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Top News: Science

Op-Ed: PBS - Cloning woolly mammoths might prevent Arctic meltdown

San Francisco - Researchers on an Earth Day PBS broadcast presented by Judy Woodruff hypothesized that cloning can be used to create a Frankenstein woolly mammoth species that would keep Arctic ice from melting.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 3 comments

Survival of mass extinctions linked to less picky eating

Children are often scolded by their parents when they don't eat all the food on their plate, but researchers have discovered that picky eaters are also less likely to survive mass extinctions.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

New ‘natural antidepressant’ reported

A substance, called neuritin, has been heralded as a natural antidepressant. The substance is found in the brain and it has a role in nerve transmission.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Link between Down syndrome and leukemia found

A link between people with Down syndrome and people at a heightened risk of developing leukemia during childhood has been uncovered through a new study harnessing advanced medical testing.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Enough already! Insects found in Brazil have sex up to 70 hours

Cave insects of the Neotrogla genus recently discovered in Brazil have two things to make them rather unique. First, it's the female who is equipped with a penis, while the male gets the vagina. And secondly they have sex for 40 to 70 hours — straight
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

Small prehistoric animal provides a glimpse into early herbivores

Scuttling around in its ancient world, this minute carnivore is the earliest member of a lineage that gave rise to rhino-sized herbivores
In the Media by Megan Hamilton

Op-Ed: Martian erosion, or alien is as alien does?

Sydney - If you spend enough time looking at Martian geology, you wind up with more questions than answers. Photos from JPL show a very interesting, very puzzling type of Martian sandstone. It’s a jumble of questions.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

Possibly habitable planet spotted 500 light-years away

Mountain View - An earth-size planet orbiting in its sun's habitable zone has been spotted for the first time, U.S. space scientists announced Thursday.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Experts seek to improve the lives of those living with paralysis Special

Beijing - Canadian and Chinese experts have joined forces to improve the lives of those living with paralysis after spinal cord injury around the world.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New test for pork virus

A virus in the U.S. has killed over 6 million pigs. Researchers have developed a new test to monitor for the disease. The hope is that improved detection can be used to slow down the rate of infection.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Should the U.S. prohibit reproductive cloning? Special

Researchers have produced stem cell lines using somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) from cells, making human reproductive cloning more technically feasible. Is this a good idea?
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 12 comments

Female sports penis in sex-reversed newly discovered species

Lavras - Researchers have discovered little-known cave insects in Brazil with odd sexual habits. The troglodyte species has sex-reversed genitalia, the female sporting an elaborate spiked penis that penetrates an opening like a vagina in her male consort.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Gene linked to pediatric kidney cancer

Boston - A type of pediatric kidney cancer has been linked to a specific gene, called Lin28, according to new research. Understanding this could lead to a new treatment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Clue for hepatitis C survival

Scientists have identified why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease and why the virus is able to persist in the body for so long. The answer is that the virus attacks the liver cells' energy centers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Senator takes on antibiotic resistant organisms Special

Washington - With so-called “super bugs” on the rise, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced a bill aimed at slowing down the rate of antibiotic resistant microorganisms.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

HIV risks lower with good bacteria

Galveston - A science team have grown vaginal skin cells outside of the human body and have studied the way that the cells interact with groups of 'good and bad' bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Scientists makes graphene breakthrough

Researchers have made a key development in relation to the commercialization of grapheme. Graphene is a unique material ideally suited for electronic devices.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Researcher creates microscope made of almost entirely paper

A scientist has created a microscope out of mostly paper that will cost less than a dollar -- far less than the several hundred dollars most reasonable ones would cost. It will magnify objects 2,100 times and can help in fighting serious diseases.
In the Media by Mike White - 2 comments

Space station science offers clues about pathogenic fungi

During an investigation dubbed "Microbe," using the environment aboard space shuttle Atlantis, researchers gained a better understanding of pathogenic fungi.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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