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DNA Study Shows Why Neanderthals, Modern Humans Are So Different

Reuters | Reuters | April 18, 2014 | Science
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84 percent identical genetically? Four years after scientists discovered that the two species' genomes differ by a fraction of a percent, geneticists said on Thursday...

7 Things We Can Learn From The East About Aging Gracefully

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | April 18, 2014 | Fifty
The world's largest population of older healthy adults is on the Japanese island of Okinawa. And the last two people who held the title of world's oldest person (116 in both cases) were from Japan. So what does Japan know that the Western world doesn't about longevity and...

Insects With 'Female Penis' May Hold Clues To The Evolution Of Genitalia

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | April 17, 2014 | Science
This is a female insect -- and scientists say that is her "penis." That's right. Scientists say they've discovered four species of Brazilian cave insects with sex-reversed genitalia. The females possess a penis-like organ, the males a vagina-like organ. This is the first documented...

Finding Brown Fat In MRIs Is A Big Step For Obesity Research

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | April 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
A digitally-enhanced axial MRI of the upper chest (as if viewed from the feet). Areas of potential brown fat are shown in green. In the world of brown fat news, this is kind of a big deal. Researchers for the first time...

Archaeologists Unearth New Areas Of Ancient Roman City

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | April 17, 2014 | World
Archaeologists in Rome have unearthed a massive section of the ancient port city of Ostia, shedding new light on the city's historical significance. Researchers for the Portus Project -- an archaeology initiative led by Britain's Southampton University and Cambridge University -- working in collaboration with the...

High Altitude, Low Obesity?

Amanda L. Chan | April 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Morgan Jones Breathing the fresh mountain air might not just be good for the psyche; that altitude may also be good for the waistline. A new study, which focused on US military service members, compared overweight service members in high...

One In Three Americans Think We'll Develop Space Colonies And More By 2064

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | April 17, 2014 | Science
What will the world be like in 2064? Just imagine: Will we have robot caregivers, like in the freaky sci-fi flick "I, Robot?" Will we be able to teleport using a transporter just like on the TV show "Star Trek?" Those may be things...

Argentina Scientists Are Now Attaching Backpacks To Collect Cow Farts

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | April 17, 2014 | Science
Scientists in Argentina may have just the answer to combat global warming. With cows being responsible for up to 25 percent of the methane gas released in the US each year, a group of scientists at Argentina's National Institute of Agricultural Technology is now attaching backpacks to cows...

The Surprising Thing Exercise Can Do For Your Brain

Anna Almendrala | April 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
Why do some people love working out, while others loathe it? If rats are any indication, the will to be active is at least partly genetic, according to a 2013 University of Missouri finding. And according to new research published online in the Journal of Physiology,...

Newfound Earth-Like Planet, Kepler-186f, Is 'Best Case' For Hosting Life, Astronomers Say

AP | Jacqueline Howard | April 17, 2014 | Science
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life. The find, announced Thursday,...

Scientists Clone Stem Cells From Two Adult Men In Major Breakthrough

Reuters | Reuters | April 18, 2014 | Science
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men. The advance,...

Diapers Made From Jellyfish May Be The Next Big Thing In Green Parenting

Mother Nature Network | Nick Visser | April 17, 2014 | Green
This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network: They might sound like they'd be a squishy mess, but researchers promise that diapers made from jellyfish are a cleaner option for both your baby's butt and the environment, reports Discover. The eco-friendly...

Here's What Americans Think Tech Will Look Like In 2064

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | April 17, 2014 | Technology
We think robots could soon make art, half of us are ready for driverless cars, and drones creep us out. These are some of the results of a new study from Pew Research, which asked 1,001 American adults over the phone about their opinions on the future of...

Brain 'Stones' Found In Man With Celiac Disease

Amanda L. Chan | April 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 04/17/2014 10:15 AM EDT on LiveScience A young man in Brazil who suffered from throbbing headaches and vision problems for 10 years turned out to have stonelike buildups of calcium in his brain. The stones were likely a rare complication...

Pristine Shark Fossil Discovered In Arkansas Has Scientists Rethinking Fish's Evolution

Reuters | Reuters | April 17, 2014 | Science
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - You've heard of the Model T Ford, the famed early 20th-century automobile that was the forerunner of the modern car. But how about the Model T shark? Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of the impeccably preserved fossilized remains of a shark that lived...

Study Explores How Racial Bias Plays Into The Social Dynamics Of Babies

Jessica Dickerson | April 17, 2014 | Black Voices
Toddlers picking playmates seems like a pretty innocent occurrence, but one team of researchers has set out to determine just how early racial bias starts playing a role into preference at an early age. Jessica Sommerville, an associate professor of psychology who specializes in cognitive development at University...

Huge Volcanoes On Mercury Shook Planet For Billions Of Years, Scientists Say

David Freeman | April 17, 2014 | Science
Explosive volcanic eruptions apparently shaped Mercury's surface for billions of years — a surprising finding, given that until recently scientists had thought the phenomenon was impossible on the sun-scorched planet. This discovery could shed new light on the origins of Mercury, investigators added. On Earth,...

10 Strange Discoveries That Science Can't Explain (VIDEO)

Jacqueline Howard | April 17, 2014 | Science
There's no question that science has gone a long way toward solving some of nature's deepest mysteries -- everything from finding what black holes are made of to why zebras have stripes. But there are still many scientific mysteries yet to be solved. And...

Veteran Explains How MDMA Helped Heal His Postwar Trauma

Anna Almendrala | April 17, 2014 | Science
MDMA, the illegal raver stimulant commonly known by its street names molly and ecstasy, may be poised to attract a new demographic beyond young people looking to party: Individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. In a Reddit.com Ask Me Anything session Wednesday, Tony Macie, a 27-year-old retired U.S....

Amelia Earhart Update: Experts Say Video Doesn't Show Plane Wreckage

David Moye | April 16, 2014 | Weird News
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Experts retained by an aircraft preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific yields no evidence of the wreckage of the missing plane piloted by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1932. She was trying...