Selective sex abortion causes 32 million excess males in China
Selective abortion in favour of males has left China with 32 million more boys than girls, creating an imbalance that will endure for decades, an investigation released on Friday warned.
Subtle differences can lead to major changes in parasites
Researchers have found the subtle genetic differences that make one parasite far more virulent than its close relative.
Where have all the young girls gone?
The widespread availability of ultrasound scans in India is giving rise to abortions of female foetuses on an unprecedented scale, according to new research by Professor Sonia Bhalotra from the Universitys ...
Report: Unsafe abortions kill 70,000 annually
(AP) -- Increased contraceptive use has led to fewer abortions worldwide, but deaths from unsafe abortion remain a severe problem, killing 70,000 women a year, a research institute reported Tuesday in a major ...
Tunisian woman expecting 12 babies: reports
A Tunisian woman is due to give birth to 12 babies, which could be a world record, press reports said Tuesday, quoting doctors.
Sex discrimination begins in the womb
Women in India are more likely to get prenatal care when pregnant with boys, according to groundbreaking research that has implications for girls' health and survival.
We may be less rational than we think when considering morality and politics
Election seasons can serve as a reminder of just how deeply mysterious the human mind remains. Particularly puzzling is the fact that people are heavily influenced by political advertising on television.
Cattle parasite found throughout Australia, study finds
A parasite linked to dogs and responsible for an estimated $30 million loss to the national cattle industry each year is present throughout Australia, a University of Sydney study has revealed.
Team seeks to learn how humans adapt to high places
How did early humans learn to live at the highest altitudes on earth?
The unstable future of a world full of men
As the global population hits seven billion, experts are warning that skewed gender ratios could fuel the emergence of volatile "bachelor nations" driven by an aggressive competition for brides.
SpaceX completes crucial milestone toward launching astronauts
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is now one more step closer to sending astronauts to orbit. The commercial space firm announced today that it has completed a successful review of the companys ...
NASA Successfully Tests Alternate Launch Abort System for Astronaut Escape
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's next generation of spacecraft will have the safest-ever astronaut escape system, a modern-day version of the reliable Apollo system. Like Apollo, the Orion launch abort system will ...
US abortion views shift, majority are 'pro-life': poll
US opinion on abortion has shifted with, for the first time in nearly 15 years, a narrow 51-percent majority identifying themselves as "pro-life," according to a new Gallup poll published Friday.
National study: Abortion does not cause depression or low self-esteem in adolescents
A new study has determined that teenagers who have abortions are no more likely to become depressed or have low self-esteem than their peers whose pregnancies do not end in abortion.