Frank Schwerin

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Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos for the second time

With the same limitations as last year's breakthrough work<p>Scientists in China have reported genetically modifying human embryos in what is only the second published experiment of its kind. Last year, a different team of Chinese researchers edited human embryos in an attempt to remove genes …

LSD makes the brain more ‘complete’, scientists say as they claim to have unlocked secrets of hallucinogenic drugs

LSD makes the brain more “complete”, scientists have claimed in a pioneering and controversial new study.<p>The drug breaks down the parts of the brain …

The Science of Why You Do Your Best Thinking While Walking

Science explains why so many of history's great thinkers have been obsessive walkers.<p>Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, William Wordsworth, even Aristotle: The list of great minds that were also obsessive walkers is long. Why is the connection between wandering feet and a productive brain so …

Shellfish behavior: US lobster industry at odds with Sweden

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Exactly how 32 American lobsters wound up in Swedish waters isn't clear. But because some of them were wearing the rubber bands that are put on lobsters' claws in captivity, many suspect the shellfish had been exported to Europe and then either escaped into the wild or were …

Scientists Using DNA to Store Digital Photos for Centuries

Memory card full? Just pull out some DNA storage and keep shooting. Scientists have figured out how to store digital photos in DNA and then perfectly …

Trump defends his penis size. What does science say?

Technically Incorrect: Donald Trump and Marco Rubio engage in the weirdest debate hands-down on the subject. Science weighs in on how digit length relates to the size of other appendages.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>On Friday, many men …

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These truisms proved false in 2015

Some truisms turned out to be false in 2015 — notably, <i>Brontosaurus</i> exists only in pop culture, the speed of light is always constant and fish are …

Iceman has the world's oldest tattoos

In a battle over which of two mummified guys possesses the world’s oldest known tattoos, Ötzi the Iceman has triumphed.<p>Hikers found Ötzi’s …

Science is building a wheelchair you control with mind-power

Thanks to researchers at Duke University, mind-controlled wheelchairs soon won’t be just for the fictional likes of Charles Xavier. The study …

Just 6 cups of coffee a day may keep MS away – scientists

Rejoice, coffee-lovers! Drinking six cups of your favorite fluid each day could cut the risk of developing multiple sclerosis by 30 percent, a new …

Honeybee antibiotics? Fresh honey ‘key’ to beating drug-resistant infections, scientists say

Swedish scientists have detected 13 bacterial components in raw honey that they say are more effective than conventional antibiotics in fighting …

White bread, corn flakes may raise lung cancer risk, scientists say

<b>Houston:</b> Consumption of foods with a high glycemic index such as white bread, bagels, corn flakes and puffed rice may be associated with an increased …

Gene tweak led to humans’ big toe

Small tweaks of one gene may have helped humans to walk upright.<p>Losing a genetic switch that increases production of a protein called GDF6 may have …

In the body, cells move like flocks of birds or schools of fish

<b>SAN</b> <b>DIEGO</b> — Cell biologists are taking clues from marching ants, flocking birds and other animals to learn how groups of cells move through the …

Fossils provide link in dino crest evolution

“Superducks” once roamed the Montana landscape. Montana State University paleontologists Elizabeth Freedman Fowler and Jack Horner described the …

FDA to test foods for controversial herbicide

The U.S. government will test various foods for exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in several herbicides.<p>Tests on foods including …

Don’t blame winter for that bleak mood

Winter doesn’t deserve its dour reputation as the season of depression, scientists say.<p>Rates of major depression, a psychiatric condition marked by …

Dust components may promote obesity

Dust bunnies that breed under furniture may be bad news for waistlines, a new study suggests. But it’s far too early to add dusting to a weight loss …

Lizard Found Preserved In Amber Is 99-Million-Years-Old, Scientists Say

"It's kind of a missing link."<p>March 5 (Reuters) - A fossilized lizard found in Southeast Asia preserved in amber dates back some 99 million years, Florida scientists have determined, making it the oldest specimen of its kind and a "missing link" for reptile researchers.<p>The lizard is some 75 million …

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