected to hit the market as …

A Mother's Genetics May Influence Intelligence In Child More Than Father's

According to the researches, children inherit intelligence from their mother mainly. Why is it so? Women are the X chromosome carriers, what is more …