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41 Facts About the 41 Kings and Queens Since 1066

Queen Elizabeth II is the …

Wallis Simpson

Young Architect Guide: 5 Techniques to Improve Your Sketching

Bob Borson is creator of the famous Life of an Architect blog, a Texas-based architect at Malone Maxwell Borson Architects and an indispensable guide to professional practice. We are pleased to present a selection of his posts on Architizer, each one providing amazing insight into the complex …

Sketching

How to Get the Most Out of Google Maps

Google Maps is hand-down one of the best navigation apps on Android and iPhone, but considering most of us use it <i>while</i> driving, it’s easy to miss …

Maps

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Learning

New 2D perovskite cell could slash the cost of solar

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have come up with new perovskite technology that could dramatically increase the efficiency and …

Clean Energy

A 400,000-year-old fossil offers new clues on how humans evolved

Deep inside a Portuguese cave, the fossil of a human cranium lay buried for 400,000 years, surrounded by a smattering of stone tools and animal …

Anthropology

Top 10 Facts You Didn't Know About Sperm

We all know what the little guys are for and who’s responsible for making them, but the baby makers are packing a lot more than just the half the DNA …

Men, Those Tightie Whities Really Are Killing Your Sperm Count

A few weeks ago, I wrote a story on the relationship (or lack thereof) between cellphone use and brain tumors. Afterward, I received a number of …

Fertility

The Sperm Crisis: A Tough Nut to Crack

I refuse to age gracefully. That is to say, I refuse to age at all, other than for accounting purposes and to get discounts, which seem to kick in at …

Trak: Sperm & Fertility Tracker for Men

Meet the Trak fertility system: a smart kit that allows men to monitor their sperm count and figure out whether it is low, moderate, or optimal for …

Walnut-enriched diet may improve sperm quality: Study

Washington:<p>A new study conducted on mice has suggested that eating about 70 grams of walnuts everyday may boost sperm quality by reducing the process …

How Your Cell Phone Might Be Hurting Your Sperm

Men may want to reconsider how closely they store their mobile phone to the family jewels.<p>A meta-analysis of ten past studies, led by researchers at University of Exeter, U.K., found a small but consistent drop in sperm quality if the men (or their, uh, samples) had been exposed to mobile phone …

How Yoga Can Strengthen Your Sperm | Men's Health

According to geneticist Rima Dada, Ph.D., yoga can make your sperm healthier.<p>Men in her study who did yoga 5 days a week saw a significant reduction in oxidative stress after just 15 days, and DNA damage in their sperm improved after 6 months, increasing their odds of being virile.<p>(You won’t be the …

Trying to conceive? Do this workout to strengthen sperm

Mental stress can torpedo your sperm quality. So if baby-making is on your agenda, try a new position to beef it up.<p>A yoga position, that is.<p>According to geneticist Rima Dada, Ph.D., yoga can make your sperm healthier.<p>Men in her study who did yoga 5 days a week saw a significant reduction in …

Sexual Health

Researchers in Spain create sperm from skin cells, potentially ending male infertility

A team of scientists in Spain confirmed they have successfully created human sperm from skin cells — a scientific breakthrough potentially ending male infertility.<p>Carlos Simón, the scientific director of the Valencian Infertility Institute, said his team was able to reorganize advanced skin cells …

Nobel Prize

Smoking linked to inflammation, sperm damage in men | Reuters

The sperm of men who smoke, compared to those who don’t, have more damaged DNA, fewer active energy-generating mitochondria and more proteins indicating a revved up immune response, according to a small study.<p>Past research has found that smokers tend to have more abnormal sperm in terms of number, …

Sperm

FDA approval granted for DIY home sperm-counting tech

Load. Spin. Read. Those are the simple instructions for a portable centrifuge for home sperm counting which received FDA approval last month, as …

Darth Vader

Sperm donor children ask questions about fathers at age three, first research of its kind finds

Children born of sperm donors and brought up by single mothers ask questions about who their father is from as young as three, a major study has found.<p>The Cambridge research - the first ever study to explore the feelings of those conceived by sperm donation - found unease and mixed feelings among …

Pregnancy

Pesticides on fruits and vegetables could account for 49 percent loss in sperm

A major study of men’s sperm found that those who ate regular quantities of fruit and vegetables that had pesticide residue on them had half the …

The alarming problem with misshapen sperm

Let's begin with sex.<p>As a couple finishes its business, millions of sperm begin theirs: rushing toward an egg to fertilise it. But these days, …

Divine Gifts of Communication

Psychic consultations (readings) can be characterized as: energetic interpretations of intuitively acquired information ascertained by utilizing …

An Introduction to the Ecclesia Gnostica

The last few years have brought to the fore a considerable number of organizations bearing the name “Gnostic”. The principal reason for this was the …

Medieval Wars: French Revenge Battle of Patay 1429

The city of Orléans is located on the Loire River in north-central France. At the time of this siege, it was the northernmost city that remained …

New research changes our understanding of who built ancient Silk Roads | Ars Technica

Previous studies used the wrong algorithm and missed an obvious hypothesis.<p>The Silk Road was a series of ancient trading routes that spanned Asia, …

Ancient palace revealed under destroyed Mosul shrine

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi archaeologists think that tunnels dug by Islamic State militants under a destroyed shrine in Mosul have revealed the palace of an ancient Assyrian king who ruled some 2,700 years ago.<p>IS fighters blew up the shrine of the biblical Jonah's tomb in 2014 after taking control of …

Archaeology

Why You Should Keep a Journal (and How to Start Yours)

Some of the most influential people in history kept detailed journals of their lives. Those journals served two purposes: a permanent record for …

5 Most Popular Microsoft Excel Posts!

Top Viewed Posts from My Medium blog<p><b>If you would like a e-book (PDF) of these posts to keep (think mobile…),</b> <b>you can get it here!</b><p>Most business …

A New Genetic Testing Bill Could Make One Sci-Fi Dystopia a Reality

Anyone seen Gattaca lately?<p>Amongst several proposed bills currently navigating the House floor is HR 1313, the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act—which, if passed, would impose penalties on employees who refuse to undergo genetic testing as part of wellness programs in their workplace. Right …

Health Care

A gentle introduction to D3: how to build a reusable bubble chart

“To sum up: implement charts as <b>closures with getter-setter methods.” — </b>Mike Bostock<p>🗄 d3.data()<p>The d3.selection.<b>data</b>([data[,key]]) function returns a …