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Can Growing Human Organs in Pigs Solve the Organ Shortage?

Singularity University | Farah Mohamed | June 13, 2016 | World
Back in the 90s, a deeply disturbing image surfaced on the nascent Internet: a lab mouse with something looking like a human ear grown on its back.

The Mistrust Of Science

The New Yorker | Paul Vale | June 11, 2016 | Science
If this place has done its job—and I suspect it has—you’re all scientists now. Sorry, English and history graduates, even you are, too.

Egg Farmers Say They'll Stop Grinding Up Millions Of Chicks Alive

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | June 11, 2016 | Green
Most egg farmers in the United States will stop grinding male baby chickens to death over the next four years. United Egg Producers, the industry group that represents 95 percent of egg producers in the country, announced Thursday that they would end the process of “culling”...

Obama's Proposed Drilling Expansion May Cost Us More Than The Oil Is Worth

The Huffington Post | Chris D'Angelo | June 11, 2016 | Green
The Obama administration's proposed expansion of oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico would result in hefty climate-related social costs, a new report found. In fact, those costs, estimated at $58.6 billion to $179.2 billion, may outweigh the economic...

Study Reveals Fertility Tracker Apps Are 'Generally Inaccurate'

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | June 10, 2016 | Healthy Living
By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 06/09/2016 11:08 AM EDT on LiveScience Fertility-focused apps and websites that aim to figure out which days a woman is most likely to conceive may not be very accurate, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed more than 50...

Did Hillary Clinton's Win Make You Cry Happy Tears? Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | June 10, 2016 | Healthy Living
When Hillary Clinton was named the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday, it was marked by numerous expressions of joy, pride, apprehension and anger -- all natural on the spectrum of emotions we experience on a regular basis (and certainly during an election season). But among supporters who cried or...

Women’s And Men’s Brains Work Differently When It Comes To Cooperating

Sara G. Miller | Alanna Vagianos | June 10, 2016 | Women
By: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer Published: 06/09/2016 on LiveScience When men and women work together, their brains may not take the same approach to cooperating, a new study suggests. In the new study, the areas of the brain that lit up were synchronized...

Most Of Us Can't See The Milky Way Anymore. That Comes With A Price.

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | June 10, 2016 | Science
The silver ribbon of stars that wraps the night sky has long been an awe-inspiring sight for anyone who cares to look up. But that’s not the case anymore for people who live under...

This 22-Year-Old Might Have Just Identified 4 New Planets

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | June 9, 2016 | Science
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); One 22-year-old's obsession with "Star Trek" just helped her make an astronomical discovery. Michelle Kunimoto, while working under University of British Columbia professor Jaymie Matthews, was searching through...

Here's Why Men Don't Like Going To The Doctor

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | June 13, 2016 | Healthy Living
Men tend to die earlier than women, are more likely to die from eight out of the ten top causes of death in the U.S. than women, and are also more likely to smoke and drink excessively. Researchers think a...

ISIS Video Shows Explosion Of A 3,000-Year-Old Assyrian Temple

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | June 9, 2016 | World
BAGHDAD, June 9 (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents have posted a video showing a 3,000-year-old temple being blown up at the Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, in their latest assault on some of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural treasures. The United Nations confirmed in...

Ohio State University Disciplines 85 Veterinary Students For Cheating

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | June 9, 2016 | College
(Reuters) - Eighty-five students have been disciplined for cheating on quizzes and tests at Ohio State University veterinary school, the university said on Tuesday. The university found in an investigation that doctoral students at the College of Veterinary Medicine wrongly collaborated on online, take-home...

Damning Report Reveals Palm Oil's Human Cost

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | June 9, 2016 | Green
Palm oil: useful and ubiquitous, it also happens to be one of the most destructive ingredients on the planet. The industry has been linked to mass animal die-offs, widespread razing of rainforests, displacement of indigenous communities, climate change and pollution. Now, according to a

The 4 Newest Elements On The Periodic Table May Soon Have New Names

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | June 9, 2016 | Science
In January, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) made an announcement that rendered science textbooks everywhere out-of-date: Four new elements had been added to the Periodic Table. The elements, which had made the scientific chart’s seventh row officially complete, didn’t have the sexiest...

'Hobbit' Fossil Find Offers New Clues About Evolution Of Human Ancestors

Reuters | Andrew Hart | June 8, 2016 | Science
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Fossils unearthed on the Indonesian island of Flores may resolve one of the most intriguing mysteries in anthropology: the ancestry of the extraordinary diminutive human species dubbed the "Hobbit."Scientists...

Undercover Video Shows 'Hideous' Conditions At Maine Egg Facility

Chris D'Angelo | June 9, 2016 | Green
An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States has revealed what the animal rights group describes as "shocking" conditions at an egg-production facility in Maine. An HSUS investigator filmed the footage, which was released earlier this week. "For one month we had a whistle-blower filming...

Is That Viral 'Owl Hug' Really A Hug?

Hilary Hanson | June 8, 2016 | Good News
If you’ve been on the internet the past couple of days, you’ve probably seen this photo of an owl appearing to "hug" the man who nursed her back to health after a serious injury. But while the media has uncritically portrayed the photo as...

Why Drivers Should Take The Afternoon Slump Seriously

Krithika Varagur | June 10, 2016 | Healthy Living
Many cultures recognize the "afternoon slump" as part of human biology. It's the point of the day after lunch when people either take -- or really want to take -- a siesta.  But there may be another reason to pay attention to your body's afternoon fatigue. Driving in...

Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Thinking These Stationary Circles Are Moving

Bahar Gholipour | June 8, 2016 | Science
The Pinna illusion is one of the best examples of why you should never fully trust your brain. It’s also the subject of two new studies that used brain scans to determine where in our heads reality breaks down and this illusion takes over. If you’ve...

This Plant Could Help Keep Pee Off Your Pants

Casey Williams | June 8, 2016 | Technology
Drop the mop.  Scientists have figured out the inner workings of a plant that’s exceptionally good at sucking up water, and their research could be used to make bathroom urinals less disgusting.  The plant, Syntrichia caninervis, is a desert moss...