Laura Nicole

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You'd Think We'd Have Baby-Making All Figured Out, But No

"Oh, just put a pillow underneath your hips during sex, then you'll definitely get pregnant," a good friend told me. "That did the trick for us — twice."<p>Now, the friend is a smart woman. She has a Ph.D. in biology, for Pete's sake. So she must know what she's talking about when it comes to …

Pregnant women are doing it wrong | Dean Burnett

Photograph: i love images / Alamy/Alamy<p>If you see a pregnant belly, why not go up and rub it for good luck? The woman won't mind. And even if she does, who cares? Photograph: i love …

Frowning In Bright Sunlight Can Make You Angry

A study on an Italian beach turns up interesting results<p>Way back in 1872, Charles Darwin noted that when people look into bright sunshine they often frown, assuming a facial expression similar to that of anger. And indeed, when people look into bright light without sunglasses, they contract many of …

A High-Tech Bra That Unhooks Only For 'True Love'

A weird/bad/nerdtastic idea from Japan.<p><i>Note: Video is a tad NSFW.</i><p>Japanese lingerie manufacturer Ravijour has designed a bra, called the True Love Tester, that apparently knows "how women truly feel." Yes, this is a goofy marketing scheme. But it's also a science bra, so... carry on.<p>The ad above …

Can exercise keep moms from passing on diabetes?

Exercise during pregnancy can help protect the unborn offspring of obese mothers from diabetes and other health problems in later life, research with …

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Nexus Media News<p>It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a drone that loves trash!<p>A New Jersey man is using drones and machine learning to measure plastic pollution on beaches.<p>72 year-old New Jersey resident Morris Enyeart is a drone pilot on a mission to track plastic pollution on beaches.<p>Nexus Media …

Adult Obesity May Have Origins Way Back In Kindergarten

A lot of parents like to think their kids will simply outgrow baby fat. But the risk of becoming a severely overweight adult can actually start as early as kindergarten, research suggests.<p>"As parents, as a society, as clinicians, we need to think about a healthy weight really early on," says …

Building Design Influences Bacterial Growth

The human microbiome has been in the news for several years now, as researchers have begun to unravel the importance of microbes living in and on our bodies. These bacteria and other microbial critters influence human health, and the composition and combination of various species have been linked …

Scientists hail breakthrough in embryonic-like stem cells

LONDON (Reuters) - In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a simple way to reprogram mature animal cells back into an embryonic-like state that allows them to generate many types of tissue.<p>The research, described as game-changing by experts in the field, …

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How To Euthanize A Whale

Some beached whales can't be rescued. Four scientists have developed a humane way to end their suffering.<p>Sometimes, whales end up where they shouldn't. When a whale can't be rescued and sent back to sea, it becomes at once a tragedy, an obstacle, and a potential health hazard. Craig Haims, an …

6 City Escapes To Calm Your Mind This Winter

Winter, it turns out, is hard to get through when you live in a city. There's only so much bitter cold and abundant snowfall that you can take without wanting to get outdoors and actually enjoy it.<p>If you're anything like us, you're keenly aware that the next long weekend isn't for a while. Eureka! …

5 Places to Catch Olympic Fever

(photo: Whiteface.com)<p>With the Winter Olympics in Sochi fast approaching, now is the perfect time to plan a family getaway to a former Olympic host city right here in North America. We may not all have what it takes to be an Olympian, but a visit to an Olympic town gives us the chance to discover …