Sex and genetics: We're looking for someone who isn't an exact match of ourselves

Sex and genetics: We’re looking for someone who isn’t an exact match of ourselves

We know that both men and woman are attracted to each other's shapes. But human sexual desire, and partner preference, ...
Does the shape of your face affect your odds of success or failure in life?

Does the shape of your face affect your odds of success or failure in life?

The science of facial structures has advanced tremendously in recent years, leading to a number of applications and a deeper ...
Male pregnancy may be closer than you think

Male pregnancy may be closer than you think

As women begin to receive uterine transplants, the question is being asked of when they will be available for men ...
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TRAPPIST-1 mini-planetary system and what it means for the spread of life between worlds

Only a few dozen known worlds as small as the rocky worlds of our inner Solar System and orbiting within ...
How the brain resists when presented with scientific consensus on controversial issues

How the brain resists when presented with scientific consensus on controversial issues

Why do people refuse to change their views when confronted with scientific consensus? Research is starting to show us how ...
Viewpoint: Non-GMO Project label offers nothing for consumers

Viewpoint: Non-GMO Project label offers nothing for consumers

The presence of a Non-GMO Project seal of approval doesn't really tell consumers anything about their food. And it's questionable ...
What foods have pesticide residues? When do the chemical traces pose dangers?

What foods have pesticide residues? When do the chemical traces pose dangers?

Dosage and length of exposure determines whether a compound actually produces toxic effects and could lead to such diseases as ...
Have humans or any of Earth's creatures stopped evolving?

Have humans or any of Earth’s creatures stopped evolving?

Some of the planet's more bizarre creatures have prompted some observers to suggest that evolution, on occasion, is stopped in ...
Searching for extraterrestrial life: Finding the right communication technology

Searching for extraterrestrial life: Finding the right communication technology

Scientists are looking for evidence of extraterrestrial communication across interstellar space. But what if other intelligent life forms are using ...
How our brain perceives time

How our brain perceives time

Internal time perception is complex, involving disperse areas of the brain. But a new field of research called neurorelativity, using ...
Protecting against cancer: What can we learn from animals who live for centuries

Protecting against cancer: What can we learn from animals who live for centuries

There are an increasing number of genetic clues from animals that could provide hints to treating aging and age related ...
Back from the dead: Rebooting the brain and our battle against mortality

Back from the dead: Rebooting the brain and our battle against mortality

We may be on the verge of redefining "brain death" following the partial revival of a man in France 15 ...
Searching for ET in our Solar System requires methodical approach

Searching for ET in our Solar System requires methodical approach

The quest to find life in our Solar System is focused on locating planets or moons with the right chemical ...
Guided evolution of wheat and other grains could feed growing population

Guided evolution of wheat and other grains could feed growing population

Can we breed wheat and other cereal grains with the ability to fertilize themselves? Researchers report promising results that could ...
Orthorexia nervosa: Do anti-GMO activists have this 'eating disorder'?

Orthorexia nervosa: Do anti-GMO activists have this ‘eating disorder’?

Orthorexia nervosa is being evaluated as a possible psychiatric diagnosis -- which is causing symptoms of anxiety among some people ...
Reconsidering LSD, other psychedelic drugs for treating depression, anxiety

Reconsidering LSD, other psychedelic drugs for treating depression, anxiety

There is a movement underway to reconsider how LSD and other psychedelic drugs are regulated. If restrictions were loosened, these ...
Is brain hacking possible?

Is brain hacking possible?

Accessing the human brain to enable functional connections with electronic technology may sound incredibly futuristic, but a handful of entrepreneurs, ...
Avoiding PTSD: Genetic tests could help military screen optimal combat candidates

Avoiding PTSD: Genetic tests could help military screen optimal combat candidates

Research offers new support for the idea that genetics can play a key role in determining why some people develop ...
Quest to colonize space demands boost from biotechnology, synthetic biology

Quest to colonize space demands boost from biotechnology, synthetic biology

The lack of technology for such sustainable life support systems is a major factor underlying criticism of human space exploration ...
As the era of the artificial womb approaches, a great debate awaits

As the era of the artificial womb approaches, a great debate awaits

The ability to develop a fetus outside the mother's body could be here within decades. That means society will face ...
Our brains as hard drives -- could we delete, modify or add memories and skills?

Our brains as hard drives — could we delete, modify or add memories and skills?

Research suggests it might one day be possible to tweak our brains -- eliminating traumatic memories or granting new skills, ...
How to teach evolution when students hold creationist views

How to teach evolution when students hold creationist views

University instructors employ a variety of methods when teaching evolution in classes in which large numbers of students reject the ...
Are our views on religion, astrology and new-age beliefs hardwired?

Are our views on religion, astrology and new-age beliefs hardwired?

Our beliefs, including irrational ones such as an embrace of pseudoscience and 'fake news', have been shown to be somewhat ...
How facial recognition software may help identify genetic disorders

How facial recognition software may help identify genetic disorders

The technology might help in diagnosing rare genetic disorders. But the depiction of its promises and challenges by the media ...
Did life originate on Earth? It's becoming more difficult to say 'yes'

Did life originate on Earth? It’s becoming more difficult to say ‘yes’

Discovery of Earth-sized planets and of microbial fossils as old as 4.5 billion years may shed light on the question ...
Unwanted genes: Why can't we just edit them out of our lives?

Unwanted genes: Why can’t we just edit them out of our lives?

Gene therapy 2.0 using CRISPR to knock out harmful genes sounds is a great idea--if and when it works. But ...
Ectogenesis: Artificial placenta could aid premature babies, rekindle abortion debate

Ectogenesis: Artificial placenta could aid premature babies, rekindle abortion debate

Survival rates are likely to be improved for infants born prematurely, and those requiring invasive treatments -- including surgery, cell ...
Transgenic spider silk: About superheroes, medical devices and space elevators

Transgenic spider silk: About superheroes, medical devices and space elevators

Maybe you'd like to be bullet proof like Superman or shoot silk from your body to fling between buildings like ...