21
Feb
The tropical conditions of the Caribbean are not ideal for the preservation of DNA, as the molecules degrade quickly in the warm humid environment, leaving little behind. But a team of scientists has managed to extract and sequence the genome of an extinct species of tortoise that once roamed the Bahamas, making it the very first sample of ancient DNA extracted from an extinct tropical...
19
Feb
The transition from big-screen to small-screen isnt an easy one to navigate. For decades, television networks have attempted to cash in on the name-recognition of hit movies to create a “sure thing” television series. Few have been successful. For every M*A*S*H or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, there are far more Ferris Buellers Day Offs, Gung Hos, or Casablancas. Fargo is an exception to the rule....
17
Feb
New Delhi (CNN)An Indian boy born with four legs and two penises is set to return home after a successful surgery.Doctors at Bangalore's Narayana Health City described the complexities of the case to local reporters at a news conference Thursday.The boy, who has not yet been named, was born with polymelia -- a rare congenital birth defect that results in extra limbs or organs, which...
13
Feb
Plenty of people lampooned Kellyanne Conway for invoking the extremely fake "Bowling Green massacre" to justify Trump's immigration ban. And, yes, some of those jokes were very sick burns. But the Harvard Book Store, an indie bookstore near Harvard University, has something most of us don't: a whole shop full of literature. And so its burn was the sickest of all. SEE ALSO: Facebook users...
7
Feb
(CNN)There is science in art -- the alchemy of paint, the binary codes computing away in a camera, the expressive anatomy in portraiture and sculpture.There is art in science -- the artistic precision of the scalpel, the cool aesthetics of the laboratory, and the intimate observations undertaken by scientists to discover new materials and microbes living unseen in the world.Bio-art, an artistic genre that took...
5
Feb
titled, Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom, from two sources. Further, it would protect the tax-exempt status of any religious organization or privately held company that believes, speaks, or acts (or declines to act) in accordance with the belief that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, sexual relations are properly reserved for such a...
3
Feb
In the late 1960s the scientist behind the worlds most successful antiviral vaccines went into battle against his employer and the US government for custody of the cells that he called his childrenOn 9 October 1964, a baby girl was born at Philadelphia general hospital. She arrived early, when her mother was about 32 weeks pregnant. The baby weighed 3.2lb and was noted to be...
30
Jan
1. The average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days. 2. Dont worry about eating a lot during your period or PMS. Its part of the cycle. Women actually eat the least when theyre ovulating. Nature has a way of balancing things out like that. 3. The ovulatory period is approximately 14 days after the first day of your last period and can last up to 7...