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DNA Study Shows Color Of Neanderthal Eyes

| Traci Watson | Posted 03.20.2012 | Science

In museums around the world, reproductions of Neandertals sport striking blue or green eyes, pale skin, and gingery hair. Now new DNA analysis suggest...

WATCH: How To Extract Your Own DNA

Posted 03.13.2012 | Science

At 40,000 times thinner than a human hair, our DNA isn't usually much to look at. But if you're curious about your genetic material and don't happen t...

Bee Study Showing Bugs' 'Personalities' Has Biologists Buzzing

Posted 03.09.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/08/2012 02:09 PM EST on LiveScience Like humans and other vertebrates, some bees are ...

WATCH: What Gorilla Genes Reveal About Human Evolution

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- Take a trip to the zoo and you can see gorillas are a lot like us. But a new DNA study says we're even more similar than scientists tho...

Am I My Genes? The Question Of Fate, Free Will And Genetics

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2012 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Some feel that God is the ultimate cause of disease. Others don't know what to believe and ponder the "cosmic roll of the dice." "There has to be a purpose to all this happening," one woman told me. "There has to be."

Ancient Bone Discovery Sheds Light On Animal Adaptation To Climate Change

Posted 02.04.2012 | Green

A recent discovery at a goldmine in the Yukon may help scientists better understand how animals have adapted to climate change in the past. A team ...

Is Infidelity Genetic?

Vicki Larson | Posted 04.02.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

When it comes to matters of the heart, love has less to do with the heart and more to do with the brain.

Men of the USS Monitor: Daniel Moore, African American Sailor and Hero

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Daniel Moore was one of the 16 sailors who went down with the USS Monitor. A former slave from Virginia, he enlisted in the Navy but would sadly have little time to enjoy his freedom before sacrificing his life in the service of his country.

The Rising Tide of Empathy

Steven and Michael Meloan | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Steven and Michael Meloan

Moving into 2012, we have renewed opportunities to manifest vital aspects of our humanity. Delivering aid to the needy, helpless and downtrodden is not just the right thing to do, it's an important aspect of how we're wired.

The Context of Sex

Carin Bondar | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science
Carin Bondar

We're not the only girls in the animal kingdom who fall for the wrong guys, strategize about finding 'Mr. Right' and occasionally fend off the advances of unwelcome suitors. Like many other ladies, from beetles to chickens to dolphins, we're generally the 'choosy' sex.

A Secret Code in All of Us

Anne Wojcicki | Posted 03.06.2012 | Science
Anne Wojcicki

I feel giddy about the potential genetic discoveries in the coming decade. It's an incredibly exciting time. Questions that have circled in my head for 32 years may soon get more clarity.

WATCH: Huge Implications For 'Spider Silk'

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Science

Hybrid silkworms that can produce a composite of worm and spider silk in large amounts have been created by scientists from the University of Wyoming....

Our Bodies: With Us Or Against Us?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Can we prevent weight gain and obesity? The answer is self-evident in our rear-view mirror.

Men of the USS Monitor: County Galway, Ireland is Home to Another American Hero

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Thomas Joice (who sometimes went by Joyce) was one of the 16 men who went down with the USS Monitor on Dec. 31, 1862. Some years ago, I researched him for a documentary and have continued to look into his past from time to time.

The 'Best Kept Secret' to Understanding Your Health Risks

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

Evidence strongly dictates that a key ingredient of putting together a long-term plan for aging well is to comprise a detailed family history.

USS Monitor: Could William Bryan Be One of the Skeletons in the Turret?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Launched in Brooklyn on January 30, 1862 and lost in a storm off Cape Hatteras on December 31st of the same year, its legacy has far outlasted its duration.

How DNA Can Help You Find The Perfect Lover

Lone Frank | Posted 01.07.2012 | Books
Lone Frank

A Swiss company called GenePartner ("Love is no coincidence") has taken the search for a mate to a new level by developing a biological matching syste...

Unbelievable Side Effect Of Being Stressed While Pregnant

Jena Pincott | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents
Jena Pincott

There's an avalanche of evidence that women who are under extreme duress in pregnancy have kids who have shorter attention spans, lower IQs, memory deficiencies and health problems.

5 Apples A Day May Actually Keep The Cardiologist Away

Posted 12.24.2011 | Fifty

Just when the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" seems to lose any real meaning behind that condescending rhyme, science steps in to rev...

For The Love Of God: LGBTQ Allies In Faith

Nancy Cronk | Posted 12.24.2011 | Religion
Nancy Cronk

Being a compassionate human being is not the same as endorsing, condoning, or encouraging one sexual orientation over another. It is about compassion and justice.

Watch: AMAZING 'Cyclops' Shark Discovered

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 12.18.2011 | Green

A one-eyed 'cyclops' shark fetus discovered in July is the real thing, according to scientists. The animal was discovered inside its mother, a dusk...

War Of The Worldviews: Where Science And Spirituality Agree And Disagree

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.13.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

People are asking about the major points of contention between science and spirituality. Do we always disagree or are there some points of agreement?

Catherine Pearson

For Heart Health, Eating Well May Trump Genes

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living

Genetic variations play a major role in determining susceptibility to cardiovascular disease but that doesn't mean biology is necessarily destiny when...

Inheriting Alzheimer's: Research See If Disease Could Be Prevented With Drug Treatment Years Before Dementia Begins

New York Times | Posted 12.04.2011 | Fifty

For the Betancur family, it was a kind of pilgrimage, an act of faith in science. In September, four family members traveled from Medellin, Colombi...

Don't Let the French Fries Win - How To Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 11.26.2011 | Parents
Linda Novick O'Keefe

While it won't happen overnight, by engaging your children in a nightly ritual of introducing a new wholesome, tasty food, you are setting the stage for your child's eating habits for a lifetime.