Science News

Can this ‘water bubble’ replace bottles?

Bottles of Mineral Water
22 Apr 2017
A biodegradable, edible capsule made from seaweed is aiming to eliminate plastic packaging waste.   The alternative to plastic bottles is from Skipping Rocks Lab. It is in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube that has...
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As millions watch via webcam, giraffe gives birth in NY state zoo


April comforts her newly born unamed baby giraffe at the Animal Adventure Park, in Harpursville, New York, U.S. April 15, 2017. Animal Adventure Park/Handout via  REUTERS

 
16 Apr 2017
After weeks of suspense, April the giraffe finally gave birth on Saturday to a baby boy, delighting of hundreds of thousands of people who have been monitoring a live cam feed from a New York zoo in anticipation of the long-overdue event....
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400,000-year-old half-skull points to mystery people

A girl looks through the replica of a neanderthal skull.(Nikola Solic / Reuters / via Manila Bulletin)
14 Mar 2017
The discovery of a 400,000-year-old half skull in Portugal has offered tantalising hints about a possible ancestor of the Neanderthals, researchers said on Monday. The fossil was unearthed from the Aroeira cave site, and marks the oldest...
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Earth-sized planets discovered orbiting nearby star: NASA

Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington (artist's renditions via CNN).
23 Feb 2017
Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA...
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New miniature frog species found in India

Scientists have discovered four new species of miniature frogs. A 13.6mm Vijayan's Night Frog (Nyctibatrachus pulivijayani) pictured in Agasthyamala in the southern Indian state of Kerala, in a photo received from S.D.Biju on February 16, 2017 (AFP).
21 Feb 2017
Scientists have discovered four new species of tiny night frogs small enough to sit on a fingernail in a remote part of India, according to a report published on Tuesday. Indian night frogs split off from other frogs some 70 to 80 million...
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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....
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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"...
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'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,...
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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....
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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...
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