Mars has all the ingredients necessary to support life — in its subsurface

Mars has all the ingredients necessary to support life — in its subsurface

[A] new paper in Astrobiology shows that there might very well be a place where life can sustain itself on ...
Video: Discovery of Homo naledi suggests ‘maybe brain size isn’t all it’s cracked up to be’ when it comes to human evolution

Video: Discovery of Homo naledi suggests ‘maybe brain size isn’t all it’s cracked up to be’ when it comes to human evolution

The small brains of Homo naledi raise new questions about the evolution of human brain size. Big brains were costly ...
Endometriosis falls into the abyss of ‘women’s diseases’: Here’s what a pioneering bioengineer is designing to redress that

Endometriosis falls into the abyss of ‘women’s diseases’: Here’s what a pioneering bioengineer is designing to redress that

Dr. [Linda] Griffith founded the [Gynepathology Research] lab in 2009 with the goal of helping researchers solve endometriosis, a chronic ...
After years of public and regulatory resistance in the US, first batch of mosquitoes genetically engineered to end Zika, dengue and other transmittable diseases are released

After years of public and regulatory resistance in the US, first batch of mosquitoes genetically engineered to end Zika, dengue and other transmittable diseases are released

After a decade of fighting for regulatory approval and public acceptance, a biotechnology firm has released genetically engineered mosquitoes into ...
Can ‘remarkable’ mRNA technology used to develop Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines combat other diseases?

Can ‘remarkable’ mRNA technology used to develop Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines combat other diseases?

Harry Al-Wassiti, a bioengineer from Monash University, has been working with mRNA technology for several years, and he describes the ...
Humans lived in caves in Africa and used fire and tools as far as two million years ago

Humans lived in caves in Africa and used fire and tools as far as two million years ago

A large cave nestled in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert might be the first on Earth to have housed human activity, ...
Anti-aging pill for women? Neutraceutical in development shows significant promise in improving muscle health

Anti-aging pill for women? Neutraceutical in development shows significant promise in improving muscle health

A small clinical trial of postmenopausal women with prediabetes shows that the compound NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) improved the ability of ...
Viewpoint: What’s causing an explosion in incidents of Parkinson’s disease? Do household products play a role?

Viewpoint: What’s causing an explosion in incidents of Parkinson’s disease? Do household products play a role?

[Ray] Dorsey, a neurologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center and author of Ending Parkinson’s Disease, believes a Parkinson’s ...
10 cases in the world: Here’s the remarkable story of woman who got pregnant while already carrying a baby

10 cases in the world: Here’s the remarkable story of woman who got pregnant while already carrying a baby

Noah's first close-ups, taken by ultrasound at seven and 10 weeks into the pregnancy, showed 39-year-old mom Rebecca Roberts and ...
3-D technology is reinventing paleoanthropology and the reconstruction of fossils

3-D technology is reinventing paleoanthropology and the reconstruction of fossils

In 2018 a student excavator, Samantha Good, came upon the adult male skull of a Paranthropus robustus, lying upside down, ...
Viewpoint: A case for moderate exercise — We get the most cognitive benefits by ‘performing activities that we evolved to perform’

Viewpoint: A case for moderate exercise — We get the most cognitive benefits by ‘performing activities that we evolved to perform’

Your body clearly benefits from a daily moderate level of exercising. Does your brain care?  Yes, your brain does pay ...
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Video: Viewpoint — The upside is immense but ‘threats from CRISPR gene editing are too big to ignore’

Video: Viewpoint — The upside is immense but ‘threats from CRISPR gene editing are too big to ignore’

CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is a revolutionary technology that gives scientists the ability to alter DNA. On ...
Subtle shift in the causes and treatment of cancer in the US underway

Subtle shift in the causes and treatment of cancer in the US underway

At first glance, it appears that little will change between now and 2040 when it comes to the types of ...
Lack of sleep nearly doubles risk of sexual dysfunction, concludes Mayo Clinic study

Lack of sleep nearly doubles risk of sexual dysfunction, concludes Mayo Clinic study

Consistently getting a bad night's sleep may lead to an unsatisfactory sex life for many older women, a new study ...
Still-unnamed rare genetic disease linked to abnormal brain development in children

Still-unnamed rare genetic disease linked to abnormal brain development in children

Scientists have discovered a new genetic disease, which causes some children’s brains to develop abnormally, resulting in delayed intellectual development ...
Viewpoint: Republican war against ‘cancel culture’ moves from targeting Dr. Seuss to transgender children, claim LQBTQ activists

Viewpoint: Republican war against ‘cancel culture’ moves from targeting Dr. Seuss to transgender children, claim LQBTQ activists

What does a wave of legislation targeting transgender children in state houses across the country have in common with the ...
2.5 billion: That’s how many T. rexes may have roamed the Earth over their 3-million-year reign

2.5 billion: That’s how many T. rexes may have roamed the Earth over their 3-million-year reign

On average, researchers estimate that some 20,000 T. rex lived at any one time and that about 127,000 generations of ...
Does your child snore? Links found to brain changes and behavioral problems as they grow older

Does your child snore? Links found to brain changes and behavioral problems as they grow older

[R]esearchers examined MRI images collected from more than 10,000 children aged 9 to 10 years enrolled in the Adolescent Brain ...
Malaria vaccine? Burkina Faso trial shows Oxford shot is up to 77% effective

Malaria vaccine? Burkina Faso trial shows Oxford shot is up to 77% effective

The hunt for a malaria vaccine has been going on the best part of a century. One, the Mosquirix vaccine ...
Infographic: Gene therapy drugs that silence the effects of faulty genes could help tackle Huntington’s and other neurodegenerative diseases

Infographic: Gene therapy drugs that silence the effects of faulty genes could help tackle Huntington’s and other neurodegenerative diseases

Huntington’s disease (HD) is an inherited condition that causes widespread deterioration in the brain and disrupts thinking, behaviour, emotion and ...
Why humans evolved to be the sweatiest of the Great Apes

Why humans evolved to be the sweatiest of the Great Apes

Humans have a uniquely high density of sweat glands embedded in their skin — 10 times the density of chimpanzees ...
Opioid vaccine could rein in addictions? Shot in development targets fentanyl, blocks drug from reaching the brain

Opioid vaccine could rein in addictions? Shot in development targets fentanyl, blocks drug from reaching the brain

Research is underway to develop a twice-per-year vaccine that may help people overcome opioid addiction. The vaccine, which is being ...
How our brain balances and blends past experiences with current perceptions

How our brain balances and blends past experiences with current perceptions

Our ability to make sense of our surroundings, to learn, to act and to think all depend on constant, nimble ...
Viewpoint: Why are misconceptions about transgender youth so widespread? Maybe too many people listen to misinformed pundits like FOX’s Tucker Carlson

Viewpoint: Why are misconceptions about transgender youth so widespread? Maybe too many people listen to misinformed pundits like FOX’s Tucker Carlson

[Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson has] repeatedly mangled and misrepresented the science on gender dysphoria and transgender youth. ... "There ...
Why are Artificial Intelligence (AI) robots and voices almost all women? And what does that say about our culture?

Why are Artificial Intelligence (AI) robots and voices almost all women? And what does that say about our culture?

With the proliferation of female robots such as Sophia and the popularity of female virtual assistants such as Siri (Apple), Alexa ...
‘Be Eggceptional. Help a family’s dream come true. Become an egg donor today’: Ads seeking egg donors target Ivy League, mostly white students. Is that ethical?

‘Be Eggceptional. Help a family’s dream come true. Become an egg donor today’: Ads seeking egg donors target Ivy League, mostly white students. Is that ethical?

The quarter sheet of thin paper featured a woman’s silhouette, leaping with open arms over an explosion of rainbow-hued long-tailed ...
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