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LGBTQIA+ STEMM Day queers in science

Today, Queers in Science holds its annual symposium for LGBTQIA+ people who work in the field of STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine). Queers in Science tweeted earlier today that LGBTQIA+ STEMM Day celebrates the wonderful work our queer community does to make the world a better place. Queers in Science aims to showcase …

how gay are you dna test

Scientists have called for the removal of a bizarre new app falsely claiming to determine “how gay” its users are based on their DNA. “How Gay Are You?” is available on GenePlaza, a “DNA and genetics-focused” app store, offering people apps to analyse DNA test results. When users download the app, they’re prompted to have …

gay gene genetics dna study

No individual gene alone makes a person gay, lesbian or bisexual, a major study has found. Instead, thousands of genes likely influence only a part of sexual behaviour. The new international study, published in journal Science and the largest of its kind, looked at genetic markers predisposing us to sexual attraction. The study identified five …

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A new study out of the US has suggested that traditional gender stereotypes are causing some men to dodge efforts to be environmentally-friendly. According to Pennsylvania University Professor of Psychology Janet K. Swim, men can be unwilling to perform environmentally friendly tasks if they perceive them as “gendered”, such as using reusable shopping bags. “There …

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Watching less online porn may lessen the impact on the environment by reducing carbon emissions, according to a new report. Research by French climate think tank The Shift Project found the energy systems for streaming video online — including porn — are responsible for the release of more than 300 million tons of greenhouse gases …

£50 bank of england alan turing

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney announced yesterday the selection of Alan Turing for the new £50 note. Imagery depicting Alan Turing and his work will feature on the new polymer note expected to enter circulation by the end of 2021.  While renowned for his WWII work devising code-breaking machines, Turing also played a pivotal …

Transgender Teenager

A new Australian study has uncovered evidence of a genetic link underpinning gender dysphoria in transgender people. The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, suggests a link between being transgender and changes in genes that process the sex hormones estrogen and androgen. For the study, scientists at Melbourne’s Hudson Institute of …

HIV antibody

A promising candidate for a HIV vaccine may protect against dozens of strains of the virus and is almost ready for human testing, scientists say. The vaccine creates antibodies that attack a vulnerable site of the virus discovered two years ago, according to researchers at the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) …

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A new study in the US has found straight women are more comfortable opening up to gay men than straight guys. The study, published in the US journal Psychological Science, initally surveyed more than 150 heterosexual women about their comfort levels around men. The researchers then conducted a study in which 66 straight women were …

Scientists claim to have successfully eliminated HIV from a group of animals using cutting-edge medical technology. The virus’ ability to hide in latent reservoirs in cells has made it impossible to defeat, but in new research published this week in the journal Molecular Therapy, the US scientists demonstrated that they can completely remove HIV DNA …