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Regulators weigh benefits of ‘three-parent’ fertilization

But critics say mitochondrial replacement carries safety and ethical concerns.<p>Regulators in the United States are considering whether to permit …

The Shutdown of the U.S. Government and “Debt Default”: A Dress Rehearsal for the Privatization of the Federal State System? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The “shutdown” of the US government and the financial climax associated with a deadline date, leading to a possible “debt default” of the federal</i> …

What happens in a US debt default?

What is a US debt default?<p>At its most basic level, a default is when a person or an entity cannot repay a debt on time. For instance, when a person can't make a payment on a mortgage or a car loan.<p>When a country does this, it's known as a sovereign default. This is when the country cannot repay its …

Finance

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

What’s in That Big Mac? More Than You Think

Apparently, fast-food frequenters have no idea how many calories they’re ordering up at the counter.<p>Researchers conducted a large cross-sectional …

Coffee as a Headache Cure?

There are two theories. The first: A headache happens when the body releases adenosine, a chemical that inflames blood vessels, causing throbbing and pain. The caffeine in coffee puts the kibosh on adenosine and helps constrict blood vessels. The second theory posits that caffeine increases the …

One-Size Nutrition Profession Doesn't Fit All

America has the highest obesity rate in the world and is experiencing a massive crisis of obesity and chronic disease that is crippling our health and economy. We spend more per capita on medical care than any other nation. Sadly, in spite of our vast expenditures, we rank very low in health …

DSM-5: What You Need to Know About the New DSM

The hope is that this new edition will be even better at diagnosing and treating patients. “Determining an accurate diagnosis is the first step toward being able to appropriately treat any medical condition, and mental disorders are no exception,” says Kupfer.<p>Not everyone is so thrilled about this …

Mental Health

Vitamin C kills drug-resistant TB in lab tests

<b>Vitamin C can kill multidrug-resistant TB in the lab, scientists have found.</b><p>The surprise discovery may point to a new way of tackling this increasingly hard-to-treat infection, the US study authors from Yeshiva University say in Nature Communications.<p>An estimated 650,000 people worldwide have …

Medicine

Multimillion-dollar biotech project buys out former pharma site in Geneva

A bid by two Swiss billionaires to turn a mothballed pharma campus into the hub for a huge new biotechnology initiative has taken a major step …

After heated battle, Portland residents reject bid to fluoridate city drinking water

Residents of Portland, Oregon, are either smiling broadly or gritting their teeth today, after a bid to fluoridate the city's drinking water was rejected by 60 percent of Portland voters in a municipal referendum. It's the fourth time since 1956 that locals have rejected plans to fluoridate city …

How Benjamin Franklin Invented A Weight Loss Program, Using Balloons

Ask a great inventor to invent, and that's exactly what he'll do. Sometimes the ideas pop out like cannon bursts: "consider this ... " or "maybe this?" or "Wait! How about THIS!"<p>Ben Franklin did that with balloons.<p>In the 1780s, Franklin was America's ambassador to France, living in Paris, where all …

These Self-Assembling Nanoflowers Are As Beautiful As They Are Tiny

Harvard researchers grew these lovely microscopic gardens using delicate chemical reactions.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>A nanorose may not smell as sweet as an organic one, but the red petals on this micron-scale flower are unquestionably just as beautiful. At Harvard University, materials …

The bitter truth about Greek yogurt: it's producing millions of pounds of toxic waste

Greek yogurt has taken the grocery store dairy aisle by storm, but there's a surprising downside to all those spoonfuls of Chobani we're gobbling up: millions of pounds of waste that industry insiders aren't quite sure what to do with.<p>The production of Greek yogurt operates somewhat differently …

Scientific Tooth Fairies Investigate Neanderthal Breast-Feeding

When it comes to weaning, humans are weird.<p>Our closest relatives, chimpanzees and gorillas, breast-feed their offspring for several years. Some baby orangutans nurse until they are 7 years old.<p>But modern humans wean much earlier. In preindustrial societies, babies stop nursing after about two …

The world's first emergency face transplant a success, say Polish surgeons

A 33-year-old Polish man whose face was brutally maimed during a workplace accident has become the first patient in the world to undergo a life-saving face transplant procedure. Surgeons today announced the successful results of the emergency undertaking, which occurred a mere three weeks after the …

The Apprentice: a psychological assessment

I saw The Apprentice once, many years ago. I didn't like it. I felt it was everything that was wrong with modern culture and the media in general. I …