Why NYC is staring down a West Nile epidemic

You thought the germs on the subway pole were NYC’s biggest health threat? Nope — turns out the entire design of the city can affect your well-being, for better or worse. That’s according to Sara Jensen Carr, an assistant professor in architecture, urbanism and landscape at the School of Architecture at Boston’s Northeastern University. In… Read More »

Scientists can now manipulate sperm to determine the sex of cattle. Will they do it with humans?

Sperm can be segregated into male and female, scientists have shown for the first time in a breakthrough experts say could have “disruptive social consequences” if applied to humans. Japanese researchers discovered that sperm bearing the X chromosome, which generates a female when it joins with the X chromosome of an egg, carries molecules which… Read More »