Almost Half of What’s In a Chromosome Is Still a Mystery

Almost Half of What’s In a Chromosome Is Still a Mystery

by ROBBY BERMAN Artist’s conception of DNA (ESB PROFESSIONALS) While it’s true that every chromosome contains some of 25,000 genes, it now turns out to be the case that this is only a little more than half the story. Computer modeling has revealed that up to 47% of each chromosome is an enigmatic sheath-like substance called the “chromosome periphery,” something about which little is known. That’s because it’s almost impossible to get a good look at in actual chromosomes.

Secret Nazi Science Base Discovered in the Arctic

Secret Nazi Science Base Discovered in the Arctic

by PAUL RATNER Propeller-driven snowmobile near Haapasaari, Finland. The swastika was used as the official national marking of the Finnish Air Force and Tank Corps between 1918 and 1945. (SA-kuva) A Russian expedition into the Arctic circle has unearthed a treasure-trove of artifacts from a secret Nazi weather station. It was set up on the island of Alexandra Land (in Franz Josef Land) during World War 2.

How to Negotiate with a Liar

How to Negotiate with a Liar

By Leslie K. John Robust social psychology research indicates that people lie—and lie often. One prominent study found that people tell, on average, one or two lies every day. Negotiators are no exception. Judging from studies done in 1999and 2005, roughly half of those making deals will lie when they have a motive and the opportunity to do so. Typically they see it as a way to gain the upper hand (although it can actually cause backlash and prevent the kind of creative problem solving that leads to win-win deals). Deception…

UCLA Scientists “Jump-start” the Brain of a Coma Patient with New Device

UCLA Scientists “Jump-start” the Brain of a Coma Patient with New Device

by PAUL RATNER A new ultrasound treatment by UCLA scientists was used to restart brain activity in a 25-year-old man recovering from a coma. Before the treatment, the man showed few signs of consciousness and understanding speech, able to perform very limited movements. Three days after the treatment, the man could fully understand language, communicated by nodding his head and even fist-bumped one of the doctors.

Pain Management Should Soon Be Possible Without Fear of Addiction or Overdose

Pain Management Should Soon Be Possible Without Fear of Addiction or Overdose

There is an epidemic going on today that you hear almost nothing about. Yet it effects around 50 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). That’s more than those diagnosed with diabetes and cancer combined. It’s a chronic pain epidemic and it’s everywhere. Such pain is not only devastating for the person and their family, it is also the leading cause of disability. A higher number of cases puts more of a burden on the healthcare system and hampers economic growth. So it isn’t only the person…

Top 10 Most Popular Football Clubs (According To Different Factors)

Top 10 Most Popular Football Clubs (According To Different Factors)

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi rivarly had a massive impact on both of their respective clubs following around the world. In the last 10 years Real Madrid and Barcelona has dominated football on and off the pitch, be it competing for the titles in spain and europe, signing high profile players, biggest sport sponsorship deals or the social media presence.