To see your own DNA, all you need is some saliva, washing-up liquid, pineapple juice, vodka and a cocktail shaker. The blueprint for every living organism is encoded in its DNA. Barely a week goes by scientists
An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision. What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted
Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual
If you tell people they slept better than they did, they are likely to perform better on math and word association tests. If you can't get real sleep, perhaps you can make up for it with placebo sleep.
LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have applied for permission to run an open-air field trial of a genetically modified (GM) crop they hope may one day become a sustainable and environmentally friendly
For the past several weeks, I’ve been wrapping up revisions on my bed bug book, which is due to my publisher at the end of this month. Going through the manuscript got me thinking not only about the origin
Before the ban, in the worst cases, the added male plumbing would make female snails explode. When do you want to see penises disappear? (I mean, besides on Snapchat.) When they appear on female animals.
Illegal abortion of female foetuses by some ethnic groups who favour sons has reduced female population
Some ethnic communities in Britain are requesting illegal abortions the grounds of sex which has led to a reduction in the number of females, an investigation has revealed Sex selection abortions are place
Reports of the coming death of the male sex chromosome are greatly exaggerated, say scientists, whose work will raise a collective cheer from at least half the population. The fate of the Y chromosome,
Listen · 3:13 Toggle more options Download• Transcript Big, fierce animals — lions and tigers and bears, for example — are relatively scarce in nature. That's normal, because if you have too many, they'll
How many protein-coding genes does a human have? Far fewer than previously thought. Once upon a time in the 1960s, scientists thought the human genome might contain as many as 2 million genes, units of
Thomas Peisel will teach you to reign over the witching hour Maybe the vast majority of your recollected dreams involve public speaking in the nude, or repeatedly failing your college chemistry final.
Ancient, well-preserved human remains aren't exactly a common thing to find, which makes the discovery of a 4,000-year-old brain in western Turkey pretty noteworthy. The brain was found in 2010 in an burial
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Scientists in Oregon have achieved something that many thought might be impossible. They said Wednesday that they have cloned human embryos and then harvested the embryo's stem cells. The discovery, if
The process that created Dolly the sheep in 1996 has now been proven successful in humans. Human cloning has arrived. For the first time, scientists have made an embryonic clone of a person, using DNA
Doctors announced today that two-and-a-half year old Hannah Warren just became the youngest person in history to receive a bioengineered organ transplant, a new windpipe made of a synthetic scaffold and