Brazilian female cave insects have penises and have sex for up to 70 hours

Scientists have discovered gender-bending female cave insects with "very impressive" penis-type organs and can have sex for up to 70 hours at a time.

2 hours ago from The Independent

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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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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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Scientists warn we've hit 'peak beard': The more people grow facial hair, the less attractive it is

After years in the cultural ascendancy, covering all manner of faces from Hollywood to hipster-ville, it seems that the beard's day in the sun might finally be over. 

Wed 16 Apr 14 from The Independent

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Casual marijuana use linked to brain abnormalities in students

Young adults who used marijuana only recreationally showed significant abnormalities in two key brain regions that are important in emotion and motivation, scientists report. The study was a ...

Tue 15 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Bio-engineered vaginas grown from patients' own cells

Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is a genetic condition in which girls are born either without a vagina, or with one that's underdeveloped. While there are ways of addressing the ...

Fri 11 Apr 14 from Gizmag

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Depression predicts subsequent computer use in young men

(HealthDay)—For young men, but not women, symptoms of depression at age 20 years predict subsequent computer use, according to a study published in the March issue of Preventive Medicine.

Tue 15 Apr 14 from Medical Xpress

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Medical breakthrough: How caffeine and a little patience overcame obstacle that allows creation of stem cells from human skin - and heralds new era in fight against age-related diseases

A major obstacle to the creation of human stem cells from an adult patient's skin tissue has been overcome with the help of a little patience and a drop of caffeine, scientists have discovered.

1 hours ago from The Independent

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Pesky flies use fighter jet manoeuvres

SHOO-FLY: What does a tiny fruit fly have in common with the world's most advanced fighter jets? More than you might think.

Thu 10 Apr 14 from ABC Science

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Will an anti-viral drug put paid to measles?

A new drug promises to stop the measles virus in its tracks after people have been infected. Will it help us eradicate measles?

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Newscientist

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