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Germany's wolf population on the rise, new data shows
By the 2030s, every second summer over almost all of the entire Northern hemisphere will be hotter than any record-setting hot summer of the past 40 years. By 2050, virtually every summer will be hotter than anything we've experienced to date.
Living in the fallout zone from a nuclear disaster would be no worse for our health than living in London, due to its scale of pollution.
The most dramatic divergence between humans and other primates can be found in the brain. Our brains are three times larger, have many more cells, and one gene involved in the production of dopamine was highly expressed in human neocortex and striatum but absent from the neocortex of chimpanzees.
Super recognizers, who have an uncanny ability to recognize faces, pay greater attention to the nose than other people
Drilling Reawakens Sleeping Faults in Texas, Leads to Earthquakes
The Big Vitamin D Mistake - statistical error discovered RDI set 3-4 times to low.
Lightning makes new isotopes
Introverts may miss leadership chances because they overestimate how stressful it will be
Bones show Dolly’s arthritis was normal for a sheep her age
Cinnamaldehyde, an essential oil that gives cinnamon its flavor, may improve metabolic health. The ingredient induces fat cells, or adipocytes, to start burning energy through a process called thermogenesis.
Smart people have better connected brains - In intelligent persons, certain brain regions are more strongly involved in the flow of information between brain regions, while other brain regions are less engaged.
Map of the 11 worldwide Hydroacoustic sensors, of which some (quite possibly) detected the Argentinian submarine explosion.
Artificially lit surface of Earth at night increasing in radiance and extent
Avatar therapy 'reduces power of schizophrenia voices': Confronting an avatar on a computer screen helped patients hearing voices to cope better with hallucinations. Patients who received this therapy became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who had counselling instead.
A population of finches on the Galapagos has been discovered in the process of becoming a new species
Scientists have discovered that flies carry more diseases than suspected. The house fly and the blowfly together harbour more than 600 different bacteria, according to a DNA analysis.
A highly ambitious collaborative project to map all the cells in the human body is officially underway
How Asian nomadic herders built new Bronze Age cultures
Migratory whooping cranes choose long-term partners years before breeding new study finds
Study finds that fatty acids released into the air from cooking with deep fryers may help form clouds that limit global warming
Scientists at EPFL have discovered a new toxic form of Tau that forms as a result of its interaction with cell membranes. The research is published in Nature Communications and provides novel insights into possible mechanisms by which this protein moves in the brain and kills neurons.
A study shows how both hemispheres of our brain work together to understand puns. Also explains why some people seem to have no sense of humour.
Molecular and cellular reorganization of neural circuits in the human lineage[WHAT MAKES US HUMAN: DOPAMINE INJECTION BOOSTED OUR BRAINS TO SET US APART FROM CHIMPS AND MONKEYS]
The plague-causing bacterium may have first come to Europe with the large-scale migration of steppe nomads in the Stone Age, millennia before the first known historical epidemics. Findings also confirm plague bacteria undergoing genetic mutations related to its virulence at the time of its arrival.
Evidence of molting and the function of “rock-nosing” behavior in bowhead whales in the eastern Canadian Arctic[Whales Have An Exfoliation Ritual To Keep Their Skin Fresh]
Witnessing morning incivility darkens your experience of the whole day
The Big Vitamin D Mistake
The human genome project sequenced our DNA to give a “parts list” for a person. Now, researchers are pushing that understanding further by mapping out the tissue-specific expression of these genes in humans (44 tissues and 449 tissue donors)
Prions Found in Skin of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Patients
New way to write magnetic info could pave the way for hardware neural networks
Bowhead whales come to Cumberland Sound in Nunavut to exfoliate
Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds
New model explains expansion of the universe and rotation speeds of galaxies without dark matter and dark energy
Reddit in research - a content analysis of questions about gout posted on /r/gout
Scientists created a mini biohybrid robot using algae, to travel through people in response to magnetic signals, that could one day carry drugs to specific parts of the body, minimizing side effects. What’s more, the robot—and its magnetic coat—appear to kill cancer cells.
Multiplex recording of cellular events over time on CRISPR biological tape[World’s Smallest Tape Recorder Is Built From Gut Bacteria/Microbes]
People who think they exercise less than their peers die earlier, regardless of their actual activity levels
IceCube turns the planet into a giant neutrino detector
Soft robotic ventricular assist device with septal bracing for therapy of heart failure
16 h_wu So... I am the first author of this paper and I want to make 2 points... 1 - I just want to point out that while the shaving cream thing is maybe more flashy, phthalates are ubiquitous chemicals ALL around us. It's not just in shaving cream, it's in many many products. In fact, many of us breath in phthalate particles just from you know, existing and breathing. 2 - reducing men's chances of becoming fathers... is not technically something we did in this paper. The paper does not really suggest that higher exposure to this stuff reduces a man's fertility. What we did is look at sperm DNA methylation and in a small part relate that sperm DNA methylation to embryo quality in an IVF setting. If someone is really interested in male fertility, we'd have to look at male infertility diagnoses, IVF success, etc. Here is a related paper directly looking at phthalates and embryo quality.
3 app4that Assuming this research is accurate the solution is fairly simple: Use a mechanical razor or remain traditional and try shaving oil or soap in place of chemical cream/foam-in-a-can. Another alternative is to use something like Shea Butter to shave with - you will probably never get a smoother shave...
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2 Bravehat Well the moral from this particular bent of science is pretty simple. Get out of cities and away from man made products or you won't be making men much longer.
1 ChefGoldbloom Brb need to go chug some shaving cream
1 EvilFireblade Time to bathe in shaving cream!