How epigenetic memory is passed through generations

1 day ago - A growing body of evidence suggests that environmental stresses can cause changes in gene expression that are transmitted from parents to their offspring, making "epigenetics" a hot topic. Epigenetic modifications do not affect the DNA sequence of genes, but change how the DNA is ...

Antidepressants rapidly alter brain architecture, study finds

1 day ago - A single dose of a popular class of psychiatric drug used to treat depression can alter the brain’s architecture within hours, even though most patients usually don’t report improvement for weeks, a new study suggests. More than 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. use these drugs, ...

A wife's happiness is more crucial than her husband's in keeping marriage on track

1 day ago - When it comes to a happy marriage, a new Rutgers study finds that the more content the wife is with the long-term union, the happier the husband is with his life no matter how he feels about their nuptials. "I think it comes down to the fact that when a wife is satisfied with ...

NASA locates 'monster' black hole in tiny galaxy

1 day ago - The M60-UCD1, discovered by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 2013, is one of the smallest known galaxies. But now the space agency has discovered that the dwarf galaxy is harboring a "monster" black hole. The diameter of M60-UCD1 is about 300 light years - just 1/500th of our ...

Boom! Earths Population Could Hit 12 Billion by 2100

2 days ago - Earth is fast becoming a more crowded place — and it may become even more crowded than expected. According to a new projection of human population growth, there could very well be 12.3 billion people by century’s end, up to 2 billion more than some estimates. The number’s ... 2

Coffee Drinkers Have Trouble Talking About Emotions?

2 days ago - People who drink a lot of coffee – and other caffeinated beverages – find it more difficult to identify and describe their own emotions. This is the claim of a new study, published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, from Australian researchers Michael Lyvers and ... 1

Tiny Implants Could Give Humans Self-Healing Superpowers

2 days ago - Wolverine, Ghost Rider, the Incredible Hulk — all of these characters have at least one awesome trait in common: the ability to heal themselves. And now, the Pentagon wants to give ordinary people this superhuman capability. A new military-sponsored program aims to develop a ... 2

This is the scariest thing I have seen: The Black Dragons of the Sea

3 days ago - Black dragonfish (Idiacanthus atlanticus) swim in the subtropical and temperate waters of the Southern Hemisphere, traveling as deep as 2,000 meters (6,562 feet) below the surface of the sea. The unusual species are sexually dimorphic, meaning the males and females look ...

Russia develops fuel for nuclear power generation that produces no radioactive waste

3 days ago - Russia's 'Breakthrough' energy project enables closed a nuclear fuel cycle and a future without radioactive waste. The first batch of MOX nuclear fuel has been manufactured for the world's only NPP industrially power generating breeder reactors. The first ten kilograms of the ... 2

Humanity in denial: What we're afraid to say about ebola

4 days ago - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague has ever done. There have been more than 4,300 cases and 2,300 deaths over the past six months. Last week, the World Health Organization warned that, by early October, there may be ... 1

Stringy fields may make the universe swell faster

4 days ago - DARK energy, the mysterious force thought to be responsible for the fact the universe's expansion is accelerating, might come from a series of exotic fields. This notion, which has its origins in string theory, could explain why it was only after galaxies formed that the rate of ...

Sleeping in two segments common in eras before electric lights

4 days ago - Roger Ekrich noticed many old books, including Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales", referenced two periods of sleep being the norm in their era. ...Ekirch somehow rediscovered a fact of life that was once as common as eating breakfast. Every night, people fell asleep not long after ...

Human Spaceflight Launches Will Return to the United States

5 days ago - NASA has just announced that Boeing and SpaceX have been selected to lead the Commercial Crew Program, founded in 2010. Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Dragon V2 will be used to launch humans into Low Earth Orbit and to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral beginning in ...

Planets with oddball orbits like Mercury could host life

5 days ago - Mercury has an oddball orbit—it takes longer for it to rotate on its axis and complete a day than it takes to orbit the sun and complete a year. Now, researchers suggest photosynthesis could take place on an alien planet with a similarly bizarre orbit, potentially helping support ...

Deep Sea Explorers Saw A Creature They Can Hardly Believe Is Real

5 days ago - While there are no shortage of wacky ideas in science fiction about what creatures from other planets might look like, many weird and remarkable creatures can actually be found right here on Earth. Recently, a team from the Nautilus Live expedition piloting a remotely operated ... 2

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