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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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The other mile-high club

WHEN Elisha Otis stood on a platform at the 1854 World Fair in New York and ordered an axeman to cut the rope used to hoist him aloft, he changed …

Eyeball-licking: The new craze in Japan making teenagers ill

A bizarre new craze has sprung up in Japan where teenagers have begun licking their partner’s eyeballs as a sign of affection.<p>The practice, known as …

Antibiotic ship paint is leading to more superbugs

Antibiotics are being painted onto the hulls of ships to them clear of barnacles in a practice that is helping to drive the appearance of drug resistant bacteria, ministers from the world's richest nations have been warned.<p>The use of antibiotics by the shipping industry emerged at a high level …

Supreme Court Gene Ruling Splits Hairs Over What's 'Natural'

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that human genes cannot be patented, upending 30 years of patent awards granted by the U.S. Patent Office. The court's unanimous decision has enormous implications for the future of personalized medicine and in many ways is likely to shape the future of …

Faroe Islands Wants To Sequence The Genes Of Every One Of Its Citizens

At least, everyone who wants it. But do they want it?<p>Welcome to the Faroe Islands, a beautiful rocky archipelago in the North Atlantic, a Danish territory located about halfway between Iceland and Scotland. It's a small and ancient place, with a population of around only 50,000, but with a distinct …

The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence M Krauss – book review

Teleportation is technically demanding, especially when the object being teleported is a whole human. The energy required to turn Captain Kirk into a …

The quest to make synthetic human blood

Scottish scientists have been given the go-ahead to start trials on synthetic blood developed from stem cells. After years of denials, the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) gave researchers at the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine the all-clear to manufacture …

Self-confessed liar publishes more dubious stem-cell work

He’s back.<p>Last autumn, Hisashi Moriguchi stunned the world of stem-cell science by claiming he had become the first person to transfer induced …

What's Next For Gene Patenting?

We take a look at how yesterday's Supreme Court ruling affects risk testing for breast cancer. Plus, this isn't the last word for gene patenting.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday on a landmark genetics case, involving the company that previously offered the only test in the world for two major …