Despite being a playful term, it appears the word "boner" does have a sense of reality to it. The presence of a baculum, or a penis bone, has baffled scientists for decades. It can be as long as a finger in monkeys and two feet long in walruses, but it is completely gone in humans.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), United Kingdom's fertility regulators, are now allowing the "cautious" use of IVF technique to create a baby using DNA from three different people.
New animal species have been found from the ocean floor of the southwest Indian Ocean. The amazing marine discovery was made by scientists from the University of Southampton in an undersea hot springs roughly 2.8 kilometres deep, at Longqi, also known as “Dragon's Breath,” 2000 kilometres southeast of Madagascar.
Researchers from University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center have discovered that nanoparticles could be a solution to making breast cancer treatments more effective as it can slow down tumor growth, sensitize cancer cells and stop breast cancer from spreading.
This year, the field of medicine has taken a giant leap of faith as the first baby with three biological parents was born healthily and successfully. The announcement was a pretty big surprise which garnered both positive and negative feedback from many communities all over the world. But what does it mean to have three biological parents?
A new research headed by Zhiyong Wang from the Carnegie Institution for Science, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to ground-breaking scientific research, has discovered the specific system plants use to regulate their various response to heat between daytime and nighttime.
Denying women access to abortion is more detrimental to their mental health than undergoing an actual abortion.
The asteroid that allegedly hit the Earth and killed all dinosaurs did not actually wipe out all life on Earth. In fact, it may have been one of the reasons why life was restored. There had been reports that life re-emerged exactly where the asteroid hit Earth.
While the rest of the world is worrying about the future robot apocalypse, massive space discoveries and innovations in the fight against global warming, others are constantly exploring the innate nature of man.
Several companies are recalling their products, including waffle mix, crepe mix, kettle chips and macaroni and cheese, after the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) detected salmonella in the manufacturing facility where their milk powder ingredient were made.
One recent interesting find by scientists and archaeologists is the possibility that ancient rats, or marsupials, have lived at the same time as dinosaurs. What makes it more interesting is that the rats, creatures significantly smaller than dinosaurs, may have eaten the said reptiles.
Research shows that humans, among many other creatures, used to have tails, but it has taken more than one evolutionary event to fully get rid of it. The pelvic tailbone may be one of the only clues as to what humans looked like when we had tails.
New technology in medicine and surgery has shown the ability of microscopic brain implants to help people with paralysis in the future. There has been ongoing new research on brain damage and brain implants in the recent years and this new technology is probably one of the most promising yet. Known as the Microcoil, it has the ability to stimulate neurons that can target and control certain cells in the body.
The 20th anniversary of cloning Dolly the sheep has marked two decades of scientific advancement but many cloned embryos still fail to make it to term. Researchers from the U.S. and France studied gene expression in developing clones and they've discovered that majority of losses are due to embryonic death, a failure during the implantation process, or the development of a defective placenta.