Ana Manuelian

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FYI: Could A Virgin Birth Ever Happen?

If you’re a mammal, no. But if you're not...<p>Virgin birth, known to scientists as parthenogenesis, appears to be rather common in the animal kingdom. Many insects and other invertebrates are capable of switching between sexual and clonal reproduction. Among the vertebrates, virgin births have been …

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Forget jocks and geeks: How teens really pick friends

The courses teens take in school have powerful effects on the friendships they make—perhaps even more so than common cliques like jocks or nerds, …

Sports Bras Could Save Horses' Lives

I’m not a gambler, but YouTube videos of horse races are my Monday Night Football. Always rooting for the underdog (i.e. the one with the weirdest name), I love watching them pound down the backstretch at highway speeds to win by centimeters. Tragic losses are just as heart-rending. Maybe it’s …

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Meat Mummies: How Ancient Egyptians Prepared Feasts For Afterlife

Meat mummies.<p>It's a word pairing that is, I dare say, pretty rare. Who among us has heard those two words together? What, indeed, could a "meat mummy" be?<p>Indiana Jones, of course, would have known the answer right away. A meat mummy is a section of animal prepared as if for eating, then bandaged …

10 Famous People Killed By Bad Medicine

In the past, medicine was not so much a science as a cross between amateur alchemy and compensated sadism. And the worst quackery wasn't just …

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …

Forget the headlines – schizophrenia is more common than you might think

Which illness frightens you most? Cancer? Stroke? Dementia? To judge from tabloid coverage, the condition we should really fear isn't physical at all. "Scared of mum's schizophrenic attacks", "Knife-wielding schizophrenic woman in court", "Schizo stranger killed dad", "Rachel murder: schizo …