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Uterus 'switch' lets childbirth get going - Futurity

New research could explain why overweight pregnant women are more likely to have difficult labor and Caesarian section deliveries.

Childbirth

Living near pesticides in pregnancy ups autism risk - Futurity

Exposure to chemical pesticides during pregnancy may raise the risk of autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay, research in California …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

Exercise or bust? Breasts and physical activity

A recent study made the news for seemingly showing that large breasts stop women exercising. Despite the limitations of the study, breasts can have a considerable impact on exercise habits, but this doesn't need to be something that stops you<p>As a research scientist, I endeavour to make an impact on …

The current ebola epidemic is the worst ever and it's spreading

West Africans are experiencing the largest and widest-ranging ebola virus outbreak recorded<p>Above: <i>A UNICEF worker in Conakry, Guinea distributing soap and chlorine and teaching residents how to combat ebola.</i><p>The largest outbreak of ebola ever recorded is spreading in West Africa, and it’s unlikely to …

How to see a full circle rainbow

It’s possible to see the whole circle of a rainbow – but sky conditions have to be just right. Plus you have to be up high!<p>When sunlight and …

Dawn of bionic age? Paralysed man becomes first to use power of thought to move hand

Ohio doctors insert microchip into Ian Burkhart’s brain allowing him to move hand for first time since accident<p>A young American paralysed in a swimming accident has become the first patient to move his hand using the power of thought after doctors inserted a microchip into his brain.<p>Ian Burkhart …

2014: Will It Be The Hottest Year Ever?

Last month was the warmest May in recorded history—and if El Nino gets its way in late 2014, this year could be the balmiest ever.<p>Last month was the warmest-ever May in the history of temperature records, leaving atmospheric scientists to wonder: Will 2014 go down as the hottest year ever?<p>“For 351 …

Latest Climate Change Report Paints Dire Picture For Business

The U.S. economy faces great risks from climate change, according to a new study that focuses on the current and future effects of climate change on everything from jobs, to crop yields, to energy production.<p>Though the study presents no new climate science, it paints a dire picture of the business …

Neuroscience: The man who saw time stand still

One day, a man saw time itself stop, and as David Robson discovers, unpicking what happened is revealing that we can all experience temporal trickery too.<p>It started as a headache, but soon became much stranger. Simon Baker entered the bathroom to see if a warm shower could ease his pain. “I looked …

Vietnam War

Lusting after your friends’ consumer durables is only natural

Envy is hard-wired into our DNA, a genetic programme that pushes us to strive harder. Good, says Judith Woods, because I want, I want, I want...<p>House envy. Garden envy. Life envy. Don’t claim you’re immune; no one is, except possibly the Ecclestones, the Kardashians and the Dalai Lama.<p>There are few …

Fly-through brain images could unravel how we think - Futurity

Scientists have improved on a new imaging technology that provides spectacular fly-through views of the inner workings of the brain.

Imaging

What Happens If You Have A Heart Attack In Space?

I flew in zero-G with a team of college students testing a device that could save astronauts' lives.<p>We're weightless, about 34,000 feet above the Gulf of Mexico, trying not to vomit from motion sickness while wiggling an ultrasound probe into the esophagus of a $26,000 mannequin. In a moment, the …

Computer Science

Common virus targets 'triple-negative' breast cancer - Futurity

A virus not known to cause disease kills triple-negative breast cancer cells and killed tumors grown from these cells in mice, report researchers.

Breast Cancer

Older moms much more likely to become old ladies, study says

Attention, women who were declared to be of "advanced maternal age" even as their bellies swelled with life, who chased after a toddler with more patience than vigor, and who have simultaneously navigated menopause and parented an adolescent: Late-life mothering -- if it occurred naturally at least …

Pregnancy

Fireflies! 12 things you didn't know about lightning bugs

Fireflies make summer magical, but there's more to learn about these bioluminescent beauties.<p>Fireflies are at their most dazzling on a summer …

This May Be Why Stress Seems To Trigger Heart Attacks

By Charles Choi, Contributing Writer<p>Published: 06/25/2014 11:37 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>The long-held belief that emotional or physical stress can trigger heart attacks may now have a scientific explanation: In stressed people, heart attacks might be triggered by bacteria dispersing within artery …

5 myths about the moon

Moon myths, take that! Here are 5 of the most common myths about our moon explained.<p>We have full moons, blue moons, Harvest moons, supermoons and any …

Astronomy

Tasty metaphors spark brain's 'emotional centers' - Futurity

Taste-related metaphors engage the emotional centers of the brain more than literal words with the same meaning, according to new research.

The Brain

What’s the difference between comets and asteroids?

Asteroids tend to be rockier or more metallic. Comets tend be icier. But some objects blur the distinction between asteroids and comets.<p>Asteroids are …

Astronomy

Apparent pause in global warming blamed on 'lousy' data

European Space Agency scientist says annual sea level rises since 1993 indicate that warming has continued unabated<p>A widely reported "pause" in global warming may be an artefact of scientists looking at the wrong data, says a climate scientist at the European Space Agency.<p>Global average surface …

Low-dose aspirin may halve the risk of pancreatic cancer

Potential side-effects such as stomach bleeds may outweigh benefits for people without a family history of pancreatic cancer<p>Taking a low dose of aspirin every day may halve the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to one of the largest studies into the drug's anti-cancer effects.<p>US …

Why can't you remember being a baby? Science explains.

Why don't you remember being a baby? How come you barely remember being a young child? How come a three-year-old can remember things that happened — but will then have no memories of that day a few years later?<p>THE NEW BRAIN CELLS OF YOUNG ANIMALS MAY BE MESSING UP THEIR MEMORIES<p>These questions have …

The Randolph Glacier Inventory

Many of the world’s coastal cities and populations are vulnerable to rising sea levels, but just how vulnerable is a question scientists are trying …