Category: Health

What no one tells new moms about what childbirth can do to their bodies

What no one tells new moms about what childbirth can do to their bodies

The Better Care Reconciliation Act, Republicans’ latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, would let states opt out of insuring prenatal and maternity health care. It could mean a return to the time before...

Genetically engineered humans will arrive sooner than you think. And we’re not ready.

Genetically engineered humans will arrive sooner than you think. And we’re not ready.

Bioengineering has already allowed human beings to take control of their own evolution. Whether it’s emergent cloning technologies or advanced gene therapy, we’re quickly approaching a world in which humans can — and will...

“Avoiding Andromeda Strain” –NASA Identifies 25 Gaps in Our Knowledge to Guard Earth Against Alien Life & Biological Contamination”

“Avoiding Andromeda Strain” –NASA Identifies 25 Gaps in Our Knowledge to Guard Earth Against Alien Life & Biological Contamination”

One of the greatest fears of the world’s space is a real-life Andromeda Strain, the chilling movie about a US research satellite carrying a deadly extraterrestrial microscopic organism that crashes into a small town in...

Wild Dolphins Are Sicker Than Captive Ones, Study Finds

Wild Dolphins Are Sicker Than Captive Ones, Study Finds

Wild dolphins are exposed to more pollutants than their captive counterparts, which could explain why they face higher rates of illness and disease.  They were compared to two populations of captive dolphins in Georgia and...

Listerine for Gonorrhea? It’s Not Just for Gums Anymore…

Listerine for Gonorrhea? It’s Not Just for Gums Anymore…

The bacteria that cause gonorrhea can be found in a person’s throat, but stopping the growth of these germs may be as simple as gargling with mouthwash, a small new study from Australia finds....

If the Sun Is 93 Million Miles Away, Why Can’t We Look Directly at It?

If the Sun Is 93 Million Miles Away, Why Can’t We Look Directly at It?

Regardless of where you observe the eclipse, it’s important not to look directly at the sun with the naked eye. To understand why, think of a child using a magnifying glass outside to burn holes in...

Addiction

Addiction

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.

What Is CRISPR and How Could It Edit Your DNA?

What Is CRISPR and How Could It Edit Your DNA?

Gene-editing tool CRISPR is everywhere in the news, but what is it and could it eliminate disease?

The story of the 500 year old frozen girl

The story of the 500 year old frozen girl

The Inca would sacrifice children after an important event as an offering to there gods.  An Inca girl was only 15 years old and has been nick named ‘the maiden’. Her frozen body was found...