home
RSS
AAAS: Brains, asthma, and bedbug sex
This Fab@Home device, from the Computational Synthesis Laboratory at Cornell University, printed a model of an ear and a pinwheel out of silicon during a press briefing. This technology is capable of printing objects out of cartilage.
February 25th, 2011
01:30 PM ET

AAAS: Brains, asthma, and bedbug sex

It's no wonder journalists come from as far away as Sweden, Uganda and Australia to attend the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. This year's conference, which took place earlier in the week, was a truly special meeting of minds.

There was so much to learn from the scientific sessions, which showcase leading researchers explaining everything from the neuroscience of stuttering to treatments for obsessive compulsive disorder to oral sex leading to oral cancers.

A bionic arm shown at the conference may offer a novel solution for amputees, as well as other interventions for people with movement problems. Being a lover of learning foreign languages, I was intrigued to learn about the brain advantages associated with being bilingual, and research about the neurobiology of criminal behavior generated thoughtful discussion.

In other panels I learned about the search for distant planets, the progress of the Large Hadron Collider, and the legacy of Marie Curie. I also saw a three-dimensional printer, capable of printing a human ear out of cartilage material, in action.

Of course, there wasn't room to write up all of the insights from all of the presentations. Here are a few interesting facts that didn't make it into my coverage:

* Smell and taste receptors have been found in sperm, indicating that these senses are actually integral to the fertilization process, said Gary Beauchamp of the Monell Chemical Senses Center
* Doctors in different countries strongly disagree about how to diagnose asthma, said David Van Sickle of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
* Criminals who haven't offended in four years showed the same brain abnormalities as chronic offenders, indicated in preliminary results by Dustin Pardini of the University of Pittsburgh, who works on the Pittsburgh Youth Study
* Teens use oral sex as a gateway to vaginal sex, with most having vaginal sex within six months of oral sex, said Bonnie Halpern-Felsher of the University of California, San Francisco

And, of course, there's everything that science journalists talk about at networking events. Within the first minute of meeting a new friend, I learned that bedbugs, which continue to wreak havoc in the U.S. and abroad, mate by "traumatic insemination." In other words, the male bedbug stabs the female's abdomen with his genitals and forcibly injects sperm into her, thus perpetuating new generations of pests. How's that for an ice-breaker! Use that one at your next cocktail party.


soundoff (1,411 Responses)
  1. 먹튀검증사이트

    https://gumroad.com/2748100625977/p/how-to-play-poker-a-edge-play

    February 11, 2021 at 13:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. togel singapore hari ini

    Hi there to every , because I am genuinely keen of reading
    this weblog's post to be updated on a regular basis. It consists of nice information.

    February 12, 2021 at 04:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. หวยเด็ด

    Thanks for a marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author.
    I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and may come back
    very soon. I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great writing, have a nice
    afternoon!

    February 12, 2021 at 10:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. 출장안마

    Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article! It's the little changes which will make the largest changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

    https://pastebin.fun/h8mJd6NL6J

    February 12, 2021 at 10:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. slot online

    I'm really enjoying the design and slot of your slot online.
    It's a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here
    and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
    Outstanding work!

    February 12, 2021 at 12:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. how to hack a snapchat account tutorial 2020

    I cherished as much as you'll receive carried out right here.
    The cartoon is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get bought an shakiness
    over that you would like be delivering the following.

    ill surely come further earlier again as precisely the similar
    nearly very regularly within case you shield this increase.

    February 12, 2021 at 19:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. dịch vụ chứng minh thu nhập

    It's in reality a great and helpful piece of info. I'm happy that
    you just shared this helpful information with us.
    Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

    February 12, 2021 at 21:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. wordpress.com

    wonderful post, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists of this sector do not notice this.

    You must proceed your writing. I am sure, you have a great readers' base already!

    February 13, 2021 at 03:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. childrens bedding wordpress.com

    Good day! I could have sworn I've been to this blog
    before but after browsing through some of the posts I realized it's new to me.
    Anyhow, I'm certainly pleased I stumbled upon it and I'll be book-marking it and checking back often!

    February 13, 2021 at 08:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. polri presisi

    This post provides clear idea in support of the new users of blogging, that in fact how to do blogging.

    February 13, 2021 at 11:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. 먹튀검증사이트

    Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post! It's the little changes that produce the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!

    http://ugreshlib.ru/user/d3pwqfa350

    February 13, 2021 at 13:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. 먹튀검증커뮤니티

    http://playonly.me/user/coilchive4/

    February 13, 2021 at 15:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. childrens curtains xyz

    Asking questions are in fact pleasant thing if you are not
    understanding anything totally, but this piece of writing offers fastidious
    understanding even.

    February 13, 2021 at 20:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. minecraft montage thumbnail

    For newest information you have to visit web and on the web I found this website as a best web page for hottest updates.

    February 13, 2021 at 21:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. worldfree4u-ws

    Hi there to every one, the contents existing at this web site are actually remarkable for
    people experience, well, keep up the nice work fellows.

    February 14, 2021 at 00:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. brestrogen cream price

    Hi there! This article could not be written much better! Lookng
    at this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept talking about this. I am going to send this artcle to him.
    Pretty sure he'll have a very good read. Thank you for sharing!

    Alsso visit my web-site brestrogen cream price

    February 14, 2021 at 00:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. 부산출장

    https://writeablog.net/pimplearcher15/the-main-advantages-of-biodynamic-massage

    February 14, 2021 at 01:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. betflix

    เพราะสเต็ปนี้เพราะเหตุใดถึงมีผลกำไรมากยิ่งกว่าปิงปอง betflix ก็เนื่องจากว่าปิงปองจะออกสลับกัน1-1
    แต่ว่าสเต็ป2-1-2นั้น เสมือนเป็นการเบิ้ลของใงใดฝั่งหนึ่งนั่นเอง ยิ่งเริ่มต้นด้วยฝั่งน้พเงินด้วยแล้ว เราจะได้กำไรเต็มๆดอก เนื่องจากว่าพวกเราจะไม่โดนหักค่าน้ำ
    และจากนั้นก็เป็นการได้กำไรแบบคูณ2เลยก็ว่าได้ แถมตบด้วยสลับไปอีกฝั่งวางเดิมพัน1ไม้ตัดด้วยอีกฝั่งเบิ้ล2ไม้
    ซึ่งสเต็ปนี้มันมากมายๆในหมูเซียนบาคาร่า หรือ ผู้เล่นที่เทคนิคพราวแพรว บอกเลยว่ายังยังไงก็คุ้มค่าที่ได้ใช้สเต็ปนี้

    February 14, 2021 at 04:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Ira Cartaya

    My goal here is to link the wordpress blog entries to a frame in a personal site. So I want only the blog entries to appear, but none of the menu bars or other things associated with wordpress only what was posted. I know wordpress is done in PHP so i was wondering if anybody knew the specifics of the coding and how I would go about doing this.. . Thanks!.

    https://twitter.com/straininfoonli1

    February 14, 2021 at 11:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. treadmill

    Good post however I was wondering if you could write a
    litte more on this topic? I'd be very thankful if you could
    elaborate a little bit more. Appreciate it!

    February 14, 2021 at 13:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. best university in indonesia

    Hi colleagues, good piece of writing and pleasant urging commented here, I am truly enjoying by these.

    February 14, 2021 at 16:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. 헌병대

    Highly energetic article, I liked that bit. Will there be a part 2?

    February 14, 2021 at 18:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. สมัคร สล็อต xo

    Hello, i feel that i saw you visited my website so i came
    to return the desire?.I am attempting to find issues to enhance my website!I assume its ok to make use of some
    of your ideas!!

    February 14, 2021 at 20:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. หวย

    Thanks for a marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading it,
    you could be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and
    will often come back someday. I want to encourage you continue your
    great job, have a nice afternoon!

    February 15, 2021 at 00:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. 토토사이트

    https://vinhomessaigon.net/forum/profile.php?section=personality&id=625863

    February 15, 2021 at 01:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. 출장

    You ought to be a part of a contest for one of the greatest sites online. I most certainly will highly recommend this web site!

    https://pbase.com/topics/ferryborder63/what_is_a_deep_tissue_massag

    February 15, 2021 at 02:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. https://statvoo.com/website/internationaldaylilysociety.org

    I was suggested this website by my cousin. I amm not sure
    whether this ppst iis writtn by him as no one else know
    such detailed about my problem. You're wonderful!
    Thanks!

    February 15, 2021 at 03:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. daftar imfbet

    Great beat ! I wish to apprentice while you
    amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog web site?
    The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny
    bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright
    clear concept

    February 15, 2021 at 03:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Jeffrey Plackett

    How can my blog be popular and read by many people?

    https://ask-cloudkicker.tumblr.com/

    February 15, 2021 at 03:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. cloud server

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I
    clicked submit my comment didn't show up. Grrrr...
    well I'm not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

    February 15, 2021 at 10:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. หวย

    I have read several just right stuff here.
    Definitely price bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how a lot attempt you put to create this sort of excellent informative web site.

    February 15, 2021 at 12:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. brestrogen scam

    I really like reading aan article that can make men and women think.

    Also, thank you for permitting me to comment!

    Feeel free to surf to my webpage – brestrogen scam

    February 15, 2021 at 17:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. 먹튀천국

    Spot on with this write-up, I truly think this site needs a great deal more attention. Iíll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the advice!

    http://fernandozywr968.wpsuo.com/the-ultimate-glossary-of-terms-about-meogtwigeomjeung

    February 15, 2021 at 20:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. 먹튀검증

    There is certainly a lot to learn about this subject. I like all of the points you have made.

    http://gatherbookmarks.com/story8124077/playing-round-craps-with-the-chances-card

    February 15, 2021 at 23:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. thednscheck

    Very good info. Lucky me I came across your website by accident (stumbleupon).
    I've bookmarked it for later!

    February 16, 2021 at 05:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Van delivery hire

    Exceptional post but I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject?
    I'd be very grateful if you could elaborate a little
    bit further. Thank you!

    February 16, 2021 at 06:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Home Loan in Pune

    Hmm it appears like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I'm still new to everything. Do you have any tips for beginner blog writers? I'd genuinely appreciate it.

    https://bit.dev/cementpie4/

    February 16, 2021 at 06:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. betflixfun

    บาคาร่า เกมไพ่ที่ได้รับความนิยมาอย่างนาน กระทั่งในปัจจุบันผู้เล่นสามารถร่วมเล่นเกมอันโด่งดังนี้ได้ไม่ว่าจะหนทางคาสิโน หรือ คาสิโนออนไลน์ ที่สะดวกสบายไม่เสียเวล่ำเวลาเดินทางไกล แถมยังได้อัตราการจ่ายที่สูงรวมทั้งโบนัสอีกมาก ให้ผลประโชน์กับผู้เล่นสูงสุด

    February 16, 2021 at 08:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Corinne

    Simply want to say your article is as astonishing. The clarity for your submit is simply nice and i can suppose you are an expert in this subject.
    Fine together with your permission let me to grasp your feed to keep updated with coming near near post.

    Thank you one million and please keep up the gratifying work.

    February 16, 2021 at 10:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. 서울출장

    https://pbase.com/topics/spacekitten38/how_does_warm_stone_massage

    February 16, 2021 at 15:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. lasertest

    Admiring the persistence you put into your site and detailed information you present.
    It's great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the same unwanted rehashed material.
    Wonderful read! I've bookmarked your site and I'm including your RSS feeds to my Google
    account.

    February 16, 2021 at 21:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. 우리카지노쿠폰

    Pretty! This has been a really wonderful article. Thanks for providing this information.

    http://www.socialbookmarkssite.com/user/marysummer03

    February 16, 2021 at 22:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. best university in indonesia

    Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few
    of the images aren't loading properly. I'm not sure why
    but I think its a linking issue. I've tried it
    in two different internet browsers and both show the
    same results.

    February 16, 2021 at 23:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. 우리카지노쿠폰

    Hi, I do believe this is an excellent site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may revisit once again since i have book marked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

    http://www.kab3.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=468852

    February 17, 2021 at 00:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. married life astrology

    Thanks a lot for providing individuals with a very marvellous chance to read critical reviews from this blog. It is often very pleasurable and jam-packed with amusement for me personally and my office mates to visit the blog no less than 3 times a week to read through the newest guides you will have. And of course, I'm just certainly happy concerning the remarkable guidelines you give. Selected 2 ideas on this page are truly the most effective I've ever had.

    https://www.sriannamalaiastrology.com/

    February 17, 2021 at 06:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. water treatment plan

    A lot of thanks for each of your work on this blog. Gloria loves getting into investigation and it's really easy to understand why. Most people hear all relating to the dynamic medium you provide powerful things on this blog and in addition attract participation from other ones on the issue then our daughter is now discovering a whole lot. Have fun with the remaining portion of the year. You're the one performing a fantastic job.

    http://www.google.by/url?q=https://www.youtube.com/embed/GtEcwd6YULU&t

    February 17, 2021 at 07:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. 천안출장안마

    I챠m impressed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog that챠s both equally educative and amusing, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is an issue that too few folks are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I found this during my hunt for something concerning this.

    https://writeablog.net/jawsail01/popular-stone-massage-benefits

    February 17, 2021 at 08:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. scrapality.com

    Exactly the kind of web content that improves the web. Thanks!

    http://www.scrapality.com/2020/01/stop-your-tiredness-with-these-energy-boosting-tips.html

    February 17, 2021 at 12:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. betflix

    การบริการของพวกเราถ่ายทอดสดกล้องถ่ายรูปวีดีโอของพวกเรา Server ของพวกเราได้จัดเตรียมมาอย่างดีเยี่ยมการพนันของเราจัดว่าดีมากๆจะเห็นได้ว่าการบริการของพวกเราปัจจุบันนี้พร้อมมากสำหรับท่านที่เข้ามาเล่นสบายใจได้เลยว่าเว็บไซต์นี้จะไม่มีคดโกงอย่างแน่นอนและประเด็นหลักก็คือในเรื่องของความปลอดภัยในช่วงเวลานี้สถานการณ์ covid กำลังระบาดอยู่ความปลอดภัยนั้นมันเป็นสิ่งที่จำเป็นมากๆกับนักพนันเดี๋ยวนี้เว็บไซต์ของเราได้มีการแก้ไขเซิร์ฟเวอร์ให้มีความเร็วกว่าเดิมมีความเสถียรกว่าเดิมสามารถเล่นได้ที่บ้านท่านไม่จำเป็นต้องออกไปไหนและไม่ต้องที่ต้องหารายได้ข้างนอก

    February 17, 2021 at 12:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Agen Sbobet

    Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The words in your content seem to be running off the screen in Ie.
    I'm not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with
    internet browser compatibility but I thought I'd post to let you know.
    The design and style look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed
    soon. Many thanks

    February 17, 2021 at 12:46 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.