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No Person Should Have More Care in Prison Than in Freedom

Larry Schooler | Posted 03.19.2017 | Politics
Larry Schooler

We run from that which makes us uncomfortable, and those convicted of crime can easily give us that feeling. In the case of Darryl Hunt, I plan to sit with this discomfort and ask myself what care a free person deserves--no matter their past.

I Am My Mother's Chimera. Chances Are, So Are You.

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 03.19.2017 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

Recent advances in DNA sequencing technology have allowed us to probe much deeper into a person's genome, to the point that today scientists believe that chimerism could be far more common than what we originally thought.

My Search For Irish Roots That Turned Up Surprises -- And Sorrow

Mary Novaria | Posted 03.18.2017 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

My mother embraced all things Irish: shamrocks, soda bread and fishermen's sweaters. She chose St. Patrick's Day for my father's funeral and, the night before, she mended the old green, white and orange flag so we could fly it at the house during a reception following the service.

What Child Prodigies Can Teach Us About Autism

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.16.2016 | Science

From a 17-year-old math whiz with two college degrees to a 12-year-old jazz pianist nominated for a Grammy Award, how does a child come to develop the...

You Can Now Preserve The Deceased's DNA To Ease The Finality Of Death

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 03.07.2016 | World

When a person’s time on Earth has passed, there are many options for what to do with the pieces of them that remain. There’s burial, cremation or ...

5 Surprising Ways Your Genes Can Affect Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 02.29.2016 | Science

How can some people get by on six hours of sleep, while others struggle with anything less than nine? Why does depression often go hand in hand with p...

Rare Diseases Are More Common Than You Think

Kaylene Ready | Posted 02.25.2017 | Impact
Kaylene Ready

Feb. 29 is a rare day, dedicated to an important cause called Rare Disease Day. It's okay if you haven't heard of it -- today is dedicated to some of the world's least known diseases, after all.

Should You Consider Sperm DNA Integrity Testing? Maybe, Maybe Not Yet

Dr. David Adamson | Posted 02.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Adamson

Whether this particular test might be right for you depends on your individual situation. As always, talking with your infertility specialist can help in making the right decisions for you when it comes to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

This Gene May Predict How You React To Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.18.2016 | Science

We've long known that pot can affect different people in various ways -- some smokers only experience a slight "buzz" while others can become paranoid...

Decoding the Dark Matter of the Human Genome

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 02.12.2017 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

In 1994, researchers from Harvard and Stanford published a paper in which they described three mice: one was yellow and fat, one mottled and fat, and ...

What Scientists Mean When They Say Race Is Not Genetic

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.10.2016 | Science

If a team of scientists in Philadelphia and New York have their way, using race to categorize groups of people in biological and genetic research will...

The Interesting Link Between Your Height, Your DNA, and Who You Find Attractive

Glamour | Posted 02.05.2017 | Weddings
Glamour

By Korin Miller, Glamour Photo: CN Digital Archive Your genes determine a host of things that make you, well, you. Your hair color, sex, eye color,...

British Scientists Given Green Light To Edit Genes In Human Embryos

Reuters | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.01.2016 | Science

LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Scientists in Britain have been given the go-ahead to edit the genes of human embryos for research, using a technique that s...

The Science Behind How 'Tuxedo' Cats Get Their Patchy Fur

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.07.2016 | Science

From the two-tone coats of cats that look like they're sporting dapper tuxedos to the distinctive piebald patterns flaunted by some horses, many anima...

16 Shocking Predictions for 2016

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.06.2017 | Entertainment
Dr. Carmen Harra

I know it's difficult to imagine a world like this given our present situation, but we're evolving our thinking and finally letting go of old limitations. Look into the future and see us together.

What is Life?

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 12.29.2016 | Science
Benjamin T. Solomon

The weak form of the spirit condition only requires that as a society we seek a non-material God. That is our spirit seeks the one we came from. The strong form is much stricter and requires proof that the spirit has instantiated in the aggregate body. How do we empirically prove that our aggregate bodies have spirits or souls?

DNA Is Not Destiny? Well, Duh

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.21.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A high profile paper just published in the highly prestigious journal Nature suggests that overwhelmingly, cancer results from "extrinsic factors," na...

Most Absurd Yet Insightful Statements Made at Web Summit, World's Largest Startup Conference

Shane M. Kite | Posted 12.18.2016 | Business
Shane M. Kite

The hype at Web Summit was as thick as the fog that delayed flights into Dublin Airport last month at the Earth's largest gathering of startups. "Ko...

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

'The Bone Labyrinth,' A Conversation With James Rollins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.15.2016 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

James Rollins is the New York Times-bestselling author known to millions of fans for his speculative adventure fiction. His novels take readers to unknown worlds, and across eons of time, reminiscent of books by Michael Crichton, H.G. Wells, and Isaac Asimov.

Does Fear Lead to Fascism? A Culture of Fear and the Epigenetics of Terror

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

America is in the midst of an epidemic of historic proportions. The contagion being spread like wildfire is turning communities into battlegrounds and setting Americans one against the other.

This New Technology May Hold Clues To Stopping Viruses

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.09.2015 | Science

Viruses can spontaneously self-assemble in large numbers, but how exactly they assemble has left scientists scratching their heads. Now, an internatio...

Re-Classifying Dogs as Sentient Beings: It's Time, America, It's Time

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 12.04.2016 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

This shift in how we think of our pets -- from animals as property to animals as sensitive beings - isn't just happening in Quebec. New Zealand and France changed their laws this year, too.

Healing Violence This Holiday Season

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rose Kumar, M.D.

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kin...

This Is Holiday Season; Share Your Ancestors' Struggles With the Family

Mary Ann West | Posted 11.25.2016 | World
Mary Ann West

Perhaps your tradition has been to share what you have gratitude for, be it individual or part of a bigger picture. How about switching it up and talk...