Is Homosexuality in Your Genes?

Is Homosexuality in Your Genes?

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.…

Are Ticks Turning Predatory?

Are Ticks Turning Predatory?

From one of the planet’s most notorious parasites to a number of cases in which its bite has caused severe damage, join us today as we ask are ticks turning predatory? Number 5 Lee Farmer British professional outdoor instructor Lee Farmer had braved the world’s most dangerous jungles and even climbed Mount Everest. In May…

The Survival of the Sea Turtle

The Survival of the Sea Turtle

Sea turtles are miraculous. First, they’ve been around since the late Jurassic, roughly 150 million years ago. Cohorts of the dinosaurs, sea turtles have survived through the challenges of eons, existing still today, where many others have ended their evolutionary run. Second, throughout the centuries and up till today, every living adult sea turtle has…

How Risky Are Vaccines?

Vaccination makes some people uneasy, and it’s not just the needle – the alarming claims we’ve all heard about the dangers of vaccines can make vaccination seem like a big risk to take. But humans’ perception of what’s risky is notoriously unreliable. We tend to underestimate the risks of everyday hazards and worry too much…

11 Insightful Facts About Autism

11 Insightful Facts about Autism Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted, repetitive or stereotyped behavior. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent before a child is three years old. Autism now affects 1 in 88 children; 1 in 54 boys,…