Archive for April, 2008

How Does Cloning Work?

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Cloning may invoke an image of an army of identical cows or sheep churned out factory-style, but in actuality, the process is much more laborious. The term “cloning” generally applies to a process more technically known as somatic cell nuclear transfer. What that means is that the DNA from the cell of an adult animal [...]

Why Humans Bother With Emotions

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

The last few weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions for me.I’m sad, I’m angry, I’m happy, I’m anxious. At the end of the day, I’m physically and mentally exhausted from the whirling dervish that seems to have taken over my head. Why do we have emotions? Wouldn’t it better to have the heart [...]

10 Tips for Avoiding Cancer

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Many people think cancer is entirely genetic and cannot be avoided, but that’s not true. Healthy behaviors could prevent about half of cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. Here are 10 lifestyle changes, all based on the latest research, that can improve the odds against cancer. The tips come from Dr. Anne McTiernan [...]

Sex and Financial Risk Linked in Brain

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new brain-scan study may help explain what’s going on in the minds of financial titans when they take risky monetary gambles – sex. When young men were shown erotic pictures, they were more likely to make a larger financial gamble than if they were shown a picture of something scary, such [...]