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Epigenetics, pregnancy and the Holocaust: How trauma can shape future generations

Why Are Herbivorous Prairie Dogs So Murderous?

Being a herbivore might sound like a peaceful way to live, but not all vegetarian animals appear to subscribe to the non-violent ethos. A new study …

Prairies

Scientists have synthesized a 'minimal genome' with only genes necessary for life

A pioneering accomplishment in the field of genetic research could help scientists gain new insights into the very definition of life. The new …

Genetics

Is your Neanderthal DNA making you depressed? - Futurity

The first-ever study directly comparing Neanderthal DNA to the genome of modern humans has turned up surprising links to depression and addiction.

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Designer babies 'just not possible,' say scientists at AAAS

At a major science conference in Washington, researchers have discussed human gene editing. The overriding conclusion is that they strongly believe …

New RNA letter regulates gene expression: Discovery brings RNA to the fore of epigenetics

Discovery brings RNA to the fore of epigenetics<p>A new study finds that RNA, considered the DNA template for protein translation, often appears with an …

10 Beautiful Canal Towns (That Aren't Venice)

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>When it comes to a romantic punt along a canal, Venice, Italy is always top of mind. But plenty of other cities around the world are built around enchanting canal systems. Here are 10 of the most beautiful canal towns that aren't Venice.<p><b>1. Amsterdam,</b> …

The Strange, Ethically Ambiguous World of Biological Art

Australian artist Oron Catts is at the bleeding edge – literally – of a discipline that meddles with life for the sake of art.<p>When Oron Catts exhibited <i>Victimless Leather Jacket</i> at MoMA in 2008, it was not without controversy. It was a highly acclaimed work of "biological art," which uses and …

Research Reveals Microplastics Entering the Food Web

For the first time, there is indisputable evidence that species at the bottom of the food web are mistaking plastic for food. According to a new …

Scientists Develop Glowing Green Pigs to Produce Cheaper Medicines

Scientists are one step closer to creating a real-life version of Dr. Seuss' green eggs and ham, thanks to the birth of ten transgenic pigs in late …

Nerve cells 're-grown' in rats after spinal injury

<b>US scientists say they have made progress in repairing spinal cord injuries in paralysed rats.</b><p>Rats regained some bladder control after surgery to transplant nerve cells into the spinal cord, combined with injections of a cocktail of chemicals.<p>The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, …

The Contact Lens: Where did it come from? | Stuff of Genius

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Saturn's Rings Go Dark, X-Rays Burst, and a Skyline Burns

Cassini views Saturn's rings in a different light, x-rays flare from the sun, and a city's skyline stands out against a fiery sunset.

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Superfluid Helium Can Leak Through Glass And Climb Out of Its Container

This incredible video proves that helium isn't just a voice-raising gas. In its superfluid state it also defies gravity, has zero friction and can …

Astronomers discover echoes from expansion after Big Bang | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Astronomers announced on Monday that they had discovered what many consider the holy grail of their field: ripples in the fabric of space-time that are echoes of the massive expansion of the universe that took place just after the Big Bang.<p>The 10-meter South Pole Telescope and …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Through her work, Esther Honig hopes to discover if a global beauty standard actually exists.<p>Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring …

Ghost peppers: So hot it’s spooky

In 2007, the ghost pepper was determined to be the hottest naturally-occurring pepper on Earth.<p>In 2007, North India’s Bhut Jolokia – or ghost pepper …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a robot giraffe and a double tornado.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Supersonic selfie and eerie rivers<p>A brooding storm and a Super Earth<p>Roaring rockets and an Earth selfie<p>Chinese lightning and rocking robots<p>Fire bombing and …

The alien brains living on Earth

To look for aliens, most people peer towards the sky. But if you look down, you'll discover they already live among us.<p>These aliens have brains, like we do, but they're mostly inside their arms, and each arm acts as if it has a mind of its own.<p>I'm speaking, of course, of the octopus. This tentacled …

Ethanol Rocket - Cool Science Experiment

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Ten planes that changed the way we travel

To mark Lonely Planet’s sponsorship of the iconic 1917 Curtiss JN-4 ‘Flying Jenny’ Biplane’s commemorative air tour this summer we’re exploring aviation's history and continued impact on travel. Here’s our run-down of planes that have changed they way we travel.<p>You can find out more about the …

The strangest space launch rituals

From blessings to toilet breaks – why all astronauts going to the International Space Station follow a series of superstitions that originated in the USSR.<p>Astronauts are a highly disciplined, highly trained bunch. After a rigorous selection process and at least five years of intensive training, …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including an enormous solar flare and an eerily green river.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>A brooding storm and a Super Earth<p>Roaring rockets and an Earth selfie<p>Chinese lightning and rocking robots<p>Fire bombing and huggy bears<p>Blazing …

Slybird Winter (P-51 Mustang), by Wade Meyers