While some speculate there might be diamonds in the Kimberlite rock found in some of the mountains of Antarctica, conservation teams at the Antarctic Heritage Trust of New Zealand continue to uncover rare treasures of their own.
Technologists and biologists have combined resources to use computer simulations to show how bacteria are able to destroy antibiotics. This combination approach could lead to the development of a new generation of drugs.
A study into zebrafish has helped identify the cause of an unknown genetic disorder affecting a boy and two of his uncles. Although no cure is imminent, the study could pave the way to alternative approaches for dealing with rare genetic diseases.
Two armoured fish called Microbrachius dicki are believed to be the pioneers of sex, 385 million years ago. The fish used a side-on position to mate, breaking with a long tradition of somewhat impersonal spawning.
A family in South London has been "deeply traumatized" after the father discovered a deadly spider while unpacking the family's groceries. The spider, called the Brazilian wandering spider, or Banana spider is the world's most venomous arachnid.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology study of the Mars One project has come up with a few very interesting, but debatable figures and options. There's a bit more to this issue than the usual obituary for human hopes, this time.
There has been a lot of media attention over the Mars One mission to colonize Mars in 2025 using known and available technology. That very technology may very well prove to be the undoing of the project.