Douglas Main
at 09:13 AM Apr 14 2014

The judgement is likely to influence a crucial government review which is deciding whether the 30 per cent tax rebate for private health insurance coverage ofcomplementary therapies should continue. Australians spend almost $4 billion a year on complementary therapies like vitamins and herbs and almost $10 million on homeopathic remedies.

Devon Maloney
at 09:13 AM Apr 14 2014
Science // 

For nearly half a century, social scientists have operated under the assumption that all basic human emotions are universally recognizable. Countless cross-cultural experiments—not to mention a few television shows (eg Lie to Me)—have both directly and implicitly referenced the notion that every person on earth expresses facial emotion in the same way. Regardless of cultural context, we can all interpret happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust in the expressions of the people around us... right?

Francie Diep
at 09:13 AM Apr 14 2014

Look at a kid under the age of five, and it's hard to imagine what he'll look like in 70 years. But this new piece of software does just that. Check out this series of photos, which compares actual photos of a boy as he grows up (photos on the right) with photos generated by the new aging software, using only the three-year-old picture as a reference (photos on the left).

Douglas Main
at 09:13 AM Apr 14 2014
Nature // 

This material can hold several times its weight in water, and unlike the polymers that currently make up absorbent material in diapers and other products, breaks down in about 30 days. The product owes is absorbent abilities to its cellular structure of jellyfish bodies. “Jellyfish are marine creatures composed of 90 percent water and that live in water," according to Capital Nano, a company funding Cine'al. "Their bodies are formed from material that can absorb high volume of liquids and hold them without disintegrating or dissolving."

Francie Diep
at 08:54 AM Apr 14 2014

So. Yes. A team of doctors is reporting that they grew vaginas in a lab and implanted them in four girls who had underdeveloped vaginas and uteruses because of a rare genetic condition. This is the first time anybody has reported growing vaginas in lab for human patients. About seven years after their initial surgeries, the girls are grown up and doing well. Two of the four could theoretically have children, although neither has reported yet she is pregnant. 

Francie Diep
at 10:45 AM Apr 11 2014
Science // 

Using the most powerful particle collider in the world, a research group at CERN has forged a particle made of four quarks, the European organization announced yesterday.

Douglas Main
at 10:45 AM Apr 11 2014
Nature // 

This material can hold several times its weight in water, and unlike the polymers that currently make up absorbent material in diapers and other products, breaks down in about 30 days. The product owes is absorbent abilities to its cellular structure of jellyfish bodies. “Jellyfish are marine creatures composed of 90 percent water and that live in water," according to Capital Nano, a company funding Cine'al. "Their bodies are formed from material that can absorb high volume of liquids and hold them without disintegrating or dissolving."

 
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