Genome Sequencing of Ireland’s Earliest Settlers

A team of geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen's University Belfast has done remarkable job by sequencing some of the oldest genomes from ancient humans in Ireland. They have sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman that was 5200 years old along with the... read more

Researchers discover tiny ‘glow-in-the-dark’ shark

Marine wildlife researchers claimed to have discovered a previously unknown tiny ‘glow-in-the-dark’ shark in the deep ocean off the coast of Central America.

Etmopterus benchleyi, which researchers also called the Ninja Laternshark, was first found swimming nearly 1,000 feet below the... read more

Scientists begin Stem Cell research to find cure for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, the commonest cause of premature senility, is a progressive mental deterioration that occurs in middle or old age due to generalized degeneration of the brain. So far, it has been frustratingly elusive for the scientists to find a drug to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s, a... read more

Twin Birth Rate at All-Time High in United States: CDC Report

According to an annual Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of twin births in the United States in 2014 reached all-time high. It was found that in 2014 alone there were 33.9 twins per 1,000 births.

The CDC experts said that although the rate of twin birth has... read more

12 Feet Long Rare Giant Squid Spotted on Japanese Harbor on Christmas Eve

People in Japan got a surprising Christmas present when a giant squid made rare up-close appearance in Toyama Bay. Also known as an Architeuthis squid, it swam beneath boats for a long time before heading back to sea.

People who were treated to the rate sighting of the creature captured... read more

Researchers capture New Caledonian crows’ Most Complex Handiwork on Video

On our home planet Earth, there are two species that are known to use hook-shaped tools: humans and New Caledonian crows. Researchers, for the first time ever, have captured the birds using the tools.

There are crows across the world, but the crows on New Caledonia, which is a forested... read more

New Horizons records spectacular images of Pluto’s surface using LORRI and MVIC

While flying by Pluto, New Horizons has captured stunning pictures of the icy world’s surface with the help of the LORRI and MVIC cameras. The plasma and dust environments have been recorded by it using the PEPSSI, SWAP and SDC instruments.

However, an instrument developed for measuring... read more

Problem in Seismometer Instrument Delays NASA’s Next Mars Mission

Launch of NASA’s InSight Mars lander has been delayed after engineers with NASA found problem with a seismometer instrument of the lander. NASA officials assured that they will try to find a solution to the problem as soon as possible.

Constant issues with a seismometer instrument have... read more

Flu Season Treading Lightly This Year, says Department of Health

This year’s flu season has gotten off to a much slower start than past some years, according to Pennsylvania Department of Health. By this time last year, there were thousands of people suffering from flu, but this time, flu has treaded lightly.

This year, from the start of flu season to... read more

Regular blood pressure medicine recommended for patients with high heart disease risk

People at high risk of heart attack or stroke should be recommended regular dosage of blood pressure lowering medication, according to a new report published in journal The Lancet. Medical experts related to the current research said that keeping blood pressure within the prescribed limits can... read more

UCLA engineers create super-strong, lightweight metal

Engineers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) are hopeful that a super-strong, lightweight material created by them will revolutionize the automotive and airline industries.

The team created the new metal by using a blend of ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles and... read more

UCLA Research team develops Strong Metal using Ceramic Silicon Carbide Nanoparticles

UCLA researchers have developed a new metal by combining magnesium and ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles which has record-breaking strength to weight ratio. The lightweight metal has extremely high specific strength and modulus. It can be used as light structural metal. Structural metals are... read more


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