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Common IVF hormone actually cuts birth rate

Too much of a hormone commonly used during in vitro fertility treatments actually decreases a woman’s chances of having a baby, report …

Birth Rate

No surgery required for new heart valve implant

Researchers have developed a prosthetic heart valve that doctors could implant through a small incision to treat mitral regurgitation.

The invention …


How loneliness makes us sick

Scientists know that feeling alone can have a negative effect on health, but now they think they may have uncovered one reason why.

Loneliness can …

Gene Expression

Gecko's amazing wall-walking talent is all in the genes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Geckos boast one of the most impressive talents of any animal: the ability to scamper up a smooth wall or across a ceiling with ease. How do they do it? Well, it is all in the genes.

Scientists on Tuesday said they have sequenced the genome of the gecko species Gekko …


Mountains erode faster when climate changes

For the first time, researchers attempted to measure all the material leaving and entering a mountain range over more than a million years and …


The Physics Of Non-Newtonian Goo Could Save Astronauts' Lives

Understanding its mechanism will help researchers create better space suits and even concussion preventing helmets

There’s an experiment you may have done in high school: When you mix cornstarch with water—a concoction colloquially called oobleck—and give it a stir, it acts like a liquid. But scrape …


As Beekeepers Lose More Hives, Time For New Rules On Pesticides?


America's beekeepers are having a rough time. They lost an estimated 42 percent of their hives last year.

While some colony losses are normal, these numbers are high. "Such high colony losses in the summer and year-round remain very troubling," entomologist Jeff Pettis said in a statement. …


Anne Frank and her family were also denied entry as refugees to the U.S.

Many have noted the historical parallels between the current debate over Syrians seeking refuge in the United States and the plight of European Jews fleeing German-occupied territories on the eve of World War II.

Among the many who tried — and failed — to escape Nazi persecution: Otto Frank and his …

Anne Frank

How Much Privacy Is Too Much?

How do you reach the right balance between privacy, security, user trust and corporate data? This is the equation that government agencies and tech firms have been trying to solve for years.

This debate, which had been heating up with the advent of new encryption technologies in recent months and …


Reskinning the Hayden Planetarium

The Latest: Erdogan says Turkey acted with level-headedness

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the Russian warplane shot down by Turkey on Tuesday. All times local:

8:30 p.m.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish F-16s shot down the Russian plane in line with Turkey's rules of engagement and insists Turkey does not harbor "enmity" toward Russia or any …


Biologists Coax Worms Into Growing New Kinds of Heads

In what sounds like a plot line from a BioShock game, a team of biologists has coaxed an animal into growing a new head and brain resembling those of …


The FDA is quickly giving this cancer drug approval for new uses

Bristol-Myers Squibb received two Food and Drug Administration approvals in two days, to expand the use of a new type of cancer treatment.

On Monday, the FDA approved Opdivo to treat a type of kidney cancer. The next day, the agency gave the nod for the same drug to be used to treat an advanced skin …


Tunisia president declares state of emergency after bombing

A bomb blast on a bus transporting Tunisia's presidential guard in central Tunis has killed at least 12 people and wounded 16

An explosion has hit a bus carrying members of Tunisia’s presidential guard through the centre of the country’s capital, killing at least 12 people.

The blast took place close …


Egypt plane crash: Easyjet cancels more Sharm el-Sheikh flights

Easyjet has now cancelled all flights between the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh and the UK until 6 January.

The airline, along with other carriers, had cancelled all outbound flights to Sharm el-Sheikh up to this week.

Easyjet said the latest move was to provide some certainty to passengers …


Egypt plane crash: Russian investigators say bomb 'planted under seats of teenage girl or pensioner'

The device exploded with a force equivalent to 'a kilo of TNT'


Solved! How Ancient Egyptians Moved Massive Pyramid Stones

The ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids may have been able to move massive stone blocks across the desert by wetting the sand in front of a …

Cool Stuff

Mutant mosquitoes 'resist malaria'

US scientists say they have bred a genetically modified (GM) mosquito that can resist malaria infection.

If the lab technique works in the field, it could offer a new way of stopping the biting insects from spreading malaria to humans, they say.

The scientists put a new "resistance" gene into the …


Tesla Adds More Affordable Model X 70D Variant

If the $132,000 ask for the Tesla Model X P90D Signature—or the $142,000 sticker for the Ludicrous-enabled Model X P90D Founder Edition—are too rich for you, despair not, trendy techie. Tesla is making its electric SUV available to a slightly wider swath of early adopters with the Model X 70D, …


Guitar Trailblazer Mary Halvorson Turns Jazz on Its Head

Radical six-stringer talks Jimi Hendrix inspiration, pedal-steel obsession

WHO: Mary Halvorson's guitar playing can be challenging and at times even confrontational, but it is never conventional. A fixture in avant-garde and improvisational music circles, the 35-year-old New York City–based …


Citizen Science: A Pathway for Citizen Engagement and Innovation

Tech Tank" in 2014.

Sometimes macro level policies like those targeted at climate change, can feel unwieldy for every day citizens to effectively engage with and understand. However, there is an emerging range of tools -- from open data to do-it-yourself science -- that can more tangibly connect …


Obama on shootdown of Russian jet: Turkey has a right to defend its airpsace

President Obama sought Tuesday to both defend a longtime NATO ally and keep the Syrian war from spiraling into an even deeper conflict after neighboring Turkey shot down a Russian warplane that it said violated its airspace.

“Turkey, like every country, has a right to defend its territory and its …


Colorful, classic car culture

Photographer Javier Guillen is extremely proud of his hometown of East Los Angeles. Also an avid Instagrammer, he loves "capturing images that best represent" his neighborhood.

On Nov. 15 at the commmunity Harvest Festival, which Guillen says brings together different generations of people to enjoy …

Classic Cars

8 things you (probably) didn’t know about Pompeii

Here, Roman historian and archaeologist Dr Joanne Berry shares eight lesser-known Pompeii facts…

1) Pompeii is not frozen in time, nor is it a perfect …

Kerry defends Israeli response to wave of Palestinian attacks

JERUSALEM — Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Tuesday condemned recent Palestinian attacks as terrorism and declared that Israel has “every right in the world to defend itself” as he wrapped up a one-day visit to Israel and the West Bank.

During a day of meetings with Israeli leaders, Kerry’s …


U.S. steps up Ukrainian combat training

Training Ukraine's army may be more important than providing weapons to fight Russian-backed separatists, some U.S. officials say.

Updated 11/23/15 07:26 PM EST

Yavirov, Ukraine—The United States began combat training for Ukrainian Army forces on Monday, expanding its effort to help Ukraine defeat …


China Plans To Create A Nationwide Carbon Market By 2017

During important events in China in recent years — from international summit meetings to sporting events and military parades — the government has resorted to ordering smoggy skies to turn blue. Apparently, the skies dare not disobey.

This involves ordering cars off of the capital's streets, and …


Sweden slams shut its open-door policy towards refugees

Sweden needs “respite” from the tens of thousands of refugees knocking at its door, the government has said, announcing tough measures to deter asylum seekers in a sharp reversal of its open-door policy towards people fleeing war and persecution.

The country’s generous asylum regime would revert to …


Japan says advanced coal technology can help global CO2 cut

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese exports of advanced technology for coal-fired power plants will help fight global warming, the environment minister said on Tuesday, even though the world's richest nations had decided to restrict subsidies on such exports.

Many developing countries will continue to look …


These maps show how the Chinese economy conquered the world in a decade

The pace of China's growth as a major global trading economy over the past 30 years is almost unprecedented in economic history.

Countries have grown at a similarly rapid pace before, but they've never made up such a large portion of the global economy.

A research note from Deutsche Bank analysts …