By analyzing the DNA of Pacific Islanders, scientists have discovered clear evidence for the existence of a new, previously unknown human species – a discovery which could change our understanding of human evolution.
University of Nottingham scientists in the UK have taken on the role of matchmakers for a lonely little garden snail who was born with what appears to be a genetic anomaly. In a one-in-a-million occurrence, his shell spirals to the left.
Morocco's newly restored al-Qarawiyyin library in the old Medina of Fez will not only be reopening to the public soon, but its one-of-a-kind treasured Islamic manuscripts will be digitalized, preserving forever the ancient texts.
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Why wait for evolution to act if genetic technology can accelerate the process, especially if can give us longer and healthier lives? That’s the message the eminent Harvard geneticist George Church wants to get out.
One way to stop malaria parasites from spreading around the body is to kill them in the liver. Researchers have found a way to trap malaria killing immune cells in the liver, so they can target the parasite effectively.
Despite the downgrading of Pluto from a planet (and the ninth in the solar system) to a dwarf planet, much about the far-flung celestial object remains a mystery. A new puzzle involves the presence of clouds.
It seems one of the strange science stories of the week, but Australian scientists have discovered that the milk from Tasmanian Devils has antimicrobial properties, including activity against antibiotic resistant organisms.
Barley fields can be devastated by fungal infections and many fungicides are limited in their effectiveness or they are too toxic to be deployed safely. A new approach involves spraying barley crops with RNA molecules to inhibit fungus growth.
A species of dinosaur has been found in the outback of Australia, a giant creature that lived almost a hundred million years ago. It's already been given a name, one derived from the couple who discovered it and the land it was found upon.
An advancement in nanotechnology: scientists have succeeded in combining a sugar, extracted from crab and shrimp shells, with nanomaterials. This is the building block for bone regeneration and wound healing.
Great white sharks and tuna are both efficient predators within their domains. New research suggests this is due to genetic similarities. This is despite the two species splitting 400 million years ago.
About 120,000 years ago, now-extinct steppe bison mated with aurochs, the ancient ancestor of cows, creating a rare hybrid mammal. But we have discovered this unusual animal, the ancestor of the European bison, and it was hiding in plain sight.
Europe's second attempt at reaching the Mars surface appeared in peril Thursday as initial analysis suggested a lander dubbed "Schiaparelli", a test-run for a future rover, may have plummeted to its demise.
Europe will send a tiny lander on a scorching, supersonic tumble to Mars on Wednesday and place a gas-sniffing probe in orbit around the Red Planet in a daring quest with Russia for extraterrestrial life.