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This Pregnancy App Could Help Choose The Sex Of An Unborn Baby

Apps like Kindara, founded by a Boulder husband and wife team, and Glow, founded by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, have been a godsend to over 10,000 couples who were struggling to start a family, according to testimonials from these companies. Plus, the apps can be used as birth control, to …

Pregnancy

Fertility mystery solved: protein discovered that joins sperm with eggs

A fundamental key to fertility has been uncovered by British scientists with the discovery of an elusive protein that allows eggs and sperm to join together.<p>The molecule – named Juno after the Roman goddess of fertility – sits on the egg surface and binds with a male partner on a fertilising sperm …

Mothers' diets before pregnancy could have lifelong effects on babies' health, says study

A mother’s diet before becoming pregnant can alter the way her baby’s genes function, potentially leading to “permanent, lifelong effects” on its …

Are we ready for a prenatal screening test for autism? | David Cox

A blood test for diagnosing autism is becoming a realistic possibility, but the ethical implications are profound<p>Autism was formally described for the first time 71 years ago. The medical notes for "Case one", a 10-year-old from Mississippi, US, referred to as Donald T, describe a perplexing …

Clothing Brand Apologizes for Mother's Day Ad of a Woman Poking Holes in Condoms

Spanish clothing company Desigual is catching flak for releasing a TV ad featuring a woman hoping to get pregnant by poking holes in her condoms, …

Pictures of the Week 4.17.14

The robot is ready - so when will deep sea mining start?

NEWCASTLE, England/LONDON (Reuters) - The world’s first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor, waiting to claw up high grade copper and gold from the seabed off Papua New Guinea (PNG) - when a wrangle over terms is solved.<p>Employees of Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) work on a …

Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky

Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia.<p>Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, could be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia succeeds in its plans to construct the even larger …

£9,500 worth of gold removed from Indian man's small intestines

Doctors in India have discovered 12 gold nuggets in the stomach of a wealthy businessman, according to local reports.<p>The businessman from the Chandni Chowk district of Delhi visited hospital on 9 April, saying he had swallowed a metal bottle cap in anger.<p>On examination, doctors found 12 nuggets, …

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Will Living on Mars Drive Us Crazy?

Six humans are in Hawaii, testing the psychological effects of life on another planet.<p>When human space travel made its transition from pipe dream to reality, one of the unknowns humans contended with concerned not just the physics of space, but the psychology of it. How would the human mind react …

Fire + Tornado = Fire Tornado

When wildfires combine with wild winds, beautiful—and terrifying—things can happen.<p>On March 14, 2014, in a wildlife preserve near the Denver airport, firefighters started a fire. It was a "controlled burn," a practice typically made during cooler times of year—meant to prevent the buildup of weeds …

Ukraine's Crazy Building-Climber Is Still Alive, Somehow

Fire Destroys 2,000 Houses in Valparaiso

In the port city of Valparaiso, Chile, a massive fire started late Saturday. Fueled by strong winds, flames swept across hilly residential areas, destroying more than 2,000 houses and killing at least 12. Firefighters battled the blaze throughout the weekend and are still extinguishing isolated hot …

The Golden Gate Bridge Could've Had a Submerged 'Boat Tunnel'

London and the U.K. From Above

Photographer Jason Hawkes has been making fascinating aerial images since 1991. With a gyro-stabilized camera, he takes photos directly from the open door of a helicopter. Hawkes has covered subjects around the world, but specializes in aerial shots of the United Kingdom. Once more, he's been kind …

In 1893, Someone Predicted We'd Wear Leggings as Pants

He got everything else wrong.<p>Predicting the future is no easy task. Fifty years ago, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov imagined the technology of 2014 and saw underground suburbs, cube-like televisions, and a widening gap between human civilization and “nature.”<p>In other words, he got some things …

Americans are having dogs instead of babies

The fewer babies Americans give birth to, the more small dogs they seem to buy.<p>Birth rates in the US have fallen from nearly 70 per 1,000 women in 2007, to under 63 last year—a 10% tumble. American women birthed almost 400,000 fewer little humans in 2013 than they did six years before. The drop-off …

How to Drill for Oil in the Brutal Conditions of the North Sea

The new generation of oil rigs: enormous, energy-conscious, and equipped with Internet cafes<p>Meet the Maersk Intrepid. It's the first in a series of four "ultra harsh environment XL enhanced jack-up" rigs being rolled out by Maersk, the Danish business conglomerate, through 2016—to be deployed for …

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

Work starts to protect rare little terns at Gronant

<b>Work is under way to protect one of the UK's rarest seabirds.</b><p>Little terns breed on a shingle beach in north Wales, they return each April from Africa to nest at the Gronant dunes on the Dee estuary but there is a warning the birds are threatened by climate change.<p>A five-year EU partnership aims to …

Jesus had a wife, say scientists, as ancient papyrus scroll verified

The papyrus is small, barely three inches wide, and covered in dense, incomplete lines of crudely written Coptic text.<p>Suffering from significant …

UN urges huge increase in green energy to avert climate disaster

David Cameron's commitment to the green agenda will come under the fiercest scrutiny yet this week when top climate-change experts will warn that only greater use of renewable energy – including windfarms – can prevent a global catastrophe.<p>A report by the world's leading authorities will expose a …

The British army doesn’t want you to know what it did in Afghanistan

The Defense Ministry’s own report describes flaws in its Afghanistan operation. Now they want to keep it quiet<p>Corinne Purtill<p>April 12, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>Three years ago, the Defense Ministry commissioned a young officer to write a book about British …

Missing plane MH370: HMS Echo in 'black box' search

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1068000/1068802_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532761283_09ef17d46b82f1e96e57476e6e2f38ce<p><b>The crew of a Royal Navy ship are "working 24/7" to hunt for flight recorders from the missing Malaysian plane, their commander has said.</b><p>HMS Echo is …

To Sell His Honey, Chinese Man Covers His Entire Body in Bees

Covering yourself in bees is one way to generate marketing buzz.<p>She Ping, a Chinese beekeeper and honey merchant, covered his body in more than …

Industry highlights Scottish vote risks

If Scotland votes for independence, the UK’s defence and aerospace industries risk losing their status as a big player, says ADS chief<p>The UK’s largest defence and aerospace companies have raised “serious questions” about the possible consequences of the Scottish independent referendum.<p>ADS, the …

Chilean city of Valparaiso reels from fire: 'This is the worst catastrophe I've seen'

Parts of the historic city of Valparaiso have been engulfed by a fire, killing at least 16 people and destroying 500 homes<p>A huge fire has roared through the <b>Chilean</b> coastal city of Valparaíso, killing at least 16 people and destroying 500 homes in the historic World Heritage city.<p>Fanned by strong …