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Birth Control Targeted by Right-Wing Influencers in Wake of IVF Ruling

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June of 2022 — destroying the constitutional right to abortion access — conservative Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his concurring opinion that the court should also reconsider previous rulings that established the right to contraception. Less than a month later, all but 10 House Republicans voted against a proposed bill that would have enshrined access to birth control into law. Senate Republicans didn’t support the legislation, either. If it wasn’t clear then that…

A Leap Forward in Male Birth Control: Non-Hormonal, Reversible Method Unveiled

A new study by the Salk Institute presents a groundbreaking non-hormonal and reversible male contraceptive method using HDAC inhibitors to block sperm production without affecting libido. This method, targeting the regulation of gene expression in sperm production, promises fewer side effects and fully reversible fertility, indicating a significant advance in the development of male contraceptives.Administering an HDAC inhibitor orally stopped sperm production and fertility in mice without impacting their libido.Surveys…

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope image reveals massive star birth in celestial tapestry

n a vibrant display of cosmic artistry, the NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a captivating image of the star-forming region IRAS 16562-3959 within the Milky Way Galaxy. Situated approximately 5,900 light-years away in the Scorpius constellation, this celestial panorama reveals a dynamic tapestry of colours and activities.Hubble's Precision PaletteThe mesmerising snapshot, composed by Hubble Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3, unveils the intricacies of IRAS 16562-3959 through the lens of four specialised filters.…

Abraham De Moivre, His Famous Theorem, and the Birth of the Normal Curve

Public domain/CC BY-SA 2.0 Deed/Public domain/Public domain/Image by Author/Public domainThe life and times of Abraham De Moivre, his famous theorem, and how it set the stage for the discovery of the Central Limit TheoremIt was around 1689 that one of biggest discoveries in probability unfolded in the Swiss Confederation. The protagonist was Jacob Bernoulli and the discovery was the Weak Law of Large Numbers. Bernoulli showed that the mean of a randomly selected sample converges in probability to the mean of the…

News Clues About the Cause of Common Birth Defects

A study from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine reveals new insights into the role of DNA methylation in orofacial development in mice, offering hope for strategies to reduce cleft lip and palate defects in humans. Credit: SciTechDaily.comRecent research identifies DNA methylation’s critical role in craniofacial development, providing a pathway toward preventing cleft lip and palate by understanding environmental impacts on genetic expression.Cleft lip and palate are the most common craniofacial…

Lionel Richie Says No To This Babyname For His Grandkid Ahead Of Baby’s Birth

Famous American singer and songwriter Lionel Richie, father of three, is about to welcome his grandchild between May and June. He is excited about this new baby, but ahead of his birth, he showed his red signal to one name. Lionel Richie’s daughter Sofia and her husband Elliot Grainge will welcome their first child soon. Lionel Richie made it clear that he didn’t want to dominate or intervene in between parents’ choices of baby’s name, but he strictly said no to one name. He said, “You can’t call her…

Chloe Sevigny Is So Over NYC’s Women Who Walk Dogs in Athleisure

W ho better to play a New York high society socialite than Chloë Sevigny, the former club kid turned fashionista who was profiled by Jay McInerney for The New Yorker at 19? In 1995, one year after that infamous piece hit newsstands, Sevigny would star as a Manhattan teen who discovers she’s HIV positive in Kids, written by her pal Harmony Korine. The film was almost immediately cemented as a cult classic, sending her down an arthouse-cinema path that’s included Gummo, Boys Don’t Cry (earning her an Oscar…

Physicians experience worse birth outcomes than lawyers, study finds

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The residency period for physicians typically lines up with their optimal childbearing years. "It can be easy to think, 'Oh, you're just focusing on your career.' But people don't realize how often women are having children during residency," said Lilly Springer, a doctoral student in the Department of Economics at the University of Kansas.

Webb’s Glimpse Into a Star’s Supersonic Birth

Featured in this image from the James Webb Space Telescope is Herbig-Haro 211 (HH 211), a bipolar jet travelling through interstellar space at supersonic speeds. At roughly 1,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Perseus, the object is one of the youngest and nearest protostellar outflows, making it an ideal target for JWST. Credit: ESA/Webb, NASA, CSA, T. Ray (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)JWST’s detailed infrared image of HH 211 uncovers the dynamics of a young protostar’s outflows, offering new…

After Halle Bailey Confirmed The Birth Of Baby Halo, She Responded To A Fan Who Claimed She ‘Lied’ About Her Pregnancy

Near the end of 2023, singer and actress Halle Bailey made headlines when it was reported that she was expecting her first child with boyfriend DDG. The star herself didn’t respond to the chatter, though the rumor mill continued to chun. It wasn’t until earlier in January that Bailey finally confirmed that she’d given birth to a baby boy named Halo. Since the announcement was made, many have offered their congratulations to her and her partner. It would seem that at least one person takes issue with how everything has…