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Undoing hundreds of years of work by hungry monks The dense protective layer of scales covering the body of the common carp makes the fish a pain to eat. But centuries ago, clever European monks managed
Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life. For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for
And also give us unicorns. We're looking at the single greatest advancement in genetics since Mendelev started growing peas. CRISPR-Cas9 gene-modification technology is powerful enough to cure humanity's
How many women do you know who proudly claim to be better than men at multitasking? Even the media seems to want to “prove” that women are better multitaskers. For example, when a study by researchers
If you have a few days off this summer, one of the best things you can do with your time is fix your sleeping habits. Just let yourself sleep naturally during those days and see how much you really need.
ISIS is the richest terror organization the world has known. Its annual turnover amounts to around $2 billion, and some analyst estimate the number to be $3 billion. Main funding sources: oil trade, kidnapping
A psychology professor reviewed decades of research about having kids and came to a depressing conclusion about marriage
Lots of women look forward to motherhood — getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter. All over the world, people believe that parenting
Anorexia may be caused by bacteria which confuse the immune system, leading it to attack the brain and trigger feelings of personal disgust, scientists have suggested The theory is the first time that
In leadership, as in most fields, there's a specialized vocabulary. But unlike the language of most fields, the words that mean the most in leadership aren't technical jargon. They reflect the kind of
First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first
MIT biologists are reprogramming gut bacteria as "live therapeutics." The human gut microbiome -- which includes the community of trillions of bacteria living within our intestines -- has been called of
Breakthroughs in genetic engineering, 3D printing, cloud-based science experiments, A.I. and machine learning technology have created a weird and cool new kind of cutting-edge biotech that goes beyond
I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my story.
Just add soil, seeds, sunshine, and voilà! Starting a garden is no easy task, and it can be especially challenging if the terrain surrounding your property isn't amenable to the types of plants you'd to
No longer would they be able to offer an all-you-can-eat buffet with all the fixings of a Thanksgiving feast. Rather, they'd replace it with an all-you-can-drink smoothie bar with tasty protein options.
Research suggests that gut bacteria may directly affect brain structure and function, offering new ways to treat multiple sclerosis and psychiatric conditions Far from being silent partners that merely
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Want to know if you have the “athlete gene” or if you’re actually related to the weirdos who claim you as a family member? Get your collection tubes ready, citizen scientists, Bento Lab’s DIY DNA analysis