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Scientists closer to turning human skin cells into sperm cells

Scientists at Stanford University have successfully managed to reprogram human skin cells and turn them into sperm cell precursors. Their findings, published in the journal <i>Cell Reports</i>, show that skin cells of infertile men can be changed into stem cells and take on the characteristics of …

Scientists uncover a secret of aging: Young blood helps restore elderly mice

A group of studies focused on properties of blood linked to rejuvenation, and human clinical trials are coming soon<p>Three studies, two from Harvard and one from Stanford, track the miraculous ability of young blood to rejuvenate both mental and physical abilities in aging mice. Harvard reported …

No, the Chinese internet did not somehow get re-routed to a small house in Wyoming

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>If you were reading some of the major tech-news sites on Wednesday — including the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Washington Post</i> tech blogs …

Pregnant women are doing it wrong

Despite it being possibly the most stressful and demanding time of their lives, many seem to feel that pregnant women aren’t sufficiently panicked about their situation. Luckily, there’s always another study or news story around the corner to further pile on the doubt and worry<p>I’ve never been …

Real People With Comic-Book Super Powers

1. Rock Crusher<p>Seken Tolebekov, 83, of Kazakhstan, can crush rocks with his bare hands. He started crushing rocks when he was 24.<p>“I think I have some …

Meditation

Spanx And Other Shapewear Are Literally Squeezing Your Organs

"I hate Spanx because even though they look so good under your clothes, sometimes mid-wedding I'll be like, 'I feel so nauseous,'" actress Jennifer Coolidge once said. "They're so tight, who knows what you're cutting off?"<p>Turns out, that star was on to something. While we can all relate to the …

The Most Memorable Hair Transformations of 2013

After taking a look back at the past 365, these A-listers made the most noteworthy hair changes (from good to bad, subtle and extreme), proving they are true beauty chameleons.<p>After taking a look back at the past 365, these A-listers made the most noteworthy hair changes (from good to bad, subtle …

France decides 'textopornographie' is French for 'sexting'

The French have shut down yet another English word: "sexting" will now be known as "textopornographie," with "sexto" as the noun "sex text." France's General Commission on Terminology and Word Invention (or Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologisme, <i>s'il vous plaît</i>) decided to change the …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

Tech and Science

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Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

Pets

#theLIST: Holiday Hair

From straight and sleek to intricate braids and sky high topknots, some celebs just know how to do party hair<p>From straight and sleek to intricate braids and sky high topknots, some celebs just know how to do party hair

Hairstyling

Motion sickness drug may treat some cancers - Futurity

An over-the-counter drug used for decades to treat nausea has the potential to also treat certain infectious diseases and some forms of cancer.

Why Americans and Europeans may soon start dying of infections like it’s 1905 again

Antibiotics aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do anymore. You know, kill infections. Since Alexander Fleming invented penicillin 75 years ago, nearly all bacteria have mutated into strains impervious to antibiotics. Those souped up bacteria now kill hundreds of thousands of people, at a …

Microbiology

Want To Fix Winter Skin Issues? Just Take This Pill, Study Says

Dry skin, cracked lips and dull, gray complexions are just a few of the winter skin woes we suffer through each year. But could they all be fixed with a tiny little pill?<p>New research out of the Department of Dermatology at St Jacques University Hospital in France suggests that taking proper …

FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot To Shoot in March

Robyn Lawley's Chantelle Lingerie Photos Prove You Don't Need To Be A Size Zero To Pose In A Bra

Victoria's Secret is known for its impressively fit models, women with bodies so seemingly perfect they've earned the title "Angels." But quietly and without fanfare, another lingerie brand is proving that you don't need to be size 0 to model bras and underwear.<p>Rising "plus-size" model Robyn Lawley …

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch can now display full notifications for all your apps

Out of the box, one of the Samsung Galaxy Gear's major failings was its lackluster notifications system. As we noted in our review, the smartwatch often failed to display useful notifications on its display, requiring users to unlock their phone to read emails or other messages. That basically …

Getting edgy: Samsung phone to get wraparound display?

A Galaxy smartphone with a three-sided display could reach the consumer market in 2014, says Bloomberg.<p>Samsung reportedly plans to unveil a Galaxy smartphone with a three-sided wraparound display next year.<p>Citing information from "two people familiar with the plans," Bloomberg said Friday that the …

Mobile

Miss Universe Costumes Make The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Look Tame (PHOTOS)

The Miss Universe pageant has a lot to live up to, given its lofty name. But the international contest went above and beyond this weekend at the National Costume Show, a preliminary runway event leading up to the big Miss Universe 2013 show this Saturday.<p>Held this year in Moscow, the annual …

5 Things You Might Not Have Known About God And Beer

On <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i>, NPR's John Burnett describes how some churches are trying to attract new members by creating a different sort of Christian community around craft beer.<p>This is actually nothing new. For centuries, beer has brought people together to worship God. And God has inspired people …

Why Young Women Are Choosing "Magical" Birth Control

Birth control is a hotly debated topic — and we're not just talking about the Republican party's obsession with the Pill. Different forms of birth …

13 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda You Should Know

Baking soda is one of the many household goods that is always lying around, yet we barely get any use out of it. (Cleaning and baking aren't exactly high on our list of priorities these days.) But ever since Emma Stone told French Elle that she exfoliates her skin with the powdery white stuff, …

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