Scientists have recently discovered two gene variants that are more common in gay men than straight men, adding to the evidence that homosexuality is, at least, partially genetic. This news may actually sound familiar to you, as studies in the early ‘90s also identified regions on the 8th and X-chromosomes that were correlated with homosexuality.
We all know where babies come from. An egg is fertilized by sperm and the resulting zygote needs to be implanted in a uterus so it can grow and divide. The key here is the union of the gametes: sperm and egg. This means same-sex partners, or partners who are unable to provide gametes themselves,
When you look a bear in the eyes, there’s an intelligent animal behind that. And that’s, I think, an appreciation that in my case has evolved over time. I’m a wildlife biologist and work on grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It’s a humbling experience, because you know there’s something way more powerful than
In an age where your phone can scan your face and buttons are becoming obsolete, who thinks of writing anything by hand anymore? I know it feels archaic to pick up a pencil and use, ugh, lead, but writing down your notes could help you pass your classes. Note-taking is very difficult. You have to
Some very hairy mice are bringing us another step closer to un-LOCKing a way to regenerate a full head of hair. Did somebody say a pun?! About 50% of men and 25% of women experience at least partial hair loss by the age of 50, whether due to age, medical treatments, or disease. Current options
Two women just graduated from Army Ranger school, starting the all-too-familiar debate of women in combat. After more than 10 years of war, with women participating alongside: is there any science that says they shouldn’t be all that they can be? When First Lt. Shaye Haver and Capt. Kristen Griest passed the nine-week training program
What do your phone, the sun, the stove, far-off black-holes and the palm of your hands all have in common? Radiation, baby. It’s everywhere. Up and atom friends, Trace here emitting and absorbing radiation at your eyeballs for DNews! When I say radiation, most people do this, but to be honest, radiation on it’s own
We all have bone marrow but do we even need it? Yes. Very much yes. Hey there skeletons hiding inside sacks of meat, Jules here for DNews! I’m here to talk about bone marrow transplants, but we have to know what bone marrow is in the first place. In our bodies, there are these super