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Virgin birth? It’s actually been observed in about 80 vertebrate species, and most recently, in sharks

Virgin birth? It’s actually been observed in about 80 vertebrate species, and most recently, in sharks

Alia Shoaib | Yahoo News | 
Scientists say a rare shark "virgin birth" may be the first of its kind after a baby shark was born ...
Almost 50 years ago, conservatives were the backbone of societal support for science. Now just 45% of Republicans have confidence in the institution

Almost 50 years ago, conservatives were the backbone of societal support for science. Now just 45% of Republicans have confidence in the institution

Brigid Kennedy | Yahoo News | 
A new Gallup poll reveals that, in 2021, just 45 percent of Republicans report having a "great deal" or "quite ...
Viewpoint: Why Earth is almost certainly the universe’s only example of intelligent life

Viewpoint: Why Earth is almost certainly the universe’s only example of intelligent life

Caroline Delbert | Yahoo News | 
In newly published research from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute, scientists study the likelihood of key times for evolution of life ...
Epidemiologist who guided Sweden’s ‘no lockdown’ policy sidelined after surge overwhelms the country

Epidemiologist who guided Sweden’s ‘no lockdown’ policy sidelined after surge overwhelms the country

Richard Orange | Yahoo News | 
The high-profile epidemiologist who led Sweden's no lock-down strategy in the spring appears to be being sidelined by the government ...
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Critical defense against Alzheimer’s: Deep sleep

Alexandra Thompson | Yahoo News | 
Research is increasingly linking insomnia to dementia, the umbrella term for a range of conditions that cause a decline in ...
Aging reversed using high-pressure hyperbaric oxygen chamber, Israeli researchers claim in peer reviewed study

Aging reversed using high-pressure hyperbaric oxygen chamber, Israeli researchers claim in peer reviewed study

Sarah Knapton | Yahoo News | 
Scientists in Israel showed they could turn back the clock in two key areas of the body believed to be ...
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Why evangelical Christians fear—and may reject—a coronavirus vaccine

Caitlin Dickson | Yahoo News | 
“Of course,” [Evangelical Christian Laura Popham] said, she’s worried about contracting COVID-19. But she’s more worried about a possible vaccine ...
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Visit Mars and bring back alien life? Troubles containing coronavirus should make us wary of bringing microbes to Earth

Jeffrey Kluger | Yahoo News | 
You know what? Maybe we ought to reconsider this whole thing about looking for life on other worlds. It would ...
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Trouble dragging yourself to the gym? It could be your genes

Caroline Allen | Yahoo News | 
It’s long been thought that some people find exercising easier than others. While some will happily jog off to the ...
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Bill Gates: AI, gene editing could help us reach global health goals ‘exponentially’ faster

Alan Boyle | Yahoo News | 
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been working to improve the state of global health through his nonprofit foundation for 20 ...
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‘Expanding the capabilities of the human body’: Russian biohackers turn to implants, supplements and extreme exercise

Anna Malpas, Nikolay Korzhov | Yahoo News | 
Gripping a scalpel, Vladislav Zaitsev makes an incision in the fold of skin between his client's thumb and index finger ...
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Genetic mutations may provide natural defense against Alzheimer’s

Alexandra Thompson | Yahoo News | 
A set of genetic mutations may protect against Alzheimer’s, research suggests. The memory-robbing disease is poorly understood, with few known ...
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If we started again from scratch, would life on Earth evolve the same way?

Rob Waugh | Yahoo News | 
Evolution is often seen as a mysterious process, but it’s actually predictable, and if life on Earth evolved again it ...
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Ancient infant DNA shows Native Americans split from their Asian ancestors 25,000 years ago

Malcolm Ritter | Yahoo News | 
DNA from an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago is giving scientists the best look yet at ...
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First alien life forms we encounter could well be robots

Bob Waugh | Yahoo News | 
[T]he first aliens we encounter are likely to be machines, and they’ll be almost unimaginably old. Susan Schneider of the ...
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Life after death? Brain activity sometimes mimics ‘deep sleep’

Lindsay Dodgson | Yahoo News | 
When the heart stops, the body is declared dead, but this isn't always absolute...New research has now added another piece to the ...
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Injured MLB pitchers opt for unproven stem cell injections over Tommy John surgery

Jeff Passan | Yahoo News | 
[Editor's note: Tommy John surgery is a surgical procedure in which the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow is replaced with ...

Prehistoric ‘hand’ stencil actually belonged to lizard

Laura Geggel | Yahoo News | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The roughly 8,000-year-old "hands" ...

Burial site calls to question Roman Empire’s influence on Britain’s genes

Taylor Kubota | Yahoo News | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. DNA from seven decapitated ...

Frozen embryos to be discarded in California divorce dispute

Sudhin Thanawala | Yahoo News | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A woman must abide ...
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Can DNA end mystery of Shroud of Turin?

Tia Ghose | Yahoo News | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Is it a medieval ...

New findings appear to bridge gap in origin of first life on Earth

Jesse Emspak | Yahoo News | 
How did life on Earth begin? It's been one of modern biology's greatest mysteries: How did the chemical soup that ...

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill bows to anti-GMO protestors, revises 6th grade textbook

Beth Greenfield | Yahoo News | 
A sixth-grade science textbook has a caused a dustup over what anti-GMO parents content is a one-sided presentation of GMOs ...

Couple uses IVF to have baby girl, raising questions on ethics of sex selection

Beth Greenfield | Yahoo News | 
Ever heard of “gender disappointment”? Jayne and Jon Cornwill certainly have. It’s what drove the Australian couple to mortgage their ...

Researchers sequencing Ebola virus in hope of finding cure

Julie Steenhuysen | Yahoo News | 
Gene sequencing equipment maker Illumina has teamed up with the U.S. government and academic researchers at the Broad Institute in ...
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Organic farming best to address world hunger

Anne Lappe | Yahoo News | 
This op-ed was written by Anne Lappe, a writer and anti-GMO activist. Her current project, Food MythBusters is a collaborative ...

Scientist delaying own treatment to advance breast cancer research

Beth Greenfield | Yahoo News | 
Mother, grandmother, and biomedical scientist Kimberly Koss of Ohio is battling a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer, called ...

Irish celebrity chef protests new EU-US trade deal over GM foods

Órla Ryan | Yahoo News | 
Top chef Kevin Thornton has expressed his concerns over a new EU-US trade deal that could open the door to ...
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