Elizabeth Carcia

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Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses

Google has a new patent application with the USPTO (via 9to5Google), which takes one of the basic concepts of Glass and extends it even further, embedding tiny cameras that could be embedded in contact lenses for various uses, including photographing what a wearer sees, or providing the basic input …

Lab-Created Vaginas, Successfully Implanted in Four Women, Function Normally

How does your lady-garden grow? In a lab, thanks to amazing new developments in U.S. medicine. Scientists have successfully engineered and implanted …

Gibbon Conservation Center Working to Save South Asia’s Hoolock Gibbons & Other “Small Apes”

During my stint in India last year, I did not journey across the Silliguri corridor to northeast India’s seven sister states. I knew of few westerners or East Indians who had done so. Nonetheless, I was eager to visit Assam—the centralized state in the northeast region of the country.<p>Unlike most …

Fishermen In Palau Take On Role of Scientist To Save Their Fishery

Wildlife<p>By Carl Safina and Elizabeth Brown<p>The island nation of Palau is a legendary tropical coral paradise, with perhaps the most farsighted fisheries management in the Pacific. Palau has protected its reef fishes from the export business that has destroyed fish populations on many reefs for the …

Male Lizards Less Attracted to “Bearded Ladies”

<b>When it comes to choosing a mate, even lizards have certain standards.</b><p>Tracy Langkilde, an associate professor of biology at Penn State University, and Lindsey Swierk, a graduate student in Langkilde’s lab, recently looked at the relationship between body-color patterning and mating behavior in the …

The Heat Is On: Which Animals Will Win or Lose in Climate Change?

Wildlife<p><b>It’s hard to miss a moose.</b><p>Moose weigh in at up to 1,800 pounds with antlers that can span 6.5 feet across, yet it’s harder to spot one in North America these days. From British Columbia to New Hampshire, moose populations are in decline and, the <i>New York Times</i> reports, climate change widely …

MSN | Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Portals Navigation<p>Outlook.com<br>• Microsoft Store<br>• Skype<br>• Rewards<br>• Office<br>• eBay Sponsored<br>• OneDrive<br>• Maps<br>• Facebook<br>• OneNote<br>• Twitter<p>Get your mail here<p>See your recent emails<br>• Send a quick email<br>• Manage your calendar with easy access<p>Sign in with any Microsoft account: Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, Live<p>What is a Microsoft …

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over New Abortion Bill

Texas’ new abortion law is headed to court thanks to a federal lawsuit filed Friday by Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.<p>The lawsuit targets specific portions of the Texas omnibus abortion bill, including provisions that would impose stricter sanitary standards on abortion …

How A Michigan Anti-Abortion Group Is Working The System To Pass A Restrictive Law

Late last year, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed restrictive abortion legislation that imposes new regulations on clinics and doctors; it was condemned at the time by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund as a law really "meant to ban abortion in Michigan."<p>At the same time, Snyder vetoed another …

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Portals Navigation<p>Outlook.com<br>• Microsoft Store<br>• Skype<br>• Rewards<br>• Office<br>• eBay Sponsored<br>• OneDrive<br>• Maps<br>• Facebook<br>• OneNote<br>• Twitter<p>Get your mail here<p>See your recent emails<br>• Send a quick email<br>• Manage your calendar with easy access<p>Sign in with any Microsoft account: Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, Live<p>What is a Microsoft …

Naser Khosrow, Tehran’s 'abortion street'

Doctors use euphemisms like "treatment of abortion sickness" to advertise their services online.<p>Abortions are legal in Iran – but only if the woman …

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Portals Navigation<p>Outlook.com<br>• Microsoft Store<br>• Skype<br>• Rewards<br>• Office<br>• eBay Sponsored<br>• OneDrive<br>• Maps<br>• Facebook<br>• OneNote<br>• Twitter<p>Get your mail here<p>See your recent emails<br>• Send a quick email<br>• Manage your calendar with easy access<p>Sign in with any Microsoft account: Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, Live<p>What is a Microsoft …

Bill Proposed to Reveal Abortion Surcharges in Obamacare

Representative Chris Smith (R., N.J.) has introduced the Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act in an effort to force insurance companies to make …

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Abort the Golden State Way

California just became less hospitable to life.<p>M<i>ore</i> abortion? This coming January will mark 41 years since the Supreme Court took this most …

Conservation works! European wildlife has recovered dramatically

Globally, wildlife is in trouble. But many European species have actually been in recovery for some time.<p>It's not all about legal protections and …

Two-Tailed Ancient Bird Uncovered

An ancient dinosaur-era bird turns out to have two tails, one perhaps for flying and the other for showing off.<p><b>The early bird gets two tails? A 120-million-year-old bird sported a long tail and a second, unexpected tail frond, paleontologists suggest. The discovery points to a complicated</b> …

Study: 10 Percent of U.S. Youths Cause Sexual Violence

Females are just as likely to be perpetrators as males.<p><b>When you think rapist, you probably think of an adult male lurking in an alley and preying upon young women.</b><p><b>Not so fast, according to a new study published in today's JAMA Pediatrics that overturns many commonly held beliefs about sexual</b> …

How a Mysterious Tick Ended Up in a Scientist’s Nose

<b>Please forgive Tony Goldberg for picking his nose.</b><p>That little itch turned out to be a tick, and he had to get it out of there. Ticks are, after all, known carriers of several nasty diseases. Plus, it was a <i>tick</i>. <i>In his nose</i>. He wanted it gone ASAP. Turns out, it was a species never before genetically …

“Extinct” Pinocchio Lizard Found in Ecuador

<b>It’s no lie—scientists have spotted a lizard with a nose like Pinocchio in an Ecuadorian cloud forest. What’s more, the long-nosed reptile was thought extinct, having been seen only a few times in the past 15 years.</b><p>“It’s hard to describe the feelings of finding this lizard. Finding the Pinocchio …

Europe’s Early Settlers Uncovered

Europe’s Stone Age settlers migrated in waves that replaced older hunter-gatherer cultures, suggests a study that looks at European DNA, both ancient and modern. The results reported in the journal, <i>Science</i>, answer questions about the peopling of modern-day Europe.<p>Some of our ancestors hunted wild …

"Cyberpoaching" Feared as New Threat to Rare Wildlife

Email hacking incident in India raises concerns, conservationists say.<p><b>Hackers have broken into the websites of banks, news outlets, social media, and the government, but could key information on the whereabouts of endangered species be targeted as well?</b><p>Possibly, say conservationists: An incident in …

Pictures: Sakurajima Volcano Shoots Lava Skyward

Ongoing eruptions could escalate, threatening the Japanese city of Kagoshima.<p><b>Lava spewed several hundred feet high during an exceptionally active phase of the Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan last month.</b><p>Bolts of lightning crackled at the same time, ignited by electrostatic charges in the …

On International Day of the Girl, Proof That Education is Power

<b>By Kakenya Ntaiya</b><p><b>Today, the International Day of the Girl, is an important day as the international community recognizes the rights of girls and the unique challenges girls face around the world.</b><p>This year’s theme is “innovating for girls’ education.” Why education? Education is one of the most …

Why Turkey Lifted Its Ban on the Islamic Headscarf

Women who work in civil service or government can now wear a hijab.<p><b>Turkish women who want to wear the hijab – the traditional Islamic headscarf covering the head and hair, but not the face – to civil service jobs and government offices will be able to do so now that the Turkish government has</b> …

Patagonian Corals Expedition 2013: Rainforests of the Ocean

Cars. Moving fast and slow. Horns blaring at one another as we cruise down the Carretera Austral. Lights, lots of them. The smell of street vendors selling food items. Elevator music playing bad covers at the hotel. The sounds and smells of the end of an expedition, a return to civilization and the …