Biology

Girl Who Was Snatched Into Water By Sea Lion Is Now Being Treated for a Rare Bacterial Infection

In late May, the world got a different view of sea lions after a college student filmed one of the creatures leaping out of the water and snatching a …

Sea Lions

Stem Cells: The Miraculous Blood In Your Baby's Umbilical Cord

My husband and I were at a Baby Show recently and walked past a stem cell storage bank display on our way to the popular pram and cot displays. At the time, we didn't really stop to think about it, however we did make a mental note to have a look into stem cells later on as we weren't too sure what …

Stem Cells

Stop taking selfies with seals: officials

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — U.S. officials are warning people not to take selfies with seals, no matter how tempting.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Seals

Why Tooth Banking Might Just Be The Next Wave In Stem Cell Research

<i>Uproxx knows that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines are driving the future of this planet forward. Every day, we see new ideas, fresh innovations, and bold trailblazers in these fields. Follow us this month as we highlight how STEM is shaping the culture of …

Stem-Cell Research

Delusional Scientist Argues That Lesbians Exist Only to Turn Men On

We’ve done a lot to call out the deeply androcentric biases in science. Male researchers have been criticized for testing drugs only on male lab …

Gender

Scientists create designer virus to kickstart immune system and kill cancer

A designer virus which helps the immune system clear our cancer has been created by scientists.<p>Cancer cells are very good a evading the immune system, but the new therapy capitalises on the body’s ability to quickly spot a virus.<p>Swiss scientists inserted cancer proteins inside an artificial virus …

Cancer

Blood Tests and Milkshakes: Can This Weird DNA Diet Make You Healthier?

I test-drove a meal plan based on my bio-data, including my DNA, bloodwork, and metabolic rate. Is “scientific wellness” the true path to healthy living?<p>Every decade or so, fitness aficionados swear by a new health fad. These days, it’s all about intermittent fasting and low-carb meals–with the …

DNA

Somehow, This Fish Fathered a Near Clone of Itself

A female and male get together. One thing leads to another, and they have sex. His sperm fuses with her egg, half of his DNA combining with half of her DNA to form an embryo.<p>As humans, this is how we tend to think of reproduction.<p>But there are many other bizarre ways reproduction can take place. …

Life Sciences

New hair growth mechanism discovered

The late actor Telly Savalas said it best: “We’re all born bald, baby.’’<p>And bald CAN be beautiful.<p>But for many follicly-challenged folks, news out of …

Stem Cells

Squished cancer cells break free from the crowd

When cancer cells get crowded, they break away from tumors and head off to spread disease. Now, two known drugs used together appear to slow their …

Cancer Cells

What Happens When You Tan

The sun is a mighty thing. It pumps out 389 million billion billion — not a typo — watts of stellar radiation every second, 174 quadrillion of which …

Mutations

Radio-Controlled Genes

Peter Parker gained the ability to sense imminent danger thanks to the bite of a radioactive spider. Now, in real life, researchers in Baltimore have …

Life Sciences

The Seed Vault Flooding Is Only the Start of Our Problems

May 26, 2017<p>15 Min read time<p>Doomsday vaults do important work, but they are not insurance policies for the apocalypse.<p><i>Editor's Note: This essay is</i> …

Agriculture

Scientists Developing ‘Natural’ Sunscreen

Researchers are trying to mimic the way the body uses nanoparticles to produce protection for the skin against the sun.<p>Scientists are a step closer …

Skin Care

Review: Baywatch is a limp, charmless waste of talent

Not even The Rock can save Baywatch.<p>Midway through <i>Baywatch</i>, it becomes evident why the movie adaptation of the trashy ’90s TV action-drama earned an R-rating. Emerald Bay’s life-saving, crime-solving lifeguard gang is examining a dead man’s body, right down to his flaccid penis. The penis is of …

Movies

How female moths snag guys with big antennae

For some female moths, "less is more" attracts better male mates—those with larger antennae. The finding backs up an idea Charles Darwin floated in …

Charles Darwin

Little-known Mission Bay marsh could be key to fight against sea level rise

San Diego’s iconic Mission Bay is mostly known for zooming jet skis, gliding sailboats, resort hotels and SeaWorld, but a small, fenced-off corner of …

Ecology

Snakes are working together to take down prey

Remember that “Planet Earth” clip where an iguana is ambushed by several hungry snakes?<p>It turns out these types of group attacks aren’t always just …

Animal Behavior

The fascinatingly complex feat of trying to build a virtual worm |

An open-source project is striving to create the world’s first fully digital organism. Here’s a peek inside the tricky process that could bring us to …

Life Sciences

Jim Bedwell, the 38-year Forest Service boss who champions recreation, to retire

Jim Bedwell, the director of recreation, lands, minerals and volunteers for the U.S. Forest Service’s most trafficked Rocky Mountain region, is …

Ecology

Study finds Congo's miners often resort to hunting wildlife for food

A new study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has revealed how mining for valuable minerals in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a …

Wildlife

Legal victory for Kenya hunter-gatherers

<b>Hunter-gatherers in Kenya have won an eight-year court battle against the government's plan to evict them from their ancestral land in the Mau Forest.</b><p>The Ogiek were entitled to live on their ancestral land and the government should not have tried to evict them, a pan-African court ruled.<p>Campaigners …

Ecology

Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues

Bone Marrow<p>Early in fetal life, hematopoiesis begins as red blood cell precursors appear in the yolk sac at 2 weeks gestation. In the first …

Medicine

Conch shells spill the secret to their toughness

The shells of marine organisms take a beating from impacts due to storms and tides, rocky shores, and sharp-toothed predators. But as recent research …

Ecology

Zayat Pinhooking Venture Returns Large Profit

After winning the 2015 Triple Crown with American Pharoah , Ahmed Zayat and his son, Justin, were seeking new horizons within the racing industry and …

Physiology

Can a Designer Virus Help Fight Cancer?

Cancer is a multifaceted, horrible disease, but one thing the different types have in common is this: They somehow fool your otherwise excellent …

Cancer

Atmospheric carbon dioxide causing global greening making some areas warmer and some colder

(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with the Directorate for Sustainable Resources in Italy and Ghent University in Belgium has found evidence …

Climate Change

The high cost of communication among social bees

(Phys.org)—Eusocial insects are predominantly dependent on chemosensory communication to coordinate social organization and define group membership. …

Bees

Scientists Are Using Century-Old Tumours to Study Rare Childhood Cancers

Finding new clues in old tumours.<p>A team of scientists are using the oldest intact tumours available to research the genes of rare childhood cancers. …

DNA

Marine species distribution shifts will continue under ocean warming

Saba has compared the difference between the coarse model and the new high-resolution model as being similar to the difference between an old …

Ecology