Mikayla Swan

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Infertile woman gives birth after new method allows her to regrow eggs

A new fertility treatment has allowed a woman in Japan to give birth, even though she'd stopped producing eggs around four years prior. The new treatment is being called "in vitro activation," and it may be able to let women who have become infertile because of a condition called primary ovarian …

Would you want a robot with a human face?

Researchers asked a group of people that question and found that preferences vary by age—and based on what the robot is supposed to do.<p>Most …

Naked mole rats live 30 years. Is this why?

Better-constructed proteins may be the reason why naked mole rats live very long lives—about 30 years—and stay healthy until the very end.<p>Proteins …

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

Eye Contact: Not As Persuasive As We Thought

A new study finds more eye contact makes people less likely to agree with a persuasive argument, especially if they're already skeptical.<p>Here's a lesson straight out of my high school speech class: When making an argument, make eye contact with your audience. Connect with people. Stare deeply into …

Psychology

Why we don't want our Roombas to look human

We may have plenty of ideas about what a robot should look like — make something too machine-like, and we may not be able to connect with it; make a humanoid robot, and we might become too attached or view the result as creepy. According to new research, however, these preferences are far from …

The 6 Best Science Lessons From Breaking Bad

Goodbye, BB. Thanks for the education. (Don't worry—there are no final-season spoilers here!)<p>The tale of Walter White, high-school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin, ended on Sunday, leaving us with only memories, an almost preposterously high body count, and <i>science</i>. _Breaking Bad _wasn't …

Breaking Bad

The Way You Walk Is Tied to a Hole in Your Skull

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>On the bottom of your skull, there is a distinctive hole. The technical name for the opening is the foramen magnum – the “great hole” that the spinal cord and other critical soft tissues run through. This bone aperture has taken on great importance in the ongoing …

Video: What if you stopped sleeping?

Why we need enough sleep .. but not too much.<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the …

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Women and science still don't mix, and this former physics student wants to know why

It's been more than 30 years since Eileen Pollack earned an undergraduate degree in physics from Yale University. A talented student, she considered pursuing graduate work in the field — only to opt out because of social pressures that dissuaded women from chasing science careers. Now, some three …

Enter, Sandman: how lucid dreaming ‘can help you change yourself’

Thomas Peisel will teach you to reign over the witching hour<p>Maybe the vast majority of your recollected dreams involve public speaking in the nude, or repeatedly failing your college chemistry final. Or maybe you don’t recall having any dreams at all. According to Thomas Peisel, both scenarios are …

MP3 Player Lives In Your Ear, Controlled With Your Teeth

It stores up to 24 songs with four hours of battery life for completely hands-free jamming.<p>Say goodbye to getting wrapped up in miles of cord connecting your MP3 player to your headphones as you listen to music. These little earphones, named Split, make up a completely wire-free music player in …

Headphones

Aurora and tall trees

The northern lights seen from Finland on October 2, by Thomas Kast.<p>Earlier this week – on October 2, 2013 – a coronal mass ejection struck Earth’s …

Absurd Creature of the Week: This Prehistoric Elephant Had a Huge Spork for a Mouth

Russian writer Anton Chekhov insisted that everything irrelevant to a work of fiction be removed – if you describe a rifle mounted on the wall, …