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Can We Engineer an American Chestnut Revival?

Perhaps the most quoted line about a chestnut tree in all of American history is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Under the spreading chestnut tree/The village smithy stands” from “The Village Blacksmith.” In 1842, when Longfellow penned his poem, the American chestnut (<i>Castanea dentate</i>) was in its …

Don’t let science fall victim to ignorance on DNA transfer IVF

The 'three-parent child’ label is being used to inflame controversy ahead of a crucial vote, but the technique is little different from red blood cell transfusion<p>I despair at the notion of a “three-parent child”. The idea is nonsense. But it is being used to cause such controversy that a promising …

Genetics

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

The Ultimate Total-Body Move

<b>2. ROLL ONTO YOUR FOREARM</b><br>"The biggest mistake I see people make is trying to sit straight up," says dos Remedios. Instead, fire your core and roll up onto your opposite elbow and forearm. Now you're in a position to push the weight up as you raise your torso off the floor.<p><b>3. SLIDE YOUR HAND …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

How the diminutive zebrafish is having a big impact on medical research

It shares 70% of our genetic code, is transparent and can repair its own heart: little wonder that the zebrafish has become one of scientists' best allies in the fight against devastating disease<p>It begins with sex on the beach. Pairs of zebrafish separate from the rest of their shoal and move into …

TB has human, not animal, origins - says study

<b>The origins of human tuberculosis have been traced back to hunter-gatherer groups in Africa 70,000 years ago, an international team of scientists say.</b><p>The research goes against common belief that TB originated in animals only 10,000 years ago and spread to humans.<p>The work, published in Nature …

Anthropology

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

Genetic Adam and Eve could have been contemporaries, scientists say

New research published in Science shows that our most recent common female and male ancestors could have been alive at the same time.<p>Thousands of …

Down's syndrome cells 'fixed' in first step towards chromosome therapy

Scientists have corrected the genetic fault that causes Down's syndrome – albeit in isolated cells – raising the prospect of a radical therapy for …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

Starfish Eyes, Octopus Blood, and Human Evolution in Action

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Here's the psychology behind the disturbing act.<p>Their deaths are protected under the Death With Dignity law.<p>Gastineau, who suffers from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, gave an emotional plea<p>"In the worst cases, the penis may resemble an eggplant."<p>A month after the deadly Parkland school shooting, …

Top 10 New Species of the Year (NOW WITH PICTURES)!

Bacterial apocalypse – the bugs are getting cleverer, and we are doing little to stop them

We're all doomed.<p>Well, possibly not. But having recently returned from the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

She's live. She's naked. She wants you. And she's 3000 miles away.<p>There's a whole world beyond the Egg McMuffin.<p>It's time for This Week in Chrises!<p>If you don't tow a Jeep down the road, do you even lift, bro?<p>We talk to a 24 Hours of Daytona endurance racer about sweat and recovery.<p>Jimmy Kimmel's …

Asia curbs US imports of wheat after genetically modified sample found

The discovery of rogue genetically modified wheat in a farmer's field in Oregon shook global confidence in the safety of America's food supply on …

Report Of Liquid Woolly Mammoth Blood Prompts Clone Talk

Scientists in Siberia say they've extracted blood samples from the carcass of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth, reviving speculation that a clone of the extinct animal might someday walk the earth, if scientists are able to find living cells. But researchers say the find, which also included …

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<i>The Ghost Army of World War II,</i> by Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles, details the fascinating story of this top secret WWII unit that used inflatable …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

How A Tool For Perfect Human Vision Grew From One Of NASA's Greatest Blunders

Technology used to build NASA’s newest eyes on the heavens will help people see farther and clearer.<p>Since the day the Hubble Space Telescope blinked open and saw a blurry heavens, the world of telescope optics has revolved around double-checking every possible detail. To see clearly, a telescope's …

Scientists unravel genetic causes of prostate, breast and ovarian cancer

A national screening programme for prostate cancer could be introduced by the NHS following an international effort by more than 1,000 scientists to …