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Unexpected Idaho fossil evidence found after mass extinctions 252 mn years ago

An artist's depiction of the diversified and complex Early Triassic marine ecosystem of southeastern Idaho, US. Scientists described the surprising fossil discovery showing creatures flourishing in the aftermath of the worldwide die-off at the end of the Permian Period about 252 million years ago that erased roughly 90 percent of species.
16 Feb 2017
The fossils of about 30 different species unearthed in Bear Lake County near the Idaho city of Paris showed a quick and dynamic rebound in a marine ecosystem,contradicting the long-held notion life was slow to recover from the calamity....

Zebra shark stuns scientists by giving birth without male

Zebra shark stuns scientists by giving birth without male (CNN/TOURISM AND EVENTS QUEENLAND).
17 Jan 2017
A female zebra shark in an Australian aquarium has astounded scientists by producing live offspring asexually, three years after being separated from her long-term mate. While scientists have previously observed "virgin births"...

'New' organ you didn't know you had

The mesentery organ
06 Jan 2017
In case you've ever wondered what connects your intestine to your abdomen, there's a word -- and now, a single organ -- for that: the mesentery. But don't worry; you haven't grown a new organ. It's always been there,...

Egyptian cancer treatment with gold proves successful

nano gold particles cancer treatment 
03 Jan 2017
Animal testing for the treatment of cancer using gold has been concluded and has shown promising results, said Egyptian researcher and head of the cancer treatment with gold nanoparticles research team, Professor Mostafa al-Sayed....

Pharaonic tomb aged over 4,200 years discovered in Aswan

Two-metres high ancient encroachment wall discovered in Aswan
21 Dec 2016
Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities said Wednesday that archaeologists found compelling evidence for new tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan. The head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities department at the ministry, Mahmoud Afify, announced...

E-cigarettes a 'major public health concern': US surgeon general

Getty/AFP/File | E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists say
16 Dec 2016
E-CIGARETTE use is exploding among young people and is now "a major public health concern", the US Surgeon General warned Thursday, sparking disagreement from experts in Britain where the devices are seen more favourably....

Surprising monkey study could lead to 'functional' HIV cure

The BioSure HIV Self Test kit reacts to antibodies in a drop of the person's blood, producing two purple lines in the event of a positive diagnosis (AFP Photo/Rodger Bosch)


01 Dec 2016
Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn't get too excited about the results of animal studies, and he doesn't make house calls. But when a drug already taken by thousands of people for intestinal conditions appeared to control the monkey version...

Childhood cancer survivors may not get needed adult care

Alexandra Munoz, 5, who lost her hair due to chemotherapy to treat a malignant brain tumor, undergoes a session of treatment with the help of a nurse in the cancer ward of the Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital in Santiago, October 20, 2014.
19 Nov 2016
Children who’ve had cancer may be more likely to receive the follow-up care they need in adulthood if their parents take the time to teach them how to interact with doctors while they’re young, a recent study suggests.  ...

Hard crash-landing may have wrecked Europe's Mars probe

FILE - This artist's rendering provided by the European Space Agency shows the separation of the ExoMars 2016 entry, descent and landing demonstrator module, named Schiaparelli, center, from the Trace Gas Orbiter, left, heading for Mars. 
23 Oct 2016
Scientists say Europe's experimental Mars probe has hit the right spot but may have been destroyed in a fiery ball of rocket fuel because it was traveling too fast.   Pictures taken by a NASA satellite show a black spot where the...

Singapore Airlines bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its flights

A customer uses his Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 as he waits for an exchange at company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
16 Oct 2016
Singapore Airlines (SIAL.SI) said on Saturday it has banned Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones from all its flights and any passenger carrying one will not be allowed to board its planes.   The U.S. Department of Transportation...