Female 'Penis' Found on Brazilian Cave Insects

In what is being called the "world's first" instance of gender-reversed genitalia, scientists have found four species of insects with female "penises." The species live in dry Brazilian caves ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from TIME

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ScienceShot: New Stem Cells a Genetic Match for Adults

Technique could be used in new treatments for Parkinson's disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Science Now

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The moment of conception: Scientists isolate protein that governs first contact between egg and sperm

The moment of first contact between an egg and a sperm is controlled by a key molecule on the surface of the egg cell that allows it to fuse with a sperm to form a fertilised egg, scientists ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from The Independent

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Palcohol powdered alcohol could be available this year

Bikers, hikers, campers and anyone else interested in the potential of carrying around lightweight, powdered alcohol that only needs a little water to become a cocktail now have reason to be ...

13 hours ago from Gizmag

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Study shows rhesus monkeys able to add numbers together for a reward

(Phys.org) A team of researchers working at Harvard Medical School has found that it is possible to teach rhesus monkeys to perform simple addition. In their paper published in Proceedings ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Study finds codeine often prescribed to children, despite available alternatives

Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in U.S. emergency rooms, according to new research from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco.

Sun 20 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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What gave us the advantage over extinct types of humans?

In parallel with modern man (Homo sapiens), there were other, extinct types of humans with whom we lived side by side, such as Neanderthals and the recently discovered Denisovans of Siberia. ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Voodoo dolls shed light on domestic spats

GLUCOSE LOW: Having low blood glucose means you are more likely to stick pins in a voodoo doll that represents your spouse, a new study suggests.

Mon 14 Apr 14 from ABC Science

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Fears Rise Over MERS Outbreak While Saudis Fumble

The deadly virus had been linked to contact with camels, but hints of a rise in human contagion have been muddied by a sluggish Saudi response

12 hours ago from TIME

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False-positive mammograms associated with anxiety, willingness for future screening

Mammograms with false-positive results were associated with increased short-term anxiety for women, and more women with false-positive results reported that they were more likely to undergo ...

Mon 21 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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