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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

‘UC Quits’ Working to Help California Smokers Get Rid Of Smoking

As New Year is approaching, people have already started to make new resolution for a new start. Quit smoking is among some of the top ranking New Year resolutions, but it is also known how difficult it is for smokers to quit smoking. Under a new initiative, a UC Davis doctor is motivating... 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

Aerial Imaging allows In-depth Individual Tree-level Analysis in California

Researchers use satellite data and laser-imaging technology to demonstrate the dramatic effects of ongoing drought in California. More than 888 million Californian trees have faced devastating impacts of drought--related water losses since 2011, according to a study published in Proceedings of... 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

Asthma Rates on Rise among Poorest Kids or Children: Study

Researchers through a newly conduced study have shown that childhood asthma rates have although stopped rising among several US age groups, it has been found that the sickness is still common among poorest kids aged 10 and older.

The conclusions were drawn after analysis of National... read more

Cloning to give ancient ‘Lady Liberty’ new life

Following the demise of its larger, older and better-known sibling the Senator, an attempt is being made to give 2,000-year-old cypress tree “Lady Liberty” a new life through cloning.

The Senator at Big Tree Park in Seminole County burned down in January 2012. The demise of the Senator... 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

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

Researchers find liver hormone that regulates sweet, alcohol preferences

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers claimed to have found the hormone that works through the brain’s reward system to weaken cravings for sweets and alcohol.

The hormone, Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21), is induced in the body by tremendously cold temperatures, abrupt changes... read more

Brazilians urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito-borne Zika virus

Urging citizens to take precautions to avoid deadly mosquito-borne disease known as Zika, Brazilian health authorities have advised that people, particularly pregnant women, should stay inside during the country’s upcoming holiday season to avoid mosquito bites.

The Brazilian Ministry of... read more

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