Biology

Sex can get better with age — how sexually active seniors keep things interesting

At 59, Julie Rose Wells has sex at least two to six times a week.<p>Wells, who is based in Idaho, says over time, sex is still just as exciting as it …

Health

Protein that helps cancer spread identified: study

Toronto, Nov 19 (PTI) Scientists have identified a protein that enables the spread of tumours by binding cancer cells together and allowing them to …

Cancer

A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow.The post A new way to activate stem …

Life Sciences

Man mauled by a bear in The Revenant-style nightmare has face rebuilt

<b>A hunter has had his face rebuilt after he was attacked by a grizzly bear and almost killed.</b><p>Lee Brooke was in the mountains of Wyoming hunting for …

Medicine

Blue Planet II viewers emotional at whale carrying dead newborn around - killed by toxic plastic waste - Mirror Online

Blue Planet II viewers were crying their eyes out as a whale carried its dead newborn around - killed by human activity.<p>Sir David Attenborough …

Whales

What happens when you clone a cloned dog?

If science fiction stories are to be believed, clones are never perfect copies of the original organism and things can quickly get weird and messy …

Life Sciences

Stop cutting down trees. Cities need birds to eat gross bugs that transmit disease.

ideeone/Getty<p><i>This story was originally published by</i> CityLab <i>and appears here as part of the</i> Climate Desk <i>collaboration</i>.<p>A grove of five or six mature …

Liberal View

Debate on Top 100 ecology articles

A ‘greatest hits’ package of top 100 papers for ecologists, which rates Charles Darwin’s 1858 article on the evolution of the species at No 1, has …

Research

Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled

But last month they went a step further, unveiling waterproof VR glasses, which allow people to drift around a pool watching bottlenose and spinner …

Virtual Reality

Citizen science: how ordinary people can guard Cape Town's biodiversity

Right now, you might be harbouring a killer: one so small it’s hidden in the sole of your hiking shoes. These tiny murderers won’t harm you in the …

Ecology

What causes mental illness? Can growing a mini-brain in a lab help us discover the origins of schizophrenia?

Psychiatric research is full of complex problems and the appeal of new technologies to untangle them is high. A new study in <i>Translational Psychiatry</i> …

Life Sciences

Rapid Extinction Of Passenger Pigeons Caused By Evolutionary Changes: Study

Passenger pigeons were once the most abundant bird in all of North America. Now, there are none left. The turn of the 18th century saw their numbers …

World News

The Principles of In Vitro Fertilization

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection, genetic counseling and assisted hatching could assist to strengthen the chances of good results. Some even choose …

Pregnancy

Pincourt residents fight to save 'last forest' from developers

Sauvez Rousseau Forest members concerned with how residential development will affect environment<p>Citizens of Pincourt have banded together to fight …

Ecology

It has white flowers, but a covetous heart

Scientists have discovered a new species of parasitic flowering plant that has no chlorophyll, and survives by feeding on another species of plant …

Arunachal Pradesh

Hainan attracts birds with new wetland park

Aerial view of the Haiwei Wetland Park in Changjiang, China's Hainan Province. [Photo by Wu Mei/hinews.cn]<p>Standing by a lake in a wetland park in …

News (China)

A Gene Scan Study of RPE65 in Chinese Patients with Leber Congenital Amaurosis.

Byline: Jing. Liu, Juan. Bu<p>Background: Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) is a visual disease<br>which is caused by RPE65 mutations and results in retinal …

DNA

Klamath Falls dogs, animal hospital join stem cell research

Tank, a large 2-year-old Newfoundland dog who fits the name, was getting ready for an out of the ordinary procedure on Nov. 9.<p>His owner, Jill …

Medicine

How a DNA revolution has decoded the origins of our humanity

Mapping the genomes of our ancestors has allowed scientists to uncover secrets and discover new mysteries in our evolution<p>Scientists made a remarkable discovery at Trou Al’Wesse in Belgium earlier this year. Inside a cave that overlooks the Hoyoux river they found clear evidence it had been …

Anthropology

Science just proved that owning a dog makes you live longer

Dogs are great, and caring for a canine often comes with plenty of benefits. They make us laugh, keep us from being bored, and are often quite …

Science

Which DNA Ancestry Test Should You Take?

<i>Are you wondering what is the best ancestry DNA test? I have taken two of the most popular ones, and in this post, I will share what I liked, what I</i> …

DNA

The Double-Edged Helix

In the delicate realm of biomedical research, those vigorous cervical cells from Baltimore are creating confusion and, possibly, disaster<p>On a mild, …

Life Sciences

My granddaughter will be 35 in 2050. I grieve that she will know silent and empty places

Australia’s white lemuroid possum became my symbol for habitat loss and global warming that will send one-third of species to extinction by mid-century<p>It was 8 November, 2011 and I had just had one of the best days of my parliamentary career. We had made history when the Senate adopted legislation …

Climate Change

Shock Study: Sperm Counts Have Dropped By Half Since 1973

In a shocking new article from Haaretz, Netta Ahituv writes that "in the past 40 years, Western men’s sperm count has declined by half."<p>In 2015, Dr. …

Conservative View

This Is the Biological Reason for Cuffing Season

So far, 2017 has brought us plenty of new dating trends. Some will stick and some will fade away, but it seems like cuffing season is here to stay (until next year, anyway!). The cold weather means more binge watching, more snuggling, and therefore more time spent finding someone to snuggle with. …

Relationships

Hacking The Rhythm of DNA Replication Could Kill Off Cancer Cells

It sends them into overdrive.<p>Throughout our lifetimes, our cells divide to create new cells to keep the body running, ensuring a steady supply of …

Life Sciences

Chimpanzees Show Disgust Towards Pathogen-Containing Food Like Humans

Chimpanzees are our close relatives. It is widely known that humans share about 95 percent of their genetic material with chimps and bonobos. But, on …

World News

Scientists Have Printed Bio-Solar Cells Onto Paper With An Inkjet Printer

Yes, you read that title correctly. A team of scientists from Imperial College London, University of Cambridge and Central Saint Martins have created a two-in-one solar bio-battery and solar panel by printing circuitry and living cyanobateria onto paper.<p>Cyanobacteria are micro-organisms that gain …

Clean Energy

UMD researchers helped create a molecule that could lead to a vaccine for HIV

Six University of Maryland scientists partnered with Duke University to build a protein-sugar that could potentially lead to an HIV vaccine.<p>The …

Life Sciences

Generous people 'listen to their hearts,' quite literally

Do you donate to charity? Do you leave generous tips, plan to shower your loved ones with gifts this Christmas, or want to help those in need? If so, …

Medicine