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A site containing the 220-million-year-old fossilised remains of nearly a dozen dinosaurs has been discovered in western Argentina, researchers said Wednesday.

Urine traces provide insight into ancient animal domestication

Studying the traces of urine of sheep and goats is giving archeologists a glimpse into the domestication of the animals in a Turkish village 10,000 years ago.

New device uses nano-tech to create electricity from snowfall

Researchers have devised a nanogenerator that can use snowfall to generate electricity, thereby providing an alternative form of power for a new generation of wearables. In addition the device can function as a weather station.

Scientists revive brain function in dead pigs

Scientists have managed to restore cell function in the brains of pigs hours after they died, in a breakthrough Wednesday that experts said threw into question the very notion of what makes animals -- or even humans -- alive.

Tiny 3D printed heart fabricated complete with blood vessels

Given the shortage of organs for transplantation worldwide, medical researchers have been investigating the fabrication of artificial organs. One step towards this is a 3D printed heart.

NASA’s twins study explores long-term life in space

How effectively can be survive and thrive in space? Does long exposure to micro-gravity affect our mental and physical capabilities? To understand this, NASA has completed a fascinating study on twins.

Essential Science: Transparent wood can transmit light

Technologists have developed a transparent wood that has grabbed attention as a future material for green construction. The material is also remarkably energy efficient, in terms of its ability to release heat, thereby lowering energy costs.

Q&A: Creating ‘smart’ microbial bionsensors Special

New research shows that protein-based biosensors can detect the presence of a desired enzyme target and respond by physically lighting up, and enabling researchers to immediately identify cells with increased overall enzyme yield.

Climate change is now a fact of life in Atlantic Canada fishery

A new report by Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans says warming sea temperatures off Nova Scotia have led to declines in northern shrimp and snow crab.

Scientist superstar Katie Bouman designed algorithm for black hole image

Anonymous to the public just days ago, a US computer scientist named Katie Bouman has become an overnight sensation due to her role in developing a computer algorithm that allowed researchers to take the world's first image of a black hole.

To get to the Moon in 2024, the rocket is just NASA's first headache

In the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Alan Campbell, a project manager for space systems at the famed Draper Laboratory that built the computer which took astronauts to the Moon 50 years ago, is waiting for news from NASA.

Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in first

Israel's first spacecraft to the moon was expected to make its historic landing there Thursday, making the Jewish state the fourth and smallest country to complete the trip.The landing is scheduled for around 10:25 pm (1925 GMT).

Three-person baby born in medical 'revolution'

A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced Thursday the birth of a baby using DNA from three people after a controversial fertility treatment that has provoked intense ethical debate.

Battle for space more stealth than Star Wars

At tens of thousands of kilometers above the Earth, a Russian satellite slowly approached the French-Italian satellite Athena-Fidus in October 2017, a move France later denounced as "an act of espionage.

Antarctic's giant sea spiders show resilience to warming waters

Scientists have wondered for decades why marine animals that live in the polar oceans and the deep sea can reach giant sizes there, but nowhere else. Researchers from the Universities of Hawaii and Montana decided to find out.

The real deal: astronomers deliver first photo of black hole

Astronomers on Wednesday unveiled the first photo of a black hole, one of the star-devouring monsters scattered throughout the Universe and obscured by impenetrable shields of gravity.

Scientists set to reveal first true image of black hole

The world is finally about to see a black hole -- not an artist's impression or a computer-generated likeness, but the real thing.

Grapes on Mars? Georgia winemakers aiming high

Georgia is immensely proud of its ancient wine-making tradition, claiming to have been the first nation to make wine. Now it wants to be the first to grow grapes on Mars.

Evidence shows Antarctic's Brunt Ice Shelf is about to break off

Glaciology experts have issued evidence that a large section of the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, which is home to the British Antarctic Survey's Halley Research Station, is about break off.

World’s first fully functioning rubber computer developed

A computer composed of rubber and air has been developed, taking the development of soft electronics in a new direction. The computer functions in the same way and the to same capacity as an electronic computer.

Essential Science: Introducing the ‘wonder material’ — borophene

Forget graphene, there’s a new ‘super material’ that it getting scientists interested – borophene. The material has properties that are stronger and more flexible than graphene. We take a look at some future possibilities.

Hero of the American Revolution may have been a woman or intersex

Revolutionary War hero, Casimir Pulaski, dubbed the "father of the American cavalry" may well have been female or even intersex - according to a new documentary airing on Monday.

'Mosaic Expedition' to study Arctic sea ice begins this year

In September 2019 the German research icebreaker Polarstern will depart from Tromsø, Norway and, once it has reached its destination, will spend the next year drifting through the Arctic Ocean, trapped in the ice.

Caffeine addicted? Just seeing coffee stimulates the brain

Our brains can become sufficiently ‘wired’ to drinking coffee that just seeing the brown liquid is sufficient to trigger a brain stimulation on par with drinking the bitter tasting beverage, according to new Canadian research.

Japanese spacecraft successfully blasts crater in asteroid

Japan's space agency (JAXA) says its Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully dropped an explosive designed to make a crater on an asteroid and collect its underground samples to find possible clues to the origin of the solar system.

Japan probe blasts asteroid, seeking clues to life's origins

A Japanese probe on Friday launched an explosive device at an asteroid, aiming to blast a crater in the surface and scoop up material that could shed light on how the solar system evolved.

Israeli spacecraft starts orbiting moon on maiden voyage

An Israeli spacecraft on the country's first lunar mission began orbiting the Moon on Thursday, completing a key manoeuvre ahead of a planned touchdown next week, mission chiefs said.

Making a dent: Japan probe prepares to blast asteroid

A Japanese probe began descending towards an asteroid on Thursday on a mission to blast a crater into its surface and collect material that could shed light on the solar system's evolution.

Op-Ed: The day the asteroid hit the dinosaurs, revealed

The asteroid which ended the Cretaceous left dead fish with molten materials in their gills. Inland sea tsunamis. There was massive destruction 3200km from the impact site. It’s a grim picture, all together in one place, in Hell Creek, USA, North Dakota

Lockheed Martin introduces new fragrance that smells like space

Lockheed Martin, the US defense contractor building the F-35, has recreated the smell of space and bottled it in a new fragrance called Vector. It was all part of a very elaborate April Fools' Day joke - they even made samples along with a great video.

Canada is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world

The effects of a warming planet are going to be felt all across Canada. And, if we stick to a "business-as-usual" scenario — it's going to happen a lot sooner than scientists initially thought.

After the Moon in 2024, NASA wants to reach Mars by 2033

NASA has made it clear they want astronauts back on the Moon in 2024, and now, they are zeroing in on the Red Planet -- the US space agency confirmed that it wants humans to reach Mars by 2033.

Hydrogen fuel created from seawater improves power generation

As part of the on-going quest for clean and more efficient fuels, researchers have developed a process that shows how hydrogen-based fuel can be generated from seawater. This avoids the need to use costly and troublesome water purification processes.

Study: Alligators on ketamine and headphones to mimic dinosaurs

A science studies go the headline comes across as one of the most bizarre: alligators given ketamine and fitted with headphones. The reason for this unusual practice was to assess how dinosaurs might have perceived the direction of sounds.

Essential Science: Time to ban glitter? A microplastic risk

Bad news for lovers of the glam look and craft enthusiasts, especially for those who care about the environment. Glitter is a micro-plastic and therefore one that you should stop using. There have even been calls for glitter to be banned, as we find out.

Family Tree DNA can trade privacy to catch criminals

One of the growing number of home DNA kit providers - Family Tree DNA - is to survey users to see if it can share genetic data to aid law enforcement in tracking down criminals.

Lab-grown blood vessels developed to aid dialysis

Researchers have shown that laboratory manufactured blood vessels could be used to improve dialysis, through a proof-of-concept study.

Endolysin technology looks set to replace antibiotics

The biotechnology company Micreos has raised €30 Million in funding for endolysin technology, a medical technology that could be set to replace antibiotics and overcome some of the challenges of antimicrobial resistance.

Microbiologists bring best practices to the Adriatic region Special

Sterile pharmaceutical products need to be manufactured to the highest possible standards and the technology, processes and regulatory expectations continue to shift. Understanding these changes was theme of a two-day event in the Adriatic region.

The world's tallest tree is higher than the Statue of Liberty

The world’s tallest tree is a redwood called Hyperion which towers above the ground in Redwood National Park, California. The Goliath was identified in 2006 and measures exactly 115.85 meters (379.7 feet tall and about 22 feet (7 meters) at its base.

Scientists apply AI to predict material properties

Researchers from Singapore, the U.S. and Russia have developed artificial intelligence that can be applied to materials science, in order to predict and engineer material properties. This could lead to creating new materials with special properties.
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