When our universe was 380,000 years old, it transformed from plasma into a neutral gas. Today, over 13 billion years later, it's mostly plasma again. Something must have happened; something must have ripped apart all those atoms in the universe. And considering that we observe the universe to be plasma as far back as we can look, to some of the first stars and galaxies to appear on the cosmic stage, whatever caused this "reionization" must have happened pretty early on. … [Read more...] about When did the universe ‘wake up’?
Baldness: It's often said male baldness is inherited from a mother's father. The link is not that strong nor is the cause so simple, experts say. Frankly, scientists don’t have a very good understanding of why some men go bald and others don't. Heredity definitely plays a role. But male-pattern baldness is likely due to issues with several genes from one or both parents. Worth noting: According to the National Institutes of Health, two medications are approved to treat male pattern baldness: Topically applied Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Finasteride (Propecia, Proscar), which comes in pill form. … [Read more...] about You Gave Me What? 5 Crummy Conditions We Inherit