People are standing in crazy-long lines to score a pair of viewing glasses for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
If you love the way your shampoo smells but hate that it sort of ends in the shower, you're going to be all ears (or nose?) for this new chemistry discovery.As reported in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, a team of chemists have found a peptide that they think will help scent stay on your hair longer (as in beyond the bottle, beyond when you wash it). Pointing to the fact that many people select shampoo based on fragrance—but the fragrance ...
A new study finds that people are hard wired to turn their heads to the right when leaning in for a kiss, and men are more likely than women to initiate.
We all know stress isn’t good for us, but according to new research, it can actually age your brain — and African-Americans are particularly at risk.
According to a study, when a man holds the hand of his female partner in pain, their heart rates and breathing patterns match up — and her pain subsides.
David E. Fisher, MD, PhD, and his team at Massachusetts General Hospital set out to tan skin while combating the risk of cancers and aging that can result from sun exposure — and it looks as if they’re well on their way. As a follow-up to a study released in 2006, Fisher and his team just came out with findings of an ingredient that may be applied topically to darken the appearance of human skin in a way that mimics the natural tanning process. Yahoo Beauty spoke with Dr. Fisher about the reasons why these findings are so important.
New studies say mind reading is real, sort of. The test, which was called the “Reading the Mind in the Eyes” test, found that some people can quickly interpret what another person is thinking or feeling just by looking at their eyes. Scientists also did genetic testing on the participants and found that there’s a particular gene variant on chromosome 3 that’s associated with the ability to “read” another person’s eyes.
Catching a cold can seem pretty random: If you’re in the vicinity of someone with a cold, you might get it … or you might not, and the reasoning isn’t always clear. Now, scientists say how well your parents got along when you were a child may be a factor in your susceptibility.
In the latest issue of the journal Fertility and Sterility, the president of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Richard J. Paulson, MD, puts a call to action out to his fellow scientists, saying that they have a special obligation to correct “unscientific conclusions attributed to science” — especially when these conclusions have to do with when life begins. First, the new Republican-led Congress introduced a bill that would create a federal definition of “personhood,” or the entity of human life, stipulating that it begins at fertilization. Next, 10 states — Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, South Carolina, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington — have also introduced similar personhood or fetal rights’ bills in their respective legislatures in the past few months.
One hour into a loud, contentious town hall meeting in his home state of Utah, Congressman Jason Chaffetz was asked two simple questions by a young girl named Hannah Bradshaw. Asking the sitting congressman if he believes in science is sadly a relevant question. Chaffetz has called global warming “a farce,” and just this week co-sponsored a bill to abolish the Department of Education.
Yes, it’s true — researchers are one step closer to producing mass quantities of human skin. According to an article from Digital Trends, scientists from Spain have created a prototype for a 3D bioprinter that has the ability to manufacture skin that is comprised of an epidermis (the top layer of skin, which is responsible for making new skin cells, giving skin its color, and protecting the body) and dermis (the second, thicker layer of skin, which produces collagen, giving skin its elasticity and strength). “Over the past 15 years, we’ve been developing a method to produce large surfaces of human skin starting from cells that we isolate from a small biopsy of one patient,” José Luis Jorcano, professor of bioengineering and aerospace engineering at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, told Digital Trends.
Scientists allege in a recent study that menopause, when females no longer produce eggs to bear children, was an evolutionary development that helps end conflict between mothers and daughters. In the study, the researchers state that menopause helps alleviate strife between females and keeps them from being a sexual threat to their offspring. The study was conducted at the University of Exeter and examined one of only three species on the planet that undergo menopause — killer whales.
Winter is here for a few more weeks, and unfortunately, that means chapped lips are, too. But before you repeatedly layer (and layer and layer) your lip balm, read this: It turns out, not all formulas are created equal and some could even be making your chapped lips worse. For an expert ...
There’s new hope for the millions who suffer from a painful form of eczema. Researchers have discovered a peptide that can encourage skin cells to produce a naturally occurring protective compound.
A majority of us grew up believing the magical “five-second rule,” where if you grab food you’ve dropped on the floor, it doesn’t pick up any germs if you pick it up quickly.
Like our hair colour or height, our eye colour is one of the first things we learn about ourselves when we’re little. The study by the University of Copenhagen found a genetic mutation which happened 6,000 to 10,000 years ago and determined the eye colour of all blued-eyed people today. Professor Hans Eiberg from the study told Science Daily that originally, everyone had brown eyes, but that a genetic mutation affecting a gene in our chromosomes “turned off” the ability to produce brown eyes.
George Clooney might have an issue with a gene called IRF4. London researchers have identified a gene that causes hair to lose its natural color, reports the BBC. “We already know several genes involved in balding and hair color but this is the first time a gene for graying has been identified in humans,” says lead author Kaustubh Adhikari of University College London.
Related: Knowing How You Decide Is As Important As the Decision The authors, led by Uma R. Karmarkar of Harvard Business School, conducted two experiments in which they brought in volunteers and showed them a bunch of different attributes about laptop satchel bags, each displayed alongside a photo of the bag — some of them positive, some of them negative. The participants were told that all of the information they were viewing was real and that they’d eventually be tasked with actually choosing which of the satchel’s they’d most want to own.