A new study shows for the first time germ cells have an inherent property to feminize the body in teleost fish, medaka.
A 14-year-old girl from Barnwell, South Carolina, who’s battling cancer was crowned honorary prom queen on Thursday.
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42 percent of plastic surgeons have seen patients specifically looking to up their selfie game. You don’t need surgery; you need math.
Emergency rooms in Illinois are noticing a recent spike in synthetic pot users who are suffering from “severe bleeding” and state health officials are warning the public to remain vigilant.
Now serving seconds! Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice mix up a pot of Galactic Gumbo, now with an extra helping of more Cosmic Queries. Ingredients for this cosmic dish include the Big Bang, string theory, the expansion of the universe, antimatter, aliens, asteroids, and much more! NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more here: https://www.startalkradio.net/all-access/extended-classic-cosmic-queries-galactic-gumbo/ Credit:…
Texas Tech University’s College of Education has been awarded a grant worth $1,464,882 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the establishment of a data-management system within the University School Partnerships for the Renewal of Education Preparation (US PREP) National Center.
Concussion is a major public health problem, but not much is known about the impacts that cause concussion or how to prevent them. A new study suggests that the problem is more complicated than previously thought.
In the search for extraterrestrial life, scientists have turned over all sorts of rocks. Mars, for example, has geological features that suggest it once had — and still has — subsurface liquid water. Scientists have also eyed Saturn’s moons as well as Jupiter’s as possible havens for life in the oceans under their icy crusts. Now, however, scientists are dusting off an old idea that promises a new vista in the hunt for life beyond Earth: the clouds of Venus.
For more than a week, one of America’s largest cities has been caught in a “hostage situation.” That’s how Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms described the crippling cyberattack from an infamous hacker group known as SamSam, which started last Thursday and has essentially forced an aspiring smart city to revert to pen and paper.
The cyberattack involved, among other things, hackers encrypting city files, locking access to online services, and blocking the city from processing court cases and warrants. …
Researchers are developing atomically thin ‘drumheads’– tens of trillions of times thinner than the human eardrum — able to receive and transmit signals across a radio frequency range far greater than what we can hear with the human ear. Their work will likely contribute to making the next generation of ultralow-power communications and sensory devices smaller and with greater detection and tuning ranges.
The roots of a progressive degenerative disease begin much earlier than previously thought, according to a recent study.